About five years ago my sister introduced me to these Pilot Varsity fountain pens. You can buy them in an inexpensive pack of seven. Each pen is in a different color. The ink flows smoothly and looks great in my notebook and even on cheap printer paper.
The first ballpoint pen was sold in 1945 and cost $180 in today's dollars. As the price dropped, it quickly replaced the messy, finicky fountain pen. The BBC has a great article about the invention and rise of the ballpoint as the ultimate writing implement. "What the ballpoint pen did was to make writing something… READ THE REST
Greg from Greg and Pens demonstrates a great entry-level glass dip pen. They are easier to use than quills and fountain pens, but they have that cool scratch feel as they're drawn across the paper. They are available in sets with lots of gorgeous ink colors. Here's illustrator Peter Draws showing what it's like. For… READ THE REST
I chanced across this 5-line staff liner on Amazon—a pen with five ballpoint tips in a row, for musicians to quickly write musical notation—and impulse bought it. I can't read or write music, but it'll make a great gift for someone else who can't read or write music. These pens are formally known as rastra,… READ THE REST
We know that more and more companies and organizations have been moving their operations to cloud-based systems for a while now. And, even if you suspected the COVID-19 pandemic might have fueled that rush to get even more of those home-based employees working in the cloud, you might still be surprised at the overall growth… READ THE REST
There are a handful of gift items that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. No one has ever turned up their nose at a gift card, for example. And trust us– with the insatiable power needs of the devices each of us tote around daily, quick, easy, lightweight power banks always go over well, too. Before all the… READ THE REST
For hot items, you can already feel the engines revving for Black Friday. Sure, this year, we will probably see a decided lack of retail warriors on the ground charging through Target and Walmart, but don't fool yourself. The online sprees will be just as hot, if not hotter, than ever. Thankfully, there are ways… READ THE REST