What is the difference between Fountain Pens, Rollerballs and Ballpoints?
Fountain Pens: puts ink to paper using a feeder system and metal nib.
Fountain Pens: utilize a cartridge, converter or piston filler system.
Fountain Pen Nibs: materials use for Nibs include gold, steel, titanium and palladium.
Rollerball Pens: use a water-based ink for a smooth writing experience.
Rollerball Pens: can create beautiful fine dark even lines but the water-based ink can smear when applied to a glossy surface.
Rollerball Pens: typically feature a twist-off or pull-off cap (the easiest way to distinguish a rollerball from a ballpoint).
Ballpoint Pens: use petroleum-based ink and is normally smear-free which helps create reliable clean writing.
Ballpoint Pens: typically utilize a twist style mechanism (or click mechanism).
Ballpoint Pens: being petroleum-based, refills are resistant to drying out.