It’s officially back-to-school season. The new school year is almost here, which means it’s time to shop for school supplies. Whether you’re shopping for your child or need some supplies for yourself, we’re going to break down the best Zebra Pen back-to-school supplies for students (and people) of all ages.Continue reading
Handwriting is one of the many ways to celebrate individuality, identity, and self expression! However, with the instant gratification of social media and email, people are starting to use alternative forms of communication to reach out to friends and loved ones.
At Zebra, we value the power of handwriting! We believe that life’s moments are worth celebrating, and we know the impact of the written word. If you’re like us, you want to preserve the sentimental value of handwriting for generations to come. Here are just some of the many ways to incorporate handwriting into your everyday life!
A great way to incorporate handwriting into everyday life is to keep a journal! Rather than using an online journal, you can purchase a journal that is unique to you, and build up a collection of pens that suit your writing needs! For those that need a strong, reliable pen that will last, turn to the Steel line. For those that prefer a smooth, rapidly drying writing experience, select a Sarasa gel pen. Keeping a daily journal can allow you to practice cursive, neater handwriting, or accept your handwriting for what it is! Regardless of how you hand-write, you are preserving an art of individuality, and creating a keepsake you can look back on for years to come.
Notes and Drafts
If you’re a student, there are many ways you can use handwriting. Many experts say using taking notes with traditional pen and paper is more effective than taking notes on a computer or other device. When it comes to writing essays and papers, handwriting ideas to brainstorm and organize your thoughts is a great way to strategically complete an assignment.
If you have older parents or grandparents who may not use cellphones to text or computers to email, use write them a card or letter! Not only will your loved ones be thrilled to receive your message, writing them a card will help them feel more connected to you. There is something special about opening an envelope and finding a card handwritten by someone you care about!
Using handwriting to jot down quick reminders on a sticky note is a great way to keep track of your tasks. You can handwrite your food shopping list to not only remind you of what you need, but also take time away from your phone! When you write something down, you’ll find that you recall it better than simply repeating it over and over in your head or typing it on your phone.
A handwritten letter to your significant other or spouse can be one of the most meaningful ways to communicate with them. Even if you talk to him or her each day, writing them letters during special times of year will not only organize your thoughts and feelings onto paper for them, it can be something that they can keep forever and ever as well. Writing a love letter is a great way to show you care, because you have taken time out of your life to sit down with a pen and paper and express your feelings to them.
Using handwriting in your daily life is a great way to relax, unplug from electronics, and connect with those around you. Take time to cherish life’s moments, and find zen in enlightened writing!
With the new year right around the corner, it’s time to start reflecting on the past year and planning for the future. Set your goals, make your to-do lists, start a new journal or sketchbook, and jot down notes to keep you on track this year. A bullet journal is a convenient, all-in-one organization system that can be all of these things and more this new year!
Bullet journals have become increasingly more popular, especially on social media. If you’ve heard of bullet journaling but still aren’t certain exactly how or why to do it, you’re not alone! To help you understand bullet journaling, Zebra has created a guide so that you can start your bullet journal this year!
What Is Bullet Journaling?
It’s a planner, to-do list, journal, notepad, and sketchbook all in one! Include what you want and leave out what you don’t want, as they’re completely customizable! Most importantly, your bullet journal can be whatever you want it to be. It’s meant to be convenient and suiting to your needs, to better ensure that it’s a system you can stick to and enjoy!
Some bullet journals use symbols to represent different items on a list. For example a small star can show priority. A heart can symbolize a quote you enjoyed and jotted down. An “X” can represent a cancellation. Create a key for all of the symbols you choose so that you can remember what each symbol means, and after a while, when you open your journal you will be able to skim it for the symbol of the item you are looking for!
Color coding is another way some people choose to organize their bullet journals. For example, you can use a red pen or pencil to write down your school work. You can use green for social events, blue for personal events such as doctors appointments, and orange for errands. Sarasa Fineliners are perfect for color coding. With 12 vibrant and quick-drying colors to choose from color coding will be a breeze, not to mention a great way to organize your bullet journal by distinct activities! If you prefer sophisticated writing and trendy colors, Sarasa Grand Retractable Gel Pens might be the right color scheme for you! With navy, gold, and rose gold color barrels, your bullet journal can be fun and stylish.
