So a couple of weeks ago I had posted about what I have learned in the past year of letter writing about where to find Pen Pals (Post HERE) so this week I wanted to share a little bit about what pens I have found best for writing. Before I would just use whatever pen I found but the more and more I wrote the more I wanted just the right pen and I also loved writing with colored inks. So here are some of my favorites that I have found.
I only recently discovered fountain pens and have really enjoyed playing with them. The problem I discovered was that the ink would bleed through most papers and the paper that was fountain pen friendly didn't have the cute images on it. But I finally found an Etsy shop called Kind Words Stationery that makes beautiful stationery on fountain pen friendly paper! Anyway I now love using all the fun papers and inks with my fountain pens (though my handwriting still needs a lot of help)!
Felt Tip/Marker Pens
I have been using two different brands of felt tip pens, LePen and Stabilo. Both are great pens and come in a wide variety of colors. They have nice very fine point tips too. I tend to lean more towards the LePen because I like the way they feel in my hand better, I am not a huge fan of the shape of Stabilo pens. I have noticed that some times I get to writing too fast for the LePen ink though and it starts writing dry and I have to wait for the tip to re-ink itself before continuing, I haven't had this problem yet with the Stabilo.
So here is a little picture comparison of them for you
Stabilo to LePen tip comparison
Pens I Don't Use
So the pens that I don't find myself using for letter writing are Ball Point and Gel Pens. I do love Ball Point pens and that is almost what I use exclusively at work, but I have found it isn't really great for writing long letters. I found that if I have more than one letter to write or more than 4 pages, my hand would start cramping and hurting. With the Gel Pens I really enjoyed writing with them, it solved the problem of hand cramps as the ink went on so smooth but I had a problem with the ink smearing. I will still use both for short letters or little notes but I have moved away from either one. I also don't use pencils since I have found that the lead will fade over time and can sometimes be difficult to read.
So there you have the pens that I like to use when writing letters. Do you have a specific pen or style that you like to use?