Rollball pen - modern perfection
Rollball pen - modern perfection

Since the time of the wild tribes, people have kept records. The savages scratched the walls of the caves with embers. Then they drew with pointed sticks on the bark of trees. As civilization develops, so does writing.

Main types of pens

In the modern world, everyone writes without exception, starting from the age of 7, or even earlier. And what is there now: pencils, felt-tip pens, markers, wax crayons … And the central place is occupied by Her Majesty the “Queen” pen. And it's just as varied. You will meet it in several forms (types). They differ in the writing knot and are divided into:

  • ball ball;
  • feather;
  • capillary.
rollerball pen

In a fountain pen, the writing knot is a pen. Modern fountain pens do not require inkwells. They have the latest cartridges. But there are also pens filled with ink. It's up to you.

In a ballpoint pen, the writing unit is a tube of a conical or needle-shaped shape, in which there is a ball (roller) made of hard metal or ceramic. Ballpoint pens include gel and rollerball pens.

A distinctive feature of the last type of pens in the ink supply system is that it is capillary. Thanks to this, the rod writes easily, a beautiful and even pattern remains on paper. Butif you stop at a point for a long time, it will blur. There are 3 types of capillary pens:

  • liner;
  • isograph;
  • rapidograph.

What is a rollerball pen?

The rollerball pen is the best kind of ballpoint pen. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that the ball is narrower. Water-based inks are less viscous. Therefore, the line on paper is more even and clear. Such a pen practically writes by itself, it does not require strong pressure on the paper while writing. Also, these pens have more economical ink consumption, and it ranges from 3,000 to 10,000 m.

rollerball pen rod

Benefits of a rollerball pen

A rollerball pen leaves almost the same mark as a pen. And, as everyone knows, the pen writes very beautifully. But over time, it can begin to scratch paper (even the most expensive model). The roller will not do this.

If you run out of ink in your fountain pen and don't use replacement cartridges, refilling your fountain pen is a whole process. And the ink runs out at the most inopportune moment. And the rollerball pen has replaceable refills.

The rod for the rollerball pen is made of metal or polymer (plastics). Both materials do not affect the quality of the ink. The process of replacing the core is not more difficult than with a conventional ballpoint pen. Opened, removed the empty one, installed a new one, closed it. Ready to go!

There are a huge number of manufacturers of stationery. They can be divided into 3 classes: economy class, business class and premium class. Consider the products of three companiesby class: Pilot (expensive economy class), Zebra (mid-price business class) and Parker (premium class).

pilot rollerball pen

Pilot knobs

Pilot is a large, international company that has been on the stationery market for over 100 years. Its regional offices were opened in the 50s around the world. In 1991, Pilot came to Russia. In the Pilot line, the rollerball pen is presented in the Frixion series.

BL-FRP5 Frixion point is the new Pilot rollerball pen from this series. A neat and easy writing with this pen will give you pleasure. The ink does not bleed through the paper and dries quickly. The writing knot is needle. The rod diameter is 0.5 mm, the line thickness is 0.25. The body color matches the ink color. Replaceable stem.

BL-FRO7 Frixion PRO is a unique Pilot rollerball pen from the write-erase class. In general, there are 2 types of "write-erase" pens.

The peculiarity of the first one is that the special ink is erased with an ordinary eraser from the top layer of paper. But there is a significant drawback: the ink is sometimes absorbed into the paper deeply and it is impossible to remove the written.

The second principle of erasing is a special "white" that neutralizes the ink with which the recording was made. The disadvantage is that it is impossible to make a new one from the erased record.

Pilot has been developing a write-erase rollerball pen for two years. They have chosen a new path: their ink disappears, or rather, discolors under the influence of temperature. This is also done with an elastic band at the end of the handle. Rub and the ink will disappear. It is possible to do sorepeatedly. But there is another trick to this pen. Record, erase and then cool the paper. For example, in the refrigerator, below -18 degrees Celsius. The entry will reappear. General characteristics of such pens: ball diameter - 0.7, line thickness - 0.35, body color - black, ink 3 colors. Replaceable stem included.

BL-FR-7 Frixion ball pens belong to the "write-erase" series. They also have a bleaching special elastic band. But their difference from the previous series is that there are more ink colors. The general characteristics are the same, except for the body color: it matches the color of the ink.

zebra rollerball pen

Zebra pen

Zebra Pen Corporation was founded as an independent company in the USA in 1982. But the history of this trademark began even earlier, in 1914, with Zebra Co. Ltd. Its founder was Mr. Ishikawa. His firm kept pace with the times and in 1917 became the first to use a pump for ink pens. In 1957, the company's employees were the first to develop a ballpoint pen. And, of course, such an invention as a rollerball pen did not pass by this company.

Zebra Rollerball Pen is of high quality and value for money. That is why they can be safely classified as business class.

The company has several lines of rollers. Zeb-Roller DX5 and DX7 have needle-shaped and arrow-shaped nibs, respectively. The line thickness in Zeb-Roller DX5 is 0.5 mm, and in Zeb-Roller DX7 it is 0.7 mm. The writing is light, the ink does not smudge, you can even write upside down. Rollerball pen ink consumption reducedto super economical.

Zebra has a unique Zebra pencitil gel rollerball pen. Its feature is read in the title. It's ink is gel-based, not water-based.

parker rollerball pen

Parker Elite Pen

Like all the best in our world, Parker began with a need. George Safford Parker, aged 17, began working at the Telegraph School in Janesville, Wisconsin. The salary he received was small, which is why he took on extra work. Parker became a fountain pen dealer. At that time they were not of high quality. There were many complaints and returns.

George started repairing handles himself. And, as it turned out, he did it very well. Seeing from the inside all the shortcomings of these pens, he designed his own model. And already in 1889, the first Parker fountain pen appeared.

Officially registered in 1892, Parker has been synonymous with prestige and undeniable quality ever since. Today, this company produces the best product in the category in question in the world. The Parker rollerball pen is always in the hands of high-ranking officials and successful businessmen.

Since 1931, Parker has developed and released the new Quink ink that washes off hands easily. The writing knot will provide a neat and beautiful line in any conditions. This rollerball pen will not let you down in the heat or cold, and even on the run you will make a record in any conditions.

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