Why Should I Have One?
To reflect, plan, get organized, or to set goals and stick to them, bullet journaling can help with all of this! Ring in 2018 with healthy and helpful habits and track them with your bullet journal. Each year, many of us set goals and find ourselves falling short of them as the months progress. A bullet journal is the perfect way to keep yourself in check all the while organizing and planning your schedule by the day, week, month, or year! You should start a bullet journal to get creative, have fun, and help yourself in 2018.
Inspiration for your Bullet Journal
Day Summary: Jot down some notes about what you did each day. This can help you to be productive or keep track of fun memories.
Daily Peak and Pit (High and Low): Make a note of the high part and low part of your day to think positively and critically about how you spend your time each day.
Meal Planner: Sometimes meal prepping just isn’t an option; meal planning is a useful alternative. Write down meal and snack ideas to stay on track with your goals this year.
Spending and Savings Tracker: Keep track of the money you earn and the money you spend to stay on top of your saving. If you’re planning to make a big purchase soon, this could help you meet your goal.
Inspiration Page: Write down inspirational quotes, movies, books, websites, and more. When you’re feeling down, open your bullet journal to your inspiration page to brighten your day!
When it comes to bullet journaling, there is no right or wrong. With creativity and the right tools, anyone can create a bullet journal designed to enhance your day to day, and stay organized all year!
At Zebra Pen, we know the importance of powerful writing. Whether it’s academic, at work, or for leisure, we know there unlimited ways to boost creativity and improve writing skills! We strive to provide writers of the world with the most effective and practical writing instruments to make your writing as great as it can possibly be, but we want to give you more than that!
For students, midterms and finals are right around the corner. Finding the time and motivation to write essays, research papers and more can be tough. For the leisure and professional writers, cooler temperatures provide the perfect environment for cozy, indoor writing. We came up with a few tips and tricks to keep you motivated and on your path to enlightened writing!
1. Plan Ahead
Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. If you’re on a time crunch, give yourself enough time so that you aren’t putting too much pressure on yourself at the last minute. It’s better to finish early and have extra time for reviews and revisions than to get done late and miss out on correcting silly errors and mistakes! Students, this can be hard to do with all of your other classwork, but be sure to use a planner and come up with a game plan so you can start your papers in advance.
2. Test your topic: Stream of Consciousness
If you are unsure about what to write, or you’re having difficulties getting started, you may want to use the stream of consciousness method. A stream of consciousness is when you write non-stop as the thoughts come to your brain. Write your thoughts non-stop for anywhere between 3 and 15 minutes to come up with an idea, or focus on your potential topic and write non-stop about all the possible approaches and points you could make on that topic. Some stream of consciousness activities are useful to catalyze the creative process. Sometimes, it results in a great idea!
3. Organize: Intro, Main Points, Conclusion
Before you start writing, it’s helpful to know what you are going to write about, and how it will be organized. Set up an outline in a separate notebook to read off of as you write on your laptop or computer. Jot down some notes as to what you want to write in your intro, main points, and conclusion. You can be as detailed or broad as you would like with this tip; either way, it really helps the writing process and keeps you moving as you write!
4. Find the Right Instrument
The key to enlightened writing starts from the right pen. Having a writing instrument you enjoy using is more important than many writers realize! If you like a tough and stylish pen, check out our Steel line of pens and mechanical pencils! Made with a stainless steel barrel, our Steel pens and pencils stand up to even the toughest assignments. If you like a smooth, gel writing experience, our Sarasa pens may be the perfect pen for you! Our Sarasa pens come in a variety of colors, perfect for the visual learner. No matter what it is that you look for in a writing utensil, there is a Zebra Pen for everyone!
5. Good Writers are Also Good Readers
The more you read, the better you write. Whether you are writing essays, fiction, memoir, poetry, or anything else, reading examples before writing is a great way to get inspiration! For students, working together with a peer, reading each other’s work and giving/getting feedback is another good idea before handing in a paper! Simply having another pair of eyes look over your work helps to catch little errors that you may have skimmed over. It also helps to read someone else’s work to not only give feedback, but it may actually make you realize something about your own work as well.
