July 7, 2015 - Posted by Ryan to Guides, Fountain Pens

Like any well-tuned machine, fountain pens need periodic cleaning to keep them performing their best. This article will cover the basics of fountain pen cleaning, as well as some advanced techniques for experienced users.

June 23, 2015 - Posted by Ryan to Guides

Once you go blue black, you can't go back. No, that's not a typo, blue black is a captivating ink color popular among fountain pen users. Whether by habit or custom, if your fountain pen ink color usage has been limited to black and/or blue, you'll want to join us on our exploration of their colorful offspring.

June 9, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Guides

Although modern day pens are more prevalent in this day and age, there's a place for old world writing instruments beyond sentimental charm. One example is the dip pen—specifically the nib and nib holder pairing. What exactly is a nib and nib holder? A nib is a pointed piece of metal that deposits ink onto a writing surface and mounted onto a nib holder to create a dip pen.

There are actually practical reasons to choose a nib and nib holder over modern day pens, including flexibility in line width variation and tip size, which are advantageous for both writing and drawing purposes. We cover the basics of comic nibs, calligraphy nibs, and nib holders in this article and also include a table that details nib and nib holder compatibility.

Like a car and its tires, a fountain pen will only write as well as the nib it is paired with. The nib is responsible for determining how a fountain pen will write, making it the first thing that should be considered when choosing a fountain pen. Let's take a look at how a fountain pen nib works and what things you should consider when picking one out.

May 26, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Guides

The Jetstream is Uni's answer to every negative stereotype you ever had about ballpoint pens. With a slogan that boasts "smooth writing that becomes a habit," it's no wonder that people who try the Jetstream have a difficult time going back to regular ballpoint pens. What makes the Jetstream so radically different from a run-of-the-mill ballpoint pen? Read on to find out.