Best gel ink pens according to redditors

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u/PrometheusSmith · 55 pointsr/gadgets

For your use, a notebook would be a lot better for the note taking part. I recommend this one, along with one of these.

As for the browsing reddit and general internet use, the 7 is pretty awesome. I love mine so far.

u/hobbsit · 53 pointsr/AskReddit

Mmmm, the Sanford Uni-ball Micro 0.5mm in black is the greatest pen ever made. On a legal pad, the right amount of padding beneath just makes silky lettering.


u/chclax25 · 23 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Pentel EnerGel Deluxe RTX Retractable Liquid Gel Pen, 0.5mm, Needle Tip, Black Ink, 3 Pen per Pack (BLN75BP3A)

u/freakingwilly · 19 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Not OP, but Amazon's got you covered.

Tons of color options, but I have the silver barrel. EnerGel 0.5mm Needle tips in black are the only ink I use now in my Ti Arto.

u/Crustin · 19 pointsr/UnethicalLifeProTips

I've been using Pilot Frixion Erasable Pens for years. They're quite useful and I highly recommend them for everyday writing.

u/haldolemmerich · 17 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Pilot G-Tec C4, you can probably tell from the picture, but I really enjoy them

Amazon Link

u/SlimSlamtheFlimFlam · 16 pointsr/pharmacy

> Pilot G2 pens

If you're feeling like BD pen needles the Pilot G2 pens in the Ultra Fine (0.38) size is great. I haven't had to scrunch an address onto a prescription in ages.

u/cliffotn · 15 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Maybe get him a decent pen that uses refills. I had a fancy Montblanc pen years ago, that thing lasted me probably 20 years until I finally ruined it. Bent over and it fell out of my pocket, then ran it over. Almost made me cry!

Montblanc pens didn't used to be SO expensive, and now I work from home, so seems silly to spend that money. So I bought a couple of awesome Pilot pens. They're about $13 and feel extraordinarily well made, and they write nicely too. One of those pens if you take it out of your pocket so a person can borrow it to sign something, they end up holding the pen, looking at it, studying it for a few seconds and say "hmm, that's a nice pen!".

u/lalalalaundry · 14 pointsr/
u/BeastKiller450 · 14 pointsr/EDC
u/EggsOverDoug · 13 pointsr/DnD

I highly suggest These. I pen in all the things that are mostly permanent, then pencil in things that change a lot. it makes erasing a ton easier after a long rest.

u/Beirdo-Baggins · 10 pointsr/EDC
u/doggscube · 9 pointsr/EDC

Pilot G-2 in the .038 tip. Color your preference.

Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Ultra Fine Point, Black Ink, Dozen Box (31277)

By far my favorite pen when I had an office job. Now I only write on duplicate forms so roller balls don't work as well.

u/bf5man · 8 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn

The Silver tip shape looks like the Uni-Ball 207. Available both in black and in red. The way the ink is laid on the paper looks similar to what you get from a gel pen like the 207.

u/Heplayer92 · 7 pointsr/medicalschool

Personally I've always wanted one of these:

Also a nice set of pens like will be clutch and they're on sale right now too!

Besides that, just lend an ear when she needs to rant after a long day. Prepare meals for her. Take her on dates. And don't get upset when she's working long days and has to come home and study. But honestly if y'all made it past M2, you're probably in the clear in terms of understanding her busy hours.

You the real MVP

u/Tamagu_ · 7 pointsr/pens

I’d agree with this, but even the standard Pentel Energel Alloy RT would meet this standard as well! They’re generally inexpensive, with decent barrels that last for quite a while. The refills also fit in other bodies you may prefer, such as the Zebra Sarasa clip bodies! They’re quick drying, difficult to smear, and tend not to skip. Unless if your paper is extraordinarily thin, it shouldn’t bleed either!

u/tim404 · 7 pointsr/EDC

Well gosh, thanks! Just trying to share some love.

Truth be told, I am carrying... please hold I'll check my bag... eight notebooks at the moment. They are all different and have different uses.

I use the mini ones for projects (one for ideas for my Raspberry Pi, another for Adobe Lightroom thoughts and tricks), both regular Field Notes, grid. One is for ideas for the house, which happens to be the Expedition (because OMG dot grid!). A nicer Cahier for a project to be gifted at some point, and an aforementioned Wal-Mart el-cheapo for making a note, tearing out, and handing to someone.

Then the more durable Colors FN, a new page for every day, just my running task list (deposit check, get groceries, fix window screen, etc.).

Next, I have a notebook for work (I'm an engineer) that is a promo notebook branded for Wonderware, and try as I might, I can't find them anywhere commercially (but I'm pretty sure it's this, in black). They are PERFECT. Stiff board covers, pretty good paper, double ring binding, perfect for walking around a plant and taking notes. I'd order a box of 100, maybe. I'm on my sixth one, and the vendor won't give me any more without taking more training, so I'm SOL. I did buy this as the next-in-line replacement, though, and am excited to try it out.

This is my current journal (orange, medium), just for me and all my thoughts and shit and rants and y'know - journal stuff, and it comes with me everywhere. Been using it for over a year and it's a champ. I had to tape the corners back on with gaffer's tape. It's been halfway around the world, sailed the Carribean for a week in the salt spray and sun, been wet and dry and wet and tossed around. I would absolutely buy it again except the most awesome secret santa /u/leinistar sent me THIS ABSOLUTE BEAUTY in the Pens and Stationary exchange and I squealed like a 10 year old girl (I'm such a sucker for dot grid, f'real). Anyway, back to the Piccadilly - it takes ink like a mofo - just got a Pilot fountain pen that just gushes and generally bleeds through everything (even my work notebook- sniff) but this book takes it like a champ.

Bonus: Recently saw this website and consequently picked up this notebook. Decent price, great concept, but absolute shite quality paper and covers. Disappointment, but I'll still use it. I had to go through nine writing utensils before I found an acceptable compromise of not-bleed-through and not-paper-scoring. (Pilot G-2 0.7mm, incidentally)

u/buickgnx88 · 7 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Allow me to blow your mind, they now have erasable pens, and yes they do actually erase!

u/recreational_usage · 7 pointsr/EDC
u/C_L_I_C_K · 7 pointsr/greatawakening

Montblanc pens go up to the thousands, so a few hundred is not bad considering Trump is a billionaire and the President of the United States. Cross is actually affordable for normal people too. For plebs like me though, I'll stick with my Pilot G2 Limited.

u/Nicholie · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/makemeking706 · 6 pointsr/LifeProTips

I personally dislike the G2 because of the consistency of the ink. You'll never want another pen after you try one of these.

u/NotKumar · 6 pointsr/medicine

Dawg, that tip is so fat. If u want to write small you go with ultra-fine point 0.38 :

u/terribleatkaraoke · 6 pointsr/piano

I used to mark my sheet music with pencil, and I use a lot of markings indeed.

Now i use erasable frixion gel pens, and they come in different colors so now I can color code my notes. It’s super handy! Best thing is these pens are erasable so once I don’t need the notes i just erase them and don’t have to worry about marring my books. Best invention ever.

Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens Fine Point (.7) Assorted Color Inks 7-pk; Make Mistakes Disappear, No Need For White Out with America’s #1 Selling Pen Brand

u/AnnieeeBanannie · 6 pointsr/Teachers

My boyfriend got me a nameplate for my desk and a stamp that says my name (for stamping my classroom library, their assignment notebooks, etc.). He also got me a bunch of stamps for grading. Ones that say wonderful and sign here. I use those all of the time. Special grading pens are nice. I have these friction pens. They're the besssst!!

u/geekincognito · 6 pointsr/Art

Uni-ball Signo by far the best white pen.

u/TannerEvil · 6 pointsr/Magic

There's a Scam School episode that teaches using Frixion pens to do a reveal. Write a prediction on a card and write something else on top/around it as a misdirect or miss, then gently apply fire without actually lighting the card up to reveal the prediction.

I can't post the url to the source because I'm at work, but I'll do it when I get home. Or maybe u/scamschoolbrian would do the honors?

u/caitykat56 · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I had a first time mother at the hospital today who was getting discharged but was going to have to leave her baby overnight due to being jaundice.She was so incredibly sad about this. Right before she was set to be discharged I ran the TC Billi test one more time and his level had dropped.I practically ran to her room to tell her the good news and she broke down crying with tears of pure happiness.
It absolutely made my entire day and all I could do was smile for the rest of clinicals :)
These pens would make charting so much easier because my others die all the time.

u/margalicious · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


My mother has hated my boyfriend for the last two years. When he came to visit, he wasn't allowed to spend the night at our house. She would rant about how sucky he was every time I said his name.

