Best Ink Pens

Updated December 2019
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516 Consumers Consulted
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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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