I will use this blog to post small things about fountain pens, inks, and the culture of handwriting in general. Hey, it’s quite a while since the last time I randomly created new blogs out of nothing.
Despite the convenience and ubiquity of digital devices, many people still prefer using fountain pens for a variety of reasons:
- Writing Experience — Many fountain pen enthusiasts appreciate the smooth and effortless writing experience that fountain pens provide. The flow of ink from a fountain pen’s nib can make writing feel more tactile and enjoyable, and can help to reduce hand fatigue during long writing sessions.
- Personalisation — Fountain pens are often highly customisable, with different nib sizes, ink colours, and styles of pen bodies and caps available. This allows users to create a writing instrument that reflects their individual tastes and preferences.
- Sustainability — Fountain pens are often viewed as more sustainable than disposable ballpoint pens, since they can be refilled with ink and used for years or even decades with proper maintenance. This can help to reduce waste and save money in the long run.
- History and Tradition — Fountain pens have a long and storied history, dating back to the 19th century. For many people, using a fountain pen can feel like a connection to that history and to the writers and thinkers who have used fountain pens to create some of the world’s most influential works.
I am Kuncoro Wastuwibowo, a.k.a. Koen, an engineer lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. You may also visit my other blogs — e.g. kuncoro.com , kun.co.ro, and koen.id; or my instagram or twitter page under name @kuncoro.