Well today... today she asked how he was. Then she mentioned that my brother will be at camp all of next week, so his room will be empty. She asked if my boyfriend would like to come visit for a couple of days. She finally, after 24 months, said something kind about him.

I've never been so happy at home. Ever. It makes me thankful that I decided to come stay with my family for a little while.

edit - item! Everyone needs more good pens.

u/mattsworkaccount · 5 pointsr/EDC

Oooh, this is a fun challenge.

  • Knife: Spyderco Dragonfly 2 : $49

    This is the most expensive item on my list, but I figure that with knives this is the best small EDC knife you can get for the money. I'm not a fan of large knives for daily carry, and the Dragonfly gets the job done.

  • Watch: Casio Men's Sport Analog Dive Watch : $17

    While I initial thought was the F-91W, this watch seems to have far better water-resistance for roughly $7 more. Plus I prefer analog watches.

  • Wallet: Magpul Industries Daka Polymer Wallet : $17

    While I've never used one of these personally, why not take the loss of all my stuff as an excuse to pare down how much bullshit I carry in my wallet? Reviews (outside of Amazon) seem pretty good and I'd love to give this thing a shot.

  • Multitool: Atwood Prybaby Chinese Knockoff : $3

    I like having one of these kinds of dumb little multitools handy for prying and bottle-opening and other random tasks that I wouldn't want to abuse my knife with. At only $3 it's worth the space in my budget and my keychain. Speaking of keychains...

  • Keychain: Stainless Steel Aircraft Cable Keychain : $2

    If you're like me, you often have to add and remove keys and other items from your keychain. Wire/cable keychains are the friggin best for this. I generally prefer the ball-and-socket types rather than the kind that screw closed, but I'm counting my dollars here.

  • Writing Utensil: Pilot G2 0.5mm (12-Pieces) : $10.75 per 12, ~$1 per ea.

    I can't stand pens that use caps, and nothing writes as well for me as the Pilot G2. 0.5mm is about as fine a line as I want to get because the 0.38mm ones tend to get a bit scratchy on most paper. And if you'll allow me to count the cost as only a dollar rather than the price of a twelve-pack...

  • Bonus Round: Kingston Digital 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive : $9

    With a few extra buck open in the budget, I realized that I've had one of these on my keychain for about as long as I can remember, and it pays to have one handy with a copy of your choice of documents, music, and other media. Super handy to keep available at all times.


    My total price for these tools puts me at $98, assuming the cost of only one pen. I assumed that I would be able to keep my phone, which provides me with enough illumination that I've never bothered with carrying a dedicated flashlight outside of the colder months when I'm usually wearing a coat. So I didn't bother with choosing one for this challenge. Anyone have any good suggestions for AAA, clicky tail-button flashlights under $20?
u/oneguyincognito · 5 pointsr/pens

Pilot G2 0.38 is the best that I've found.
Consistent, dark, clean line.

u/socalgreengal · 5 pointsr/pens

Pentel Energel does have a retractable version, and they even have one that has a nice metal body and is refillable:

u/clin0048 · 5 pointsr/pens

One of my favorite refills! They fit in anything that an Energel, Uni Signo 207/307, or Zebra Sarasa will fit in to. I currently use one in a Zebra Sarasa Grand everyday and I’ve also used one in a Pentel Energel Alloy body.

With some minor trimming they’ll also fit in most metal bodies that fit a Pilot G2.

u/NeonGreenTiger · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I must say, this turking thing is turning out to be fairly productive. I've managed to make enought to buy a new fountain pen and will soon have enough to get that bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki Ink that I've been wanting and love. Summoning /u/TheBlotterOfInks24 to share the news!

u/BlueFish447 · 5 pointsr/Handwriting

Have you tried writing with a fountain pen before? You can use an extremely relaxed grip with them and have no problems putting down clean lines. I recommend a Pilot Metropolitan or a cheap Chinese fountain pen to try out and see if it helps with your cramping. If it doesn't work your only out about 13 bucks at the most if you can't return it.

u/ImmovableMover · 4 pointsr/pens

Okay, so my recommendations are going to be based heavily on my personal experiences.

My two favorite "non-fountain pen" pens:

Best disposable gel pen:

Best disposable rollerball:

Now, I usually use fountain pens, because they're the best writing instrument. ;) So, how do you feel about starting to use fountain pens? They have so many advantages over traditional ballpoint/gel/rollerball pens. Let me know if you're interested and I can send over some starting recommendations.

And how do you feel about needlepoint pens like the two I linked above? I like them because they feel more precise on paper, and I also like the needle tip aesthetically over the traditional conical tip.

If you're not willing to purchase from an online retailer (No affiliation with Jetpens! Just a happy customer), I would suggest a Pilot Precise V5 or a Uniball Signo 207, both of which can be found for relatively cheap at Walmart and the like. The V5 is a solid rollerball that's super popular, for good reason. It's dependable, super smooth, and a buttery writer. The Uniball is very similar to the G2, but I find it to be much smoother. So maybe you can give either of these a shot?

Other people may recommend a Parker Jotter or a Fischer Space Pen, but I HATE ballpoint pens. But if that's your thing, give it a shot. These two are more permanent pens which you'll refill.

u/doctorsound · 4 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu
u/iBelch · 4 pointsr/EDC


-Yeti Tumbler

-Timex Expidition

-Maui Jim Castles

-Mini Zippo in matte black

-Pilot G2 .038

-Fidget Cube

-Timberland Wallet

-Littmann Cardiology IV

On rotation for days off:

-Benchmade Triage

-Benchmade Crooked River

Coming Soon:

-Sig p320c

-Flashlight (Suggestions welcome!)

Edit: Clarification

u/pinnysf · 4 pointsr/pens

Uniball Alpha Jetstream. I swear by these guys. Amazon Link

u/Kronis1 · 4 pointsr/EDC

My list:
NOT PICTURED: Nokia Lumia 635
Tacoma Keys
Remove Before Flight keychain
Pilot G2 10
MEElectrionics Sport-Fi M6 with Comply tips
Tommy Hilfiger Passcase Bifold
Orbit Wintermint Gum

I've been looking and looking to upgrade my EDC, but it's a lot. I really want a bag, pen, maybe new wallet (current one is filled TO THE MAX. Would like to downsize), knife/multitool, waterbottle, etc., etc.

u/Admiral-Jenkins · 4 pointsr/mildlyinteresting
u/Lazy_sleep · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I bought the Levenger L-Tech 3.0 in the past and it was a pretty good investment. Got a ton of complements during meetings and it was pretty much unbreakable. Only problem was that it was fairly heavy and expensive. I enjoy heavy pens but I couldn't write more than 20 minutes continuous with this one... It served very well during meetings, notes, etc. Other than that, I have a huge love for the Pentel EnerGel Deluxe cheap and very very reliable. Only downfall is that it does not look sleek but that's a first world problem.

u/evy_babee · 4 pointsr/interestingasfuck

This is a very common type of erasable ink that is available in Pilot Friction pens. I have a bunch of them. The pens have a plastic/rubber eraser on the ends, but they don't erase in the usual way. They just rub against the paper such that the friction cause the ink to get warm. I've had notebooks where I left them in a warm car or something and came back to find the notes had disappeared. You can bring back the ink by putting the notes in the fridge or freezer.

u/4DaftPanda · 4 pointsr/pens

Check out the Pilot Metropolitan

Great pen imo that takes the G2 refill

u/flushedfish · 3 pointsr/Journaling

Thanks, I use the Pilot G2 05 (Extra Fine)! To be completely frank, it does take a while to dry on the Leuchtterm paper, so, for me at least, smudging can be a bit of an issue since I'm not the most careful person :)

u/cryoclasm · 3 pointsr/CrappyDesign

The clock isn't a 207. Uni-ball makes pens, one of which is the Signo 207.

The question is why there's a clock that commemorates that pen at all.

u/tendeuchen · 3 pointsr/Handwriting

Uni-ball Gel 0.5 FTFW!

But your thing looks pretty cool too...

u/Imnobodyx · 3 pointsr/EDC

Sorry, just got home.

