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Available in a truly impressive range of dynamic colors, felt-tip pens are perfect for both artists and writers alike. Due to their broad spectrum of hues, felt-tip pens are great for scrapbooking, drawing and even adding some flair to everyday writing assignments. Stock up on a diverse variety of other pens, including standard ballpoint pens, to accommodate any writing task.
A felt-tip pen comes with two different types of felt tips. One kind is a felt tip that's very thin and is housed in a funnel, so ink is smoothly and evenly distributed. The other type of felt tip is cone-shaped and allows you to create lines of varying thicknesses. Use the top of the felt tip to create more precise lines and use the sides of the felt tip for coloring in or shading large areas.
Although felt-tip pens use different kinds of ink, choose a felt-tip pen with water-based ink to prevent bleeding through papers. Water-based ink dries almost instantly on surfaces to prevent smearing, so each letter and mark is neatly formed and legible.
While writing, it's very important that hands remain comfortable, especially during lengthy writing sessions. Choose a felt-tip pen with a slim, tapered barrel, so fingertips can exert more control or select a pen with a built-in rubber grip or triangular-shaped barrel to prevent hand fatigue. A triangular-shaped barrel offers the added benefit of staying positioned on a desk without rolling. A felt-tip pen with an integrated pocket clip simplifies transport.