Did you know? The ballpoint pen was created as a result of experimentation, modern chemistry and the precision manufacturing capabilities of 20th century technology. After many failed attempts at creating a commercially feasible and widely available pen, the first patented ballpoint pen made its debut in 1888, when a leather tanner invented the first pen capable of writing on leather products.
It may not have come easy, but today ballpoint pen pioneers would be proud to see their vision realized with ballpoint pens lining the shelves of office supply stores, super markets and more across the globe. Today ballpoint pens are not only the most budget-friendly pen available, but they’re available almost anywhere — including the promotional products industry!
To make a big impact, try the BIC WideBody Retractable Ballpoint pen. The extra-wide profile gives you a large imprint area, great for intricate designs and company logos. Plus you can mix and match clip and barrel colors to create your company color scheme.
Widely popularized because of their low cost and nearly endless variety of applications, it’s no wonder they’re the most commonly used pen to date.
Compared to the rollerball and fountain pens, ballpoints require more pressure to write. When documentation requires a firm press ballpoint pens are especially useful. Ballpoints are often used for carbon-copy forms where the writing, not the ink must be transferred to several layers of paper — great for hospitals, doctors’ offices, financial companies and more.
They conveniently write on paper and fabric surfaces without unwanted bleeding or smearing — making them perfect for presentations, legible writing and everyday use. Ballpoint pens are less likely to leak. Their durability makes them the perfect promotional product pick.
The only pitfall — they have difficulty writing on surfaces with low friction. i.e. plastics, shiny surfaces and wet or oily surfaces. Also, because of the pen’s reliance on gravity to coat the ball with ink, most ballpoint pens cannot be used to write upside.
In short, unless your audience happens to be traveling through space, has a tendency to hang upside down while scribbling notes or is slippery, wet astronaut — promotional ballpoint pens are right for you! As one of the most commonly used and budget-friendly picks around you can’t go wrong.
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