The pen, a writing instrument used to apply ink on paper, is used for writing and drawing. It is considered the best friend of doodlers, comic artists, list-makers, and writers in general. |
There are different kinds of pens in the world. Historically, before the 20th century began, people use reed pens, quills, dip pens, and the famous of them all, the ink brushes. The reed pens come with long history and were made by cutting reed straws. During the 4th century, reed pens were widely used that it has been said to be the implements used for writing the entire New Testament of the Bible. On the other hand, quills are made from birds’ flight feathers and were used to write on parchments. Dip pens have no ink reservoir like the other pens and must be recharged with ink every now and then. They are widely being used today for calligraphy or illustration purposes. The ink brushes are the traditional writing instruments being widely used specifically in East Asian countries. Usually made from bamboo and sandalwood, the ink brush hairs are made from animal feathers and are used for calligraphy as well.
The modern types of pens arrived during the late 19th century. These modern promotional pens are the rollerball pens, fountain pens, markers, and the widely used implements today, the ballpoint pens. The rollerball pens are similar with the ballpoint pens since they also dispense liquid or gel ink through their ball tips. Fountain pens, on the other hand, dispense water-based liquid ink through their nibs. The fountain pens have no moving parts, unlike the ball tips of the rollerball pens, and they deliver ink through their nibs’ thin slit. The markers, also known as felt-tip pens, have fibrous tips instead of nibs. The markers with medium-tips are used by children for drawing and coloring. The large markers are used for writing on other surfaces like whiteboards. The highlighters are also large markers but they have wide tips and bright, transparent ink. Lastly, the ballpoint promotional pens are the most widely used today for their affordability and are usually the common implement for everyday writing. The ballpoint pens are also the favorite writing tools of students.
The best pen brands in the market today are Parker, Mont Blanc, Cello, Reynolds, Camlin, Cross, Aurora, Sheaffer, Papermate, and Hero. When shopping for the perfect writing instruments, the promotional pens are the way to go because as they say, you get what you paid for. Write and buy wisely!
Charles works for Supreme Pens. They offer business owners the chance to market their business, through a range of merchandise including promotional pens.
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