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Fountains pens are practical writing tools that are also beautiful desk accessories. While email messages and typed memos have replaced many forms of communication, a handwritten note adds a personal touch to thank-you notes, sympathy cards and private correspondence. Using pens with paper also offers an experience outside the fonts and formats of word processors, allowing greater freedom of expression when brainstorming or writing creatively.

A Modern Take on Fountain Pens
These products have changed considerably from the first nibbed pens that debuted in the 10th century. Laser-cut, stainless-steel nibs deliver ink smoothly, and cartridge-style reservoirs prevent messy spills. Disposable fountain pens take convenience a step further. They combine the smooth and expressive feel of a nibbed pen with sealed ink storage in a budget-friendly package. This makes them an excellent option for students or travelers. Select calligraphy pens that have a conductive stylus tip on the cap. Use it to virtually write or draw on a tablet or smartphone touch-screen.

Choose a Stylish Fountain Pen
A pen can be more than a writing tool; it can also make a statement about your personal tastes. Fountain pens come in a broad range of finishes and colors and add a subtle note of richness to an office desk. An assortment of nib widths delivers a customizable writing experience, and colored inks expand your creative writing options.

How Do Fountain Pens Work?
The ink-delivery system in these writing implements has three main components: the nib, feed and reservoir. The nib is the tip of the pen. It has a thin slit that delivers the ink to the point using gravity and capillary action. The feed forms a channel between the nib and the reservoir. Ink flows through the feed into the nib, and air flows into the reservoir to replace used ink. The final component, the reservoir, holds the pen's ink supply. A hard case encloses all three parts, and a separate cap protects the nib and keeps the ink from drying out.

How Do You Fill a Fountain Pen?
Early pens used a piston and lever to pull ink from a jar into the empty reservoir, a messy process. While some modern pens use a similar filling method, most use replaceable, prefilled cartridges.

Do Fountain Pens Require Special Care?
While these products are reliable and easy to use, they do need a bit of maintenance. Ink evaporates, even if the pen cap is on, and the dried-on residue can block the smooth flow of ink. Flush the pen once a month using cool water to remove accumulated deposits. Store pens with the nibs up to prevent ink from flowing into the tip.

