Ballpoint pen in a variety of bright colors, plus blue and back. Great for artistic purposes or for color-coding items. Click tops keep the retractable tips hidden when not in use. Streamlined barrels fit nicely in the hand, and are easy to control. Made by a trusted brand. Pack of 20.
Mixed opinions on how well the pens write, as some colors seem to be smoother than others. Occasional dried-out pens upon arrival noted.
Customers rave about the rich color of the ink, and how long the pens last. Barrels are see-through, to help keep track of ink levels. Pens have caps and rubberized grips. Available in different bright colors and with fine or medium points. Pack of 12.
Pens have been known to leak, and the ink has the tendency to smudge if you touch it before it dries. Fine points aren't as smooth to write with as the medium points.
Affordable, classic ball-point ink pens that write smoothly. See-through barrels make it easy to see when ink levels are low. Available in black and blue ink, plus they come in inexpensive multi-packs that are perfect for buying in bulk.
Some reports of faulty pens that leaked ink or dried out prematurely. Some users wish the ink were a bit darker.
Feature soft, rubber grips that make them extremely comfortable to hold and easy to control. Blank ink. Barrels are transparent so you can see ink levels. Retractable tips with easy-to-click tops. Pack of 24.
Ink occasionally builds up on the tips, resulting in smears and streaks. Pens occasionally skip while writing.
Crafted in brass and stainless steel with a retro design. Refillable, and comes in several attractive colors. Writes smoothly and feels nice in the hand. Available in ball point, fountain nib, and gel roller. Comes with an attractive storage box; makes a nice gift.
Ink leaks have been reported. A bit challenging to replace the in cartridge, especially in the nib model. Finish is prone to scratches.
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You may do most of your writing using a stylus or tapping on a keyboard, but sometimes you still need an ink pen. Fountain ink pens have internal ink wells, and ballpoint pens have small roller balls in the tips that deposit ink when moved across paper. Felt-tip options that are almost like fine-point markers are also available. Disposable ink pens are popular, but refillable models are reusable and some even make thoughtful gifts. Some ink pens have caps while others feature retractable tips that work with the touch of a button. Regular or water-based gel ink are available in lots of colors, but traditional black or blue ink are the most popular and practical.
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