-Leather Wallet

-Moleskine Notebook*

-Pencil and Pen

-Casio G-Shock Watch

-Nite-Ize Key Organizer

-Knife made by LumaForce

-Key chain: PNY 16GB Flash Drive, Duct Tape Cylinder, Swiss Army Classic Pocket Knife, Keychain Light

I usually carry all this on my person and have a full sized light and first-aid kit in my pack.

u/bvalosek · 3 pointsr/gamedev

rhodia dot grid pad

and pilot g2 0.38 pen

Perfect combo for any kinda sketching / brainstorming

u/NayItReallyHappened · 3 pointsr/funny
u/BrobaFett · 3 pointsr/Residency

First, excellent name.

Second, you only need one pen. It's the Pilot G2 in your desired line thickness. I like 0.38 mm. But some people prefer thicker

Thirdly, efficiency = (the shit you gotta do)/(the amount of work+time it takes you to do it). Efficiency comes. With time. The nice thing about residency is you'll be doing so much of what you have to learn that it will crystalize into memory for you. The process works.

Fifthly, your job is to learn. You aren't expected to be particularly functional from day 1.

Lastly, a list of tips:

  • Take your history the same way, every time. You'll be able to weed out what you don't need.
  • Do your exam the same way, every time. Eventually you'll be able to weed out what you don't need.
  • Depending on your EMR, a lot of the documentation is automated. Don't re-invent the wheel. Steal templates.
  • Med students take thorough histories (usually) and buy you time
u/jodem · 3 pointsr/bulletjournal

Just practice writing small! I've changed my handwriting on a whim just by doing this for half a page of regular notebook paper. I used to do it all the time in high school; I could never decide if I wanted to write my lowercase A's like "a" or "α", so I'd just write whichever one I wanted my handwriting to look like repeatedly until my hand got used to the motion.

I've recently sized down my handwriting as well in a similar way. Basically I've just been using a regular college-ruled notebook and when I take my notes in class, I make a point to make sure my letters are only 1/2 of each line because it's a lot easier to read (more white space between lines makes it feel less jumbled imo).

As someone else suggested, the dotted, grid, or lined notebook might help you quite a bit. But I would still practice in another notebook first (like don't go out and buy a $20 notebook immediately) to practice in, because it's probably going to look really messy until your hand gets used to the new way of writing.

I'd also suggest using a thinner pen if you aren't already. My favorite for general note-taking is the Pilot G2 Ultra Fine Point, though the Extra Fine Point (.5mm instead of .38mm) works well too. You can also find some pretty cute pens if you look on Korean and Japanese-themed websites (like Blippo), as they have many .35mm pens for pretty cheap.

u/dz13 · 3 pointsr/Handwriting

Is it this pen from amazon? Is this a good cheap pen for noobs to practice with handwriting?

u/pyotrthegreat · 3 pointsr/pens

Let me tell you the Legend of the Jetstream!
A hybrid ink specifically built to be as smooth as a gel pen and as quick drying as a ballpoint.
A cool metal body with a grip that will keep you comfortable writing for hours on end.
I present to you: The Jetstream Alpha Gel, a durable and fairly cheap pen that uses some fantastic ink and is comfortable for an uncomfortable amount of time!

u/3MeVAlpha · 3 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Pilot G2 pens. I prefer .5 but you can get them in .38 as well. Get used to doing things in pen and when a mistake is made you mark it out with a single line. Buy them in bulk so you always have one. Writing in pen makes you focus a lot more on what you are writing, which can help immensely with retaining it long term.

A notebook or binder for each class. If that class has a lab component get a separate lab notebook for it. One with numbered pages and a fillable table of contents. I like these.

A decent calculator. I carried a TI-89, but you don’t have to go that big if budget is a concern. Whichever one you get write your name in sharpie on the back and if possible inside the battery bay to make it easier to identify as yours if it winds up in lost and found.

Lastly and most importantly get the most comfortable mattress you can afford. If you are going to put money into any piece of furniture while you are in college it needs to be your mattress. A decent night’s sleep is your most important tool while learning. Even for those long nights a couple hours in a good mattress will go farther than 8 in a shitty one. This is a lesson I didn’t learn until graduate school and I wish I had learned it sooner.

u/DontFuckWithMyMoney · 3 pointsr/pens

Ohto Horizon. Excellently made pen, solid construction, and fun to hold. Not something as conventional as a Pilot or Pentel, so it stands out.

Pentel Energel Alloy. This is one of my favorite pens- I love all the EnerGels, but the metal construction on this is excellent.

Pilot G2 Limited. I prefer the Limited over the regular G2, it's got a very comfortable grip, solid body, and the ink is of course great.

u/Unstable_Maniac · 3 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

Best pens I've used are these US Amazon link

My 5 yr old has been using them for the past two years. Makes those writing books reusable.

u/californiamoonbase · 3 pointsr/bulletjournal

Pilot pens are my favorite. I think the G-2 0.38mm ones write the best, but I also like the Percise V5 .

As far as a notebook, Leuchtturm1917 dotted A5 books are my favorite.

For pens/markers I would recommend going to an arts store and try to test some out. It is such a personal thing in my eyes.

u/mybikehaswheels · 3 pointsr/CasualConversation

Why? - No massive reason, a bic will still write the same words. I got into it because I can write faster and neater with a fountain pen and once you get one it spirals from there. You then get into different inks, nib, styles and you start writing for the sake of it. If you get hooked you'll never go back to a normal pen. Plus once you have the pen you only need to get ink which is cheap and lasts for ever, so it is better for the environment and can be cheaper than buying disposables.

Entry level? - Yes a lot of pens that write really well can be bought cheaply, I'll list a few entry level pens

  • Lamy Safari - $25 - Solid plastic construction, will not break unless you run it over with a big truck, the nibs can be changed to suit you style, so you can go from an extra fine to a 1.9mm for about $5 a peice. It also comes in many colour combinations.

  • Pilot Metropolitan - $18 - Metal pen with awesome Japanese nib, for 18 bucks you will not get a better writer. The pen is weighty and looks a lot more expensive than it is. Many different designs and nibs can also be swapped.

  • Parker IM - $25 Known brand and a great all rounder. Metal pen with a smooth stiff nib, looks classy and will not break. A really good beginner pen.

    If you don't mind a wait for your pens I reccomend some Baoer pens from Asia, the cost a few bucks each and take a while to come but are great writers and if you don't get into the hobby you won't have wasted your money. I have all three listed below and they perform on par with my more expensive pens. Mine took 2 weeks to arrive in the UK and you will also need to get some ink as they don't come with any.

  • Baoer 801 = $5

  • Baoer 388 - $8

  • Baoer 717 - $6
u/Mixels · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

Hi there! Welcome to /r/fountainpens! As a FP newbie myself, I hope I might be able to lend a little helpful advice on your search for a first pen. :)

Jinhao pens, I think most people would agree, are fair performers, and their costs at pennies on the dollar are quite attractive. A piece of advice, though: if you don't mind waiting for a Jinhao pen to be shipped from Asia, try eBay. You can almost always find their pens for a third of the cost as a US-based retailer, if not less. Here's the 159 for $4.50, for example.

Interestingly, many other Jinhao pens are also available on eBay for even less than this one. There's the 156 for $3, the 750 stainless for $3, and the X450 for $1.50, among many others.

Of course, any Jinhao pen you buy will not come with ink. You'll need ink to write anything with any pen! If you're after black ink, you could buy the Noodler's Heart of Darkness bundle, which is a bulletproof ink (which means it has properties that make it difficult or impossible to alter after it's dried on paper) that comes with a decent pen.

The Pilot Metropolitan deserves a nod here, too. It's a heavy pen (as it's made of metal), but some people love that premium feel at this price range. $13 shipped. If you don't like the zigzag pattern on the grip, Parker makes other models. Just search Amazon for the Pilot Metropolitan.

You might also consider the Parker Urban kit from Parker. $40 is a bit steep compared to the Jinhao and Noodler's kit, but it comes with everything you need all in one package. Some people don't much care for the Urban because it uses a proprietary converter mechanism (for filling the pen), but bah, humbug. It's a solid performer and is still easy to fill, even if it does fill differently from other pens.

I'll echo some general advice I've seen on these forums: Lamy pens aren't bad, but they tend to be overpriced. You'll run into lots of Lamy models if you do an Amazon search and filter by average review rating. They are highly reviewed pens. It's worth checking them out if you get more interested in fountain pens, but for starting out I'd recommend one of the units above.

