Published by Rosie on February 29th, 2012 in Pens
If you’re looking for a new type of pen to use for your everyday writing and note taking, something which is a pleasure to write with, then we may have just the thing! Sometimes we can get tired of the same of Biro (ballpoint); sure they’re cheap and effective, but sometimes there is the want for something a little bolder, striking, something different to write with. If you have pen fatigue, then give our gel pens a try, you may never turn back!
Here at Office 365 we like to recommend black gel pens as they’re favourites of our own! Replacing the standard ballpoint in our office is the luscious gel pen which uses a special ink that’s pigment is suspended in a water-based gel. It is down to the thickness of this ink and its opaqueness that it is able to show up more clearly on dark or slick surfaces than typical ink found in other pen varieties. Thanks to this, gel pens are used in many types of writing and illustration and are a favourite among many professionals worldwide!
Another benefit to gel ink is its ability to flow consistently. Due to its solidity as opposed to liquid or oil form, the ink will go on and on until the pen is empty. I am sure that I am not the only person that gets annoyed with standard pens when writing on a surface that isn’t level. A ballpoint for example, when leaning on a vertical surface, will cut out and stop. However gel ink is not sensitive to gravity and so not only remains constant, but keeps its full body and colour – no fading letters as your write! You can store your gel pen in whatever position you like, and it will be ready to go whenever you are.
At Office 365 our black gel pens come in an extensive variety of sizes and designs, for example, you will find nib or tip sizes from 0.3 mm to 1.0 mm and line width from 0.2mm to 0.8mm! With eco-friendliness beating strongly in our hearts, we recommend the Pilot Begreen B2P Rollerball Gel Pen featured.
- Bottle 2 Pen gel ink rollerball
- Smooth skip-free writing with vivid colours
- Made from recycled water bottles
- 89% recycled plastic (excluding replaceable parts)
- 0.7mm tip gives line width of 0.39mm
- Packed 10
- Just £17.79 for 10 pens!
Now you have your perfect pen (and enough spares to keep for whenever you lose it), you need to look after it! Although they do not need to be stored vertically, it is important that you remember to replace the cap after use. If you do choose to store your gel pen vertically, say in a cup or desk tidy; please try not to drop it in! This can cause a shock known as ‘ink drop’ to the gel inside by disturbing the pen’s vacuum, so make sure you place it in gently and it will last you a long, long time.