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Why are Fountain Pens so Popular?

Since fountain pens saw a steady increase in sales, the traditional pen style has remained a firm favourite. But when you move past the novelty, are fountain pens good? And why are fountain pens so popular? The positive qualities of fountain pens are endless, as reflected by the decades of use, but here are just a few reasons why fountain pens are still the leading choice of pen.

So, Are Fountain Pens Good? Yes! Here’s Why…

1. Sophistication

There’s a reason why treaties and bills are signed with fountain pens. Fountain pens ooze sophistication, style, and status, achieving synergy between beauty and function. But don’t take our word for it! A previous blog post lists several celebrities and their fountain pens of choice, demonstrating just how desirable the fountain pen is.

why are fountain pens so popular

2. Improved Writing Experience

Despite their pleasing aesthetic, fountain pens are more than an attractive writing tool. They also transform the experience of writing by hand and improve handwriting. Thanks to the nature of flowing ink, you avoid the dreaded hand cramp often acquired by tightly clutching a scratchy biro. In addition, the shape of fountain pen barrels is optimised for a comfortable grip, so you can focus on your script rather than worrying about hand fatigue or ink flow. Our blog post helps you learn how to improve your handwriting with the right pen.

3. Personalised Style

Handwriting is personal, so why should the writing instrument be generic? A fountain pen allows you the freedom and flexibility to tailor it to your personal preferences.

You can switch the size and shape of the nib tip depending on the style in which you wish to write, and the changeable ink cartridges allow you to choose any colour that takes your fancy.

Fountain pen nibs also gently meld to your preferred writing angle and pressure over time, so you can enjoy a pen that is truly bespoke to your handwriting style. But if that’s not personal enough, we also offer an engraving service for many of our fountain pens.

why are fountain pens so popular

4. Economical

Fountain pens can be a substantial investment, although there are various brands and models to suit a wide range of budgets. That said, in the long-term, fountain pens can be an incredibly economical investment, thanks to their refillable barrels. Explore our fountain pen refills here. Sometimes you can fix a dry fountain pen yourself, but we also offer repairs in-store to maximise your fountain’s pen lifespan, one of the many reasons why our fountain pens are so popular.

5. Eco-Friendly

Not only do the pen refills make fountain pens economical, but they also make them eco-friendly! If you opt for glass bottled ink, then even better, as you’re avoiding the disposable plastic cartridges and opting for an alternative that can be recycled after use.

6. Travel Friendly

In the past, many fountain pen users were reluctant to transport their pens around with them, meaning they weren’t able to use them on the go. Why,you ask? Because fountain pens previously had a reputation of leaking during transit. But modern fountain pens don’t have this problem. Therefore, you can get even more use out of your fountain pen and take it on business trips away with you, for example, without the worry of having to get ink stains out of your shirts when you return.

7. Sociable Aspect

People who use fountain pens are often very interested in fountain pens they see others using, especially collectors. So you’ll find using a fountain pen to be a great ice breaker when meeting new people, and it could even lead to a truly interesting conversation based on a fascinating mutual interest.

8. Long-lasting

Unlike disposable pens that must be discarded once the ink runs out, fountain pens can be enjoyed for years and years. However, to get the most life out of your fountain pen, you need to make sure you take care of it correctly. For more tips on caring for your fountain pen, please read our previous blog post.

There you have it, our reasons for why are fountain pens are so good and popular. But why not see for yourself? If you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of a fountain pen, our previous blog post helps you with how to choose a fountain pen.

Alternatively, browse our popular fountain pen brands, including Montblanc, Parker, and Lamy.

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