Lastly, if you're feeling luxurious, you might be interested in the Massdrop sale on the Conklin Stylograph Mosaic. This little guy is $55--way more than the $12 Jinhao you started with--but it's also in a different kind of class, more a collector's item or a nice pen than simply a serviceable one. That $55 price tag expires today, and the regular price is closer to $100. I'd recommend a different pen for starting simply because this one is more expensive, but I also thought I'd let you know just in case because the deal is gone after today. :) There's no referral on that link. If anyone would like to help me with Massdrop referrals, my referral link is below.

Massdrop link with referral:

The world of fountain pens is big, and I'm just getting my feet wet myself. I hope you find the tips here useful. :)

u/kestrelle · 3 pointsr/sewing

Re: Disappearing ink pens: If I can iron it, I buy the retractable Frixion pens (retractable because I keep misplacing things). Granted, I have to re-draw everything if I use fusible interfacing but irons/rubs away with no problem.

Re: tailor's chalk: I've got the dritz one with the holder. The holder's lid has a little metal V sharpen.

u/2_4_16_256 · 3 pointsr/AskEngineers

I have one of these fountain pens. It looks like it may be unavailable now but /r/fountainpens can have you covered.

These kind of pens write very well but the ink erases with heat (that's the point) so I wouldn't get the pages you write in too hot.

u/Nymrata · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

Here you are! I'm pretty sure all the colors and patterns are available on Amazon.
Congrats on your new toy!

u/cosmogonicowl · 3 pointsr/ACPocketCamp

Thank you kindly!! I use a kuretake sable brush pen:

I personally like the feel of using the sable hair brush vs other brush pens which I think use plastic or some other kind of synthesized hair?

My pen also has an adapter in it(purchased separately) so it lets me re fill and use any ink of choice, so far I like using this ink:

The white ink was drawn with this pen, so far it's been the most reliable white-on-black pen I've used(goes on with a clean smooth line with zero or little transparency or leaving a ball point pen line:

And then coloured with copic markers! 😄
Thank you again for your kind comment I really appreciate it!! 💕

u/BeneDiagnoscitur · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

Uniball makes a white gel pen that's pretty close. Wait until the fountain pen ink is all the way dry and then just write over it.

u/pottymouthgrl · 3 pointsr/bulletjournal


Try frixion erasable pens. They’re seriously a game-changer. They erase really cleanly and have nice black ink. They come in a bunch of colors too if you’re into more colorful pages.

u/caratur13178 · 2 pointsr/HelpMeFind

Is this the kind you’re looking for? Uni-Ball Roller Pen It doesn’t look to be gel or liquid ink. Reviews say there isn’t a smudging issue.

u/miggyb · 2 pointsr/southpaws

If you're looking for something that doesn't smear, look at getting a box of these:

I've written on shitty glossy notebook paper that's horrible about smearing, and I've had no problems with those pens.

And cursive... Don't get me started on cursive. Everything I've ever signed is a unique snowflake.

u/hmbmelly · 2 pointsr/PenmanshipPorn

For you!

Yes, I wrote it fairly quickly but with nice handwriting in mind.

I used some Uniball pen like this.

u/hoon_bair · 2 pointsr/EDC

Comparing the X-701 to the Sasra Grand and the Uni-ball Roller. Top part is from the Sasra, bottom is X-701. When I said the Sasra was the "best of both worlds", I was referring to the consistency and quality of the X-701 and the smoothness and line thickness of the Uni-Ball. It's kind of hard to make out in the picture, but the Sasra pen does not smear AT ALL compared to the G2, even when rubbed immediately after writing. It's kind of crazy. Ruggedness and water-resistance aside, this is a great pen for every day use and will now be my new daily driver.

u/muuushu · 2 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

I use a expensive-ish fountain pen now (Lamy Studio) and highly recommend it, but the best disposable pens I've ever used were the Uniball stick micro pens ( or deluxe.

u/iriebutterfly · 2 pointsr/pens

i was just coming on here to suggest this pen. i think it would be worth picking up one to see how it works with the carbon paper. dries fast and is dark! here's link for that dozen kipthunderslate mentioned~~

u/chemistrysquirrel · 2 pointsr/pens

The link I posted yesterday is an Amazon link to a 12-pack of the 0.5mm point...

u/nemosine · 2 pointsr/notebooks

I never used baron fig, but I've used tomoe river paper. I love the
Pilot Precise V5 RT Retractable Rolling Ball but it might be on the inky side that it will dry quick but leave shadowing on the other side of the page.
Another love is Uni-Ball Signo 207 Retractable Gel Pen but gel ink can get smudgy if you don't let it dry.

Also when looking at pens, keep in mind point size. I like medium to fine because I'll write small, but you'll want larger if you write big.

u/23z7 · 2 pointsr/pens

Pretty much any office supply store. Target, Walmart, OfficeMax/Depot, staples etc.

Also on amazon here uni-ball 207 Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Black, Box of 12 - 33950

u/kanst · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I am partial to these. But your pen is pretty nifty as well.

u/zdoq · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon



add on - in purple if possible!!! :D

u/Darth-Traya · 2 pointsr/EDC

Big Skinny Metro Wallet ($24.95)

Timex Weekender ($24.42)

Victorinox Cadet ($31.99)

ThruNite Ti3 ($13.95)

Pilot G2 Pens ($3.83)

Total: $99.14

I didn't consider tax here, though.

Hard mode should be using Canadian retailers and Canadian dollars. I just used American Amazon here.

u/Potato_Flyer · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ooo I've got some! Didn't know they were add-ons at first -_-

One for the bunny

Another for the bunny

And my favorite pens!

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Good school supplies are ones that last a long time or are of a higher quality then the cheapest alternative. I have looked at local stores and amazon. I simply do not have the money this year/parents willing to splurge for the supplies that last and are good. My problem most the time is two or 3 good pens can last me all year or I'll go through 3x 20 packs of cheap pens.

For example if I could get my dream school supplies this year (not that it will ever happen)

  • I would get Sharpie Accent Highlighters When I bought these they were the best highlighters I ever used a pack lasted me two years (minus the yellow ) It gave me enough colors that when taking notes I could have one for key terms another for important facts and even another for things to review!

  • I would get Pilot G2 pens or refills

  • I would get #2 0.5mm lead for my two pencils I have been using since middle school.

  • and my really big splurge if I could would be to get these binder/notebook hybrids I have been wanting them since I first saw them. They are pefect for me because I need notebooks but with these I could add extra pages and also put in print outs. If I needed a binder I could use this as well. It would be better then a normal one because it could fold over and take less room on my desk.

    What I will end up getting right now are cheap binders and notebooks, the cheapest lead I can find and cheap pens.

    Sorry for typing such a long thing!
u/Sve7en · 2 pointsr/EDC

Definitely the V5 in my opinion, Vision is another good line if you're looking to go Uni-ball/Stick. If you're looking retractable then I would say the retractable V5 (which is refillable), the 207, or my girlfriend's pick the classic G2.

u/frosty20 · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

This got me through my first two years

u/TheSunnyWade · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I use these they are .38-I love them. I'm especially enjoying the green ink one.

I'm a grad student and I write a lot, so I consider myself somewhat of an expert ;)

u/gesis · 2 pointsr/EDC

Lamy Safari - EF Nib

Parker Urban - M Nib

Pilot G2 - 0.38mm

I have tiny handwriting, so I tend to go with finer points on pens.

u/pekalicious · 2 pointsr/bujo

For what it's worth, I think the LT1917 has become a standard because the original Bullet Journal web page sells them under their brand.

As mentioned here, LT1917 is 80gsm, which is relatively thin and makes a lot of pens bleed through and ghost. For more information about bleeding, ghosting, and general comparison between notebooks I recommend watching Which Notebook is the Best for Bullet Journaling?! (skip to 11:00 to see the comparison chart). I prefer Scribbles That Matter which is thicker (100gsm) and feels smoother to write on. My next purchase will probably be a Midori with 120gsm or a Rhodia to try them out.

One of the core principals of Bullet Journalism is that there are no hard rules. While it comes with some guidelines, you are free to use it however you see fit. Which means that there are no predefined pages. So for the most part you are going to be drawing the layouts. And this is why a Dotted paper helps because you can use the dots to draw your own layouts. You can checkout Pinterest for inspiration. The community uses the term "spreads" to signify two-page layouts used for all sorts of things.

As for pens, many recommend the Sakura Pigma Micron for good reason. While I use them for more "serious" work, when it comes to EDC I would highly recommend the Muji 0.38mm Fine Point Gel Pens. Unlike the Microns, they are not felt tip (which is why I wouldn't use them for EDC) but very sharp ball point pen with great consistency. A lot of people swear by the Pilot G2 0.38mm Ultra Fine Point but personally I wasn't pleased with them.

