11 best pens for writing

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Handwritten writing, despite the widespread use of computer technology, does not lose its relevance: with our own hands we put signatures in documents, from time to time we fill out questionnaires, receipts and applications. For these purposes, you need a pen: gel, ballpoint or fountain pen. It can be both an item of daily use for a schoolchild or an office worker, and an accessory that emphasizes the status of the owner. presents a ranking of the 11 best writing pens for different occasions.

A few moments of the right choice

A few years ago, on store shelves, one could find standard handles with a relief for the finger rest or simply in a smooth body. These were suitable for both right-handers and left-handers, but were not particularly comfortable. Today the situation is different, you can pick up a handle according to individual requests:

  1. Automatic or with a cap. The handles, the rod of which is extended by pressing a button, are convenient in terms of maneuverability – pulled out, pressed and started writing. The cap is often lost. On the other hand, conventional pens without a button are useful for children with emerging discipline. Cap pens are more commonly found in public organizations and pencil cases for junior schoolchildren.
  2. Universal or right / left handed. If before such a question did not arise, today manufacturers take into account the anatomical peculiarities of one hand or another and place the thumb rest on the right side.
  3. Gel or ink. A regular ballpoint pen lasts longer, but is unable to write on a smooth, glossy, or slightly greasy surface, unlike a gel pen.

Rating of the best pens for writing

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best gel pens 1 Stabilo Easy gel RUB 550
2 Pilot Frixion Ball with Erasable Ink 166 r
3 Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip 159 r
The best ballpoint pens for everyday writing 1 Faber-Castell Poly Ball XB 332 RUB
2 Berlingo golden luxe 212 r
3 Zebra F-301 209 RUB
4 Pilot Acroball 220 RUB
Best pens for business people 1 Parker Sonnet Slim Sterling Silver CT RUB 24,128
2 Montblanc 116578 RUB 13,900
3 Parker IM Premium Black / Gold GT RUB 3,599
The best luxury fountain pens 1 Waterman Elegance Black GT RUB 52,510

Best gel pens

Pens with a core filled with gel with ink are in demand in a bureaucratic environment: they fill out important documents and forms in banks, office stationery, you cannot do without an accessory on school exam. The need is due to several factors: firstly, such a pen writes on almost any surface, including smooth, and secondly, the displayed signs and letters are thin, clear and easily readable for scanning technology.

Stabilo Easy gel

Rating: 4.9

Stabilo Easy gel

The rating opens with a unique gel pen with an automatic opening mechanism Stabilo Easy gel, created taking into account the anatomy of the hand of a teenage and adult hand – bends and stops for right or left-handed people, comfortable grip, streamlined shape. The grip area is made of rubber, which does not allow fingers to slip during prolonged writing. Original Stabilo ink, high quality, 0.5mm nib, dries quickly and does not smudge on paper, but runs out quickly, especially when used by high school students and students when taking notes.

The Stabilo Easy gel pen can be purchased for the right (R) or left (L) hand in a yellow, blue or purple case for an average of 480 rubles.

Advantages

  • Ergonomic anatomical body shape;

  • Right-handed or left-handed option;

  • High quality fast drying ink.

disadvantages

  • High price for a handle;

  • When learning to write, there is a risk of getting dirty with ink.

Pilot Frixion Ball with Erasable Ink

Rating: 4.8

Pilot Frixion Ball

The second place in the rating is the Pilot Frixion Ball gel pen, the ink of which dries quickly after application, but, if necessary, can be discolored by intense heat. The option is convenient for correcting documents and letters – there is no trace left on the paper, and a special thermolastic built into the pen body helps to make the correction neatly. The correction procedure can be repeated up to several times without harm to the surface. Please note: it is impossible to remove gel ink with an eraser. Any reasonable methods are suitable for heating (hair dryer, lighter from the bottom of the sheet, heated spoon, etc.); to correct what is written, a temperature of + 60C is required. However, so that the initial blots do not appear again, documents should not be cooled below -180C.

The Pilot Frixion Ball pen will be interesting for schoolchildren and students as a way to transmit notes and messages, as well as office workers for filling out important documents, representatives of various services for encryption, etc.

