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The manufacturing process of ballpoint pens is fairly similar across brands. The essential parts of the ballpoint pen include the ball point, which acts as a buffer between the ink and the paper, the point support, which... More »

Several common household items can be used to remove ballpoint pen ink from clothing, including rubbing alcohol, shaving cream and hairspray. If none of these options work, it may be necessary to use a specialty product ... More »

The ballpoint pen was invented by Laszlo Biro in the 1930s, who was a Jewish-Hungarian journalist. During his time editing newspapers, he became very frustrated with the amount of smudging that the fountain pen caused. T... More »

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The main steps involved with making pens include stamping and forming the metal components inside the pen, molding the plastic housing and filling the pens. Some companies make the ink, as well. More »