Features of Fountain Pen, Ball Point Pen and Roller Ball Pen

A pen and a drop of ink makes the whole world think…!So true. Pens are not only a way to communicate but also a way to bring the whole world closer to us.A good pen can give you more than a sleek design.It can make or break your writing experience depending on what mode you choose; Fountain Pen, Ball Point Pen or Roller Ball Pen.A good hand-writer never chooses his pen. But here are three pens to choose from to create your own history with quality, finesse and style.


Fountain Pen

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Ball Point Pen

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Roller Ball Pen

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Description A fountain pen is a nib pen that contains an internal reservoir of   water-based liquid ink. A ballpoint pen is a writing instrument with an internal ink   reservoir and a sphere for a point Rollerball pens combine the   ballpoint design with the use of liquid ink and flow systems from fountain   pens
Ink Used Water-based   liquid ink Viscous   oil-based ink Water-based   liquid or gel ink
Mechanism The   pen draws ink from the reservoir through a feed to the nib and deposits it on   paper via a combination of gravity and capillary action. The reservoir may be   filled manually or via an internal filler mechanism The   internal chamber is filled with a viscous ink that is dispensed at its tip   during use by the rolling action of a small sphere. The   water based or gel ink is transferred from the reservoir to paper by the   movement of the tiny ball at the writing end
Writing Point It’s   a nib, made of stainless steel or gold (14 or 18 carat) It’s   a small sphere, from 0.5mm to 1.2mm in diameter, made of durable, hard (non-deformable)   material It’s   a small sphere, usually 0.5mm to 0.7mm in diameter
Ink Absorption Takes   long time to dry Ink   dries almost immediately Ink   saturates deeply and more widely
Pressure applied during usage For ergonomics, fountain pens   may relieve physiological stress from writing as it needs little or no   pressure to write. Compared to roller ball and fountain   pens, ball points require more pressure to write. Less pressure needs to be   applied to the pen to have it write cleanly.
Convenience Fountain   Pens cannot be used on fabric. The ink may be less tolerant on lower, thinner   grades of paper. Ballpoint pens have the convenience   in writing both on paper and on fabrics without causing the unwanted   bleed-through of ink Roller   Ball Pens have the smooth, wet-ink effect of fountain pen and convenience of   ball pen. But may cause unwanted smudges on Paper and fabric
Ink Smudge Yes No Yes
Use in today’s world Today,   fountain pens are often treated as aesthetic and luxury goods and sometimes   as status symbols. Ballpoint pens, due to their   low-cost and ubiquity, are the most widely used pen to date  Roller Ball Pen gives the user the luxury of Fountain Pens and the affordability of Ball Point Pens
Pen Tips      

Although a modern technology like computers is a superior technology, but a pen is indispensable. A well-chosen pen can be your ticket to a bright future!

– By YesGrid

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  1. Ignorance is bliss and learned it more after reading this blog. I never bothered to know the difference between different types of pen and as it happens mostly, did not know the difference until i happen to stumble on this page. Author has done a fantastic job in describing the difference. Keep up the good work.

  2. I completely believe that choice of pen makes a difference. It does makes or breaks your handwriting and your flow of thoughts. Very well written blog.Leaves you to seek for more.Keep writing 🙂

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