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The Mechanical Pencil Guide

When you anticipate mistakes or don’t want to commit to ink, a mechanical pencil is the perfect option. Zebra Pen offers a wide variety of mechanical pencils that are available in both lightweight plastic and durable metal styles designed for students, professionals, and everyday writers.

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Classroom writing utensils

Essential School Supplies Every Student Needs for Back-to-School Season

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.

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Assortment of Zebra gel pens

The Gel Pen Guide

A gel pen is a true jack of all trades. Its smooth ink and availability of colors make it an excellent match for all kinds of writing including daily use, journaling, planning, study notes, and much more. Zebra Pen offers a wide selection of gel ink pens with different features and properties, like smudge-free Rapid Dry Gel Ink Technology, archival “check-safe” ink, and refillable metal options.

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Guide to STEEL and StylusPens: Pens Designed for Quick Sanitization and Limiting Hand Contact

Finding ways to keep hands clean and sanitized is more important than ever, as Covid-19 is changing the way we interact with each other and our surroundings. We need to be especially vigilant when using our many screened devices, PIN pads and touch screens. Learn how a stylus or stainless-steel pen may be able to help you keep germs at bay.

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Desk flat lay with Sarasa Grand Gel Pen, mug warmer, cell phone, and blue light glasses

6 Desk Items You Never Knew You Needed

While stocking up on desk accessories generally doesn’t rank high on the list of office priorities—it should. Most Americans spend more than 40 hours a week sitting at office desks. Adding some interesting gadgets and having a well-thought out work area can help you produce your best work and keep you organized and tidy.

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7 Must-Have Items to Keep in Your Work Bag

From traffic congestion on your commute, meetings that run over schedule, last minute (and stressful) deadlines—sometimes it just feels like the workday is conquering you. Those days can get worse by your cellphone dying or coffee spilling on your shirt. Despite how small these things are, they can cause a busy day to become a stressful day. We’ve all been there, which is why we came up with a list of work bag essentials that will help keep your workdays moving smoothly.

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6 Essential Tools for Starting a New Job

Is there anything more exciting, yet nerve-racking, than starting a new job? Beginning a new position exposes you to new people, tools, and exciting challenges. But being new can also be a little daunting. One way to relieve the new job jitters is to know you are walking into your first day fully prepared for whatever’s ahead. Here are the essential tools you’ll need to start off your first day on the job right.

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5 Items That Will Make Your Life Easier

On average, most Americans consider “busyness” to be signify social and economic status, according to a study by the Columbia Business School. According to this study, people who appear to be busy are perceived to be more ambitious than those who value leisure time. Despite the metaphorical “badge of honor” that may be associated with being busy, the stress of everyday life can become overwhelming, increasing stress and limiting productivity and efficiency. Multitasking has actually been proven to reduce your ability to process information properly. At Zebra Pen, we value finding Zen in each and every day. We’ve curated a list of five items that will make your busy life easier.

Zebra PM-701

The right tools can make all the difference in your day. Purchasing high quality writing instruments can make everyday tasks easier, and more fun. The reliability of our stainless steel permanent marker, the Steel PM-701, won’t disappoint. Our permanent marker has a stainless steel barrel that won’t crack under pressure, unlike a plastic competitor.The PM-701 has a cap off time of 5 days, making it the perfect tool for the office, home, or anything in between. This marker is refillable, and available in four different colors.

Phone Holder/Mount

An unlikely hero for many smartphone users, a retractable phone mount adds comfortability and stability to everyday phone use. The extended attachment on the back of an especially large smartphone can prevent the phone from dropping. Many attachments come in a variety of different designs, and can add a distinct look and personality to your phone.The extra attachment adds remarkable stability when you want to take high quality photos or videos, or even when you’re browsing through Zebra Pen’s Instagram page.

Smart Speaker

Searching the web just got easier.. Smart speakers are essentially personal home assistants. These products have endless capabilities, and can be controlled simply with the sound of your voice. Smart speakers can provide information on an array of subjects, such as weather, definitions, stocks, and so much more. Some smart speakers can even order/add things to your shopping list. It also acts as a bluetooth speaker when you want to enjoy some tunes or entertain guests.

