Corporette Readers’ Favorite Pens

I was really excited to see Corporette ask their readers about their favorite pens. I bookmarked the post and today, 2 months later, I read through all the comments. I tried to tally each time a brand was mentioned and jot down the different pens people liked. I wasn’t surprised that people were very particular but I was surprised that a lot of people favored pretty cheap pens. And a lot of people also swore by one pen. If you asked me for my pen recommendation, I would probably list off a bunch of different ones depending on what was in my purse at the time.

If you are looking to try out a new pen, check out these ones below!

(I should add that this graph is not 100% accurate. I did my best to tally when brands were mentioned but I may have missed 1 or 2)

Uni-Ball Jetstream
Pilot Better Retractable Ballpoint Pen
Paper Mate Flexgrip Ultra Medium Blue Pen
Pilot Precise V7 RT
Pilot Precise Grip
Staples Icebreaker Pens
Pentel RSVP Pens
Pilot BeGreen Precise Roller Ball Pens
Uni-ball Onyx Micro
Uni-Ball Vision Elite
Uni-Ball Signo 207 Premier
Staedtler Triplus Fineliners
Pilot Dr. Grip Center of Gravity
Pentel Sign Pen
Zebra F-301 Steel Pens
Pilot EasyTouch Pens
Sharpie Pen
Zebra Sarasa Gel Pens
Bic Atlantis Pens
Pentel Energels
Paper Mate Flair Pens
Pilot FriXion Ball Erasable Gel Pen
Tul Retractable Ballpoint Pen
Sanford PhD
Zebra Jimnie Pens
Pilot G2 Pens

Here are a few comments from the post that I thought were helpful
It is actually the V5 I like not the V7 (oops). Regardless, a word of warning: NEVER take these pens on airplanes! The change in pressure seems to make them leak or release an excessive amount of ink — VERY messy.
I only buy Pentel RSVP, but only in fine. They’ve never randomly stopped writing, you can see how much ink is left so you know whether you should start carrying 2 of them, and they’re not so thin that they feel awkward in your fingers when you write more than a line or two. The only complaint i have is that sometimes you have to twirl the tip on a scrap piece of paper to get a blob of ink off, but that’s only really after a while of writing.
Pilot BeGreen Precise V5 Roll Ball Pen Extra Fine. You will LOVE them. They write smooth, dry quickly (so there’s no smear), you can see how much ink is left, and you’re not constantly drawing circles on your paper. They are also satisfyingly dark and black.

Read the post and comments here

  • I think my Favorite pen is the Zebra F-301 ULTRA but the Ultra is so hard to find, I love the ultra fine point, it makes signing a breeze and writes like a Champ!