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HERE IT IS! All the details you need to know about picking the right pen:

BALLPOINT INK– This thick, non-water based ink does not thin while you write. Ballpoint pens use a small rotating ball made of brass, steel or tungsten carbide to dispense the ink as you write. Ballpoint ink is usually permanent.

GEL INK– This water-based ink has a viscosity or thickness which can fluctuate. When a gel pen is not being used, the ink tens to have a high viscosity or thicker ink. When the ball starts to rotate, the ink thins down and is “dragged” in a similar manner as roller ball ink. Gel ink provides the  both worlds- the smooth write of a rollerball, with the performance of a ballpoint.

ROLLERBALL INK– This water based ink takes very little effort to make the ink flow, allowing for a smooth writing experience. Rollerball pens use the same type of ball as a ballpoint pen, but because the ink is much thinner, it floods the ball and “drags” a pool of ink across the paper as you write. The smaller the point size of your pen, the less ink there is to drag, thus producing a finer line. Rollerball ink is usually not permanent.

PERMANENT INK– Permanent markers have the ability to mark on virtually any surface from packages, to labels, to glass and much more. Fade- and water-resistant ink options further extend multiple project uses. A variety of colors and tip sizes are available to make your mark unique.

Start shopping online at www.portersop.com/shop for your perfect pen today! Also stop by our Facebook page to watch the new video on  InkJoy pens from PaperMate and let us know what you think!

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