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Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:44 am

I find myself becoming more particular about the pens that I'm willing to use. I can't seem to find the exact sort of pen and keep jumping between different brands. I'm trying to find something that's in between the Pilot Precise pen.

http://www.staples.com/Pilot-Precise-V5 ... PID=429173

and a Uniball Vision

http://www.staples.com/uni-ball-Vision- ... uct_433910

I need something more fluid than the precise and cleaner than the Uniball.

Anyone have useful insight on this?
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby mac5155 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:47 am

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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:48 am

kenny the kangaroo prefers the uniball over the precise pen. the precise pen is too runny. and smears pretty easily.

as far as pencils go, there is only one choice for the ol' kangaroo, and that would be the dixon ticonderoga
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:48 am

also, shyster will have something wierd to say about this topic.
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:52 am

Shyster might be more of a Mont Blan kind of guy....I like liquid ink pens.
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby eddysnake on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:53 am

I was reading the new Cigar Aficionado last night and they featured the Montegrappa Chaos pen, I think you should look into that.

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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:55 am

Hmm...skull grip, Troy Loney thinks that would say something about him that he doesn't want to be said.
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby viva la ben on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:58 am

As long as its a clicker I don't have a preference.
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Juice on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:58 am

just ebayed some of those montegrappa pens wow
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby IrishEyes on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:03 am

I use a Pilot G2 limited. It's gel, but doesn't run too much. Spent a whole $10 on it at Staples. :lol:
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:05 am

I just use Pentel RSVP, but they're not really what you want if you want "clean"
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:07 am

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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:07 am

Juice wrote:just ebayed some of those montegrappa pens wow


I followed up on the wow here....your wowing about the price right?
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:09 am

also, kenny th ekangaroo is a big fan of the Zebra F-301 pen but the ink runs out kind of fast and they are expensive.
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:10 am

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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:11 am

I had one that Duquesne gave me when I graduated. Its pretty nice and its my favorite.
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby legame on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:14 am

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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby count2infinity on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:18 am

IrishEyes wrote:I use a Pilot G2 limited. It's gel, but doesn't run too much. Spent a whole $10 on it at Staples. :lol:


I am a pilot G2 fan as well.
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:22 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:also, kenny th ekangaroo is a big fan of the Zebra F-301 pen but the ink runs out kind of fast and they are expensive.


http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/offic ... MgodIBAAUA

$1.79?
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:23 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I had one that Duquesne gave me when I graduated. Its pretty nice and its my favorite.


I got a nice ball point from work on my 5 year anniversary...but it's a clunker and tires my wrist out using it.
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:24 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:OPTIFLOW


I assume those are only available at staples?
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:33 am

i think so
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby meow on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:38 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:also, kenny th ekangaroo is a big fan of the Zebra F-301 pen but the ink runs out kind of fast and they are expensive.

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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Shyster on Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:22 pm

Troy Loney wrote:Shyster might be more of a Mont Blan kind of guy....I like liquid ink pens.

I can’t afford those, although I do primarily use fountain pens. I have a trio of Lamy Al-Star pens, one each devoted to black, blue, and red ink. I also often use a 50-year-old Parker 51 that belonged to my grandfather. When I use a non-fountain pen, it’s usually a Pilot G2 gel pen. I used to use the Pilot Precise V-5s and really liked them, but I switched to the G2 gels when Pilot came out with them (that was back when I was in college, IIRC).

I can’t really give that much advice on the current crop of liquid-ink pens, as I don’t really use any of them. I can make a recommendation that Troy may come to hate me for: http://www.jetpens.com/. It’s a company imports and sells pens and office supplies from Japan. The Japanese are great aficionados of pens and office supplies and they have all sorts of neat pens that aren’t available in the United States. For example, they sell ultra-fine Pilot G2s with 0.38 mm points. (Because the Japanese need to write kanji characters that in many cases are more detailed and complex than the characters our alphabet, their pens tend to have finer points than pens sold elsewhere.) I don’t think I’ve ever seen those for sale here.
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Re: Pen Preferences/Suggestions

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:29 pm

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