What ball-point pens are we using?

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  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Since 1992 I've been carrying this Lamy Swift retractable rollerball pen in my filofax (have one in matte black, one in silver and one in gunmetal gray). Best pen ever and looks hella cool.

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    Sometimes I also carry a vintage 14k gold retractable pencil.
     
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    we use the uniball 'vision exact' pens in micro and fine sizes, in our office. can't say that they're my favorite, but they're free so i use them. for sketching i like the 'micro' size in black, and for the thick lines i use a felt-tip Pentel Sign Pen.

    also i use sharpies, but not for writing notes as they bleed through. i like the way they smell.

    i fill out forms with blue ink. i mark up drawings with any color except black - usually red, but sometimes green or blue.

    for good drawing, i like the sakura pigma microns:
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    i'd like to develop a good color-coding organizational strategy for my work notes. does anyone know of a system? dates, meeting notes, action items, phone notes, research, etc. ....would be good if it were limited to 2-3 colors, as i can carry two pens in the spiral of the notebook.
     
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    Dammit FB, one post ahead of me on the Microns. The best, hower is none other than: [​IMG]
     
  5. Get Smart

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    Brian, those Koh-I-Noors drive me nuts!! Don't they seem to clog up pretty easily for you? anyways, mine have spent much time soaking in the Rapidograph cleaning solution.
     
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    Brian, those Koh-I-Noors drive me nuts!! Don't they seem to clog up pretty easily for you? anyways, mine have spent much time soaking in the Rapidograph cleaning solution.

    Mine never clog.. are you using the right kind of ink for them? You have to treat them very carefully but if you know how to use them correctly they are the most precise things you could ever hope for.
     
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    This is the rollerball I use most often. It's a nice pen, with good heft, and a relatively inexpensive pricetag.

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    I got an almost identical Waterman as this as a grad gift--love it.

    koji
     
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    Huntsman Senior member

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    UniBall ONYX's are my preferred ball-point.

    LK, why oh why do you refrain from addressing envelopes with a fountain pen? It is a favored work of my dip pens....

    ~ Huntsman
     
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    Try a BIC Z4 needle point roller. I draw with them, smooth and precise. I also have my dads old Mont Blanc (Meisterstruck?) gorgeous fountain pen, but seems a bit awkward when I write my check for a box of cereal, so there it sits at my desk.

    I say the day we revive the fedora on a mass scale, we also bring back the fountain pen. My dad used to actually practice his penmanship. Cool.
     
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    Try a BIC Z4 needle point roller. I draw with them, smooth and precise. I also have my dads old Mont Blanc (Meisterstruck?) gorgeous fountain pen, but seems a bit awkward when I write my check for a box of cereal, so there it sits at my desk.

    I say the day we revive the fedora on a mass scale, we also bring back the fountain pen. My dad used to actually practice his penmanship. Cool.


    I write with fountain pens almost exclusively; the Omas Paragon faceted design, which has been in continuous production since 1930. I also wear a fedora.

    If the Montblanc is a Meisterstuck, it will say so on the cap ring. If it's the largest size of Meisterstuck and the gold cap ring with the word "Meisterstuck" is flanked by a sterling silver ring on each side, it is a very valuable pen.
     
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    Dammit FB, one post ahead of me on the Microns. The best, hower is none other than: [​IMG]
    I had these. I destroyed them all. You have to empty them out and clean them religiously. They were fun while they lasted though.
     
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    I use mostly Pelikan Souveran fountain pens, never liked BP pens. My daily pen is an M405, I also have an M200, M600, and M800. I have a few other pens but I am partial to Pelikans.
     
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    i lost my parker fountain pen of eight-odd years recently, i've just been getting by on whatever i can scavenge

    i really should get another one though
     
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    I write with fountain pens almost exclusively; the Omas Paragon faceted design, which has been in continuous production since 1930. I also wear a fedora.


    That Omas must be a hellaciously nice pen.

    koji
     
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    twenty-first century pen:

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