How Can You Recognize a Great Pen?

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Ergonomics is very personal when it comes to anything because we all vary person to person. So how do we find the pen that fits us best? There’s no such thing as one size fits all. Pen ergonomics depends on hand size and shape, it’s important to take medical factors into consideration also. The main characteristics that we recommend for comfort in writing are; Shape, Weight, Ink Flow, and Posture.

Generally speaking pens that are longer, balanced and thicker would be considered more ergonomically friendly simply because they’re easier to grasp. If you have smaller hands then something slimmer would be more suitable.

You want your pen to be light enough to feel comfortable when you hold it but heavy enough that it doesn’t require much effort to write. A pen with a heavy tip is perfect as it naturally pushes the tip down and will write much smoother with minimal effort, therefore reducing fatigue.

Ink Flow
It’s important to have a pen with great ink flow as it reduces the amount of required force to move the pen across the paper. Some people prefer rollerballs because they richly free flow yet others prefer rich flowing ballpoints.

Good posture plays a key roll in comfortable, fatigue free writing.

  • Plant your feet firmly on the floor and sit up straight
  • If you can, rest against the back of the chair for support
  • Stay relaxed, especially in the shoulder and arm regions
  • Don’t sit and write for too long, take breaks and stretch

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7 thoughts on “How Can You Recognize a Great Pen?”

  1. I want one of these pens! Not just for me, but also for all of my loved ones. If I’m going to be using a pen everyday, I definitely want it to be easy to write. Not only will this make me feel like the boss that I am while writing, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it will make me more productive! Sign me up for ten!!

      1. I personally prefer rollerball, but I know that some of my family and friends prefer ballpoint because they are south paws. (Lefties) They always complain about the ink smudging with rollerballs. However, my friend Louise is a leftie and she picks up her hand so it’s never a problem for her. Do you think I could get five of each? I think these will make great Christmas presents!

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