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Black pens are an excellent choice for many different writing tasks and come in a wide variety of styles. Black pens make writing enjoyable and easy for many office and personal writing tasks. Staples® carries a large assortment of pens.

Things to Consider when Choosing Black Pens
Different types of black pens include rollerball, which has a ball that rolls to dispense ink, ballpoint pens, which has a ball that comes to a fine tip, gel pens, which has a liquid, free-flowing ink tip, and felt tip which has a fabric tip. These tips range in thickness from 0.28 millimeters to 1.0-millimeter to allow for precise lines or bold statements. These widths produce lines that are vivid, neat, clean, crisp, and bold, and are ideal for filling out many types of documents. Some calligraphy pens are merely functional for everyday purposes, sometimes for long periods of daily use. Some also become part of a person's business persona and add to the polish and sophistication of an executive signing important documents or an employee asserting himself or herself as a professional.

Choices in Black Pens
A number of materials, including plastic and metal, comprise pens that come in many different styles. A plastic pen is lightweight and can be easier to use than a heavy metal one. Different inks give the consumer various advantages such as smooth writing or precise, thin lines. Some pens have refills available to extend the life of the pen. Many pens are retractable, so they don't leave inadvertent marks on surfaces. Other pens have erasable ink that makes it possible to correct mistakes without having to start over, scratch out errors, or rewrite documents. Some pens come with translucent barrels that allow you to check the ink level. Many modern pens have rubberized, contoured, ergonomic grips that allow comfortable use and provide relief for writer's calluses.

What Are Black Pens Best Used For?
Filling out forms, completing triplicate paperwork, writing personal letters and memos, office tasks, and personal uses are common ways people use black pens routinely. Black rollerball pens also work well for students, professionals, and writers for taking clean, easy-to-read notes as well as workers in labor positions for filling out routine paperwork.

Why Are Only Black Pens Used for Many Documents?
For many instances in the professional world, especially in legal situations and in the medical field, black pens are the only allowable type when filling out documents. Black ink almost always renders well in photocopies, so it's popular in offices that rely on physical copies of paperwork for legal or legacy purposes. While other inks look different to people with colorblindness, black ink provides a uniform appearance for everyone looking at documents.

