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Favorite pen brand/style?

Asked by pumahawk (42 points ) May 29th, 2008

i’ve been using BIC black standard pens for SO long now.

http://p.office1000.com/mrp/GSMGPC84BIC.jpg

but, i love any pen that seems to mimic it’s feel. ink ballpoint pens usually leak or produce too much on the page, and i end up smudging it all.

so how about it? what weapon do you choose? :p

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sndfreQ's avatar

A Mont Blanc was bequeathed to me years back, and i recently lost it-It’s like a lost friend, and no generic pen stands up to the feel and quality <sniffles>.

anonyjelly16's avatar

I love the Eagle and Dollar fountain pens that I grew up with. I recently bought a bunch again and they write much better than the Mont Blanc (which I think is about the worst pen value ever). As far as the rollerball goes, the Pilot V7 beats the pants off my Mont Blanc rollerball. (The only thing I like from Mont Blanc is their pencil—its all mostly useless junk in my opinion.)

I would suggest giving the Pilot a try.

sndfreQ's avatar

I’ve used the gel ink Pilot G-7 for years too-but haven’t given the V7 a try…thanks for the “tip!”

anonyjelly16's avatar

Awesome pun. You get a “great answer” for that one.

cheebdragon's avatar

glitter pens kick ass! I have every color!

⇐ easily distracted by bright and shiney objects…...

margeryred's avatar

It completely depends on what you are willing to spend and how you are going to utilize the pen. If you want a fairly inexpensive, dependable, comfortable and non-clogging/glopping pen I suggest Papermate FlexGrip Elite… it has a rubbery shaft that makes it comfortable to hold and it NEVER clogs or has those little ink globs along your writing.

marinelife's avatar

I used to use the Pilot G7, but when I traveled a lot I found it would develop leaks all the time on the planes. I am currently using the Pilot G2.

I love fountain pens though, always have.

Not to hijack the question, but its corollary is color ink? I hate blue ink. Black ink all the way for me.

breedmitch's avatar

I’ve recently taken to the Varsity Pilot. It’s an inexpensive disposable fountain-tip. (I’m with you, Marina. Only Black)

cheebdragon's avatar

life is too short to hate blue ink ; )

marinelife's avatar

@breedmitch Love the look of that. I will go get me one today. Sorry, cheeb, in black ink!

Spargett's avatar

Pens seem so wasteful now-a-days. Especially when you paper into the mix. Between my iPhone and computer, the only time I use a pen is to sign my rent check, which is absurd that they still require checks and don’t take plastic, paypal, etc.

But now I’m drifting off topic even further.

marinelife's avatar

@Spargett You have a point, but there is not the same connection between brain and instrument when one is keyboarding as there is with writing.

ezraglenn's avatar

I use Pilot V5s for everything (I have all the colors…), though I used to use V7s. But today I received a fancy shmancy fountain pen as a graduation gift, and that seems exciting…

ezraglenn's avatar

It’s a Daniel Hechter – Paris pen.

SomeoneElse's avatar

I use a Lamy ballpoint pen and love it! I have recently discovered that there are ‘broad’ refills which are my all-time favourites.
There is a Pen Shop not far away and it is doing really good business which, in view of the phones/emails taking over the world, I am pleased about! I love pens and decent paper.
I may well have to write to my sister now . . .

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