Tag Archives: Gel Pens

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: L – Line Widths!

Calligraphy Marker Set

Ball Pens The size of a line by a ballpoint pen, is factored by the size of the ballpoint. Essentially there two common sizes. These are the 0.7 mm and the 1 mm. There are fine versions too a 0.5 mm and even a 0.1 mm. However easily the most common are the 0.7 mm […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: I – Ink Types

M&G Basics capped ball pen – ABP64772 Colour fan

We thought that you might find it interesting to learn a bit about the inks that get put into pens. Ball Pen Ink As a general rule the ink that goes into a ballpoint pen has one or more colour pigments or dyes. These are dissolved or suspended in a solvent. The solvent can vary, […]

A-Z Of M&G Stationery: E/G – Erasable Gel Pens

Capped Gel Pens AGP13271

The History of Gel Pens A gel pen uses ink where pigment is suspended in a water-based gel. It shows up more clearly on dark or slick surfaces than the typical inks used in ballpoint pens. Gel pens can be used for many types of writing and illustration. The ink is thicker in a gel […]