One of the most common questions we get asked is, “How do I store my pen collection?” Thankfully, it’s very easy to store pens correctly to ensure that they will last as long as possible. In this guide, we’ll go over the best storage practices for some of the most popular writing instruments and art supplies.
No matter what pen you’re using, be certain to cap the pen or retract the tip when you’re done writing. Not only does this keep your pen from making stray marks on pen cases and pockets, it also prevents the pen from drying out. Try not to keep your pens with the tips facing up: this can make the ink run to the bottom of the pen, which can lead to hard starts or cause the tip to dry out.
Storing your pens the right way has two important benefits. First, it keeps your pens working down to the last drop of ink. Second, it prevents the frustration of a pen refusing to start as soon as you put the tip to paper. Putting your pens away correctly is a simple habit that saves you time and money in the long run. Watch our Storing Pens and Other Pen Hacks video see these storage tips in action!
|Type of Pen||How should I store it?|
|Ballpoint Pen||Tip down|
|Fountain Pen||Tip down (if dry), horizontally|
|Marker||Tip down, horizontally|
|Brush Pen||Tip down, horizontally|
|Highlighter||Tip down, horizontally|