Pens are often advertised as being ergonomic, but the meaning of the word tends to get lost in a haze of marketing-speak. What makes a pen ergonomic? Are pens advertised as ergonomic genuinely qualified for the job?
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution, since ergonomics vary from person to person depending on the size and shape of their hands, as well as any pre-existing medical conditions (such as carpal tunnel or arthritis). And if you have the wrong posture and technique, no pen -- no matter how ergonomic -- will help. Remember to check out our Selection Guide for quality ergonomic pens, or share your favorite comfy pens in the comments. Otherwise, click below for tips that will make writing fun again!
It's Sticker Season at JetPens!
Beginning on April 3rd, JetPens will be adding a bonus to each customer order -- a limited edition JetPens sticker! We've printed a short run of 30,000 stickers for you to enjoy this Spring, and we'll keep it up for Spring 2013 and Spring 2014, too. Each Spring season will bring a fresh wave of exclusive stickers, designed around the theme of Jet-Do and Jet-Da traveling to distant pen-loving lands like Japan, Germany, and Korea.
Our first collection features Jet-Do and Jet-Da stopping off in Japan to hike around Mt. Fuji and watch the cherry blossoms bloom. The Japanese characters spell our motto, "Love at First Write."
You might have noticed that the sticker is shaped like a large postage stamp, which is perfect for accompanying packages as they travel across the globe. In designing the stamp, we thought it was important to highlight the international nature of our products, and to acknowledge the influence of other cultures on our writing habits. Hence, the postage stamp shape and the geographical themes.
There is a limited quantity available, so there is no guarantee that you will receive one with your order. However, we will continue shipping them out as long as we are able to. Enjoy, and look for another release to happen next year!