Finally, regarding the things you want to track, as I mentioned earlier, you can simply define the layouts of each page and track whatever you wish. A lot of the spreads you see from the community are really intricate. You can find a variety of them from very crazy daily layouts to minimal ones. It's all up to you.

Having said that, if drawing your own layouts daily seems like a lot of work (a lot of people actually spend a few hours planning them beforehand), then you might want to consider a more traditional Planner instead. As mentioned ITT, the Nomadic Planner has good paper (125gsm), weekly and monthly pages as well as lined and blanks for notes and the rest.

There is a whole universe of things to consider (and I'm more than happy to geek out about it), but I'd say just start with whatever. Don't think about it too much. Most of the negatives are personal, so while LT1917 doesn't work for some, it might for you. You'll figure things out as you go.

u/shyguythrowaway · 2 pointsr/pens

To start off, check out the Uniball Jetstream Premier or the UniballJetstream Alpha.

I recommend this because of numerous reviews that support the Jetstream as one of the smoothest/best writing pens available. The ink dries almost immediately and the ink soaks into the page (Uniball says that this is good for signing important documents and avoids forgery), but the ink doesn't leak through. I think these are definitely worth checking out, I have the cheaper plastic cap version and it writes well.

If you prefer a different aesthetic but want that Jetstream ink, you will have to look into whether certain pens accept certain ink cartridges.

Edit: I'll also add the Parker Jotter as well. It's /r/pens approved and it looks more professional than the Jetstreams.

u/snoupyrelete · 2 pointsr/pens

[Here's one for $14 on amazon prime! :D]

u/himeeho · 2 pointsr/pens

I'm a fan of both of these.

This is more showy and just a nice addition to have in your arsenal:

This is a good inexpensive pen that has a long, weighted body that writes very smooth:

Edit: Just saw the bit about the cap and the clip. Maybe the first will do you best. haha

u/ThatTomHall · 2 pointsr/pens

Pentel Energel Alloy is great for EDC. No idea about Space Pen refill.

Retro 51s can look vintage.

u/bg1256 · 2 pointsr/pens

Pentel Energel Alloy. Comes with a 0.7mm refill, but I prefer the 0.5mm refills. Incredibly smooth and fast drying.

Pentel EnerGel Alloy RT Gel Pen, Medium Metal Tip, Silver Barrel, Black Ink, 1 Each (BL407BP)

Pentel Refill Ink for EnerGel Liquid Gel Pen, 0.5mm, Needle Tip, Black Ink, Box of 12 (LRN5-A-12)

u/MrsDerpson31B · 2 pointsr/pics

Pentel EnerGel Deluxe RTX Retractable Liquid Gel Pen, 0.5mm, Needle Tip, Black Ink, 3 Pen per Pack (BLN75BP3A)

u/frozen-landscape · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

I am in love with the Pilot Frixion pens! I have a black and a blue one 0.7 (0.35 mm) and they are amazing with my Leutchtturm1917 dotted. And I have a few cough of their Friction Colors for doodling / creativity. Oh and a pen loop to make sure I always have a pen!

u/littledetours · 2 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Agreed. These are my go-to.

u/babingbongbang · 2 pointsr/EDC

Field Notes notebook! It's $10 for a 3-pack so really each one is a ~$3 item. I started using/collecting these in 2011 and I never go anywhere without one in my back pocket.

Bonus item: Pilot G-Tec-C pen. Approx. $8 for a 3-pack. Goes anywhere my Field Notes go.

u/ItsMopy · 2 pointsr/learntodraw

Gotcha, in that case, here's a few well worth adding to any collection if it's not too late:

Bic Soft Feel Medium Easy to control when pushing softly, reliable ink flow. Great for light lines and construction. The tip does displace by about a mm when you press hard, so it makes dark lines more difficult to reliably create.

Zebra Z-Grip Max Harder to control for lighter lines as the ink flows a little too well. The tip has no displacement though, which means darker lines are much easier to create reliably compared to the bic.

Zebra Z-Grip Flight aka Z-Grip Smooth in the UK. Similar to the Max, no nib displacement, but the ink flows so freely, this is not something to be used for light construction. Very smooth if you like that sort of thing.

The cheap crystal and disposable ballpoints you find all around are OK, but the ink flow is unreliable. On rough paper, they generally have stable nibs and can produce almost pencil-like lines, but they stop and start working so often, it can be annoying.

Non-Ballpoint honorable mentions:

Pilot Hi-Tec C 0.3 - Free flowing hybrid pen. No variation in line-weight, and no going back. Unforgiving but fun when you're searching for ideas and not caring about the final quality.

Pilot G-Tec C4 0.4 - As above, but the 0.1mm difference is significant. Usually used to add line weight to sketches done in the 0.3.

Staedler Pigment Liners - Unfortunately mistaken to be 'markers' because people keep calling them that. Smooth and reliable ink flow with the hard nib. Much thicker and less scratchy than the Hi-Tecs, and far less forgiving. Worth getting a whole set as preferences will vary and the size difference between each is significant. Restrictive as they don't work well at shallow angles, but on the plus side, you can marker over them.

Most importantly, if you're going to be drawing using ballpoints, make sure to accompany it with toothy/rough paper. The paper is 80% of it imo. Smooth stuff just doesn't cut it with ballpoints if you want a consistently high level of control over line weights.

There are lots more of course, but these are my experiences so far.

Good luck!

u/KoyukiDemon · 2 pointsr/Handwriting

I just checked and neither nor seem to have the C3 anymore.

There's the C4 version though, which is 0.4mm or 0.38mm, I don't remember.

Sorry I couldn't be more help to you.

u/RedShirtDecoy · 2 pointsr/pens

Check out the Pilot Metropolitan with the F nib. The fine nib on this pen is very much a extra fine nib on other brands (ie... Lamy EF = Pilot F) I purchased mine from Goulet Pens for $15...

The price is all over the place on Amazon from $15 to $20 depending on the design of the barrel...

On Goulet they are $15 across the board.

So final price will depend on if you qualify for free shipping from Amazon since Goulet charges 5-6 bucks for shipping. <--- Seriously though, the best packaged order I have received from any company... and bar none the best customer service Ive ever had.

u/SpamTheEagle · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Pens. I keep losing/lending them. 2 packs of these.


u/wakasm · 2 pointsr/boardgames

> Should you need to make a copy of the back of the campaign guide

You don't have to. You can. Someone once suggested these pens to me and they have been a great tool in war on writing on things for my board games.

> Is there any replay-ability at all

There definitely is. 4 difficulties alone make a lot of replay-ability, new cards and characters make it replay-able. If you don't spoil all the different outcomes, it has replay-ability there. We find that once you've stepped away from the game for a bit... unless your memory is impeccable, it's often hard to remember exactly which outcomes lead to which endings, etc.

> tips

Be prepared for things to go wrong. Like any Lovecraft themed game.

u/s_M_e · 2 pointsr/StudentNurse

these Pilot Frixion Pens are my favorite.

The Rocketbook Wave is also great for lecture.

u/Ritz527 · 2 pointsr/pens

Pilot Metropolitan or MR Retro collection. Your grip will be plastic but fits all your other criteria. The body is a lightweight metal, comes in multiple color options (including an unassuming black with silver accents), it takes Pilot G-2 refills, and it's below $20.

u/rsn1990 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Items Pictured:

  1. Saddleback Medium Bifold Wallet

  2. FreeKey key ring with SanDisk flash drive, SOG Micron knife and miscellaneous keys

  3. Pilot Metropolitan pen

  4. Asthma Inhaler

  5. SOG Cash Card

  6. Glock 19 with holster

    Items Not Pictured:

  7. iPhone 7

    I don’t use the key ring knife as much anymore. I used to work in a place where I had to open a lot of boxes with customers around and sometimes people would freak out if they saw a knife. But the SOG micron was small enough that most people wouldn’t notice and if they did it wouldn’t freak them out. That’s why my regular knife is so small too (and because it’s super thin compared to most EDC knives so you don’t feel it at all in your pocket). I used to carry a Kershaw link a lot but that one was big enough that management didn’t like it when I pulled it out in front of customers.
u/wentzelg · 2 pointsr/pens
u/dbmeed · 2 pointsr/EDC

Id suggest a Pilot Metropolitan, or if you need something a bit smaller, a Fisher Space Pen. Both are available in different colors/styles, including fountain in the case of the metropolitan.

u/ChraneD · 2 pointsr/pens

I too am a huge fan of the G2. Consider a refillable upgrade!

u/unterTboot · 2 pointsr/TheScriveners


What kind of pen is best mostly depends on your own personal preference and style. If you're happy with a cheapo Bic then use that. I found that I really enjoy both sketching and taking notes with a Pilot G2 Ltd that I've fitted with a Mont Blanc fine-point rollerball refill. First refill lasted ~6mos of moderate use before it started drying out.

