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Make your handwriting look tidier and more consistent by switching to fine tip pens. These writing instruments have slimmer points than broad and medium tip pens. While most people associate gel pens with fine tips, you can also find thin and delicate points on ballpoint, rollerball, fountain, and marker pens. Staples® carries a wide selection of pens, including gel pens, stylus pens, and more.

Features to Consider When Shopping for Fine Tip Pens
Pens with fine tips put sharp, crisp lines on paper. This allows you to fit more words on a page and makes them ideal for producing more detailed drawings. The first feature to consider when looking for a pen with a fine nib is tip size. Fine tips range between 0.7 and 0.3 mm in width. Some manufacturers stretch this definition by offering them in sizes as small as 0.25 mm and as wide as 1.0 mm. If you want very thin lines, look for a pen with the smallest tip size available.

Besides tip width, also consider pen dimension. The length and thickness of a fine tip pen determine how comfortable it feels to use. Typical fountain pens are 5.5 inches long and about 10 mm wide. Ultimately, the right dimension and barrel shape depends on personal preferences. You may choose a short pen to carry in a breast pocket or opt for one with a hexagonal barrel that will not slip when help in a gloved or wet hand.

Consider Ink Quality and Color When Comparing Fine Tip Pens
While blue and black are the most popular colors, fine tip pens also feature inks in a wide range of colors. This is especially true of gel pens. Inks of the same color can come in varying shades. For example, a cross pen may write jet back lines or ones with subtle hints of gray or brown. Such subtle color variations are especially important considerations in marker pens meant for drawing. For brightly colored inks, note the luster of the lines produced. Some pen inks appear matte while others are glossy.

Should You Get Fine Tip Pens With Quick-Drying Inks?
Yes. Quick-drying inks are less likely to leave smudged lines on paper. Note that some pen manufacturers use tips that put down less ink to give the impression that lines dry quicker. If improperly executed, such measures may lead to faint lines.

What Is the Difference Between Conical and Needle Fine Tip Pens?
A conical tip has a wider neck than a needle nib. The shape of the section under the tip does not affect the thickness of the line put on paper. A needle tip does provide a wider view of the paper directly beneath the pen and is better for tracing lines along the straight edge of a ruler. On the other hand, it is delicate and more likely to break off if you drop the pen.

