As a manufacturer of handmade writing instruments, we are passionate about the art of writing. We believe that using a high-quality pen can make all the difference in the world when it comes to the writing experience. That's why we specialize in creating fountain pens, ballpoint pens, and mechanical pencils that are unique and inspiring.

In this article, we'll be discussing the benefits of using a fountain pen and why we believe they are worth the investment.

Comfort and Control

One of the standout features of a fountain pen is the comfortable writing experience it provides. Unlike ballpoint pens or mechanical pencils, fountain pens require very little pressure to write with. This means less strain on your hand and fingers, resulting in less fatigue over time. Additionally, using a fountain pen allows for better control over your writing, resulting in neater and more precise handwriting.

You can try our brass fountain pens like Electa or Evolution to improve your writing experience.

Durability and Longevity

Another benefit of using a fountain pen is its durability and longevity. Fountain pens are built to last, with high-quality materials that can withstand daily use. Unlike disposable pens, fountain pens are meant to be used for years, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. Additionally, fountain pens use refillable ink cartridges, which means you're not constantly throwing away pens and contributing to waste.

You can try our Tiny fountain pen, utilizing common pelikan cartridges, which is a perfect example of a durable and long-lasting fountain pen.

Loclen Tiny Fountain Pen


Fountain Pens are Cooler

One of the best things about using a fountain pen is that they simply look great. With their elegant design and sleek lines, fountain pens are a classic writing instrument that never goes out of style. Whether you're using one for work or personal use, a fountain pen is sure to turn heads and make a statement.

At Loclen, we offer a variety of fountain pen designs, from the traditional to the modern, so you can find the perfect one to match your style.


Variety of Ink Colors and Types

Fountain pens offer a wide range of ink colors and types, making them versatile and customizable. From classic black and blue to vibrant purples and pinks, there's an ink color for every mood and occasion. Additionally, fountain pen ink can be customized and mixed to create unique colors.

Eco-Friendly Option

Using a fountain pen is also an eco-friendly option. By using refillable ink cartridges, you're reducing waste and contributing to a more sustainable future. Fountain pens are also built to last, which means less waste over time.

We produce our pens using metals like brass and aluminum, this allows our pens to be durable, and reduce plastic waste.

If you're looking for an eco-friendly option, our collection of  fountain pens are a great choice.

Loclen Evolution Fountain Pen 1

Health Benefits

Believe it or not, using a fountain pen can actually benefit your physical health. Because fountain pens require less pressure to write with, they can reduce strain on your hands and fingers. By using a fountain pen, you can improve your writing posture and reduce the risk of developing hand and wrist issues over time.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Fountain pens are often seen as a symbol of sophistication and elegance. They can be used as a fashion accessory or even as a gift for someone special. Additionally, using a fountain pen can help you develop proper penmanship skills, which can also contribute to a more aesthetically pleasing writing style.

Check out our Classica Aluminum fountain pen for an elegant and sophisticated option.


Fountain pens offer a wide range of customization options, from different nibs to personalized engraving. By using a fountain pen, you can make your writing experience truly unique and personal.

At Loclen, on top of a wide selection of nibs, we offer personalized engraving option, so that you can make your pen truly yours. 

Fountain Pens are a Hobby

Using a fountain pen isn't just about writing, it can also become a fun and rewarding hobby. With so many different ink colors and types to choose from, fountain pens offer endless possibilities for customization and experimentation. Additionally, collectors often enjoy hunting down rare and unique pens to add to their collections. If you're looking to get into the world of fountain pens, we offer a wide range of options to suit every level of experience and interest.

Fun over Function: Fountain Pens

While it's true that fountain pens may not be the most practical writing instrument for every situation, they definitely offer a more enjoyable writing experience. The feeling of gliding a fountain pen across paper is simply unmatched by other types of pens. Additionally, the ability to customize ink colors and types can add an element of fun and creativity to your writing. While fountain pens may not be the most pragmatic choice, they certainly make writing more fun and enjoyable.


While there are many benefits to using a fountain pen, it's important to note that there are some potential drawbacks as well. For one, the initial cost of a fountain pen can be more expensive than other types of pens. Additionally, fountain pens require proper maintenance to prevent ink from drying out, which can be a hassle for some users. Lastly, fountain pens may not be ideal for left-handed writers due to ink smearing.

It takes some getting used to

For those who are new to using fountain pens, there may be a slight learning curve involved. Unlike ballpoint pens or mechanical pencils, fountain pens require a little bit of practice to get used to. However, once you get the hang of it, using a fountain pen can become second nature.

We offer a variety of fountain pens with different nib sizes and designs to make the transition as easy as possible.


The Investment of Fountain Pens

One of the biggest drawbacks of using a fountain pen is the upfront cost. Compared to other types of pens, fountain pens can be more expensive. However, it's important to remember that fountain pens are built to last and can be used for years with proper care. Additionally, the cost of ink cartridges can be lower in the long run since you can refill them rather than constantly buying new pens. If you're looking for a long-term investment in a high-quality writing instrument, a fountain pen is definitely worth the cost.


Caring for Your Fountain Pen

Another potential drawback of using a fountain pen is the required maintenance. Because fountain pens use liquid ink, they need to be cleaned and maintained regularly to prevent clogs and other issues. This can be a hassle for some users who prefer a more low-maintenance writing instrument. However, with a little bit of effort, fountain pens can be kept in great condition for years.

Investing in a Fountain Pen: Is it Worth It?

Benefits of Fountain Pens Disadvantages of Fountain Pens
Unique Writing Experience Learning Curve for New Users
Long-lasting and Durable Can be Expensive
Environmentally Friendly Requires Frequent Maintenance
Can Help Improve Penmanship Ink Can Smudge or Bleed Through
Wide Range of Ink Colors and Types Available Not Ideal for Quick Note-Taking
Can Be Refilled with Ink, Reducing Waste Ink Can Stain Clothing or Furniture
Can Be Used for Artistic Purposes


At Loclen, we believe that using a fountain pen is worth the investment. The benefits of using a high-quality pen are numerous, from a comfortable writing experience to improved physical health.

Additionally, using a fountain pen is an eco-friendly option that can contribute to a more sustainable future. Whether you're looking for a stylish accessory or a durable writing instrument, a fountain pen is a great choice.

Visit our website to browse our selection of fountain pens, ballpoint pens, and mechanical pencils, and find the perfect writing instrument for you.

Written by Enrico Vazzoler

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