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Learn To Write with a Fountain Pen
Jun 18

Fountain pens offer greater flexibility and expressive creativity in writing, sketching, and drawing than any ball point pen available on the market. If you’re interested in taking your writing style to the next level, but haven’t yet mastered your execution of ink on paper, follow our tips below to learn to expertly write or draw with a fountain pen.   Step One: Post Your Cap This means to put your fountain pen cap on the end of the pen while writing. While this may seem unnecessary, most fountain pen writing experts agree that a fountain pen feels more balanced with...

Lines, Grids, Dots or the White Blank Page?
Jun 16

Think paper notebooks only come with lined paper? Think again. There are actually a variety of paper sheet styles to accommodate writers, doodlers, artists, note takers, and everyone in between. Don’t purchase another notebook without considering what sheet style suites your style.   Lined Paper – Traditional and Orderly While there are many notebooks that offer traditional lined pages, what you may not realize is that you have plenty to choose from when it comes to the size of the spacing between the lines. Depending on your handwriting style, notebooks are available with line heights ranging from 3 millimeters up...

Maintain Your Flow
Jun 14

How to Refill a Fountain Pen If you are among the thousands of writers, artists, and calligraphers who have learned to appreciate the precise, expressive freedom of a fountain pen, the next thing you must learn is how to properly refill its contents. Follow our step-by-step instructions to avoid a potential ink spill and maintain your flow.   Step 1: Understand the components of your pen. The typical fountain pen is comprised of four parts:   The cap - Fits over the nib of the pen to protect it from damage. The nib - A thin, pointed piece of metal...

How to Choose the Right Fountain Pen
Jun 08

Writing is a form of creative expression. Writing by hand, is a form of art. No matter what you are writing, your craft deserves to be refined using tools that allow for sophistication, control, and personal expression. No drugstore rollerball pen could offer the type of craftsmanship, quality, and precision of a fountain pen. If you’re ready to make the transition from mundane note taker, to fine artist, read our guide below to learn how to choose the right fountain pen.   Consider Nib Type The fountain pen’s nib is a thin, pointed piece of metal that draws the ink...

The Quality of the Canvas Matters
Jun 06

Why You Should Choose Acid-free, pH Neutral Paper for Your Writing Projects   Whether you are writing poetry, creating delicate calligraphy, or just taking important business notes, the quality of the paper that you use to document your work will determine the longevity of your final project. When selecting paper or notebooks check the label to make sure you’ve chosen acid-free, or pH neutral paper. To understand how to preserve your writing project, you must first understand the science behind the contents of your notebook.   What is a pH factor? The pH factor of your paper refers to its...

A Guide to Choosing the Right Size Paper for You
Jun 01

Think the world has fully migrated to a life of tablets, smart phones, and laptops? Think again. Paper and pen continue to be irreplaceable communication tools for students, professionals, artists, writers, and everyone in between. Research has shown that students who used longhand remember more information and have a deeper understanding of the material than students who use laptops, and etiquette experts still point to handwritten thank you notes as the appropriate means of showing gratitude. If you are among the millions who prefer to scribe in paper and pen, understanding the appropriate shape and size paper for your needs...