Pen Advice & Care

Helpful advice from the pen experts at Pen Heaven
  • Revive a dead ballpoint pen with these 2 simple tricks

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    Whilst we would usually advocate stocking up on plenty of ballpoint pen refills to avoid this issue, these two simple tricks were so useful that we couldn't help but share them. In a nutshell, they will enable you to extend the life of your pen for that
    little bit longer and will hopefully get you out of some unfortunate binds! Method 1 - the lighter technique If your ballpoint pen refill is particularly new or hasn't be used that often, chances are that it isn't 'dead' at all, it's simply clogged…
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  • Why do Fountain Pens Leak at Higher Altitudes?

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    There’s a popular misconception that fountain pens and aircraft simply do not get along. Whilst fountain pens (and indeed most rollerballs) are more prone to misbehaving in a pressured environment, there are some painless steps you can take to minimise
    the likelihood of that crisp, white shirt looking like an artist’s smock when you walk through the arrivals terminal. Before we get to that, let’s look at the science behind it. Why does it happen? Typically, passenger airliners fly at an altitude…
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  • Caring for your fountain pen

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    Writing with a fountain pen will provide you with a pleasurable experience for years to come. A fountain pen will last you for many years, perhaps even generations if it's given the right amount of care. Caring for your pen is not a particularly difficult
    or laborious process and will save you a lot of money on expensive nib replacements, so feel free to peruse our tips below to ensure you get the best out of your writing instrument. Preparing a fountain pen for its first use If it is the first…
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