I’ve switched all my pens to blue ink. Sure, it might seem like a trivial change… but it’s made a great difference here in my working world of Mechanical Engineering.
You see, I work quite a bit with detailed drawings which are all printed on giant black and white plotters. When you’re making small revisions in a vast sea of black and white lines and text, the blue stands out a lot better than black. In fact, a good black pen will blend in perfectly with the ink drawings.
Some might make the argument for mechanical pencils, but, like rock and grain in a Catan without cities, those pencils are a hot commodity in our supply cabinets. Others use red or highlighters, but those colors aren’t as welcomed by the business community for official documents. Blue is the best of both worlds; it meets the standards of the corporate environment and provides a nice color differentiation on printed draft files.
Rock on blue ink.