Are you like me, have a favorite pen, or a certain brand, that you never write without? For years, I used Staples 50-pack of retractible pens. They have a rubbery grip and wrote well. The latest box, though, was a disappointment. Something changed with the ink; the pens skip, or don’t write at all. Not acceptable for someone who goes through as many pens as I do.
Then I found a pen made by OXO. Soft grippy coating, wrote smoothly with no skips or gloopiness. Until it ran out. Back to Staples – the sales person told me they don’t carry OXO refills, or the pens anymore.
He then directed me to a new brand, InkJoy by Papermate. “Revolutionary ink system for effortless writing,” the package says. Ok, 5 bucks for a package of 4, I’ll give them a try.
They come packaged with a little ball of wax on the tip that of course you remove. Never saw that before. My verdict? The smoothest pen I’ve ever used. No skips, no gloops. Takes zero effort to move the pen, something I really appreciate. When my hand starts hurting after a couple of pages, the thoughts stop flowing. With this pen, my hand can move as fast as my ideas (which might not be saying a whole lot, actually).
What are your pen experiences?