Glad to have you with us and looking forward to seeing your contributions.

u/jfnpa · 2 pointsr/drawing

Uni-Ball UM-153 Signo Broad Point Gel Pen - White - by Uni-ball (Pack of 3)

u/splim · 2 pointsr/drawing

Thank you! The values I used two Copic grayscale markers and used a white gel pen for the highlights. The line art was done with a Pentel ink brush

u/Daredevilv · 2 pointsr/Journaling

a uniball signo in white! you can get them off amazon in a 3 pack here!
they are good pens, if a little broad.

u/LaurenShisler · 2 pointsr/Watercolor

These are what I use! I like them cause you can use water with them to dull the white down. Kind of like a Gouache

u/JoeyJpm · 2 pointsr/EDC

Left to right, top to bottom:

Pens & Tools (I rotate my pocket pen & keep the rest in my bag. Logic dictates when to and which tool to carry.):

Leatherman Supertool Original with sheath - It's crazy to think, but this was retired before I was born. Several of my family members used to work in hardware stores so occasionally these things are found lying around brand new.

Leatherman Juice CS4 - Great little tool, it fits in my pocket without any notice.

Zebra F-701 .7 Black - Great look & feel but it writes like shit. Anyone know a good refill that fits?

Pentel EnerGel .7 Black - Incredibly smooth & bold, not too big a fan of the look.

G2 .38 & .7 Black - G2s, nuff said.

Uniball Signo 207 .7 Black - Comparable to the G2, but it has a metal clip.

Did you notice I put the EnerGel in here twice? - Because I didn't

Frixion Erasable .7 Black - Ink is really sort of grayish, but it still beats white-out.

Everything Else:

Panasonic RP-HJE120-K IEMS - Perfect for people who are afraid of breaking or losing their buds. I wrap them around a binder clip and attack it to a belt loop with a carabiner.

Keys, Bottle Opener, PNY USB Drive - The flash drive has lubuntu on it. The opener is exclusively for mexican corner store drinks.

Best Made Co. Pocket Notebook - This isn't exactly the one I have but it is the closest I could find.

Dollar Store Notepad - It was 3 for dollar. Would you not buy it?

Dockers Trifold Leather Wallet - Not even close to the one I have, but still the closest they still make.

Not included: School ID, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Direct picture quality complaints to Samsung except for the lighting, that's just because I suck.)

u/kipthunderslate · 1 pointr/pens

Also a lefty, been using these for several years. I've tried switching to various other pens (Pilot G2, Jetstream, Signo 207, Cross Century, V5/V7 Precise, etc.) and have yet to find one that writes as well for me. No feathering, no bleed-through, no skipping or clumping, and the ink dries fast enough that I don't get any smudging, even after extensive note-taking.

The only downside is that they don't make them in a "nicer" barrel, nor are they refillable. But they're cheap, they write great, and they look good if you appreciate minimalism.

u/heeleep · 1 pointr/minimalism

My EDC and favorite disposable stick is the [Uni-Ball Micro] (, $8 for 12. You can get them in an office supply store. The Super Ink is the best-writing, blackest stuff you can put on paper, but you cannot write on any slick or glossy surfaces without smudging.

u/Captain_Phil · 1 pointr/TalesFromThePizzaGuy

I use a check presenter and a G-2 for credit card receipts, it makes signing for credit cards so much faster and the customers ~90% of the time remember to clip the pen back to the presenter before handing it back.

Check Presenter:


u/Draco_Dormiens · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

-a hammock because the outdoors is awesome

-this sharpie is amazing

-these pens, although a little pricey, are AMAZING. Additionally, you can get refills for them on Amazon and those are inexpensive

-best coloring pencils imho

-Some really awesome book series one, two, three and four

-for math, here's some sodoku

-Some movies: Overboard, When Harry Met Sally, Burlesque


-Picnic basket

-Spirituality book

-some incense and an awesome fairy burner to go with them

I'll try and add some more later :)

Thanks for the contest

I really really want it! ( $5 and $10

u/fartguru · 1 pointr/Art

pilot g2. nothing special.

u/wpadera · 1 pointr/doodles

I just now saw this comment. Hopefully you haven't died of old age.

Thank you!
I used a black pilot G2 pen, as I do with most of my doodles. They are kind of expensive, but they last a long time.

u/LadySkywalker · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love these pens I take a stupid amount of notes, since grad school basically has me reading 24/7, and these things are awesome. Perfect grip, perfect ink flow, no bleeding. I love them. And I'm out currently :(

My life lesson is about life. I love to travel, and initially I did it to run away, because I thought there was something grand out there, something more, that somewhere out there we're people and places that were far superior to where I am from. And for a while it did kind of seem that way. Things were magical. Then I found myself working on a vineyard in France. The owners middle aged divorced son was a vile creep who touched me whenever he had the chance and then stole my panties and had the nerve to email me after I'd left asking if I'd come back for them. That's when I realized that people are people wherever you are, there's no escaping that so best learn to deal with people and problems than run away.

I was schooled!

u/esseffgee · 1 pointr/EDC
  1. Uni-ball Signo 207
  2. Rite in the Rain "Tactical" Memo Book - Not sure what makes it tactical. It's squared, not ruled?
  3. Black Diamond Positron 'biner - So sad, my last one lasted me a couple months shy of 20 years, and it got left in a hotel room, and they wouldn't ship it (with all my keys and junk) back to me.
  4. Loyalty cards
  5. PNY 16GB "Sport" Flash Drive
  6. Nite Ize Red LED Squeeze Light
  7. Name tag from a dearly departed pet
  8. Keys - House, mailbox, and one I never remember what it's for
  9. Keys - bike, fire safe
  10. SecurID fobs for work
  11. Jaybird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones - As a hands-free, they are sort of noisy for the other party, but they're great for running, rowing, and just normal wear
  12. HTC One w/ unlimited data plan so I never run out of music when running, rowing, just walking around
  13. Wedding ring - Titanium w/ dinosaur bone, meteorite, and a bit of gold to make it look schmancy
  14. CRKT M16-12ZER - I like orange. Recently picked up an M16-12ZLEK because it was on sale, might swap them in and out
  15. Wallet
  16. Casio PAW5000-1 Atomic Tough Solar Analog Digital Watch - I like orange, didn't want just digital, and admittedly the ABC sensor was total gadget fetishism
  17. Fenix PD32 - because I gave the Surefire E2DL to my wife for walking the dog in the evening, because it's wet-crunchy-noise-making stabby bits are longer and sharper.

    The only real difference between this and the Not-At-Work Edition is the addition of a Springfield Armory XD Sub-Compact 9mm in bi-tone, a Crossbreed Supertuck holster (don't hate; I have had it for about 6 years, and my clips are actually from Theis Holsters because I got Kydex clips initially, and by the time I decided that metal was a better choice they had those crosses all over them), and the subtraction of the fobs for work.
u/RedStag86 · 1 pointr/minimalism

Why is your future pen set so awesome looking? Why am I drawn to it? I want answers!!

I'm a roller ball fan. I will probably use these pens for the rest of my life. But that set is intriguing. I think the fact that the come in a case is what I like so much.

u/carson3456 · 1 pointr/StudentNurse

Here's some things I like that I've ordered for myself that would be good in a gift box. The super sticky notes KAva Stres Relief Tea Gel Hilighters (I love these gel pens)

And I'd add a bunch of notecards, empty folders, maybe some advil, and a cute badge holder.

u/escapeorion · 1 pointr/TalesFromYourServer

Uniball Signo 207 are my go-to pen for bar rushes, but if it's a slow shift, I use a cheap glittter pen. Makes our chef smile, because we hand write our tickets.

u/Everettq · 1 pointr/knives

Pretty sure it's a uni-ball Signo 207.

u/SwordOfBraavos · 1 pointr/penaddict

I would say it depends on where they are going. The safest answer is to get them Fisher Space Pens and Field Notes Expedition Editions.
The space pen will write anywhere, upside down or high/low altitudes because of the pressurized refills.
The FN Expeditions are plasticish paper that is water, rip and acid proof. They come in a 3 pack so 2 packs would be best.
If they are not going anywhere crazy, simple Uni-Ball Signo 207 is a perfectly fin and inexpensive pen. And you can get them at a store usually.
Then as far as notebooks go i would still go with Field Notes, their regular notebooks would work fine.

u/waterqueen1994 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I want a present!

combs, pens, or gel pens

Happy Birthday

u/jarocookies · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Pilot Pens!