What Are Some Advantages of Using Gel-Style Black Pens?
Gel pens are especially vibrant and glide easily over the page. The color black is uniform and quite striking, giving a professional feel to documents and a providing a solid presentation for information. Gel ink works equally well in the office and for artwork or journaling and delivers consistent lines. Staples carries a wide selection of pens as a part of our office supplies inventory.
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Zebra Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 24/Pack (12221)
Item: 609710 / Model : 12221
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  • Retractable ballpoint pens for ease of use
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • 1.0mm medium tip
13.29 $13.29
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Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel Roller Pens, Fine Point, Black, 36/Pack (84065)
Item: 50552 / Model : 84065
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  • Fine point
  • Retractable gel roller
  • Black ink
46.49 $46.49
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BIC Soft Feel Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 36/Pack (SCSM361-AST)
Item: 219241 / Model : SCSM361-AST
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  • Retractable ballpoint pen for ease of use
  • Set includes black and blue ink for a wide array of tasks
  • 1.0-mm medium point tip for clear writing
24.99 $24.99
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Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel Roller Pens, Fine Point, Black, 5/Pk (31078)
Item: 755958 / Model : 31078
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  • Gel pen writes smoothly
  • Black ink
  • 0.7mm fine point for detailed accuracy
8.29 $8.29
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Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 36/Pack (1921068/1951378)
Item: 1231065 / Model : 1921068/1951378
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  • Jot down notes with these Paper Mate InkJoy retractable ballpoint pens.
  • Ballpoint pen for smooth writing
  • Featuring black ink, these pens offer a strong contrast against white or yellow paper so your writing is easy to see.
18.99 $18.99
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Staples Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, Dozen (28560)
Item: 1686324 / Model : 28560
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  • Retractable ballpoint pens for ease of use
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • 1.0mm medium tip
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uni-ball® 207™ Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Black (1756584)
Item: 2431821 / Model : 1756584
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  • Make a statement with thick and vibrant ink that provides striking, bold colors
  • Features uni Super Ink which protects against water, fading and fraud. Premium grip provides superior writing comfort and control.
  • Retractable Gel Pen
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BIC Soft Feel Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 36/Pack (SCSM361BLK)
Item: 1534963 / Model : SCSM361BLK
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  • Retractable ballpoint pen
  • Black ink for bold presentation
  • 1.0 mm medium point tip for smooth lines
27.39 $27.39
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Pentel® WOW® Retractable Ballpoint Pens Bonus Pack, Medium Point, Black Ink, 36/Pack (BK440ASWUSS)
Item: 364279 / Model : BK440ASW-USS
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  • Retractable ballpoint pens for everyday use
  • Black ink stands out against yellow and white pages for easier reading
  • Medium-point, 1.0 mm tip produces steady lines
19.39 $19.39
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Staples Comfort Stic Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 60/Pack (29250)
Item: 2056100 / Model : 29250
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  • Ballpoint pen for clear, consistent writing
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • 1.0mm medium tip for everyday use
6.09 $6.09
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Pilot Precise V5 Rollerball Pens, Extra Fine Point, Black Ink, 5/Pack (26010)
Item: 379731 / Model : 26010
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  • Rollerball design is great for everyday writing
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • Extra fine 0.5mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
10.99 $10.99
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Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold Point, Black Ink, 36/Pack (1231064)
Item: 1231064 / Model : 1921067
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  • Retractable ballpoint pen protects ink from drying out
  • Watch your ideas take vivid shape on paper with bold, emphatic lines and strong black color.
  • Bold 1.4 mm point for vivid writing
38.79 $38.79
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Bic® Cristal Xtra Smooth Ballpoint Pen, 1.0 mm, Black Ink/Clear Barrel, 24/Pk
Item: 1639868 / Model : MS241-BK
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  • Medium point
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Black ink and clear barrel
6.29 $6.29
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Paper Mate InkJoy Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 8/Pack (1958856)
Item: 1958179 / Model : 1958856
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  • Retractable gel pens for everyday writing tasks
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • 0.7mm medium tip
17.79 $17.79
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Pilot Dr. Grip PureWhite Retractable Advanced Ink Ball Point Pen, Medium Point, Blue Accent, Black Ink (36206)
Item: 935792 / Model : 36206
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  • Retractable ball point pen with cushioned grip
  • Black advanced ink
  • 1.0 mm Medium Point
10.99 $10.99
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Paper Mate® InkJoy® 300 Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Black, 24/pk (1781569)
Item: 374619 / Model : 1781569/1945925
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  • Retractable ballpoint pens designed for bold, comfortable writing
  • Ultra-smooth black ink keeps the fun and ideas flowing
  • Reliable and fluid 1.0mm medium tip draws bold lines from beginning to end
13.09 $13.09
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Paper Mate FlexGrip Elite Write for Hope Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, Dozen (70672)
Item: 652677 / Model : 70672
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  • Retractable ballpoint pens for ease of use
  • Black ink for bright and clear writing
  • 1.0mm medium tip
15.99 $15.99
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Staples Delta Elite Retractable Pens, Medium Point, Black, 2/Pack
Item: 492989 / Model : 38085/32496
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  • Retractable ballpoint pens for ease of use
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • 1.0mm medium tip
5.99 $5.99
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uni-ball 207 Retractable Gel Pens, Ultra Micro Point, Black Ink, Dozen (1790922)
Item: 1027467 / Model : 1790922
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  • Retractable gel pens for everyday writing tasks
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • 0.38mm ultra micro point tip delivers crisp, precise lines
22.89 $22.89
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Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pens, Bold Point, Black Ink, 36/Pack (84095)
Item: 2724465 / Model : PIL84095
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  • Retractable gel pens for everyday writing tasks
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • Bold 1.0mm point provides easy readability
48.09 $48.09
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Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pen, Bold Point, Black Ink, 5/Pack (31303)
Item: 755962 / Model : 31303
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  • Retractable gel pens for everyday writing tasks
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • 1mm bold tip delivers crisp, precise lines
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Paper Mate Flair Felt Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 4/Pack (84344)
Item: 651257 / Model : 84344
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  • Felt tip draws vivid and expressive lines
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • 0.7mm medium tip
8.89 $8.89
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Pilot Acroball PureWhite Retractable Advanced Ink Pens, Fine Point, Blue Accents, Black Ink, 12/Pack (31850)
Item: 861583 / Model : 31850
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  • Ball point pens delivering style and substance
  • Smear-resistant black advanced ink
  • 0.7 mm Fine Point
27.99 $27.99
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uni-ball 207 Needle Signo Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, Dozen (1736097)
Item: 752362 / Model : 1736097
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  • Retractable gel pens for everyday writing tasks
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • 0.7mm medium tip
19.43 $19.43
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