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Each hour 2,500,000 plastic bottles are used by Americans alone which translates to 22 billion bottles per year in the U.S. Unfortunately, less than 1 in 3 of these bottles are recycled. For everyone who already thinks green to everyone who is discovering the significance of living eco-friendly, put a B2P Gel Ink Pen or Petball Ballpoint Pen in your hand as a daily reminder of the earth we live in. Designed with the environment in mind, Pilot offers two special lines of pens made from recycled plastic bottles.
Do you remember the first time you used a Uni-Ball Jetstream? Many of us first discovered them in the office supply cabinet at work - at least that is how I did. I honestly couldn't figure it out at first. Is it a ballpoint? A roller ball? A little of both?
As it turns out, option number three is pretty close. The ink is a special formulation designed to provide a smooth, smear-free writing experience. Did I mention the ink is fade and water resistant, and archival safe? Yeah, that too. It is unlike any other ballpoint you have ever used.
One of my favorite things about the Jetstream is the wide array of options available. From the entry level Basic Series, to the mid level Rubber Body Series, to the higher end Alpha Gel and Multi Pen models, there is a Jetstream out there to suit your needs.
For new and experienced writers, there is not a pen I have recommended more, which makes the Uni-Ball Jetstream a JetPens Classic.
One of the new items released last week was the frequently requested Fisher Bullet Space Pen!
(Available Matte Black Body and Desert Tan Body not pictured.)
Available in several delicious colors, the Fisher Space Pen - Bullet model is another great addition to our pressurized pen selection.
The sealed ink cartridges inside these pens are pressurized at about 45 pounds per square inch. This gives you a ballpoint pen that will write over virtually any surface, and at any angle! (It will write upside down, underwater, over grease, and in extreme cold and hot temperatures.)
Another feature is that the ink refills themselves have an estimated shelf life of 100 years. (No, the pen itself will not last you for 100 years of daily writing, but you can buy multiple ink refills and store them for long periods of time without worrying about them drying out.)
This compact pen makes a perfect companion for your everyday writing needs, and will fit easily into your bag or purse, even your pants pocket. Clips are also available for all you pocket-carrying guys out there!
Here at JetPens, we carry some excellent examples of Japanese ingenuity. We decided to feature our ballpoint pens that are pressurized, so that they will write almost anywhere! Normal pens utilize gravity to create ink flow onto a paper. These ballpoint pens however, allow internal compressed air pressure to basically push their ink out onto the paper. Listed in order from left to right: 1. Tombow AirPress Apro Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Green 2. Tombow AirPress Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - 2010 New Body Color - Clear Body 3. Pilot Down Force Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Moss Green Body - Black Ink 4. Uni-ball Power Tank Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Black Body - Black Ink All of these pens boast the ability to write in extremely cold conditions, zero-gravity environments, on wet surfaces and at any angle. We put one of those claims to the test, by thoroughly soaking a page of our Rhodia DotPad Notepad with a Pentel Aquash Waterbrush Pen, for a writing test. First we wrote with the Tombow AirPress Ballpoint Pen. Both versions have the exact same internal parts and writing performance, the only difference is the body style. The word "Tombow Airpress" was written with the Apro version (designed with a sturdy clip perfect for your apron) and the three lines underneath were written with the original version, that has a durable body designed for strenuous conditions like constructions sites. Writing on the wet paper was not necessarily ideal, but the ink came out well enough to read perfectly (it looks a little light in the photograph because of our professional grade flash and light box). Next, we wrote with the Pilot Down Force ballpoint pen. This pen performed just as well as the two Tombow pens, with a steady ink flow just as visible. Lastly, we tested out the capabilities of the ever-popular Uni-ball Power Tank pen. This pen wrote just as smoothly on our wet paper, and the ink appeared slightly darker. It did however, seem to feather a bit towards the end, when it hit a particularly saturated part of the paper with standing water on the surface. Over all, these pens are true to their advertising and write very well on a very wet piece of paper. I was also able to write with them at a ninety-degree angle, and even upside down on a post-it stuck under my desk! What would you use these versatile pens for?
When you are on the go, it is nice to have access to a writing instrument when you need to jot something down quickly. The team at JetPens has made a list of our best compact sized pens, which are perfect for carrying in your pocket or purse.
Kaweco Sport Fountain Pens
These fountain pens have a great compact size when capped, but extend to a comfortable writing size when posted. They are available in a variety of colors and finishes, with plastic or aluminum bodied versions.
Ohto Rook Fountain Pens
Another small sized fountain pen, the Ohto Rook has a soft shape displaying a beautiful symmetry of form.
Ohto Needle-Point Cap Ballpoint Pens
These pens are part of another great compact pen series from Ohto, and they fit perfectly into a purse or planner.
Ohto Tasche Line
The Tasche Line is another great design from Ohto, and is available in a few different formats. The fountain pen, roller ball, ballpoint and mechanical pencil form all have the same convenient compact shape.
Lamy Pico Pocket Size Extendable Ballpoint Pens
These neat looking ballpoint pens from LAMY do not have a cap so they are very convenient for grabbing your pen simply clicking the end to start writing.
Ohto Needle-Point Slim Line Ballpoint Pens
Though these Ohto ballpoint pens are not short, they are very slim and great for tucking into a notebook or planner.
Pilot Birdy Stainless Steel Body Mini Ballpoint Pen
These are tiny little pens that are not only short, but very slim as well. They fit great in a pocket or even a wallet, just make sure not to lose them!
Zebra Mini Ballpoint Pen
Another tiny pen great for your wallet or planner.
Zebra Minna Mini Ballpoint Pens with Japanese Print
These pretty Zebra pens are great for keeping in your purse. Each pen has a strip of decoration which is actually Japanese paper! The cap can be posted on the back of the pen for writing comfort.
Zebra Penpod Mini Keychain Pens
These miniature pens are great for quick writing needs, and can latch on to cell phones, purses, key chains and more!
Pilot Pockel Mini Gel Ink Pens
If you prefer gel ink pens, these are just the thing for you! Perfect for quick note-taking or list-making, these pens come in 10 different colors and have smooth, non-skipping ink inside.