Pen Buying Guide

Selecting the right pen for the job depends on several factors: Will you be using the pen on typical copy paper or heavier cardstock? Also consider how flow and comfort grip will effect the precision needed for your writing tasks. We offer products from BIC, Paper Mate, Pentel, Sharpie, TUL, Uni-Ball, Universal, Skillcraft, Pilot, Zebra, Cross, Koh-I-Noor, Prismacolor, Charles Leonard, Sakura, Staedtler, and Pentel.

Your choice of writing utensil shouldn't be limited to what's in your desk drawer. A pen should have a comfortable grip, contain the right point thickness and allow the precision you need for the job. Whether you prefer a ballpoint, gel pen or a hybrid such as Papermate's InkJoy, you'll find it at OfficeSupply.com.

Featured Pen: TUL Retractable Gel Pens

The sophisticated design of TUL brand pens offer high-quality feel and outstanding performance without the fine writing pen price. The smooth-writing gel pens offer a variety of colors for every day writing and creative inking of drawings. The vibrant hues offer color-coding options to your writing tasks. The TUL pen has a metal tip for balance and writing precision and detailed lines. TUL retractable pens offer a rubberized comfort grip and the fair price makes them great for every day use.

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Ballpoint Pens

This thick, non-water based ink does not thin while you write. Ballpoint pens use a small rotating ball made of brass, steel or tungsten carbide to dispense ink. You can either use a ballpoint stick pen or a ballpoint retractable pen which has a click top.

Gel Pens

This water-based ink has a viscosity or thickness which can fluctuate. Gel ink provides the best of both worlds – the smooth write of a rollerball with the performance of a ballpoint.

Rollerball Pens

This water-based ink takes very little effort to make the ink flow, allowing for a smooth writing experience. Rollerball pens use a thinner ink that is capable of producing a fine line.

Permanent Markers

Permanent markers have the ability to mark on virtually any surface. Fade- and water-resistant ink options further extend project uses.

Calligraphy Pens

With calligraphy pens and fountain pens you can create intricate artwork and designs. Consider accessories such as calligraphy ink and calligraphy nibs to achieve various effects.

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