Gel Ink Pens

Gel Ink Pens

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.

The Majolica Majorca Style Fit design is the product of a collaboration between Uni-ball and Shiseido, whose Majolica Majorca cosmetics emulate pop-glamour with bright colors to match. The psychedelic pen line will add a burst of color to your pencil bag or purse!

So which one is your favorite?

October 26, 2011 - Posted by Brad Dowdy to Gel Ink Pens

This is the pen that started it all.

Where were you when JetPens opened our virtual doors back in 2005? I don't know about you, but I was shopping at big box office supply stores, searching for that elusive "perfect pen". JetPens knew better though, and the Pilot Hi-Tec-C was the first pen imported and available at

What makes this pen so special? First of all, the three-point tip design allows the ball to rotate in a natural, frictionless manner. Secondly, the biopolymer gel ink used is designed to prevent the ink from bleeding. Combine these two things and this is why the Hi-Tec-C gives you precise, clean, and legible lines every time you use one.

The variety of ink colors available is impressive. There are currently over 35 in stock, with such unique shades as Pompadour Blue and Chestnut Bark Brown. I love grabbing a few different colors to write, edit, and highlight notes or other documents with.

Pilot has also done a great job expanding the product line over the years with the introduction of the multi pen Coleto, and the executive styled Cavalier. There is even a compact version of the Hi-Tec-C with the Slim Knock.

Over the years I have come to realize that there is no such thing as a perfect pen. The Pilot Hi-Tec-C is about as close as it gets, making it a true JetPens Classic.
October 6, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Gel Ink Pens

If you like the Moleskine notebooks, you'll love the Moleskine Classic Roller Pens!

These smooth writing gel ink pens are available in both 0.5 mm and 0.7 mm size, and are specifically designed to complement the shape and personality of a Moleskine journal. Different ink color refills are also available.

They have a rectangular shape that feels nice in the hand and lays flat, so you won't have to worry about it rolling off your desk. The lightweight pens have a matte black finish, and feature a cap with a clip that can accommodate your thick Moleskine notebook!

Other new Moleskine products can be found here. What's your favorite new JetPens Moleskine product?
August 2, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Gel Ink Pens

Oftentimes you need to use ink pens when writing on documents or when taking notes. But alas, what if you make a mistake? Fortunately, JetPens carries a few different brands of erasable pens so that you can correct any errors made with these special ink pens.

There are three main types of erasable ink pens:

1. Thermo-sensitive Erasable Ink Pens
The ink becomes transparent when exposed to heat such as that from friction. The heat makes the ink completely transparent, for a true erased effect.

The Pilot FriXion line is an excellent example of this technology, and is available in a variety of different gel ink pens, markers and even highlighters!

The Uni-ball Fanthom gel ink pens also have a thermo-sensitive ink, and will erase cleanly by using the rubber sides of the cap.

**Please note that because of the nature of these ink formulas, we strongly advise against storage in any high temperature areas (don't leave these pens in a hot car), and we recommend to avoid high friction situations where your papers may be rubbing together (shuffling a stack of papers written on with these pens etc).

2. Erasable Ink Pens + Ink Erasing Marker

The other type of erasable pen is the one that comes with a partner, the "eraser" pen. These pens erase when a separate erasing ink is applied.

The Stabilo Point 88 Colorkilla Erasable Fineliner Marker Pens we carry do not erase by heat, nor do they need a rubber eraser to remove ink. Instead, this pen set contains a special eraser pen that makes the ink vanish when applied!

The white "Colorkilla" pens in this set will make the ink of the specially marked "erasable" pens disappear completely. Since any areas covered with the Colorkilla ink will not take the erasable pens any longer, Stabilo conveniently includes matching colors of their standard Point 88 Fineliner pens, so that you can write over these erased areas with ease.

3. Traditional Erasable Ink Pens

Lastly, we have the erasable ink pens that rub away with an ink eraser such as the Uni-ball Signo gel ink pens.

Like pencils, these erasable gel ink pens need the rubber eraser on their cap end to erase. This traditional method is used not only in pens but also in highlighters, such as with the Uni-ball Propus Erasable Highlighters.

With some many different styles of erasable pens available, it may be hard to choose! Do you have a favorite erasable pen from JetPens?