 Scannable Smart Notebook

We  know what you’re thinking, what in the world is a “Smart Notebook?” Smart Notebooks are useful tools to upload your handwritten work onto you phone or laptop! Most Smart Notebooks require you to write/draw your work on a piece of paper, then scan the page with the associated app. Now, you can access all your saved work electronically via an app or cloud service. Use the Zebra F-701 to take essential notes, handy lists, or extensive drafts. After your done, just scan the page and it’s instantly available on your electronic devices to use anywhere.

Smart Backpacks

If you’re going to be carrying around a bag or backpack it might as well be tech-friendly! 2018 has seen a renaissance in backpack wear, and more people want their backpacks to do much more just than carry their belongings. Smart backpacks have a multitude of uses, including charging your phone on the go! Some smart backpacks even have speakers attached so you can always #FindZen in music at home or on the go.

 

Is Your Pen Tough as STEEL?

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.

Guest Blog: A Simple Bullet Journal Day (with bonus announcement and new product preview)!

We’re thrilled to share this guest blog from influencer Alec Fischer (@fischrjournals).  Alec helps you get organized through Bullet Journals every day. Read to the end and find a special announcement from Zebra Pen and make sure to follow Alec on social!

Are any of you feeling stressed? Do you need an outlet to help you visualize your day, or to put your “to-do” list in order? If your answer is yes to any of these, I’d recommend looking into starting your very own bullet journal. For anyone who hasn’t heard of bullet journaling, it’s a practice where you use bullet points & short sentences to plan out your schedule. See examples here.

When I’m feeling stressed out, I create a layout plan to help me visualize my day. It can include everything from meetings, work, time with friends, to classes (if you’re in school). The layouts can be as simple as you’d like, to more complex designs. Today, I want to show you a simple baseline that can help you create your very own!

Here are the supplies I used to create the designs I’ll be showing you how to make. Feel free to get your own via Zebra Pen USA!

Supplies Used:

Zebrite Eco Highlighters:

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F-301 0.7mm Zebra Pen:

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Black Zebra Fountain Pen: (COMING SOON!)

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Generic Ruler

Generic Notepad/Notebook

How To:

Once you have your supplies, you’re going to want to turn to a fresh notebook page. Using your ruler & pens, draw a large rectangular box that covers enough lines to mark the amount of hours you usually stay up. I wake up early & get to bed late, so my design has quite a few lines.

Then mark the lines with the time of day. It should look something like this:

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I use the F-301 0.7 to draw the boxes, then the Fountain Pen to fill everything in and write my text.

Now you can decide what direction you’d like to take. I prefer two version: highlighter & minimalist modern.

Highlighter:

For the highlighter version of the daily plan, you’re going to want to use your Zebrite Eco Highlighters to fill in the time each activity takes.  Fill in the space however you’d like – I draw a vertical line down the time slot to fill it in.

Next, take your ruler and draw a horizontal line next to the vertical line. I let the highlight dry, then write in my daily task. It should look something like this:

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You can maneuver the design however you’d like, or in whatever way fits your aesthetic! Share you designs using the hashtag #ZebriteEcoHighlighters when you’re finished!

Minimalist Modern:

For the minimalist modern version of the daily plan (my personal favorite), you’ll want to start with the same base structure. Instead of using highlighters to fill in the time slots, you’ll want to use the ruler to trace boxes around the selected time. Class from 11am to noon? Fill it in! I like using modern patterns & fun minimalist elements to mix things up a bit.

Next, use your ruler to draw a horizontal line outward from the filled in box. At the end of the line, write out your “to-do” item, or activity. Under that activity you can also add more specific bullet points, depending on the level of detail you’d prefer.

When finished, it should look something like this:

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When you’re done, you have a little piece of art that can help you stay organized and ready for the rest of the day! It’s a constantly growing adventure, so don’t worry if your designs don’t look the same as the images above. Each person adds their own style and flair to their designs – it’s what makes it so fun!

Good luck and happy planning to you!

-Alec

14067724_10153972417687545_333123548541120632_nAlec Fischer is an award-winning director, content creator, & social influencer. When he’s not working on new documentary projects, you can find him working on his bullet journal, blogging about mental health & wellness, or reading awesome books while drinking tea. You can follow him on Instagram under the handle: @FischrJournals

BONUS: We are thrilled to share a complete barrel redesign on the Zebrite Dual-Tipped Highlighter.  You’re seeing it here FIRST!  Tell us what you think:zebrite close