Conventional pens usually have a button at the back which you press to expose the ink cartridge’s tip. The PenAgain has an integrated pop-top mechanism that works exactly in the opposite way. It’s actually a fun and effective little feature (and there is no cap to lose ;). Here is how it works;
- Push the top of the PenAgain down (towards the button) to expose the ink cartridge within it until you hear a click. The PenAgain is now ready for use.
- Press the button just below the penclip. This will release the top of the PenAgain to its extended position and cover the ink cartridge within it. The PenAgain is now ready to be stored safely.
Please hold (correctly)
The last time anyone gave you instructions on how to hold a pen you were probably five years old 😉 However, the PenAgain’s design is so radically different that it requires a few pointers and it takes a bit of getting used to (especially after decades of holding conventional pens).
When I say pointers I mean it literally. The most important first step in holding the PenAgain correctly is to simply point with your index finger. Don’t try to hold its lower half like a regular pen (we see this all the time).
Place the PenAgain so that its rear arc straddles your index finger.
Make sure that your index finger rests flat on the indented gripping surface (NOT on the side of the PenAgain where the button is located).
Place your thumb on one gripping surface and your middle finger on the other.
Now relax and guide the PenAgain with your whole arm. No need to grip the PenAgain forcefully. It is ergonomically designed to fit within your hand and take advantage of the natural weight of your hand as opposed to conventional pens that rely on the force of your grip.
To refill, hold the PenAgain so that the side with the button is facing you. Then press the button so that the pop-top mechanism is extended and covering the ink cartridge.
Twist the penclip to the right of the button until you hear a click.
Remove the top and pull out the refill.
Insert the new PenAgain ErgoSof refill (sold separately) firmly.
Replace the top with the penclip to the right of the button. Then press the top down. Once its all the way down twist the penclip to the left until it is lined up with the button and you hear a click.