No matter if you enjoy collecting or love writing with good quality pens, you can only get the best from Cross in Hong Kong. Read on to learn more about how to buy Cross HK pens.


A Guide to Buying Cross Pens in Hong Kong

If it is your first time purchasing a pen, you may feel a little overwhelmed by all the different types of pens available in the market. Cross Hong Kong has a wide range of pens - rollerball, ballpoint, fountain, multi-function, gel as well as stylus pens. These Cross pens are designed for different purposes as the sizes and materials used for the pens can vary. There are a lot of options for you to choose from to suit your need. Scroll below to learn about how to choose a new pen.


Other than the obvious use of writing with a pen, it is also important to know what the other purposes of using the pen are. For example, if you are working at a construction site, the Cross pen you need to choose should withstand drops on the floor, being kicked around, or having to be written on uneven surfaces. On the other hand, a Cross multi-pen would be suitable for daily use since it does not leak anywhere and is sturdy. For those who write a lot, a Cross pen that allows you to write comfortably is a great choice. It should be lightweight and have an ergonomic design to avoid getting hand cramps.

For Whom

With a plethora of options for pens in the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your needs. The chunky Cross pens are suitable for those with large hands. For people with smaller hands, they prefer pens with feminine designs. If you choose Cross pens for children, it's best to go for those with ergonomic designs that can correct their writing postures.


It is not uncommon to like a pen based on its aesthetics. Nonetheless, you still need to look at its overall shape and model.

Types of Pens

Generally, there are a few main types of pens, categorized based on the types of ink and the delivery system. The most common types of pens include fountain pens, ballpoint pens, and rollerball pens. Cross Fountain pens utilize a water-based ink that is contained in the reservoir of the pen and then dispenses through a nib. The ink reservoir typically takes the form of a disposable ink cartridge or a piston converter that is used with bottled inks.

Meanwhile, Cross ballpoint pens dispense a thick oil-based ink from its tip that has a small sphere that does a rolling action. When in contact with paper, the ink instantly dries and prevents any smudges. Ballpoint pens are very convenient to use but require more pressure to write, making them not suitable for writing for long hours.

Instead of using oil-based ink, Cross rollerball pens utilize water-based liquid ink or gel ink. Combining the smooth ink flow of a fountain pen and the convenience of a ballpoint pen, Cross rollerball pens require less pressure to write. Furthermore, the ink is also brightly coloured and takes a while to dry, so it is more likely to smudge if you are left-handed. But rollerball pens come with a cap that avoids liquid ink from drying out.

Weight & Size

The best way to test the weight of the pen is to hold it in your hand. If it feels very heavy in the hand, do consider another model. If you purchase a pen online, it is advisable to read the description of the product first. Go with Cross pens that are made of lightweight materials such as resin or plastic. It would be also be beneficial if it has a soft grip. However, if the pen is meant to be bought as a gift, it would be advisable to consider heavier and larger pens as they will provide a better feel.

Inks & Refiils

The best place where you can find inks and refills is to source online as you can choose any ink colours available. This is because local stationery shops usually offer blue or black ink colours. There are certain pens that may be used with comparable refills. As for fountain pens, choose whether you want to use disposable ink cartridges or a converter.

Do check out Cross paper products so that you can test out your writing instrument.

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