Thursday, August 9, 2012
Back to School with JetPens--The Pen Edition
Let's start with gel ink pens. Lots of incredible choices, almost too many to choose from but I'll give it a go.
One of the basics would be Pilot Hi-Tec-C gel ink pens, which are comfortable, edgy, and quick-drying. Maybe a selection of colors and tip sizes, but definitely start with the little black pen.
Another favorite of mine is the Pilot B2P Bottle to Pen gel ink pen, a great recycled plastic that really looks like bottled water.
The Uni-ball Signo RT UM-138 gel ink pens are a great choice as well, particularly for their Blue Black ink as well as this Lavender Purple Black.
Finally, if you have a bit more cash to spend, is the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Cavalier Executive gel ink pen, a needle point tip with a lot of style.
Roller ball pens are among my favorites, and I always find something cool and interesting. If you want a modestly-priced roller ball, the Pentel EnerGel needle point is your pen.
A bit more expensive, but with a very high wow! factor, is this Lamy Tipo roller ball, one of the best pens I've ever used (review coming soon). Naturally I have the orange and black one.
If you're a fountain pen type, there are some nice options that aren't all going to leave your wallet weeping.
Top of my list would be this Sailor Clear Candy fountain pen, which I reviewed and liked a lot. Ditto the Ohto Dude fountain pen, elegant but removing the cap does take some strength.
Pelikan's P480F Pelicano has an interesting design and color choices, which I like. Definitely a good, sturdy pen which I'm hoping to review soon.
I wrote about this Monteverde Artista clear demonstrator a year ago and heard from a few readers who bought it (seems you can change out the nib and put in a Noodler's flex), so I'm thrilled to see it at JetPens, and love the clear color choices. It also comes in a roller ball version, if you want the beautiful style in an easier writing format.
Finally, this Parker Vector has intrigued me for some time. I've used the Vector roller balls and liked their spare design, the fountain pen looks equally good.
There are so many other pens I could have added, but time is limited and I wanted to start posting again. Hop over to JetPens.com and take a look at everything else. I'd be curious to know what you