Porex celebrates National Handwriting Day!

Chris Boothby, Strategic Marketing Director, Writing Instruments
Jan. 23, 2020

With the digital age came new ways to communicate – with each note typed and every single letter and word looking exactly the same every time. Though we’ve been able to reach others at a faster pace with computers, emails, and phones, there is nothing more real and personal than grabbing a pen or marker and writing a note by hand. In fact, handwriting and drawing are artforms that we use every day all over the world, and they bring out the individuality and creativity in all of us. We see that same creativity when children use their coloring markers at home or at school to express themselves, or when adults use their permanent markers or white board markers to communicate thoughts, ideas and concepts at home or at work.

For over 50 years, the porous polymer technology of Porex has been inside the markers that enable creative expression through the  delivery of ink to a writing surface. As the world’s leading supplier of marker nibs and reservoirs, we are constantly creating new innovative technologies through our “Science of Ink Flow Management.” Our nibs are designed with the perfect porosity, ink flow rate, durability and “writing feel,” and they are paired with reservoirs that feature optimal capillarity and pore volume for the specific type of ink and marker.   Join us in celebrating the 43rd anniversary of National Handwriting Day on January 23rd. Established in 1977 on the birthday of one of America’s most celebrated scribes, John Hancock, National Handwriting Day was created to acknowledge the history and influence of penmanship. Learn more about origin of the day from the Writing Instrument Manufacturer’s Association (WIMA)’s press release (attached) and discover how porous polymers can help bring creative expressions to life every day.