What's your favorite pen or pencil (brand)?

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  1. NickElls macrumors 6502

    NickElls

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    What kind of pen or pencil do you use most?

    I'm a big Pilot fan. My favorite is the Precise Gel 07, but they're never available in our Staples.

    I like clicky better than cappy, the caps always seem to get lost...
     
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  3. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    Rotring 600 Roller-Ball

    Good and chunky with a decent amount of weight to is, plus a spring loaded tip
     
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    i have tried very expensive pens including some Lamys, Cross, Montblancs, and various others (for notebook sketching). the one i keep going back to every time is a Zebra Gel G-301, which goes for about $2.50 at staples.

    try it. its the best.
     
  5. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    That's mine too. I have two of them along with matching mechanical pencils.
     
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  7. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

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    I really like my Pelikan M215 -- and also the old Parker 51 Aerometric I use quite a bit.
     
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    The cheapest ones available because I have the tendency to lose them :D
     
  9. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I'm a huge fan of the Pilot Gel G-2, but bought some Bic Atlantis pens since they were on sale... not too shabby, but the G-2 is still a smoother writer, I feel. More comfortable for long note-taking sessions as well. Both suffer from low ink-life, however.

    Oh, and the G-2 dries rather slowly, so it's really easy to smudge if you're not careful.
     
  10. NickElls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sometimes my G-2s randomly die on me, then I use them a few days later and they work again.

    By die I mean the ink skips every two millimeters and it doesn't flow as easily.
     
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    I have two full sets of the 600 series in both black and silver

    2 - Rollerballs
    2 - Ball Point
    2 - Mechanical Pencils
    2 - Trio (Dual ball point with pencil)
    2 - Nib
     
  12. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I used to buy ONLY Pentel R.S.V.P.'s because they looked and wrote pretty. Although, I've found clicky-tops to be easier to use and are thinner, so I buy ONLY rubberised BIC clicky-tops.
     
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    All of my pens are from different reps at my work.

    My favorites are the Verizon pens, nice, fat, big rubber grips, well made, and nice looking.
     
  14. masterapple04 macrumors regular

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    I'm partial to the Bic Atlantis. Not particularly large, but a good grip and really smooth writing.
     
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    i love parker pens, and rotring for drawing pens...
     
  17. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    My fav is the papermate PhD - both the pen and the mechanical pencil. I got the pencil first - I've had it for 8 years now, somehow I haven't managed to lose it!
     
  18. NightFlight macrumors 6502

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    Bic Cristal. Been using them for a lonnnggg time now, and you can't beat em! :)
     
  19. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    Any pen that let's me twirl it around to pass time during class lectures.
     
  20. ortuno2k macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using Pilot Precise V5 Extra Fine for years.
    I take good care of them, so a pen usually lasts me a few months.
     
  21. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Bic. 99 cent on a pack of 15. Why spend more on a pens? They all do the same thing. Bics last long. I never understood people who bought the one pen for $5. Stupid.
     
  22. njmac macrumors 68000

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    The pen looks nice but it also looks a little clunky to be writing with.

    Any cheap pen is fine with me as long as the ink is not too drippy.
     
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    Wow I'm lucky if I can go more than a day without losing my pencil.:eek:
     
  24. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    Because Bic's are disposable similar to razors, compared to their non-disposale counterparts that offer superior quality, comfort, etc. As well - a nice non-disposable (re-fillable) pen is just an added touch of finish if you are dealing with clients. Handing some one a disposable pen to sign for a car purchase, medical document/waiver, or a high dollar contract is a little odd - it isn't like you are signing a credit card receipt at the local Gas N' Go.
     

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