Are Fountain Pens Hard to Use?
It takes a little time and practice to get comfortable with a fountain pen. Use a light touch when writing. Too much pressure on the nib can damage the tip or stop the ink flow. Hold the pen at an angle of 45 to 50 degrees to keep the ink flowing smoothly. You should also try to use your arm and shoulder when writing with one of these pens. Moving your whole hand while you write delivers steady pressure to the nib and produces a smooth line of ink. Staples also carries a wide selection of gel pens, rollerball pens, and brands like BIC pens.
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JAM Paper® Calligraphy Pens, 2.0 mm point, Black, 2/Pack (6504953a)
Item: 24310615 / Model : 6504953A
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  • Color: Black
  • Size: 2.0 mm
  • Quantity: 2 per pack
12.59 $12.59
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JAM Paper® Gel Pens, 0.7 mm point, White, 2/Pack (65310824a)
Item: 24310448 / Model : 65310824A
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  • Color: White
  • Size: 0.7 mm
  • Quantity: 2 per pack
9.39 $9.39
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Cross® Aventura™ Fountain Pen Black/Chrome (AT0156S-1MS)
Item: 821664 / Model : AT0156S-1MS
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  • Fountain Pen
  • Black Ink
  • Cap-over barrel design
39.99 $39.99
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Pilot Varsity Fountain Pens, Medium Nib (1.0mm), Assorted, 3/Pk (90022)
Item: 393905 / Model : 90022
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  • The everyday fountain pen for smooth, expressive writing
  • Pre-filled assorted inks in black, blue, and purple
  • Medium stainless steel nib
11.99 $11.99
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JAM Paper® Calligraphy Pens, 5.0 mm Point, Black, 2/Pk (2191915327A)
Item: 24310542 / Model : 2191915327A
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  • Color: Black
  • Size: 5.0 mm
  • Quantity: 2 per pack
8.39 $8.39
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Monteverde Impressa Fountain Pen, Medium Nib, Black with Rose Gold (MV29863)
Item: 1928271 / Model : MV29863-M NIB
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  • Fountain Pen with Medium Nib
  • Black ink - refillable in other colors
  • Brass
55.19 $55.19
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JAM Paper® Calligraphy Pens, 2.0 mm point, Blue, 2/Pack (6504954a)
Item: 24310614 / Model : 6504954A
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  • Color: Blue
  • Size: 2.0 mm
  • Quantity: 2 per pack
10.99 $10.99
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Monteverde One Touch Fountain Pen with Stylus, Orange (MV35290)
Item: 1928365 / Model : MV35290
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  • Fountain Pen
  • Black ink - refillable in other colors
  • Metal
41.99 $41.99
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Conklin® Mark Twain Crescent Fountain Pen With Rose Gold Trim, Fine Nib, Black
Item: 260507 / Model : CK71137
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  • Fine nib
  • Nib info: Stainless steel nib with iridium tip
  • Pen size: 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1/2"
144.49 $144.49
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Faber-Castell E-Motion Fountain Pen, Medium Nib, Pure Black
Item: 43263 / Model : FC148620
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  • Barrel color: Pure black
  • Point size: Medium nib
  • Black ink
144.89 $144.89
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Monteverde® Invincia™ Deluxe Fountain Pen, Fine Nib, Rose Gold
Item: 260470 / Model : MV41293-F
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  • Barrel color: Rose gold
  • Fine nib
  • Black ink
124.49 $124.49
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Monteverde Limonada Fountain Pen Milano Black, Medium Nib (MV41443)
Item: 1928356 / Model : MV41443
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  • Fountain pen medium nib
  • Black ink
  • Brass
35.66 $35.66
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Monteverde® Invincia™ Color Fusion Fountain Pen, Fine Nib, Stealth Black
Item: 260427 / Model : MV41137-F
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  • Barrel color: Black
  • Fine nib
  • Black ink
65.19 $65.19
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Monteverde® Invincia™ Color Fusion Fountain Pen, Broad Nib, Stealth Black
Item: 260426 / Model : MV41137-B
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  • Barrel color: Black
  • Broad nib
  • Black ink
62.99 $62.99
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CONKLIN DURAGRAPH FOUNTAIN PEN, FINE NIB, FOREST GREEN (CK71321)
Item: 1928452 / Model : CK71321
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  • Fountain pen with fine nib
  • Various ink colors available - fill with cartridge/converter
  • Quality handmade resin, chrome trim
60.39 $60.39
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Monteverde® Invincia™ Fountain Pen W/6 Black and Blue Refills, Chrome
Item: 393501 / Model : MV73457
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  • Barrel color: Chrome
  • Material: Carbon fiber Barrel
  • Includes 6 black and 6 blue refills
87.19 $87.19
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Faber-Castell Ambition Fountain Pen, Medium Nib, Pearwood Brown
Item: 43296 / Model : FC148180
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  • Barrel color: Pearwood brown
  • Point size: Medium nib
  • Clean lines and selected materials of these slim writing implements make an excellent impression
93.92 $93.92
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Monteverde One Touch Fountain Pen with Stylus, Yellow (MV35231)
Item: 1928369 / Model : MV35231
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  • Fountain pen
  • Black ink - refillable in other colors
  • Metal
41.99 $41.99
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Faber-Castell Ambition Fountain Pen, Medium Nib, Brushed Black
Item: 43305 / Model : FC148140
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  • Barrel color: Brushed black
  • Point size: Medium nib
  • Black ink
64.99 $64.99
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Monteverde Impressa Fountain Pen, Stub Nib, Black with Rose Gold (MV29864)
Item: 1928337 / Model : MV29864-ST NIB
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  • Fountain Pen with Stub Nib
  • Black ink - refillable in other colors
  • Brass
55.19 $55.19
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Monteverde Invincia Deluxe Chrome Fountain Pen, Broad Nib, (MV41291-B)
Item: 1928303 / Model : MV41291 B NIB
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  • Fountain pen with broad nib
  • Black ink - refillable in other colors
  • Carbon fiber
106.99 $106.99
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Conklin Duragraph Fountain Pen, Stub Nib, Cracked Ice (CK71313)
Item: 1928454 / Model : CK71313
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  • Fountain pen with stub nib
  • Various ink colors available
  • Quality handmade resins
60.39 $60.39
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Conklin Duragraph Fountain Pen, Fine Nib, Cracked Ice (CK71311)
Item: 1928456 / Model : CK71311
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  • Fountain Pen with Fine Nib
  • Various ink colors available - fill with cartridge/converter
  • hand made resin, Chrome Trim
60.39 $60.39
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Monteverde® Invincia™ Color Fusion Fountain Pen W/6 Blue Refills & 1 Blue Ink Bottle, Stealth Black
Item: 393988 / Model : MV73472
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  • Barrel color: Stealth black
  • Blue ink
  • Includes 6 blue and 1 blue ink bottle
74.49 $74.49
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