|Model Number||FISHER SPACE PEN SPR4B|
|Ink Characteristics||Pressurized Ink|
October 26, 2011
I've been using Fisher...
I've been using Fisher Space pens for years and am a big fan of them. Not only do they perform as advertised, but they also are incredible conversation pieces. People are amazed when I demonstrate how well it works writing at an angle or upside down, especially when compared side-by-side with a traditional ballpoint.
A bonus not mentioned in the ad copy for this item (but can be seen on the image of the packaging) is that it comes with an adapter (basically a little plastic hat) that allows the refill to fit the run-of-the-mill Parker Jotter (among other Parker pens); I've done this before and it works quite well, so even if the style of the Fisher pens themselves aren't your taste, you can still give this ink a try.
One downside to the ink needs to be made clear in advance (this is why this is a 4-point review instead of 5): given time, the ink will "seep" through paper, making drawn lines slightly wider and slightly faded, and ultimately showing through on the OTHER side of the paper. For this reason, Fisher ink is entirely unsuitable for notebooks (and anywhere else both sides of a page are written on), and for fine detail work and/or work that needs archiving. For general writing purposes, however, this is far and away the most reliable ballpoint refill I've ever encountered.
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