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Gel Ink Pens
Pen Refills & Inks
I still have my first Zebra Expandz pen. Since I've always carried pens in my trouser pants pocket, I've often lost them or run them through the washing machine. With the Zebra this doesn't happen. It's small enough and heavy enough to stay in the bottom of my pocket, especially when sitting and (being quite tall) my knees lift above chair level which has led to other lighter pens falling out. Also, it's an unusual pen, so not to be confused with more common pens, ownership of which can be confusing. It's not an excuse for a 'collapsible' pen. Extended, the leverage and heft make it feel even better than your average lightweight pen. Using standard refills is also a plus. A wonderful pen. Some of the paint is wearing off, giving th...
Zebra of Japan was originally established in 1897. Its founder Tokumatsu Ishikawa decided to use zebra print as its trade mark in the hope that business' employees and customers herd together like a big zebra family.
Zebra's corporate philosophy is, "Revisit the past to reveal new knowledge (温故知新)." The company strives to develop writing instruments that are in step with the progress of culture.
For example, Zebra invented the first multi pen and called it "Sharbo" in 1977. The name is a combination of "sharp" (i.e. mechanical pencil) and "ball" (i.e. ballpoint pen). Zebra continues to capitalize on the multi space, creating a premium multi pen line under the name "Sharbo X" and adding other affordable and innovative product lines like the Clip-On series (known for their binder clip) and the nuSprial series (known for their ergonomic grip).