6. The Best Writers Write From 10-12 and 3-5 Everyday
Times can vary greatly from person to person based on availability but for all of you leisure writers, writing during certain hours each day helps to build a good routine and gets you in the habit of writing to the best of your ability. Choose times that work for you! For example, if you are groggy in the morning, maybe select times after 11 a.m. or if you know you write best at night, choose some later hours! Whatever hours you choose, stick to them and write every single day.
7. Step Away
It’s important to take breaks and step away from your work. If you plan ahead, you should have time to do this. Stepping away is helpful to fix writers block, get a fresh start on an old piece, or help decide when a piece is finished. When you step away from your work, do something you enjoy such as cooking, going for a drive, reading, or even brainstorming on paper again! Don’t take too much time away if you’re on a strict time schedule, but take enough time to get refocused and #FindZen.
8. Turn Down the Music and Talk
Many people come up with their best ideas while driving or doing something productive such as cleaning. Next time you step away from your work or if you’re coming up with some good ideas while busy with something else, turn on a recorder on your phone or other device and allow yourself to talk out loud about your ideas. You won’t forget all that great material you came up with and you’ll be able to use it once you start writing again!
9. Read it Aloud
Words may sound differently on paper than they do out loud. When your paper or other work feels complete, read it out loud to yourself or a friend. This helps to catch any awkward phrasing and may help you figure out punctuation. It’s amazing what you can see in your writing when you read it aloud.
10. Just Start
Many people get caught up in the idea and fear of writer’s block. Perhaps the most important tip is this: just start. You can begin with a stream of consciousness, outline, or the piece itself. As long as you are writing, you are making strides toward an end result. Beginning is often the hardest part but without it, there would be no end. So just start!
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide.
1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime.
More than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are living in the U.S.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as a sponsor of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Zebra Pen wants to help raise awareness!
The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by this devastating disease. NBCF offers help through early detection, education, and support services.
Each year, Zebra Pen makes a charitable contribution to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in support of their efforts. We also offer an entire line of pens dedicated to raising awareness for breast cancer. This year, Zebra helped NBCF in their 2017 outreach by donating our BCA Pink Ribbon Ballpoint Retractable Pen to include in their goodie bags for women who attend their events. You can show your support and help raise awareness too! Check our our National Breast Cancer Foundation pens and write with a cause!
Featuring the iconic pink ribbon that symbolizes the brave efforts of those who battle breast cancer and those who seek a cure, this pink pen is pretty and functional!
Show your support with an iconic pink breast cancer awareness pen. A pink accented F-301 allows style and strength to shine in an effort to show support in the pursuit to end breast cancer.
Support the fight against breast cancer with this bold pen featuring a subtle pink ribbon.
Breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in the year 2000, after increasing for nearly two decades. Any contribution, even simply raising awareness helps in this fight. Give hope, show support, raise awareness, and write with a cause through Zebra Pens’ National Breast Cancer Foundation sponsored pens!
Zebra’s Steel pens are sleek, smooth and strong. As rugged as they are stylish, these pens can withstand the most extreme work conditions and deliver a professional look in the office. Favored amongst college students, Zebra Steel pens are great for the classroom as well! Choose from the everyday 3 Series, high quality 4 Series, and top of the line 7 Series featuring an array of different colors, grips and barrel designs to suit all your writing needs.
The 3 Series is a family of pens including everything from ballpoint pens to highlighters. With its stainless-steel body, textured grip, and convenient metal clip, the F-301 is the #1 selling steel pen in America. Its easy glide ink makes it the perfect everyday pen. The F-301 also comes in a compact ballpoint pen. Experience the same quality as the original F-301 in a collapsible, go anywhere version!
The 4 Series features the F-402 Ballpoint Retractable Pen. With the same classic stainless-steel look as the 3 Series, but upgraded, weighted barrel, the F-402 combines durability and style. The upgraded rubberized grip has a simple, streamlined look and the metal clip helps to keep it secure in your folder, pocket, or bag. The F-402 is the perfect accessory for professionals.
