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Blog - Mechanical Pencils

Blog - Mechanical Pencils

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Types of Pen Grips

Types of Pen Grips

Apr 4, 2023
There are a surprising number of factors that can affect how a pen or pencil feels in your hand. One aspect that doesn’t get as much attention is the type of grip found on a given writing instrument. In this guide, we discuss several types of pen grips and suggest pens and pencils that are fitted with each grip.
LAMY Safari: A Comprehensive Guide

LAMY Safari: A Comprehensive Guide

Apr 4, 2023
We go through every detail of the famous LAMY Safari, from the practical design details that set it apart to the colors and sizes available in the fountain pen, rollerball, ballpoint, and mechanical pencil versions.
Pilot Dr. Grip: A Comprehensive Guide

Pilot Dr. Grip: A Comprehensive Guide

Mar 28, 2023
We get up close and personal with the wonderfully ergonomic Pilot Dr. Grip, from its squishy grip and perfect balance to the design of each available product line.
The Best Manga and Comic Art Supplies

The Best Manga and Comic Art Supplies

Mar 14, 2023
Comics and manga tell stories with an entirely different feel than text alone. We laid out our favorite tools for penciling, inking, coloring, and more to help you join the ranks of mangaka and comic artists.
Taiwanese Stationery Brands You Need to Know

Taiwanese Stationery Brands You Need to Know

Mar 14, 2023
In this guide, we are bringing some much deserved attention to Taiwanese stationery! We take a closer look at eleven Taiwanese stationery brands and recommend stellar products that deserve a spot in your collection.
Kaweco Sport: A Comprehensive Guide

Kaweco Sport: A Comprehensive Guide

Mar 7, 2023
We explore every facet of the iconic Kaweco Sport, from all the available body materials and pen types to the details of each product line.
Uni Kuru Toga: A Comprehensive Guide

Uni Kuru Toga: A Comprehensive Guide

Mar 7, 2023
The Uni Kuru Toga uses the power of technology to keep your lead perpetually sharp. We explain how its mechanism works and explore each version of this innovative mechanical pencil.
LAMY Pens and Pencils: A Comprehensive Guide

LAMY Pens and Pencils: A Comprehensive Guide

Feb 28, 2023
LAMY is a German pen company with plenty of prestigious pens and pencils in their lineup. In this guide, we take a look at every single pen and pencil that LAMY has to offer.
Uni Alpha Gel: A Comprehensive Guide

Uni Alpha Gel: A Comprehensive Guide

Feb 14, 2023
We sing the praises of the Uni Alpha Gel Grip for being super squishy, luxuriously plush, and sumptuously soft. It prevents hand fatigue by cushioning your fingers, making it a great option for writers and artists alike. Read on to see every Alpha Gel writing instrument.
The Best Stationery & Pen Party Favors

The Best Stationery & Pen Party Favors

Feb 7, 2023
Charming and practical stationery makes for excellent party favors. Read on for our selections of thoughtful party favors that your guests will appreciate.
Tombow Mono: A Comprehensive Guide

Tombow Mono: A Comprehensive Guide

Feb 7, 2023
Tombow Mono is known for its high-quality stationery staples. We explain each of its product lines, including wooden pencils, mechanical pencils, and every kind of eraser imaginable.
The Beginner’s Guide to Mechanical Pencils

The Beginner’s Guide to Mechanical Pencils

Feb 7, 2023
We explore the basics of what mechanical pencils are, why and how you should use them, and how to solve the most common mechanical pencil problems.