Swanneck Pen Benefits

Writing left-handed: what are the problems?

Fact: left-handers suffer more using standard pens designed for right handers than they do using any other right-handed tool. 

That’s because there are two main challenges that make left-handed writing especially difficult: 

Challenge One

A left hand immediately obscures the letters and words just written – making it hard for the writer to keep track, especially when it’s a child learning to write. 

Challenge Two

A left-handed writer can easily smudge ballpoint, roller ball, felt tip and other inks – making a mess of school work, letters and other important documents. 

"Recent Left-hand Club research among 1000 left-hand writers shows that 99% of those surveyed have experienced difficulty with their writing".

The Challenges Illustrated
Photos Illustrate The Main Left-Handed Writing Traits:

Over writer Swanneck
 ‘The Overwriter Style’ – writes following a steep rising line from ‘left to right’, sometimes at a full 90 degrees to the body.
The Fist Swanneck
‘The Fist Style’ – clutches pen in whole fist, obscuring most of the letters what  are  being written.
Under Writer 45 swanneck
under writer 90° swanneck

‘The Underwriter Style’ – tilts the paper to the left, adopting a downward sloping writing line. Letters

 and words then tend to lean annoyingly forward.

The Hooker Swanneck
‘The Hooker Style’ – tries hard to see what he or she is writing by tilting the paper to the left. If not dealt with early, the hooking problem can make a left hander’s writing both slow and hard to read.
Standard Pen vs Swanneck Pen
Standard Pen & Swanneck Pen – Need to add text

The Impact

  • A slow start for left-handed children.
  • Many children learning to write left-handed find themselves embarrassed and discouraged – just at a time when they need all the confidence they can get.
  • Uncomfortable, awkward writing posture.
  • Left-handed writers often find themselves forced to tilt the paper at all kinds of awkward angles – contributing to illegible sloping styles, calluses and even muscular pain.
  • Reversed letters.
  • A common issue for young left handed children – who frequently confuse lowercase ‘d’s’ and ‘b’s’, as well as their ‘p’s’ and ‘q’s’.

The Swanneck Pen The Logical Writing Solution.

Swanneck pen writing

Swanneck Pens represent a revolution in left-handed ballpoint pen design that’s not only ergonomic, it looks great too.

Extensive trials show that our easy-to-hold Swanneck profile generates nothing but a positive response, both from children and older writers who’ve long been frustrated by conventional right-handed pens.



It’s great for right-handers too!

Swanneck Pens are also ideal for right handers needing to write ‘right to left’ – for example in Arabic or Asian languages. Our simple but intelligent design solves ‘cover up’, speed, smudging and posture problems for ‘right to left’ writers just as effectively. 

The Swanneck Pen Designed For Left-Handers By Left Handers

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