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Keep what you actually need/use out and everything else away. For example, at home, I have two pens on the fridge, one by the phone and one on my desk. I then have a couple dozen pens in a rubber band in the closet. Similarly for markers. Two whiteboard markers (different colors) by the whiteboard and the rest in a rubber band in the closet. Three ...


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The good old trick is to store them in a box or in a drawer and whenever something get's empty in your current set you would get it out of the drawer. This might not be entirely practical if you are a mobile user or want things to look more organized than a part of a drawer (or pen drawer) to be full of pens. Unorganized, a lot of "stuff". Organized, ...


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I used to keep a box full of pens...the problem is, they had a tendency to go dead before I got around to using them. Which is a shame, since I had some pretty nice ones. These days, I just use a nice combo pen I like (the PhD pen/pencil/red pen) and keep one in my jacket pocket, one on my desk at home, and one on my desk at work. Then I just use those, ...


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I can mention my personal experience regarding the second part of the question. A few months ago, I decided to improve my handwriting, using Getty & Dubay's book: Write Now. During this process, I got used to writing everything with a fountain pen. Currently, I always carry a fountain pen on my pocket, and didn't have any problems (leaking,...). ...


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My grandfather absolutely loves his fountain pens and has for years, most of his are old so they leak everywhere. His new fountain pens though don't leak at all, they are almost like ball points, he just caps them and puts them away, no leaking or wiping required. Simple as that.


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My personal experience is that there's a great feeling of lightness writing with a fountain pen. After reading some blogs about fountain pens I bought a LAMY Safary. This pen have a nice clip on the cap that helps carry it arround. At the beginning the feeling of writing with a pen that does not require pressure on the paper is strange, but as the time ...


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There are brands of fountain pens - such as my favorite, the Namiki/Pilot Vanishing Point - that are designed to go into the pocket nib up. Some don't like this, because they feel it puts the pocket clip in the way of holding the pen, but it does go a long way towards cutting down on leakage. For finding supplies, you can try stationary stores, either ...


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To help prevent dryouts and to organize, I bought ziplock style bags - either the sandwich or the quart size (the freezer bags appear thicker if you need it.) Since they're see-through, there's no question on what is inside. I seperate the pens out and put them in and then roll the bag up and tuck them away inside one of the file drawers. So, several bags ...


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As new pens are acquired, they go into a drawer in the kitchen, or a drawer in my office - as I get given a lot more pens than I would ever need. I keep one in my suit jacket, and one in my organiser. When one runs out it goes in the bin and I grab another from the drawer. Pretty simple, really - no need for anything more complicated, or any sorting ...



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