Why is the Fountain Pen the Tool of Choice?

For Folks Who Love to Write...The Fountain Pen is the Tool of Choice

Hand-Written Notes...A Thing of the Past?


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As cell phones and other devices have taken over our lives, it seems that hand-written notes and letter are disappearing. The ritual of sitting down to write a letter is something few seem to do these days but taking the time to think about what we are writing - rather than sending a text - is so meaningful and a personal gesture that everyone appreciates.

Happily, the fountain pen is now elevated to the status of an accessory and hand-written notes are in fact not disappearing. Putting pen to paper is increasing in popularity.

Recently we watched a video of a gentleman who recently discovered the joys of the fountain pen. We just had to share it with you!

The Joy of the Fountain Pen


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Recently we watched a video of a gentleman who recently discovered the joys of the fountain pen. We just had to share it with you!

Seasoned fountain pen users often collect fountain pens and can tell you of the joy of the sensation of the pen as it glides effortlessly over the paper using little pressure. 


Nib Size

Another cherished aspect of the fountain pen is in the choice of the size of nib - fine, medium or broad. Even the way the pen is held and the angle, all lead to a unique style of handwriting. In fact, it’s said that using a fountain pen even improves your handwriting! 


Fewer Hand Cramps

If you enjoy journaling or any sort of writing, you will appreciate the fact that the fountain pen requires less pressure which in turn means you’ll have less hand-cramping if you are doing a lot of writing. 


 journaling with fountain pen


Your Pen - Your Personality

Your choice of pen can really be a reflection of your personality - traditionally presidents in the United States have been issued a pen when they take office. However, President Trump decided he wanted something of his choosing and asked Sharpie to make him a pen. #sharpiegate was when many of us became aware of his preference. An article in The NY Times explains what happened when Trump may have used it to modify the direction of a hurricane.

Trump's Sharpie

Trump's Sharpie


At Paper Papier, we truly believe your pen is a reflection of your personality and as fountain pens are more popular than ever, this is truer than ever. 


Choices, Choices, Choices...

From selecting your favouite pen-maker such as Diplomat Aero, Pineider, and Lamy to the your preferred size of nib, selecting a colour of bottled ink or cartridges available in a rainbow of colours, you can personalize as much as you desire. 


The Myth of the Leaky Pen

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Worried about getting ink on your hands? Worry no more! Unlike the old images of messy ink everywhere including on your hands, your shirt...the technology of modern fountain pens no longer allows for fountain pen leaks the way they used to. This makes fountain pens easier to carry around with you and more of a pleasure to use.


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If you’re interested in a fountain pen for yourself or as a gift, we encourage you to browse our online selection