How to Choose Custom Ballpoint Pens

Ballpoint pens are the most common type of pen you'll find; so much so that you might not have ever put any thought into the differences between the types of ballpoint pens that you can use. However, there are real differences between ballpoint pens, and those differences can affect how useful your pen is for what you need. Here are a few things that you need to consider.

What Kind of Writer Are You?

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When choosing custom ballpoint pens, you need to honestly consider what your writing is really like in terms of handwriting quality. In other words, how firmly do you press on the paper when you write? Do you barely touch the paper at all, or do you press hard and nearly bleed the pen through to the next page yourself? If it's the latter, you're not going to do well with a bold tip on your pen. A bold tip is the most likely to bleed through to the next page because of the broad strokes it produces. That can work great for someone who is trying to write in a bold and easy-to-read print, but for someone who writes that way naturally, all a bold pen will do is mess up their writing.

Conversely, if you don't press very hard, a fine tip won't produce results for you. A fine tip does the exact opposite of a bold tip, writing smaller and pressing very lightly on the page. For someone who doesn't press hard on the page, their writing might be so light that it's essentially invisible. A good test for your writing is to take a basic pen and see what kind of writing you produce with it. If you feel yourself pressing into the paper, then you're going to want to lean toward fine-tip pens. If you don't press very hard, then bold-tip pens could be the best option for you. In either case, a medium-tip pen can work well to find a solid middle ground between the two.

What Will You Use Your Pen to Do?

This is every bit as important as the type of writer that you are, because if you pick the wrong pen for what you want to accomplish, you're not going to enjoy using your pen very much. If you want to use your pen for taking notes at work and keeping up with what's being said at meetings, you're not going to want to use a pen with a bold tip, because you're going to be running out of room on the page relatively quickly. If you're trying to keep your writing as easy to read as possible, regardless of space, a bold tip will work perfectly for your purposes.

 If you're planning to write a lot with your pen, you're also going to want to make sure that you've got a grip on your pen that feels comfortable in your hand; writing for long periods is going to give you a quick hand cramp if the pen doesn't feel right between your fingers. The main thing to focus on is how to make your pen work for you so that you'll want to use it whenever you need to write.

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When it comes to custom ballpoint pens , choosing the right one is mostly about function. When you've got a good one available, you'll put yourself a leg up on your co-workers by always being ready to take down the necessary information whenever it comes up. If you're looking to make yourself the most prepared person in your office, a custom ballpoint pen is a great way to start.