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    pen

    What's the difference between a ballpoint and a rollerball point?

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    Re: pen

    Roller ball pens utilize water-based or gel inks. They were originally designed to give the "wet ink" effect of an old style fountain pen. Ballpoint pens use oil-based ink, which tends to soak more deeply into the paper. As a rule, roller ball pens write more boldly and require less pressure against the paper. However, the ink from roller ball pens takes a few moments to dry (unlike ballpoint ink) and can easily smear.

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    Re: pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Roller ball pens utilize water-based or gel inks. They were originally designed to give the "wet ink" effect of an old style fountain pen. Ballpoint pens use oil-based ink, which tends to soak more deeply into the paper. As a rule, roller ball pens write more boldly and require less pressure against the paper. However, the ink from roller ball pens takes a few moments to dry (unlike ballpoint ink) and can easily smear.
    which tends to be soaked more deeply into the paper.
    which tends to penetrate more deeply into the paper.

    anyway good technical info was given. thanks

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