Pens that use a tiny ball as a writing point. The ball transfers ink from a cartridge to the paper.
Pens with a reservoir or cartridge from which ink flows continuously to the nib.
Pens which use ball point writing mechanisms with water-based liquid or gelled ink, as opposed to the oil-based viscous inks found in ballpoint pens.
In the five years after the first ballpoint pen was introduced in 1945, fountain pen production dropped by almost 90%. The new ballpoint pen was more convenient, less expensive, and more versatile than the fountain pen. In the last 15 years, the fountain pen has been growing in popularity at an astonishing rate. The ballpoint,[…]