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Writing is something most people do every day. Fountain pens let users create beautiful letters that give any writing project a special touch. Broad-tip pens create bold, smooth lines that accent the shapes of intricate letters. Staples® carries a range of office supplies and broad-tip fountain pens with varying features that meet the needs of most users.

Understanding Nib Options for Broad-Tip Pens
The size of a fountain pen refers to its nib. Pens with broad nibs create bold lines that make large handwriting appear balanced. Round nibs ensure every line of the letter is the same size, no matter which direction you're writing. Bold point pens create thicker lines when moving down and thinner ones when going up for more stylized writing. Opt for italic nibs when writing invitations, awards, and other stylish documents. Keep in mind that Japanese nibs in the same size as Western manufacturers are smaller, resulting in finer lines, even on broad tips, that pair with complex or dense writing styles.

Ink-Filling Systems for Broad-Tip Pens
Pens also come with different ink-filling systems that affect the writing time per fill and color availability. Some models use cartridges the user changes in the barrel of the pen. These styles come in limited ink colors, with black and blue being the most common. Pens with converters provide the convenience of a cartridge when on the go while providing the option for using the pen with bottled ink in numerous colors. Built-in and eyedropper ink systems have reservoirs that users fill with syringes or eyedroppers full of bottled ink. These styles often hold more ink per fill and increase your color choices.

What Materials Comprise the Tips of Broad-Tip Pens?
Metal, stainless steel, and alloy nibs provide durability that stands up to frequent use. Gold nibs in 14 or 18-carat gold are flexible, which lets the user create different looks while writing. Gold also resists corrosion for a long-lasting nib.

What Are the Benefits of Different Body Sizes for Broad-Tip Pens?
Fountain pen bodies come in varying sizes that make them more comfortable for different users. Cross pens with a slim body provide a comfortable grip for those with smaller hands. Large bodies require an open grip that helps reduce fatigue and cramping when someone writes for longer periods. Choose a broad-tip pen body that fits comfortably in your hand for improved ergonomics and balance.

What Ink Colors Are Available for Broad-Tip Pens?
Most cartridge gel pens feature blue or black ink, but some manufacturers offer red, pink, purple, brown, and green. Fluorescent yellow and green create vivid marks that draw attention to specific areas of writing. Bottled ink comes in traditional colors and an array of pastels, bold colors, and metallics. Consider inks in standout colors that add even more visual interest to written words.

Are Broad-Tip Pens Suitable for Everyday Writing?
These pens are available in models that resemble traditional ink pens. Fountain pens work well for daily needs and writing letters. When using a fountain pen for daily writing, consider a cartridge style that lets you throw a refill into a bag or purse so you always have ink available that won't spill during your travels.
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Schneider Black Slider Rave XB Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Bundle of 5 Pens (STW132501)
Item: 23999937 / Model : STW132501RS
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  • Viscoglide Advanced Ink Technology for a smooth writing experience
  • Ergonomic shape with rubberized surface
  • Wear resistant stainless steel tip with XB 1.4mm line width
23.49 $23.49
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Schneider Slider Rave XB Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Blue Ink, Bundle of 5 Pens (STW132503)
Item: 23999939 / Model : STW132503RS
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  • Viscoglide Advanced Ink Technology for a smooth writing experience
  • Ergonomic shape with rubberized surface
  • Wear resistant stainless steel tip with XB 1.4mm line width
28.49 $28.49
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Schneider Link-It, Broad 1.0mm Pens, Assorted Colors, 8/Pk (STW192098)
Item: 24322851 / Model : STW192098
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  • Link-Up Colored Pens
  • Assorted Colors
  • Broad Line 1.0mm
13.99 $13.99
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Monteverde® Invincia™ Deluxe Fountain Pen, Stub Nib, Rose Gold
Item: 260472 / Model : MV41293-S
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  • Barrel color: Rose gold
  • Stub nib
  • Black ink
120.59 $120.59
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Schmidt Intrinsic Fountain Pen, Black, Broad (SC82156)
Item: 2140479 / Model : SC82156
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  • Fountain Pen
  • Black ink color
  • Broad Tip Size
33.49 $33.49
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Bey-Berk Nickel Plated Rollerball Pen (W033R)
Item: 2267204 / Model : W033R
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  • Rollerball Pen
  • Black
  • Roller Ball
87.49 $87.49
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Bey-Berk Silver Plated Ballpoint Pen (W036B)
Item: 2267203 / Model : W036B
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  • Ballpoint Pen
  • Black
  • Ballpoint
80.19 $80.19
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Schmidt Intrinsic Fountain Pen, Broad, Orange (SC82171)
Item: 2140471 / Model : SC82171
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  • Fountain Pen
  • Black ink color
  • Broad Tip Size
33.49 $33.49
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Monteverde® Invincia™ Stub Nib Fountain Pens
Item: SS2141670
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  • Available barrel colors: Chrome, rose gold
  • Stub nib
  • Black ink
As low as 76.49 $76.49
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Schmidt Intrinsic Fountain Pen, Broad, Light Grey (SC82161)
Item: 2140477 / Model : SC82161
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  • Fountain Pen
  • Black ink color
  • Broad Tip Size
33.49 $33.49
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Schmidt Intrinsic Fountain Pen, Broad, Violet (SC82182)
Item: 2140465 / Model : SC82181
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  • Fountain Pen
  • Black ink color
  • Broad Tip Size
33.49 $33.49
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Schmidt Intrinsic Fountain Pen, Broad, White (SC82166)
Item: 2140474 / Model : SC82166
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  • Fountain Pen
  • Black ink color
  • Broad Tip Size
33.49 $33.49
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Schmidt Intrinsic Fountain Pen, Broad, Turquoise (SC82178)
Item: 2140468 / Model : SC82176
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  • Fountain Pen
  • Black ink color
  • Broad Tip Size
33.49 $33.49
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