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Benefits to Switching Back To Fountain Pens

White Knight Fountain Pen

Benefits of switching back to fountain pens. Fountain pens have made a comeback of sorts recently and although fans of the writing instrument might say they never left, fountain pen usage had decreased due to technology. That is, technology and cheap, disposable pens. Now, many fountain pen manufacturers are creating new lines of fountain pens…

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Are fountain pen sales on the increase ?.

Are fountain pen sales on the increase ?. You would be forgiven if you said the answer is definitely no they are not !!!. Well the honest answer is that yes fountain pen sales continue to grow year upon year, so the people at Westminster Pens are being told. With onset of the computer and…

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Does Fountain Pen Ink Fade ?.

Fountain Pen Ink

Does fountain pen ink fade ? This question has been asked by many over the years, but the answer is not quite as simple as it would seem and it depends on a number of factors. Firstly the colour of the ink has to be taken into account and it is quite well known that…

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Fountain Pen Nibs

Fountain Pen Nib

A fountain pen, a dip pen and even a quill all have a nib, its the part of whatever you are using that comes into contact with the paper that you are writing on. Apparently the modern fountain pen nib dates back to the times when gold nibs had a tiny piece of ruby attached…

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Bottled Ink or Cartridge Ink?

At one time there was no choice – it was bottled ink or nothing. To be honest even the colour of the ink was very limited. Now the different bottled inks available is huge and they all have a trendy sounding name. With modern technology came the humble cartridge and this for a time seemed…

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History Of The Fountain Pen

The fountain pen solved the problem of messy quills and pens that must be dipped in ink. The stains from dripping pens smear paper, hands, and clothes. The fountain pens contain a reservoir that holds water-based ink that enables longer writing periods. There are multiple ways that pens can be filled with ink, depending on…

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The Art Of Calligraphy

The word calligraphy originates from two Greek words, the first being ‘kallos’ which means beauty, and ‘graphia ‘which translates into writing. Calligraphy over many centuries has played a tremendously important part in the history of communications. In times gone by laws and treaties, religion, science and history itself has been preserved for us through calligraphy.…

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The 5 Most Expensive Fountain Pens in the World

Fountain pens as works of art, became wildly popular in the 1920’s as status symbols and a gift given by the affluent, to the affluent. Even with the advent of the ball point pen and it many disposable counterparts, fountain pens have withstood the test of time remaining popular today. Many celebrities, authors and collectors…

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A Bespoke Fountain Pen

We would all like to be able to have something made specifically just for us, and it become part of us. Quite rightly we will become very much attached to it – whatever ‘it’ may be. Gentlemen’s suits, ladies evening gowns, jewellery all is possible but even then, we are still relying on the ‘maker’ to…

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Conway Stewart – The Name Will Go On

Conway Stewart was a British fountain pen manufacturer founded in 1905 in London by Frank Jarvis and Thomas Garner. Both Frank Jarvis and Thomas Garner who had previously worked for a leading British fountain pen manufacturer by the name of De La Rue decided that they would start their own business by selling fountain pens.…

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Are Fountain Pen Sales On The Increase?

You would be forgiven if you said the answer is definitely no they are not !!! Well the honest answer is that yes fountain pen sales continue to grow year upon year, so the people at Westminster Pens are being told. With onset of the computer and a host of other hi-tech electrical items experts…

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Benefits To Switching Back To Fountain Pens

Fountain pens have made a comeback of sorts recently and although fans of the writing instrument might say they never left, fountain pen usage had decreased due to technology. That is, technology and cheap, disposable pens. Now, many fountain pen manufacturers are creating new lines of fountain pens that are easier to use and easier…

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