Product Type: Berol Art / Craft
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Something to write home about !!!
Berol Handwriting Pen
Member Name: jazzypinkpuppet
Berol Handwriting Pen
Advantages: quality, fantastic ink flow, price
Disadvantages: looks a bit child like
I have been a huge fan of these Berol handwriting pens for such a long time, when I was at school (not that long ago) I struggled enormously with my handwriting, mainly due to me being left handed and holding my pen a bit awkwardly. Bless my mum and dad, they tried all different types of techniques and bought me shed loads of pens, they even trekked down to a special left handed shop in London to find a pen that would help my handwriting look legible. Nothing really helped me get a smooth line so I would stop and start my letters and it would end up looking an inky mess. That is until a lovely little teacher bought me one of these pens, I remember feeling super excited and loved that it looked like the colouring pens we used in our class. I still prefer to use these pens today and are my first choice of pen for my children, this is why I love them so much ...................
The look of the pen isn't anything fancy, it is red plastic with black writing on it. The tip of the top of the pen is either blue or black depending on what colour ink is in the pen. To my knowledge there are only these two colour choices. At first my daughter wasn't too keen on these pens because she much preferred the glitzy, flowery, pretty pens instead of this 'boring' one, but even she has admitted it makes her writing look nicer than other pens.
The pen has a push close lid with a clip on the side, this is good to keep them in place in your bag or jacket pocket etc.
The nib is white plastic, it has a special ink flow cartridge inside enables you to write smoothly. This is what makes the pen 'give' you nicer handwriting, it is easy to just glide along the paper.
The nib gives a line width of 0.6mm which I believe is just slightly thicker than an average biro.
One of the amazing features of this pen is that you can leave the lid off for up to fourteen days and it will not dry out, obviously it is best to keep the lid on, but kids will be kids !!!
You can buy these pens from Pretty much any Stationers or supermarket. They come in a pack of two which costs in the region of two pounds. I think this is amazing value for money, I use my pens every day and I would say each pen lasts me about three months, I am not writing essays or anything so for students the life would be less.
A brilliant pen.
Summary: A brilliant pen that I recommend everyone to try.