Why you should invest in your first fountain pen!

Posted by Smruti Pens on 6th Nov 2022

Why you should invest in your first fountain pen!

Pen in the picture: Platinum 3776 Century Fountain Pen in Chartres Blue

Why you should invest in your first fountain pen!

In this blog we want to cover why you should start writing with a fountain pen. Let us show you the advantages and perhaps even convert you into an enthusiast. It is not as daunting as you might imagine and quite enjoyable once you get the hang of it.

Have you seen the new show Bridgerton or an old one like Peaky Blinders? Have you noticed how sexy they look whipping out beautifully crafted fountain pens? Well, that could be you! You can be the one to show off with a fountain pen at an important board meeting, a date when signing the check and tipping more than 25%, or writing in your journal every night by a candle and imagining yourself to be in a Nora Roberts novel.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to how a fountain pen can make you feel. And let me not even get started on how wonderfully they write AND fix your handwriting in the process! Did you know that? Neither did I until I was able to understand my husband's scratches which he calls letters. Well, with a fountain pen they sure do look like letters.

Fountain pens come in all sorts of varieties and the most beautiful colors. You will be able to find the perfect one for every need. A few reasons to buy a fountain pen are:

You can improve your handwriting

A fountain pen will help you slow down your writing process and help you write each stroke with intent, and in the process improve your handwriting. There are two reasons for this. The first reason is that each fountain pen has a sweet spot for writing, and once you figure out what that is for your pen and enjoy the smoothness the way the nib touches the paper you will never want to write any other way. The second is that when you write with a fountain pen you write with your arm not your wrist. Once you get the angle and the arm moving correctly, you’ll be able to slow down and focus on how the nib touches the paper. All these steps aid in turning you into an artist.

If you have arthritis or hands that cramp up easily, a fountain pen is an answer for you

After developing arthritis, writing a simple grocery list was daunting. My fingers wouldn’t bend or be able to apply the amount of pressure a ballpoint pen requires to get a proper amount of ink on paper. With fountain pens pressure is not needed because they use capillary action to deliver ink to paper. Because of that, fountain pens just glide right onto the paper so you can write down your thoughts without having the pain in your fingers or wrist distract you from your thoughts.

You take the time to smell the roses

Have you ever seen someone writing with a fountain pen and immediately think positively of them? People who use fountain pens in this day and age are ones who take the time to smell the roses. They have invested the time and effort to find themselves the perfect writing instrument that delivers them joy every time they write with it.

Colors! Lots and lots of colors!

When you decide to get a fountain pen, you get to pick from a vast variety of styles and colors. There are thousands of beautiful fountain pens available for every taste. To add to that, you’re not just limited to red, blue or black ink, you can also find that perfect ink color to match your ideal fountain pen. Did you know there are fountain pen inks out there that appear one color when writing and then turn into a different color in the most hypnotizing way as they dry off onto paper? It’s so much fun!

And you are actively participating in saving the planet

Now, who doesn’t want to take tiny easy steps in helping our planet? According to the EPA, 1.6 billion disposable pens are thrown away each year. BILLION! Switching to fountain pens is easier than trying to quit using plastic straws. So, give it a try! You won’t regret it.