Do you have a favorite kind of pen? I am tired of using cheap Bic work pens that get blobs of ink all over my fingers and smudge all over the page. I have some Pilot G2 when I want to write in colors, but I really like ballpoint pens [ed: the kind with tacky ink] better, except they glop all over my hands! I read some good reviews about the uni jetstream and bought them, but I’m not liking it so far. Yesterday I suddenly realized, “why am I using these pens that glop ink everywhere? I can afford to buy pens,” but I don’t want to keep ordering random pens and not like them. I can’t afford that!
NY Magazine thinks my crappy work Bic pens are good. (The Bic roundstic)– how can I ever trust anyone? They get globs of ink everywhere! But… I do trust your readers.
Does grumpy nation have any advice for me? I think I prefer ballpoint to rollerball [ed: this is what I would call flowing ink like the G2 or my favorite Tul] because I push really hard with my pens. I also am ok with gel pens, but I’ve only used them for fancy things like writing cards. Since I push hard with the pens, there’s less friction with a ballpoint than with a gel pen or a rollerball pen. I think I wreck the tips on rollerballs.
I would love to hear people’s pen recommendations? What’s your favorite pen?
Oh gee, we both have light touches with pens. #1 prefers rollerballs and definitely has a lot less friction with a rollerball or gel pen than with a ballpoint. #2 prefers marker tip(!)
I think my favorite was the uni jetstream 101 (the kind you get 12 to a box, not the retractable kind), but that advice is probably not at all helpful to you since we have such different writing styles and you didn’t like the uni jetstream that you got!
This article recommends the uni-ball signo 207 premier gel pen and the Pilot Dr. Grip Ballpoint.
DH loves his space pen, though I cannot imagine spending that much ($22) on something I would invariably lose. (DH has not lost his, though it has gone through the wash a couple of times, since it is always kept in his pocket.)
Grumpy Nation, can you help Heavyhands out? What are your favorite pens? Do you press heavily or lightly?