Crapulence is full of crap.

u/santamurtagh · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.) Something that is blue.
"Something Blue" IS blue

2.) Something that says summer (literally or figuratively).
Summer Dress

3.) Something food related that is unusual.
Did not expect to find this food

4.) Something you want to gift to someone else, and tell me why.
Because Sloths I want to gift this to my friend because not only does she love sloths, she kinda is one:p

5.) A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!
THIS ONE Its gonna be good;p

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related!
This cutie

7.) Something related to dogs. (Bonus point if it works for my GSD)
Make me fierce

8.) Something that is not useful, but so awesome you must have it.
I'm expensive, so I have to be cool right?

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why?
We've got cows Because its amazing and bad and amazing.

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.
You can't go wrong with a name like this

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals.
To keep my fun job organized I do special effects make up and this would help me be able to go more places and get more jobs!

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items.
Why can't I buy just this

13.) Something fandom related. (Sports fandoms are acceptable- bonus if someone figures out my favorite team)
A new fandom of mine

14.) Something ridiculously priced, more than $10,000. They exist, y’all. Too much money for a watch yall

15.) Something with sharks or unicorns.
Why not both?

16.) Something that smells wonderful.
No regrets

17.) A toy that you wanted or had when you were a child that was the best ever, or (if it’s not on amazon) a toy that you think is pretty cool now (Funko Pops, etc., will count.)
I just really wanted one and never got one

18.) Something that would be helpful for writers.
This would be helpful for writers who may not "write"

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be.
My current rewatch

20.) Something that is just so random and weird that it makes you laugh.
Since I own pigeons this is amazingly funny

u/LightSpeedCBR · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My hobby is playing guitar. Favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber. Absolute dream job is being an amazing computer programmer with insane benefits.

Iphone holder,
G2 Pens,
Travel mug

u/ltpl4y3r · 1 pointr/engineering

I prefer the Uni-ball Signo 207. It is 0.5mm and consistently lays the perfect amount of ink on the page.

u/HerrStraub · 1 pointr/DIY

So, I checked out your website and I think your pens are beautiful.

I do have one quick question though. I'm really picky about the pens I use, and my favorite to write with are Uniball.

Would I need a specific type of pen (IE I see ballpoint and rollerball on your site) to accommodate those specific refills?

Edit: Also, Black Walnut Black Chrome Twist Slim Pen has a typo and says Slime.

u/xaffinityx · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi! Amazing contest! It will definitely help someone!!

I attend Indiana Tech. I'm taking online classes instead of going to campus thanks to my illness. It's hard for me to get to class some days because of the pain, so it was a better choice for me to stay home. I'm a year away from getting my degree in Health Information Management. I take one class at a time, and right now is Medical Coding. Which is sooo hard! Luckily I get my books from the school sent directly to me. I don't however have any pens for note taking. What I really need is ink for my printer, but I don't know what kind...and a cooler thing for my laptop...but again I don't know how to choose. I'm kind of tech dumb. So the pens would be the thing I really need. Besides that, I'm pretty much set. :)

u/ilessthanthreemath · 1 pointr/Surface

Last semester, I went fully digital when taking notes for my classes using my SP4. It's not an outright "better" experience - I would rather say that it's just "different" when compared to taking notes with pen and paper.

Good things:

  • never losing notes again (+sync to OneDrive, viewable from any internet-connected computer)
  • ability to record audio and synchronize playback to whatever you were writing at the time
  • being able to easily export notes/homework to PDFs to campus printers or send to others (this made me very popular with people who cut class)
  • ability to mark up electronic versions of textbooks with Drawboard PDF (if you can find electronic versions of them)
  • insert images/graphs from things like Mathematica directly onto the page, in color

    Bad things:

  • extremely poor battery life (~3-5 hours) under very light loads (I carry an external battery pack and my MacBook Air to compensate)
  • pen felt awkward for the first few weeks (missing "tactility" and resistance of pen on paper)
  • OneNote 2016 would randomly derp/crash for no reason at critical moments
  • "infinite paper" "feature" of OneNote 2016 is terrible especially when you go to print (things will get chopped off or duplicated). I created a "college ruled 8.5x11" template to get around that (creating a new page whenever needed).
  • it doesn't like my messy handwriting even after training it, so no handwriting --> searchable text for me
  • it really doesn't like complex, upper-level math for some reason (this happened to both me and my math instructor who used a SP2 last semester)

    For reference, before the SP4, I used to take notes with paper and 0.38mm Pilot G2 pens from high school up until now, which is a pretty good chunk of time. I don't see myself going back to pen and paper unless absolutely required.
u/8bitesq · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These are the greatest pens in the world.

The whole Pilot G2 line is amazing. But I particularly love the .38 ultra fine pens. I love a fine point tip. It's so precise and it writes so smooth. if I could only write with one type of pen for the rest of my life this would be it. I love it so much.

u/narcoblix · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Chairs that cost $1000+ are not out of the norm at all.

Think of it this way: if you are a working professional in a white collar job, and you have to spend 6+ hours a day sitting, it makes a lot of sense to buy a chair that you are comfortable in. People pay ten times as much for things they use ten times less (e.g. cars).

It's a principle that I apply to much of what I own. As a student, I use just a couple of things really often:

  1. Keyboard
  2. Pen
  3. Notebook
  4. Backpack

    For each of those I have spent a significant amount of time and money figuring out what makes the best tool for me. Because they are the tools I use the most, they had better be of good quality. They are, in order:

  5. DAS Professional Model S
  6. Pilot G2/Uniball Stick Fine Point
  7. Moleskine Ruled Notebook A4
  8. Timbuk2 Q Backpack

    All of those are more expensive, but they make working and doing what I do a joy. If they are going to be my tools, then they are going to be good.



    Also, I'm really sorry if that came off as highly pretentious. I realize now that my not have come across the nicest. Oh well, I've typed it out, I can't back out now!
u/PhirePhly · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

It takes a while to break them in at first, but I've actually gone all the way down to 0.38.

u/WhyAmINotStudying · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

This set is fantastic for 0.38 mm pens. They aren't quite as inexpensive as the Pilot equivalent, but the color selection is fantastic for complex drawing. I found myself using a black pilot for writing normal notes, but the colors for diagrams and notation.

u/sharkmousesquirrel · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

I prefer uni alpha gel jetstream pens to the Dr Grip pens. The grip is a little squishier and the ink is smoother so I find I need less pressure to make an even line.

u/Dav1dtheGnome · 1 pointr/pens

I second the vote for the Jetstream, and if you are willing to spend a little extra money for less than $10 you can get it in a metal body pen with a very comfortable gel grip:

u/ninja542 · 1 pointr/pens

kind of like this:

you might find a cheaper one somewhere else

u/TakeOffYourMask · 1 pointr/PhD

Roaring Spring Oversize Lab Book, 11 3/4" x 9 1/4", 76 sheets, Numbered

Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens Bold Pt (1.) Dozen Box Black; Retractable, Refillable & Premium Comfort Grip; Smooth Lines to the End of the Page, America’s #1 Selling Pen Brand

Basic Care Naproxen Sodium Tablets, 300 Count

u/suihcta · 1 pointr/EDC

In rough order, starting from the upper left corner:

u/ivnslva · 1 pointr/guns

Buy from Amazon you get 12 pens with bold ink (.10 not .07) for $15 with Amazon Prime i go through one box per 6 months or so... best pen I ever used or re-purchased for that matter

Edit: $15.94

u/SleepNowMyThrowaway · 1 pointr/AskWomen

This is my goto pen, and I always have a few on hand, as well as others of the Energel brand (some slightly different, with thinner lines, and such).