The shape of the pen body is universal with a round section, available colors: blue, purple, green, red and black. The cost starts at 166 rubles.

Advantages

  • Thermal correction of the written text with the possibility of restoring the corrected text;

  • Line thickness 0.5 mm;

  • Available in 5 colors of gel in rods;

  • The ink dries quickly.

disadvantages

  • The colors are not the most saturated, rather watercolor;

  • The drawing from the body is erased quickly.

Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip

Rating: 4.7

Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip

Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip pens produce a fast drying line that won't wash off with water. Black and blue gel rods are in demand among schoolchildren, students and office workers, while white ones are in demand among decorators and graphic designers; they are ideal for painting on dark and colored paper.

The shape of the handle is traditional, equipped with a rubber grip for comfortable grip without slipping fingers. The quality of the gel makes it easy to write effortlessly with a fine line of 0.4mm.

Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip pens cost from 140 rubles.

Advantages

  • Thin letter;

  • Strong color indelible gel ink;

  • Classic handle body with rubber grip pad.

disadvantages

  • Few flowers.

The best ballpoint pens for everyday writing

For daily work with papers in the office and notes in educational institutions, ordinary ballpoint pens are more suitable. They got their name for the peculiarity of the design of the rod: when pressed on a sheet of paper, the ball moves away from the edge of the pen, opening the way for ink, which is applied to the sheet by this very ball. Unlike gel pens, ballpoint pens leave a printed mark on the surface, a poem is difficult to make adjustments to the written text, and the ink composition itself is quite persistent.

Faber-Castell Poly Ball XB

Rating: 4.9

Faber-Castell Poly Ball XB

Stylish automatic pen in blue, turquoise, black, lilac or white with an elegant metal clip-fastener and a push button for extending the rod Faber-Castell Poly Ball XB is convenient for right-handers and left-handers – a grip area with a triangular section reduces finger tension during prolonged writing. Bright ink also does not fail: it provides smooth writing, you do not need to press hard on the pen.

It is worth noting: with ease of use and a spectacular appearance, the line thickness is 0.8 mm – not the most elegant letter, but the line is neat and not smeared.

You can buy Faber-Castell Poly Ball XB in different colors with a blue core from 305 rubles.

Advantages

  • Convenient body;

  • The line is not smeared;

  • Uniform ink output;

  • Different body colors.

disadvantages

  • High price;

  • Thick line.

Berlingo golden luxe

Rating: 4.8

Berlingo golden luxe

The sleek and delicate metal handle of the Berlingo Golden Luxe is equipped with a rotating mechanism with an interesting design spacer ring, echoed by a golden clip. There are no special spacers and threads in the holder area, but this does not really affect the writing quality thanks to the high quality ballpoint ink, the result is a neat line with a line thickness of 0.7 mm, which is thinner than the leader of the rating.

On the handle in a burgundy, blue or black case, you can place a company logo or commemorative symbols, then the product will become an excellent gift for partners or colleagues, the presentation effect is enhanced by an individual plastic case.

The cost of the pen is about 212 rubles.

Advantages

  • Sleek design

  • Swivel opening / closing mechanism;

  • A clean touch without ink stains.

disadvantages

  • There is no formalized capture zone.

Zebra F-301

Rating: 4.7

Zebra F-301

The third place in the rating is the ergonomic automatic ballpoint pen Zebra F-301 in a black or blue stainless steel case. A corrugated pillow is made for the fingers in the grip area, however, it is plastic, and yet there is an emphasis. The handle will last a long time – the manufacturer relies on the absence of plastic elements of the main structure, and the steel clip will not fall off even after years.

Feature Zebra F-301 – a refill with an increased volume of ink, which will last for a relatively long time. To buy a pen, you have to pay about 200 rubles.

Advantages

  • Case – stainless steel;

  • Individual case;

  • Finger rest at the grip.

disadvantages

  • It is difficult to find original replacement rods.

Pilot Acroball

Rating: 4.7

Pilot Acroball

Rounding out the rating in the category of ballpoint pens is the most budget-friendly option – Pilot Acroball. The retractable mechanism is automatic, reusable, does not stick and does not wear out for a long time. The color of the plastic housing matches the ink shade – blue, black or gray. Acroball is one of the most comfortable pens, it is equipped with a rubberized structured finger rest, high-quality viscous ink promotes smooth and easy writing, evenly fed through the ball onto the paper.

