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What is the history of pen and ink?
History of Pen and Ink Pen is a general name for a writing tool that uses liquid pigment to leave a mark on the surface. This liquid pigment is ink. History of pens starts in Ancient Egypt where scribes, trying to find replacement for styluses and writing in clay, invented reed pens.
Who invented the gel pen?
Gel Pens were invented by the Sakura Color Products Corp. (Osaka, Japan), which makes Gelly Roll pens and was the company that invented gel ink in 1984. The gel ink uses pigments suspended in a water-soluble polymer matrix. They are not transparent like conventional inks, according to Debra A. Schwartz.
When was the fountain pen invented?
The first iteration of what we would recognize as a pen was invented in 1800. The fountain pen was the first writing tool able to hold it鈥檚 own ink without spilling, breaking or running into other problems. The fountain pen began to see mass production in the 1880s when it was refined and perfected.
What was the first pen used for writing?
The very first quills were used to write the Dead Sea Scrolls and the works of St. Isidore of Seville. They were made from feathers and served as the common writing instrument through the 19th century. Romanian inventor Petrache Poenaru developed the first fountain pen.