Writing with ink pen or ball point pen, which is better?

India
August 16, 2007 5:20am CST
Some people say ink will stay long but ball point ink will go away soon. What do you say? Writing with ball point pen is easy and with less mess. What about you? How do you or your kids write exams, with ink pen or ball point pen? Please share your opinion.
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@firumon (501)
• India
16 Aug 07
Hi dear, Nice question... I am using ball point pen.. I don't like that ink pens... I use the sharp tip ball point pen.. For example Cello Gripper, Max Writer, Techno tip etc etc.. I remember that i have used that ink pen at my high school times.. Its one called Hero Pen... Its imported from gulf... That time it was a fashion.. Every one like to use that hero Pen... Very demand for that... I got it from my father.. He came here for leave... And he had bring this type pens... Also compo pen is familiar at that time... Its not completely ink Pen.. But like ink pen... Every one like to tick it on shirt pocket.. Just for show.. We do the thing with that ink pen is, our note book is binded with thread... The parts of that thread can be seen on first page, three or four center pages, and at last page.. We press the tip of the ink pen on the center of that all thread... So we can see that the ink is spreading in that thread linearly... We enjoy it... Thus all pages become dirt.. I remember that my mother have shouted to me for doing this... The main reason for me to avoid the ink pens are, when we write anything with that ink pen, then we can't write any thing in its back page.. It become too dirt.. For the last five six year i have not used that ink pens.... Thats all dear friend.... I am concluding... So see you.. Bye...
• India
17 Aug 07
Hai Firumon, You have written the childhood fancies about the ink pen. It was really good to read and I went back to my olden days and my children. I know the Hero pen and comp were considered to be prestige issues. Thanks for responding.
@firumon (501)
• India
18 Aug 07
Oh, friend, thank you... Thank you very much for spending some of your valuable time on commenting upon my response... Take care... Bye
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
16 Aug 07
I know india ink lasts nearly forever & is permanant, but most "fountain" pens no longer use india ink. I not only use ball point pens, but I like the gel point ones.
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• India
17 Aug 07
Earlier it was compulsory that we must write the exams with ink pen. But now they do not say so. Slowly ink pens are fading away.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
16 Aug 07
Hi. Although I like ink pens, I prefer to write with a ball point pen, for the very fact that it is less messy and ball point pens can be found easier now days in our house...
• India
17 Aug 07
I know. Now a days, with things we get ball point pen free too. In king fisher plane, they give a kit which contains a pen.
• India
19 Aug 07
this depends i think where we are writing means if you are sending a letter to your friend and you have written the address with ink it may get wet which result to lost of address and our letter will not reach the destination. But I prefer Ink pen to write because the hand writing comes out to be is very good looking and attract others. While where speed matters I won't prefer Ink Pen then ball pen should be used.
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• India
21 Aug 07
You are correct. Ink pen letters are good looking and ball point pen increases the speed.
@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
16 Aug 07
I've always used a ball point pen and always will, preferring the medium points. I agree that ball point pens are easy to write with and there is no mess, unless the pen is leaking ink. Ball point pens are cheap, so it's easy to keep a couple around the house, including the bathroom, lolol! You never know when inspiration will strike!
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• India
17 Aug 07
So you keep pen in bathroom also is it? What about note pad? Then you must be a great writer and thinking always.
@morgandrake (2140)
• United States
16 Aug 07
Actually all inks fade with time. They are only permanent in the sense that a chemical reaction occurs that cause the paper to change color. If you examine a piece of writing written in ballpoint pen that is about ten years old and flip it over, you can see the results of this process. Same thing happens with India Ink, though thanks to the material used it is not as readily apparent. The things you learn when you dabble in the rare book and manuscript market. I write quite a bit using ball point pens. As a freelance writer and college student, I have to do a lot of writing, so I chose that option because of ease and the speed that I can write. I do use ink well pens occasionally for the drawing of certains diagrams, and creation of artwork. But for day to day, especially exams, I use ballpoints.
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• India
17 Aug 07
I know ink pens are slowly fading away. Ball point pen writes fast, that is the advantage of it.
@firumon (501)
• India
16 Aug 07
Hi dear, Nice question... I am using ball point pen.. I don't like that ink pens... I use the sharp tip ball point pen.. For example Cello Gripper, Max Writer, Techno tip etc etc.. I remember that i have used that ink pen at my high school times.. Its one called Hero Pen... Its imported from gulf... That time it was a fashion.. Every one like to use that hero Pen... Very demand for that... I got it from my father.. He came here for leave... And he had bring this type pens... Also compo pen is familiar at that time... Its not completely ink Pen.. But like ink pen... Every one like to tick it on shirt pocket.. Just for show.. We do the thing with that ink pen is, our note book is binded with thread... The parts of that thread can be seen on first page, three or four center pages, and at last page.. We press the tip of the ink pen on the center of that all thread... So we can see that the ink is spreading in that thread linearly... We enjoy it... Thus all pages become dirt.. I remember that my mother have shouted to me for doing this... The main reason for me to avoid the ink pens are, when we write anything with that ink pen, then we can't write any thing in its back page.. It become too dirt.. For the last five six year i have not used that ink pens.... Thats all dear friend.... I am concluding... So see you.. Bye...
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