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dasNdanger
06-11-2008, 02:57 PM
Please.

I used to love the cheapy Papermate stick pens - they were great. But now? Now they 'skip' - or they leave a lump of ink - and I don't get a smooth stroke, but a broken one that (when I'm doing figures) has to be re-traced. Ugly. So I tried out this uniball 207 something or other. Supposed to be a smooth pen...it skips. Bic pens skip. Every pen I try these days skip or leave ink blobs, which sucks big time when I'm writing numbers in little tiny boxes.

So, I was wondering if anyone can suggest a good pen with 'water-proof' ink (like the old ball points, not waterproof like a Sharpie marker). Many of these newer inks run if they get wet, which is bad for things like envelopes and stuff. Since this is primarily for office work where people steal my pens all the time, I don't want to go too expensive.

However - if anyone has a suggestion for a more expensive (but not crazy expensive) pen (up to $30), I'm game because I need a decent one at home, too.


das

jess
06-11-2008, 03:06 PM
i use medium point g2's (they. are. AMAZING.), also sharpie just came out with a pen that worked fabulously on my grocery list this morning :)

eroz
06-11-2008, 03:09 PM
Never mind....they are out of pens..

Supreme Convoy
06-11-2008, 03:09 PM
Oddly enough, I'm also in the market for a nice pens when ever I stop by Office Max or something.

At work, I love the Uniball Vision pens. Smooth lines and doesn't really glob up.

But I'm cheap so I just use Papermate as well.

Buk Was Right
06-11-2008, 03:11 PM
I use a Bullet Style Fisher Space Pen. Chrome finish with med point black ink.

It's the bees knees.

Criden
06-11-2008, 03:13 PM
You guys are weird! :)

Whip
06-11-2008, 03:24 PM
http://www.shopbulldog.com/eimages%5Cfullsize%5Cej0305%5Cej030564.jpg

Bic Comfort Stic. They're awesome and cheap. And they're smoooooth.

Shannon Chenoweth
06-11-2008, 03:31 PM
TUL pens from Office Max are my absolute favorite pens.

xyzzy
06-11-2008, 05:31 PM
Pilot G2s are my clicky pen of choice. Second in line is the Uni-ball Signo.
For cap pens, I like the Uni-ball Onyx.

Rod Nunley
06-11-2008, 05:54 PM
I love the papermate xtend medium ballpoint. Good rubber grip and writes very smooth.

Ryan Elliott
06-11-2008, 05:59 PM
EnerGel Liquid Gel Ink pen.

Adam Witt
06-11-2008, 06:02 PM
http://www.shopbulldog.com/eimages%5Cfullsize%5Cej0305%5Cej030564.jpg

Bic Comfort Stic. They're awesome and cheap. And they're smoooooth.

Winner.

Queen of the Ban Age
06-11-2008, 06:07 PM
Sharpie has started making pens, and they're wonderful because the ink doesn't bleed like regular Sharpies.

I'm pretty sure that they're made with magic. I love them.

Mr. E!
06-11-2008, 06:07 PM
Love the uniball vision as well with the needle point fine tip. I use them for grading and they are 15 different kinds of wonderful

dasNdanger
10-08-2008, 12:56 PM
Finally...


http://www.shopbulldog.com/eimages%5Cfullsize%5Cej0305%5Cej030564.jpg

Bic Comfort Stic. They're awesome and cheap. And they're smoooooth.


Thanks so much! I tested several, and for the price, I've settled on this one. I appreciate all the feedback!

das

Kingsumo
10-08-2008, 12:59 PM
Hey das, if those don't work, or you want something else, I would also recommend Bic's gel pen line.

http://www.websitelabels.com/images/products/iclgel.jpg

Jef UK
10-08-2008, 01:00 PM
Mont Blanc

maverick-99
10-08-2008, 01:01 PM
stabilo

Criden
10-08-2008, 01:01 PM
Phew!!

Albert
10-08-2008, 01:02 PM
Oddly enough, I'm also in the market for a nice pens when ever I stop by Office Max or something.

At work, I love the Uniball Vision pens. Smooth lines and doesn't really glob up.

But I'm cheap so I just use Papermate as well.

Yeah, I'm rockin' a Uni-ball Vision Extract. Just jotted down some notes with it a minute ago!

Ryan Walsh
10-08-2008, 01:05 PM
Uniball and liquid gel pens are both good for the price.

If you're willing to go the next grade up, I absolutely love Zebra pens. Stainless steel frame, good grip, nice smooth flow of the ball. I never tested its waterproof capacity but I can't imagine it failing at that. I have one that Douglas Adams used to sign autographs with less than a year before he died - a morbid collectible, yes, but I will never let it go.

dasNdanger
10-08-2008, 01:05 PM
Hey das, if those don't work, or you want something else, I would also recommend Bic's gel pen line.

http://www.websitelabels.com/images/products/iclgel.jpg

Thanks! I have a problem with sticky-fingered employees, so I like to go cheap as possible because they will always snatch my stuff. So any ideas are appreciated!


Phew!!


You and me both!


Mont Blanc

You buyin'??! :ecstatic:





das

Albert
10-08-2008, 01:06 PM
Spinning off from the original post, what kind of pencils do you guys prefer? I like No. 2 when I'm filling out a Scantron.

dasNdanger
10-08-2008, 01:09 PM
Uniball and liquid gel pens are both good for the price.

If you're willing to go the next grade up, I absolutely love Zebra pens. Stainless steel frame, good grip, nice smooth flow of the ball. I never tested its waterproof capacity but I can't imagine it failing at that. I have one that Douglas Adams used to sign autographs with less than a year before he died - a morbid collectible, yes, but I will never let it go.

I have the Uniball (fine), and it skips all over the place. That's often the problem - I need fine tip, and fines often skip. I have the Uniball medium, too...but the line is a bit too heavy for what I need it for.

I've never tried Zebra pens. When I'm looking for a personal pen, I'll look into it! Thanks!

das

Akira
10-08-2008, 01:13 PM
http://www.uniball-na.com/img/productcatalog/lg_jetstream.jpg
Uni-ball Jetstream. Writes like a gel, dries like a ballpoint.

gomi
10-08-2008, 01:21 PM
http://www.artstuff.net/images/ItoyaFinePointSystemPens.jpg
I love these. I use the .1, .3 and .5 (they are permanent, the .2, .4 and .6 are not) for sketching/doodling. Excellent blacks, with much less bleeding than Sharpies.

dasNdanger
10-08-2008, 01:21 PM
http://www.uniball-na.com/img/productcatalog/lg_jetstream.jpg
Uni-ball Jetstream. Writes like a gel, dries like a ballpoint.

Jeez. All you guys and your 'uniballs'... :roll:

;)


das

brianhalpin
10-08-2008, 01:45 PM
http://www.uniball-na.com/img/productcatalog/lg_vision.jpg

Uniball Vision

I have no shame in saying these are the bestest pens evaaaaaar.