The Berol Finewriter is as the name suggests a good all round writing pen. It could also be used for sketching or drawing & the long tip would make it ideally suited to use with stencils & templates. This felt pen has a green plastic barrel with silver text displaying the logo, the end cap is colour coded with the ink & fits snugly on the barrel when posted.
The Berol Finewriter Pen in my hand has blue water based ink, it is also available in black, red & green. It’s comfortable to hold & whilst the grip section has very subtle, almost invisible, ridges by way of a grip section, it does stop my fingers slipping past the barrel.
The 0.4mm tip glides across the page & writes a very smooth line. I would be more than happy for this pen to be close by for everyday use & could as easily write a long letter as jot down a short note or shopping list. The lack of a pocket clip would probably dissuade me from using it away from the desk as I hate having to rummage through a bag of belongings in search of something to write with, preferring my pens to be clipped to a notepad for easy access.
Berol have a wide range of products including colouring & writing instruments, they offer great value for money making them a favourite with children & adults alike.
Apparently Michelle Obama partook in a spot of hand hugging in a recent appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show. I have to admit it’s wasn’t something I was familiar with on the greeting front, until that is I realised it was similar to a high five.
Berol on the other hand seem to know all about hand hugging, the company are proud to have been helping children improve their writing skills for over 40 years & the Berol Hand Huggers Writing Pen has been proved a popular choice with teachers in various surveys.
The Hand Huggers range has been designed especially for young children. Berol believe that little hands find it more comfortable to hold a triangular barrel. Hand Huggers were created to help children with their writing by making pens & pencils easier to control & produce letters that are clear & legible. The special hard wearing plastic tip writes a 0.7mm line & is available with black or blue washable ink. This range is also said to be helpful to those with special needs or learning difficulties.
The trademark red barrel of Hand Huggers Writing Pens is split into sections, at the tip end my fingers rested naturally at the end of the triangular segment, although there is not a defined grip section, should little fingers drift I’d imagine the would come to rest at the next ledge.
These chunky pens have a ventilated cap that clicks on well. My writing experience however was not so favourable because on the contrary to producing clear legible text I found the Hand Hugger helped me scribble. I realise this conclusion may be a little unfair but I didn’t have a little person available to help with the review.
Whether it’s a thank you, birthday message or a simple reminder to yourself note writing is something many of us do often. So what better way to check out the Berol Notewriter than to pen a few lines of thanks to say how much we enjoyed a recent party.
As I pulled off the small black cap it revealed a white tip that looked much the same as the Berol Handwriting pen I’d been using the other day. So I then decided to compare the two. Having started with the Notewriter I’ll finish that first.
This plastic nibbed pen has a medium tip that writes a 0.4mm line. This fibre tipped pen is available in a choice or blue, black or red ink. The Berol Notewriter is shapeless, a cylindrical barrel that is pretty much the same from top to bottom. The short cap blends into insignificance, given away only by the difference in colour & the end cap is slightly narrower, both are black to match the ink.
Now on to the Handwriting Pen Clip Cap. A popular disposable pen that also has a plastic-nib, apparently used in many a classroom to encourage children’s handwriting style by developing their control.
Similar to the Notewriter the cap snaps firmly on & off to reveal a plastic tip, the barrel however gives the impression it is bigger when held (although when side by side the difference is marginal if at all) it also has the addition of a handy pocket clip. The distinctive red barrel is emblazoned with the logos & whilst the notewriter is finished in similar style the former looks to be more in keeping with the classroom. This fibre pen writes a slightly larger line at 0.6mm & is available with black or blue ink. The ink will wash from clothing should the need arise, or maybe I should say when the need arises. Another bonus is the claim that ink won’t dry out for up to 2 weeks even if the lid isn’t replaced straight after use.
My writing sample proved interesting, I had expected the experience to be the same, regardless of the slight difference in line width. However I found the notewriter to be smoother, it lent itself more readily to a quick scribble which is definitely my idea of note writing. The handwriting pen seemed to have more resistance to the paper, but this is said to allow for more control when writing, to aid the novice, something I’m most definitely not. So overall my preference is for the notewriter, its a little cheaper too.
The Berol Handwriting Cartridge pen has received a makeover. Known to be a favourite with school children & teachers alike, & apparently used by over 2 million children a year. This cartridge pen comes in a blister pack with a spare cartridge (one is also supplied inside the pen), they are available with blue or black ink.
Today we are delighted to announce that the Tiger Pens store is now open!
It has taken a few months to arrive but now we are here and looking forward to welcoming customers to our huge range of pens and pencils, a range that will continue to grow over the coming weeks.
A closer look at the store will show that we are currently stocking the complete ranges from Pilot UK and Uni-Ball together with a selection from other leading brands such as Pentel and Berol. You will also find the excellent markers from Sharpie as well as Edding specialist pens and markers. Continue reading