The 7 Series offers the sleekest look in the Steel family. Available as a ballpoint retractable pen or mechanical pencil, the 7 Series offers a top of the line writing experience. With a full stainless steel body, grip, and clip, the F-701 and M-701 are favorites among engineers and architects as well as first responders who have to rely on their tools in rough working conditions. The 7 Series is not only rugged and strong, the features make it practical and stylish for a pen that works as hard as you do!
If you’re looking for a pen that is professional, comfortable, durable and tough as steel, check out Zebra Steel.
Teachers, we know back to school shopping is more than just picking up some folders and notebooks for you. Back to school means coming up with new ideas to motivate your students and keep them involved in their learning. At Zebra Pen, we know how difficult it can get to be original while keeping the attention of young minds, that’s why we have products that were designed just for you! If you’re looking for ways to encourage your students to work hard in school, these products might help!
Motivate your students with a Cadoozles Awards Mechanical Pencil! The Cadoozles Awards cup features both boy and girl award refillable mechanical pencils, packed in a display cup perfect for setting out on a teacher’s desk. Each pencil contains 0.9mm durable lead and eraser that serves as an easy lead advance mechanism.
For special occasions or when they forget their pencil, the Cadoozles Classroom Pack contains enough pencils for the entire class! The Cadoozles Classroom Pack includes mechanical pencil designs for special occasions, seasons, and holidays. Box includes 8 different pencil designs, 40 of each for a total of 320 pencils and an easel back box lid for easy display on your desk! Each pencil contains 0.9mm lead and eraser.
For making marks and corrections, colored ink can is an expressive way to give notes and feedback to your students. Zebra’s Sarasa Gel Retractable Pens are perfect for all your “Great work!” “Good job!” and “Awesome!” moments. Choose from 14 vibrant colors to decide how you want to make an impact on your students!
For showing your students important words or phrases without bleed-through that ruins their work, check out the Zebrite Double-Ended Highlighter. Make clear vibrant marks with this double-ended medium plus fine tip highlighter. The Zebrite Double-Ended Highlighter also promotes environmental consciousness for impressionable young minds as it contains recycled material! Get your Zebrite Double-Ended Highlighters while you still can, and be sure to keep your eye out for our newest highlighter coming soon!
Heading back to college or getting ready for your first year? You’re going to need some writing utensils that can handle the pressures of college classes. For sleek, sophisticated, reliable pens, check out these Zebra brands while shopping for your college school supplies this year!
This steel pen works as hard as you do! Combining strength, style and value this pen ensures your writing comfort with its precision and stability.
The Steel 3 Series features a sleek, sophisticated, appearance offering variety of pen types from ball point to fountain pens. Check out America’s number one steel ballpoint pen, our F-301 Ballpoint Retractable Pen, the perfect everyday pen for college!
The Steel 4 Series provides a more weighted experience with enhanced writing comfort, stainless steel casing, and rubberized grip for comfort.
And finally, the Zebra Steel 7 Series is designed for the serious communicator. It features all stainless steel construction from tip to clip and the innovative retraction mechanism is soft and silent for convenience.
The mechanical pencil you’ve been waiting for! With its sleek look and clever patent-pending designs, the DelGuard Mechanical Pencil resists breakage and clogging.
Z-Grip is the everyday value pen that you’ll reach for time and time again. Where simple meets high performance, this series was crafted with the writer in mind. With its reliable, smooth-flowing ink, it is the pen that you’ll reach for time and time again. Choose from pens, mechanical pencils and different styles to best suit your needs!
Quickly identify important text and what you really need to know with smooth ink flow for consistently vivid highlighting! Zazzle Liquid Highlighters come in 10 bright colors.
Say goodbye to smears and smudges. Say hello to fast-drying ink with this smear-proof gel pen with vibrant color pay off. This pen has more than smooth ink flow, it has a comfortable grip, wide barrel, and retractable feature too! Sarasa Gel Pens are ideal for avid writers, lefties, and college students looking to get creative!
Sarasa Fineliner Pen is preferred by those seeking the performance of a fine tip pen, but the ink lay down of a fine tip marker. Perfect for journaling, it’s available in 12 vibrant, quick-drying colors for you to choose from!
