I, for one, am a pen snob. I’m one of those annoying people that uses 8 different colored pens to write notes for a 3 hour college class. In my defense, it helps with organization. I get bored with pens easily, too, and love trying out new styles and writing utensils. I think I could open a K-12 school building and have enough pens to hold all of the teachers over for at least a year.
Okay, so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration.
So when I thought of doing a pen review, of course I got to buy some new pens to try out!
In my search for the pens that inspired this post, I discovered that there are many different types of InkJoy pens. Target only sells the ones pictured above (at least the Target closest to my house). They do what they’re marketed as… writing effortlessly. Very smooth and they don’t skip. For all the money going in to marketing these pens, however, I feel like they’re just another pen. Nothing amazing that makes me want to buy stock in PaperMate. It’s just a pen.
BIC – Ball Point ($)
UniBall – Fine Point Gel Pen ($)
I like the thin lines the pen creates. It’s a gel pen, similar to the G2… except I would personally rather use a G2 pen. The problem I have with this pen is that when you write for awhile with it, it skips. It’s like the ball roller at the tip doesn’t catch enough ink in time for me to write. It kind of annoyed me. Not my favorite pen, but a nice pen for when I have nothing else laying around.
All you have to do is comment on this post with your favorite brand of pen. 🙂 Good luck!