Does the Quality of Pen Really Matter

Pens are always needed by someone whether you are a student, teacher, or whatever your profession, you will no doubt find yourself in need of one. When we go off in search of a pen however, many fail to consider the quality, thinking it doesn’t matter as long as it writes. However, if the pen will be used continuously you may want to look into a few things. You might want an ink pen with a nice grip and free flowing ink, a ballpoint or gel pen, there are certainly special features worth giving consideration.

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With so many choices of pens on the market you need to figure out if it can complete the job at hand. If you are just using the pen to jot down a quick note or grocery list a simple stick or ball point will do the trick. If you are looking for a little more flair a gel pen may be the best choice, with its smooth looking ink, although you want to make sure the ink has a speedy drying time to prevent smudges. Pens are large and small so you need to make sure it will fit comfortably in your hand especially if you will be writing for a while.

Grips are a must when it comes to quality.  Not only will it be comfortable to hold but also the risk of fatigue can be greatly reduced by simply selecting the right kind of pen. Large writing projects will need a pen that has free flowing ink so you can write continuously and be comfortable enough in order to continue writing. The pens style can make a big difference in the way it writes, even the weight of the pen can make a noticeable difference in the way your writing appears. You may feel self-conscious about the way your penmanship looks, so by choosing a quality pen, you may actually change that.

If you never thought about pen quality mattering you may want to look into what has been made available to you. The type of pen you use is solely up to you and quality does not always mean pricey. The next time you are out looking to buy pens or surfing the web for them, pay attention to what the pen has to offer, and you may find the perfect match. If it seems too mind boggling, just remember what you need the pen for, and that will determine what you purchase. All of your needs are different from others so just ask yourself, how does the quality of the pen matter and then you decide.

About the Author:
Victoria Heckstall does the shopping for her pens at The Pen Guy, you can find out more about them at

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