Sarasa Gel Retractable Pen is our top-selling retractable gel pen. It combines color vibrancy with flowing rapid-dry ink technology. Choose from 14 deep, vibrant colors!
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Why does Zebra, a maker of pens and pencils love technology? Because it has changed all our lives for the better. Instant access to information – anywhere, anytime – is not just a need but an expectation. People carry a computer with them wherever they go, like smart phones and tablets.
But people also carry a pen at all times to jot down notes, sign documents, sketch or write a message.
Both are essential to everyday life.
So Zebra looked at the intersection of these two needs, and decided to create a tool that links them both, and the StylusPen was born
The StylusPen functions like an ordinary ballpoint pen for traditional writing needs, and can also be used as a stylus to navigate most screened devices. It changes from a pen to a stylus and back again with a simple motion.
Two-in-one function and value.
Use StylusPens On:
- Laptops (with touchscreen capability)
- Desktop Computers (with touchscreen capability)
- Variety of writing surfaces
Advantages of StylusPens:
- Precise, finger-free navigation of touchscreens
- Operates over wide temperature range
- Small amount of friction with technological surface
- Fully functional traditional ballpoint pen
- Does not clog or dry out
- Easily switch between pen and stylus
Zebra Pen is proud to have been the first writing instruments company to design a StylusPen and we now offer several styles. Use this guide to choose the one that works best for you.
StylusPen Ballpoint Retractable Pen
This is the original StylusPen Ballpoint Retractable Pen, the brainchild of the innovative designers at Zebra Pen. Don’t be fooled by the minimalist design. This pen packs a lot of functionality into one tool. Easy-glide ink provides a smooth writing experience. The ridged rubber grip makes writing comfortable, and the easy-slide stylus nib works on most screens. It has a convenient clip for your pocket, folder, or bag.
Switching from stylus to pen is easy. A simple click of the clip retracts the tip. The lacquered barrel is available in 8 bold colors: Black, Green, Grey, Light Blue, Navy, Orange, Pink, or Violet. Available only in Black ink and a point size of 1.0mm and 8.0mm stylus tip. Refillable.
StylusPen Telescopic Ballpoint Pen
When you’re short on space but big on ideas, grab this compact expandable ballpoint pen that extends to full length when writing and easily retracts to a shorter length for portability. The StylusPen Telescopic Ballpoint Pen is full sized, but collapses down to a compact size. Tuck the Telescopic neatly away in any pocket, bag or briefcase. You’ll love the quality construction of the brass barrel and its sleek, sophisticated look. Nicely balanced and works on most screens. In pen mode, the ultra-smooth ink makes it a pleasure to write with. Choose from 5 fashionable barrel colors: Grey, Light Blue, Navy, Pink, or Violet. Available only in Black ink and a point size of 1.0mm and 8.0mm stylus tip. Refillable.
StylusPen Capped Ballpoint Pen
The StylusPen Capped Ballpoint Pen is what happens when ingenuity and style come together in one product. This polished stylus pen has its ballpoint pen tip hidden beneath a cap that snaps on easily, and the designer metal clip adds flair. From pen mode, just cap it and flip it over in one swift motion, and voila, you have a stylus. With its ultra-smooth ink performance, you’ll love writing with this pen and find yourself reaching for it time after time. Choose from 3 lacquered metal barrel colors: Black, White, or Zebra Print. Available only in Black ink a point size of 1.0mm and 6.0mm stylus tip. Refillable.
StylusPen Twist Ballpoint Pen
Function with a twist, and quite the looker. Whenever you want your stylus to become a pen, just do the twist. The StylusPen Twist Ballpoint Pen is a minimalist approach to our technological and written needs by incorporating two assets into one expressive tool. It’s also a very handsome pen, with sleek lines and a professional look that goes anywhere. The brushed metal and slim barrel will appeal to artists, designers and those with discerning taste. The easy-glide ink makes writing effortless and the smooth rubber stylus tip makes navigation a pleasure. Choose from 2 barrel colors: Black or Silver. Available only in Black ink a point size of 0.7mm and 5.0mm stylus tip. Refillable.
Pick a pen that is tech-savvy and functional. Choose StylusPen. Find Zen in your pen.