The Difference Between A Ballpoint, Rollerball, & Gel Pen
When it comes to getting a nice business pen, you want to make sure you have a pen that is both functional as well as aesthetic. The three major types of pens are ballpoint, rollerball, and gel. In order to select the best handmade pen for your purposes, you need to understand the difference between different styles of pens.
A ballpoint pen is filled with a thick ink that is oil-based. This oil-based ink is so thick that it is more like a paste than an ink. The ink contains an alcohol solvent, so even though the ink is thick, the ink is able to quickly dry when it is applied to the paper. A ballpoint pen literally has a ball on the tip of the pen. The ball on the tip of the pen helps to pick up the ink and press the ink into the paper. In order to write smoothly with a ballpoint pen, you have to apply pressure to the pen the entire time you write, which can take a little getting used to. When you start to write with a ballpoint pen, the ink will come out a little thick. The longer you continue to write with the pen, the smoother the ink will become, making a ballpoint pen a great choice when you want to write for an extended period. With a ballpoint pen, you can easily write on several surfaces, making a ballpoint pen highly functional pen.
A Handmade Rollerball Business Pen uses an entirely different type of ink than a ballpoint pen. A rollerball pen uses ink that is both water-based and much thinner in its consistency. The structure of the pen is very similar to a ballpoint pen; a small ball or a tip applies the pen to the paper. Due to the water-based nature of the ink, it takes longer to dry. When working with a rollerball pen, you have to be careful to not smudge the ink as you work. The thin ink also doesn't have as long a lifespan as the ink used in a ballpoint pen.
Finally, you can use a gel pen. A gel pen has ink that is right in the middle when it comes to quality. It is not as thick as the ink used in ballpoint pens, and it is not as thin as the ink used in a rollerball pen. The ink is a water-based gel, that is smoothly delivered out of the pen. A gel pen uses pigments instead of dye in the pen. Gel pens come in a variety of different colors.
When it comes to purchasing a handmade custom pen, a ballpoint pen is one of the most classic types of pens you can get custom made. A rollerball pen is great for everyday use, and a gel pen is great if you want to enjoy a more colorful application.