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How to Choose the Best Pen for the Job

How to Choose the Best Pen for the Job
From Lifehacker - September 15, 2017

Ever walk into an art supply store and wonder what all the different kinds of pens and pencils are for? Is there a correct one to write with? Whats the best pen for lefties? Watch our simple video guide to the best uses for ballpoints, gel pens, and roller ball pens.

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Ballpoints are good for everyday writing. They dont smear much, so theyre the best choice for left-handers. Use a finer tip for smaller writing.

Roller ball pens flow more easily and take less pressure, but that makes them smear more easily. Theyre better for less absorbent materials, like shiny card stock.

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