There are various types of pens and markers on the market. The type you should choose depends on how you intend to use it. Here is a rundown of the main types and the differences between them:

Sure, here are the common types of pens and markers along with their differences:

  1. Ballpoint pens: use oil-based ink that dries quickly and is resistant to water and smudging.

  2. Gel pens: use water-based ink that dries quickly and is smooth and vibrant in color.

  3. Rollerball pens: use water-based ink that provides a more fluid writing experience, and produces a finer line than ballpoint pens.

  4. Fountain pens: use water-based or pigmented ink and a refillable reservoir. They provide a smooth and varied line, and are popular for calligraphy and art.

  5. Highlighters: have transparent, fluorescent ink used to mark text on paper.

  6. Marker pens: have a wide, porous tip that can produce broad or fine lines, and can be used on a variety of surfaces, including paper, cardboard, and fabric.

  7. Whiteboard markers: have erasable ink used to write on whiteboards or other non-porous surfaces.

  8. Dry-erase markers: have ink that can be wiped clean from non-porous surfaces.

  9. Permanent markers: have ink that is resistant to water, light, and fading.

  10. Chalk markers: have opaque ink that is used to write on chalkboards and other porous surfaces.

  11. Fine-point markers: have a narrow, pointed tip that allows for precision in writing or drawing.

  12. Brush pens: have a flexible brush tip that can be used to create calligraphic strokes or color washes.

In the meantime many use the term " biro " to refer to a pen.  A pen and a biro are two different types of writing instruments, but "biro" is often used as a generic term for ballpoint pens. The main difference between the two is the ink mechanism. A pen uses liquid or gel ink that is dispensed through a nib, while a biro uses a ball in a socket that rolls and rotates to distribute ink onto the paper.
Copyclub stocks most of these pens (biros) and markers at great prices. Do not hesitate to approach us with any further questions you might have :)


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