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Your Guide to Choosing Pens

Are you confused about the difference between a ballpoint pen, a roller ball pen and a gel pen? With so many different products available, making the right choice can be a difficult task. The following information will help you make a decision on what pen to buy for your personal writing needs. 

Ballpoint Pens
  • Ballpoint pens use oil-based ink that appeals to many writers because of its durability
  • Suggested uses include any documentation requiring a degree of permanency (i.e. important notes, medical charts, contracts, multi-part forms)
  • Left handers will benefit from smear-free attributes of ballpoint pen ink
  • Click here to view our Ballpoint Pen range

Smooth Writing ***
Length of Writing ***

Ballpoint Pens

Roller Ball Pens
  • Roller ball pens evolved from ballpoints and are the closest writing instruments in function to fountain pens
  • Roller ball pens use liquid ink that yields a smooth, wet line on the page
  • Roller ball pens glide across the paper, but due to the fact that their ink is water-based, writing is not permanent
  • Suggested uses include writing that requires less exertion and no permanency concerns (letters, memos, white/term papers etc.)
  • Click here to view our Roller Ball Pen range

Smooth Writing ****
Length of Writing ****

Roller Ball Pens
Gel Pens
  • Gel ink pens are popular because they combine the elements of ballpoints and roller ball pens
  • Gel pens deliver smooth, effortless writing that is permanent, acid-free and archival-safe
  • Gel pens are great for all writing needs, especially those requiring a degree of permanency (i.e. important letters, cheques, legal and/or estate planning documents, manuscripts, artwork, autographs, etc
  • Click here to view our Gel Pen range

Smooth Writing ****
Length of Writing **

Gel Pens

 **** = Excellent | *** = Good | ** = Fair | * = Poor

 

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