There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a piece of paper marked up with fluorescent ink. It signifies knowledge, organization, and rigorous thinking. It also doesn’t hurt that we’re obsessed with all the bright colors.
Everyone should have a good highlighter in their pencil case, but it can be intimidating to dig through all the choices we offer. To remedy that, we lived, breathed, and bled neon ink as we strove to find the best highlighters for a range of books and paper.
We all have memories of our elementary school days, using gummy pink erasers--that rubbery smell that lingered on our fingers for days, the inevitable pink smear and occasional hole in our math homework, and red faces from frantically blowing wads and wads of blackened pink residue.
Erasers have come a long way since then, especially with the advent of plastic erasers and the revamp of the formula in rubber erasers. How do erasers work exactly? Eraser molecules are “stickier” than paper molecules and thus are able to lift graphite (what pencil lead is made of) from the paper.
With hundreds of erasers on our website, we know the magic of a good eraser and we’re looking for more eraser converts! Whether you’re an eraser expert or not yet convinced that erasers warrant so much attention, this article will shed some light on why having a good eraser can change your life.
Here at Jetpens, we have a soft spot for the memo pad and its casual, free form. It's there for you to jot down notes, observations, and ideas from those bouts of inspiration that come at any which time. Convenience, accessibility, and portability are what memo pads are all about.
Last year, we did a piece on the whys and wherefores of pocket notebooks and introduced some of our favorite ones. Today we want to follow up with a companion article and some fresh picks!
Pencil cases come in a huge selection of shapes and sizes. Some are made to hold your top three pens, while others can carry all the office supplies you own. Depending on who you are and what you need, your requirements for capacity, material, and style will vary. Students might prefer a durable nylon case that's easy to clean, with a main compartment big enough for a calculator. Artists, on the other hand, need a high-capacity case that displays instruments clearly, so that they can work quickly and precisely.
Many of the pencil cases shown here have a multitude of different pockets and slots for you to play with. These compartments make it easier to find what you're looking for, and prevent your items from knocking around and being damaged. This might not seem important when you've got a pack of Sharpies with you, but when it comes to freshly sharpened wooden pencils, razor thin pencil leads, or expensive fountain pens, you'll be glad to hear absolutely no clunking sounds from your pencil case.
When you keep a pocket notebook, surprising things happen. The transient ideas that bubble up, surfacing from time to time in your subconscious, suddenly have a place to go. Appointments, conversations, diagrams, passwords, and poems form a small riot within its pages.
Still, the photos of meticulously organized Moleskines on Instagram can be intimidating. It’s easy to get the feeling that pocket notebooks must be aesthetically pleasing, or that every page should be polished and perfect. In reality, pocket notebooks are just accessible, reliable, and predictable receptacles for information of every kind. Write down all of your half-baked thoughts, nonsensical ideas, and mundane observations... and somewhere in there, you should be able to find a small and quiet sliver of genius.
In this article, we’ll cover the advantages of using a pocket notebook, highlight a few stand-out notebooks from our Pocket Notebook Selection Guide, and start you out with a few ideas on what to write.