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Rolling Ball Pens

Similar to a ballpoint, roller ball pens dispense a lower-viscosity liquid or gel ink through a rolling ball tip. As the popularity of the modern writing instrument evolved, designers began to search for an ink that was more easily absorbed by paper than traditional oil-based inks. Additionally, manufacturers were under pressure to produce a pen that would glide more smoothly over the paper's surface, similar to the fluid motion of its predecessor, the fountain pen. Water-based roller ball inks immediately lowered the hand pressure needed to write, which in turn allowed for quicker writing speeds. Gelled inks were soon to follow and had an added advantage in greatly increasing the number of unique colors available. Unfortunately, the higher viscosity of gel ink can produce a skipping effect that on occasion leaves a faint gap in handwritten lines or lettering. Today's rolling ball pens seek to balance the advantages and disadvantages to satisfy many needs. Thanks for visiting the Pilot Pen website. Please continue to browse and let us know how we can improve your online experience.