When they are on sale I stock up as I lose them at work entirely too often.

u/realravindra · 1 pointr/pens

Pens don't necessarily need to be expensive to be professional. If you want something that has metal construction and writes well, I'd suggest the Pentel Energel Alloy, it has an all-metal body that fits basically any refill you'd like. Other than that, I'd say the Parker Jotter. This is my favorite color, but you can find all variations/combinations of colors, and the refill is universal so anything with that shape can be used.

u/UndergroundPhoenix · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am going to UCSC for a double major in Computer Science and Robotics Engineering. This, this, this and/or this would really help me out. It's just pens and stuff for notes.

u/xerostatus · 1 pointr/pens
u/kurazaybo · 1 pointr/pens

Not capped but the Pentel Energel RT Alloy would feel at home in big hands.

The Sheaffer 300 is my favorite "big" fountain pen. You may like the roller ball. If I am not mistaken you can use a G2 refill in them without modification. Unfortunately I only have the fountain pen, but it works in a sheaffer aggio rollerball I have and both take the sheaffer slim refill.

u/adrenalineparty · 1 pointr/Handwriting

I ended up switching to these pens The ink dries the second it’s put down on paper and i rarely have any smudging, but my god there’s something so special about Pilot pens that it hurt to give up.

u/fromdawntilldusk · 1 pointr/notebooks
u/King_ofthe_Yeti · 1 pointr/pens

I love the TUL pens! I’m in the same boat as you and bought every needle point pen I could find this week. So far the Pilot V5 is still a tried and true classic, but I really like Pentel Energels slick writing feel. I know you were looking for a better suggestion than “go to Walmart” so I hope someone else chimes in here. Oh but don’t get the Pentel .3mm - it writes very scratchy.

u/sillygirlsarah · 1 pointr/quilting

The pens in question. So, 12 bucks, you get 8 pens and I can get one moderately intricate queen out of a pen. Or a twin with one inch lines quilted on them. Seriously, love them. Different colours means I'll always have a pen to work with whatever fabric. Black fabric? BREAK OUT THE RED! It shows up as a purple glossy sorta line on my machine :D

u/WhichDimension · 1 pointr/funny
u/BradburyMan · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

Search no longer.

You can buy them in 4 black, 2 blue, or a red, black, blue, and green pack.

And for you Engineering types, Uniballs!

u/gologologolo · 1 pointr/Art

Until you go even thinner to 0.38. It's been so great for my handwriting!

For those who like thinner, try the Pilot G2 0.38, and the Pilot GTEC

u/aliasfpv · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

I don't know for sure but I think focusing on one letter at a time would be more effective. That's how people learn how to write originally, and that's also how the drafting class will teach it. I think the idea is that by writing the letter over and over, and trying to make each iteration better, you'll develop the muscle memory for that letter.

To be honest it might take longer than just 15 times per letter... it's something you may have to dedicate explicit practice time for every day for a while until your handwriting starts to improve, but I promise it will be well worth it.

r/Handwriting may be able to help. Good luck.

Edit: I would recommend investing in mechanical pencils or fine tip gel pens if you don't have them already. I use these.

u/Azheim · 1 pointr/medicalschool

MS4 here. You've asked about note-taking specifically, so I'm going to set aside the other uses for a laptop/tablet+keyboard such as writing papers and watching lectures.

For what it's worth, I've taken the vast majority of my notes using pen and paper. I'm more intentional and thoughtful when I write notes by hand, which in turn helps me remember my notes better. I also find the muscle memory I retain from manual handwriting to be much stronger than from typing on a keyboard.

I know it isn't for everyone, but for me, nothing beats a good Moleskine notebook plus a Pilot G-Tec-C. I use these for note-taking, smartphone for internet at the hospital, and PC for research, writing & gaming. :-)

u/KillerLag · 1 pointr/Pen_Swap

you can get one for about $15 off Amazon. Depending on where you live, it might be easier to buy it retail than from someone, because of the shipping costs.

u/nutationsf · 1 pointr/fountainpens

the Medium zigzags are also on sale

u/myrealnameisnt5 · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts
u/LostMyCleaver · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens Fine Point

Here you go these are really fun

u/findquasar · 1 pointr/flying

See if you can find these. Works for my US charts, at least.

Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Color Inks, 7-Pack (31472)

u/goldenframe · 1 pointr/notebooks

For me, I am a big fan of the Frixion retractable erasable gel pens. I always make mistakes when writing but hate the look of pencils in a moleskine and hate the smudging of a standard erasable pen. These hardly smudge, are pretty pigmented ink for an erasable pen, and erase well. The two cons about it are that they are slightly expensive and run out of ink relatively quickly but it's completely worth it for me.

u/MadameInternet · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I would suggest a pilot vanishing point as other people have said. Clicky fountain pens.

I may also suggest as an alternative (non fountain pen) using a Pilot Frixion

retractable (well some of them are, some are regular capped), ERASABLE, gel pen. i love them.

u/MoonPrisimPower · 1 pointr/wow

Meet Frixion Pens I love them for being able to reorganize stuff, also for sewing. lol.

I totally get where you are coming from though. It's whatever works for you. I love the act of writing it down, it makes it mean more to me. Plus it gives me a good reason to have some solid "me" time in the morning where I check in with it.

u/spasticflailing · 1 pointr/fountainpens

you can usually find the metros for cheaper on amazon :)

edit: oops... looks like this one isn't a fountain pen. anyway amazon is where i've gotten mine before. the "retro pop" collection goes on sale occasionally.

u/Nimnar · 1 pointr/pens

The pen that I would recommend is Pilot Metropolitan Collection Gel Roller Pen. It has a nice looking partially metal body and takes G2 and Precise V5 RT refills quite handily. There are also a few other styles for the pen if you just search Amazon or I just tested it out and it has the same unnoticeable small amount of tip wiggle as the standard body for the pen.

u/Frankfusion · 1 pointr/EDC

Pilot G2 Limited. Not everyone likes it, but, it's got heft, it's made of metal, comes in some classy colors (mine is gray), and it not only takes Pilot refills, but it takes uniball signo and energel refills too! Same thing goes for the Pilot Dr. Grip.

u/Noob_at_drawing · 1 pointr/learnart
u/kenmai9 · 1 pointr/mechmarket

as red jinx stated, pink post it and white pen:


u/punklian · 1 pointr/learnart

Here you go!

Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo Broad Point Gel Pen - White - Pack of 3

u/FiniteDeer · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

You can easily fix mistakes like that with a white pen- I use this one: Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo Broad Point Gel...

Matches my leutchturm paper perfectly.

u/imalittleweird · 1 pointr/hobonichi
u/estvisus · 1 pointr/Watercolor

Hi, I use the Uni-ball UM 153 Signo Broad Point Gel Pen, white although I will soon start also using the Uni Pc-1MR Posca Marker Ultra Fine White once I purchase it since the pen I currently use does not spread too well on some work.

u/tenbenbrett · 1 pointr/RandomKindness
u/jck30 · 1 pointr/USMCboot

These are pretty good. And you're right, they're not issued but you can always bring a bunch of gear that isn't issued anyway (as long as it's not considered contraband).

I've always used my pen instead of a pencil/non-erasable pen because if you've made a mistake you can easily erase and write it again. This will be especially true when filling out paperwork during the first three days.

The pen is easier to read when you're trying to decipher your chicken scratch notes at night when studying as well.

u/schizofriendinya · 0 pointsr/schizophrenia

Here are a couple of the water filters for the outdoors.

Here are some books and a couple by Dr Stanislav Grof. Hes very well studied and well spoken dealing with the mind, emotions and basically everything that has to do with our Being. If ur wife enjoys psychology at all then she'll find Grof interesting i imagine. im also guessing that people from the rainbow gathering have heard about him or have read some of his stuff since it attracts those minds sometimes. he definitely has some far out ideas, but if u start to think about what he says and do ur own reasearch and/or experiments some of it might start to make sense or click.

Here are the Darn Tough socks and they are more expensive than i remember. Still worth it to buy at least one pair though since u can mail them back for a brand new pair whenever!

Here is the Pilot G2 pen. and id suggest getting the 20 count of them since its ten dollars more and u get 20 pens instead of 1 lol. plus a bunch of fun colors, although it might be a hassle to carry all those around.

Hope this helps!

u/kylev · 0 pointsr/gadgets

I'm pretty much in the same boat, except that I'm a real man so I use ultra fine point pens. :-P

I've had my Nexus 7 for just a couple of days now and think it is great. For the price point, it utterly trounces the Kindle Fire (which is getting passed down to my niece shortly). The screen is lovely, the UI is far more polished, and I'm generally enjoying using it quite a bit more. I suspect it'll get a bit better, too, as it is Google's flagship tablet right now.

u/heliosxx · -2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have the silver version of this:
edit: shortened link.