Pen and Pencil Terms
Whether someone is still in school, working full time or needs to write something down at home, pens and pencils are an indispensable part of life. If a wood pencil breaks, it often cannot be repaired, and mechanical pencils will need to have their lead refilled periodically. In order to purchase pens and pencils on sale, stores will often sell them in bulk. However, high end pens may be part of a set or purchased individually. Individual pens or sets can feature a personalized engraving that features someone's name and given as a gift. If anything happens to a personalized or vintage pen, it can be fixed through a pen repair and restoration professional. Businesses will also give out pens with their logo for a promotion. This will make potential consumers aware of a company and possibly improve sales.
Calligraphy - Calligraphy is the art of writing and ranges from hand written letters to creating pieces of art.
Fountain Pen - A fountain pen features an internal reservoir of ink. The ink is applied to paper through gravity and capillary action.
Quill - A quill is made from the feather of a large bird and the end is dipped in ink to write.
Carpenter Pencil - Carpenter pencils have a rectangular shape to stop them from rolling away. The pencils are stronger than typical pencils to prevent them breaking when placed with heavy tools.
Sketching Pencil - Sketching pencils are available in many different grades of hardness and made by mixing clay with lead. The harder the lead, the softer lines a pencil will create.
Highlighting Pencil - Highlighting pencils are used to apply make up and are available in a variety of thicknesses and colors.