Yes. There are several different types of mechanical pencils out there. There are fountain pen (including vintage) and mechanical pencil (the modern type) in between. Most pencils are made of metal—a metal core, pencil sleeve and/or nib. There are plastic pencils (and other types of pencils) that are made of plastic materials or some form of plastic film. Many of our pencils are made in either paper or plastic.
Are paper and plastic interchangeable?
Paper and plastic are not interchangeable. You have to decide between paper or plastic when you purchase a pencil. Paper and plastic are not interchangeable. You have to decide between paper or plastic when you purchase a pencil.
What are the differences between mechanical pencils and point pens?
There are different types of mechanical pencils—fountain pen, pencil sleeve, steel pencil and mechanical pencil. Mechanical pencils are the most popular and most commonly used type of pencil (not all the designs are available with different nibs). Because most mechanical pencils are made of metal, a number of pencils have different nib sizes—some have extra small nibs, most of us know that the larger the writing length of your pencil, the more ink it will write from. Therefore, if you want to have the most ink from a smaller pen (for longer writes, like pencils, etc.), the nib size is critical.
What is the difference between fountain pen and point pen?
Fountain pen refers to a fine point (no lead) pencil that is designed to resemble a fountain pen—such as a Pilot Metropolitan, Pilot Metropolitan, Pilot Extra Fine or Pilot Thin Point. Point pen refers to a point pencil without any lead. A fine, regular, or extra fine point is often referred to as a “fixed” or “tweezer.” Some pencils will feature either a fine or extra fine. Fountain pens (also called “fountain pens with a fountain nib”) are typically used for writing or drawing on most surfaces using colored pencils. Point pens (also called “point-and-slant” or “point pens with a piston or cap”) are generally used for writing on most surfaces using colored pencils in a mechanical pencil, with some color change by pencap, cap and ball-thru (cap-through). Some point pens (such as the Pilot Metropolitan, Pilot Extra Fine or Pilot Thin Point) have an extra large nib (sometimes referred to as a “fine point