The cost of the Pilot Acroball pen is relatively affordable – about 140 rubles, it is also not difficult to purchase original replacement ink.

Advantages

  • Comfortable design and finger rest;

  • High viscosity ink with dense color;

  • Relatively affordable price compared to previously reviewed models.

disadvantages

  • Ink can smear.

Best pens for business people

Pens for businessmen, politicians, senior managers and other important persons are not only a tool for affixing signatures on important papers, they are an accessory that can highlight the taste and status of the owner. As a rule, this is a metal case of a noble design, excellent ink quality and a serviceable rod. You have to pay a lot for a representative exterior and quality, but the investment works for the prospect of successful contracts and agreements. Pens are perfect as a gift for business partners and dignitaries.

Parker Sonnet Slim Sterling Silver CT

Rating: 4.9

Parker Sonnet Slim Sterling Silver CT

The rating is opened by a representative Parker Sonnet Slim Sterling Silver CT ballpoint pen with a cross-engraved silver case. The pen of medium thickness M writes perfectly smoothly and will never smudge. The Sonnet Slim Sterling comes with a stylish branded pouch suitable for gift giving and storage of a pen.

Buying a Parker Sonnet Slim Sterling Silver CT is not a cheap pleasure, the pen will cost 24,128 rubles or more.

Advantages

  • Silver case with engraving;

  • Comes with a presentable case;

  • Average line width.

disadvantages

  • Very high price (determined by the cost of a gram of silver).

Montblanc 116578

Rating: 4.8

Montblanc 116578

In second place is the Montblanc pen, which is less expensive in every sense, the body of which is made of gray precious resin with a platinum-plated ring, nib and clip, the general style of execution is Bauhaus. It can be charged with a special nominal core of the primary colors (black, blue, cyan, red, green and magenta). The handle comes in an ergonomic case with a minimalist design. Montblanc is available in other colors.

The cost of a gray executive pen Montblanc 116578 is about 13,900 rubles.

Advantages

  • Laconic design;

  • Classic black case;

  • Nice color of the body made of gray noble resin;

  • Convenient body ergonomics.

disadvantages

  • Not defined.

Parker IM Premium Black / Gold GT

Rating: 4.8

Parker IM Premium Black

The status pen Parker IM Premium Black / Gold GT budget segment is presented in three types: automatic, roller (with cap) and fountain pen. The body of each is made of anodized brushed aluminum, the tip and clamp are gold-plated on brass.

The Parker IM Premium Black / Gold GT pen is comfortable and stylish at the same time, it is perfect as a style accessory, a gift and a tool for signing important contracts and documents.

Advantages

  • Thin letter;

  • Pull-out case included;

  • Variety of forms;

  • Pleasant rough sandblasted surface;

  • Optimal cost.

disadvantages

  • Not defined.

The best luxury fountain pens

The VIP fountain pen is a special premium accessory of the highest quality. The principle of operation of an open pen is not much different from its predecessors of past centuries, only you do not need to dip it in ink – there is a replaceable cartridge inside the case that releases the contents only when the tip is pressed against the paper – no wasted smudges.

Waterman Elegance Black GT

Rating: 4.9

Waterman Elegance Black GT

The only representative of the category in the rating of fountain pens is the French Waterman “Elegance Black GT”, made of jewelry brass (nib tip), 23 carat gold plated with rhodium plating. The ring encircling the body of the pen is engraved with the Waterman brand, similar to jewelry.

The black lacquered brass nib is equipped with a De luxe piston convector with a dual channel ink cartridge system. The set includes 8 replaceable cartridges, sealed with a polyethylene cap, as well as an international warranty card for 8 months, attesting to the highest quality of the pen. Everything is packed in a branded case.

The cost of the Waterman “Elegance Black GT” fountain pen is about 50,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Jewelry execution of the case and its components;

  • Ink leakage is excluded;

  • 8 replaceable cartridges;

  • 8 months warranty.

disadvantages

  • High price (determined by the cost of a gram of gold).


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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