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The ballpoint pen of which I’ve become quite fond

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Written by LeisureGuy

29 January 2011 at 1:23 pm

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  1. If you are really in love with writing in all capitals, I can give you some tips for optimizing that style. Let me know!

    Kate Gladstone

    29 January 2011 at 1:59 pm

  2. No, I prefer to write in italic. The post is about the pen, not the handwriting.


    29 January 2011 at 3:20 pm

  3. Aha. When I wrote to look at the writing, I meant the line width and lack of blots, not the style. I see what you meant.


    30 January 2011 at 5:04 am

  4. Looks good, but I will not try this pen because I much prefer retractable points. The Zebra G-301 is a retractable gel pen that lays down a intensely dark line (notably darker than the Uni-Ball Jetstream, which is a popular favorite). If you don’t mind pens with caps you would be amazed with the Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pen. I have had one for 5 years which I seldom use but it has never dried out!

    Bob Slaughter

    30 January 2011 at 10:20 am

  5. Many thanks. I also prefer retractable pens to carry, but the SB-1000s I really like to keep beside my chair. I’ll give the Pilot Varsity a try.


    30 January 2011 at 10:52 am

  6. Ah. Right: you *did* say “fountain pen.” I was talking about ballpoints. I have quite a few fountain pens of excellent quality. But of ballpoints, these are the ones I like best. For pencils, I’m now partial to the Palomino Blackwing. Lots of different writing instruments to choose from.

    For ballpoint pens, I choose the S.K.B. SB-1000


    30 January 2011 at 10:56 am

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