Do Capped Fine Tip Pens Save More Ink Than Retractable Ones?
Yes, but not by a lot. A cap protects the ink from drying out and can contain spilled ink from a leaky pen, however, caps are easy to lose. The spring mechanism in a retractable pen protects the tip and offers a satisfying click sound and feel. Staples carries a variety of pens that are perfect for any office supplies or school supplies order.
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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
36/Pack
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Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Blue Ink, 36 Pack (84066)
Item: 50551 / Model : 84066
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  • Retractable gel pens for everyday writing tasks
  • Blue ink is easy to read
  • Fine 0.7mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
47.99 $47.99
36/Pack
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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
5/Pack
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Staples® Optiflow® Rollerball Stick Pens, Fine 0.5mm Conical, Assorted, 5/Pk (29319)
Item: 2072215 / Model : 29319
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  • Rollerball design delivers a bold ink laydown
  • Assorted colors help you complete a variety of tasks
  • 0.5mm fine tip ensures crisp lines with every use
6.29 $6.29
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Pilot G-2 Retractable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Blue Ink, 5 Pack (31299)
Item: 755960 / Model : 31299
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  • Retractable gel pens for everyday writing tasks
  • Blue ink is easy to read
  • Fine 0.7mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
8.29 $8.29
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Pentel® R.S.V.P.® Ballpoint Pens, 12 pk, Assorted Point Sizes and Colors
Item: SS464875
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  • Available in Black, Blue, Red, Violet and Assorted Ink Colors
  • Available in Medium and Fine Point
  • Durable, stainless steel tip delivers smooth and consistent lines
As low as 7.49 $7.49
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Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Ink, 20/Pack (31294)
Item: 1027474 / Model : 31294
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  • Retractable gel pens for everyday writing tasks
  • Assorted ink colors for a variety of tasks
  • Fine 0.7mm tip for super smooth writing
25.39 $25.39
20/Pack
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Sharpie® Pens
Item: SS1039193
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  • Available in medium and ultra fine point
  • Quick-drying permanent ink is fadeproof, water resistant and does not bleed through paper
  • Unique, extruded plastic tip allows for durability and line-width consistency
As low as 9.99 $9.99
Multiple options available
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
12/Pack
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Pilot B2P Bottle-2-Pen Retractable Ball Point Pens, Fine Point, Black, 5/Pack (32612)
Item: 441771 / Model : 32612
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  • Fine point
  • Ballpoint
  • Black Ink
7.59 $7.59
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Pentel® EnerGel RTX Liquid Gel Pen, 0.7mm, Blue, Each (BL77C)
Item: 926739 / Model : BL77-C
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  • Blue ink
  • Medium point, 0.7 mm
  • Features EnerGel ink inside - Ultra smooth ink line which is quick -drying and is ideal for left-handers - no smears, no smudges and no globs
3.29 $3.29
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uni-ball VISION NEEDLE Rollerball Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Ink, 8/Pack (1734916)
Item: 755943 / Model : 1734916
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  • Rollerball design is great for everyday writing
  • Assorted ink colors for a variety of tasks
  • Fine 0.7mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
17.39 $17.39
8/Set
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Sharpie Pen. Felt Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink, 4 Pack (1742661)
Item: 730419 / Model : 1742661
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  • Felt tip draws bold and expressive lines
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • Fine 0.8mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
10.19 $10.19
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JAM Paper® Calligraphy Pens, 2.0 mm point, Black, 2/Pack (6504953a)
Item: 24310615 / Model : 6504953A
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  • Color: Black
  • Size: 2.0 mm
  • Quantity: 2 per pack
12.59 $12.59
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Zebra Pen F-301 Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Fine Point, Black Ink (27110)
Item: 508588 / Model : ZEB27110
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  • Retractable ballpoint pen for ease of use
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • Fine 0.7mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
2.99 $2.99
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JAM Paper® Gel Pens, 0.7 mm point, White, 2/Pack (65310824a)
Item: 24310448 / Model : 65310824A
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  • Color: White
  • Size: 0.7 mm
  • Quantity: 2 per pack
9.39 $9.39
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Sharpie Felt Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Ink, 6/Pack (1976527)
Item: 770227 / Model : 1976527
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  • Felt tip draws bold and expressive lines
  • Assorted ink colors for a variety of tasks
  • 0.5mm fine tip ensures crisp lines with every use
13.79 $13.79
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Pentel EnerGel RTX Retractable Gel Pen, Fine Point, Black Ink, 3/Pack (BLN75BP3A)
Item: 816462 / Model : BLN75BP3A
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  • Retractable gel pen for everyday writing tasks
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • Fine 0.5mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
7.09 $7.09
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Paper Mate InkJoy Retractable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Ink, 14/Pack (1988991)
Item: 2398804 / Model : 1988991
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  • Retractable gel pens for everyday writing tasks
  • Assorted colors for a variety of tasks
  • Fine 0.5mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
28.09 $28.09
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Pilot Dr.Grip Retractable Gel Pen, Fine Point, Black Ink (36273)
Item: 456979 / Model : 36273
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  • Retractable gel pen for everyday writing tasks
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
  • Fine 0.7mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
8.79 $8.79
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Pilot FriXion Ball Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Blue Ink, 3 Pack (31567)
Item: 755946 / Model : 31567
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  • Erasable gel pens allow you to write, erase, and rewrite with no wear-and-tear
  • Blue ink is easy to read
  • Fine 0.7mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
9.49 $9.49
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Staples® Liquid Felt Tip Pens, Fine, 0.5mm, Assorted, 12/Pack (44964)
Item: 2510033 / Model : 44964-US
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  • Felt tip draws bold and expressive lines
  • Assorted colors for a variety of tasks
  • Fine 0.5mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
11.59 $11.59
12/Pack
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Zebra Pen F-301 Stainless Steel Retractable Ballpoint Pen, 0.7mm Fine Point, Assorted 4pk
Item: 521182 / Model : 27174
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  • Durable stainless-steel barrel
  • Shorter length works well in shirt pockets
  • Convenient metal clip
10.09 $10.09
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Paper Mate InkJoy 550RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Fine Point, Blue Ink, Dozen (1951356)
Item: 279358 / Model : 1887956/1951356
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  • Retractable ballpoint pens for ease of use
  • Blue ink is easy to read
  • Fine 0.7mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
23.19 $23.19
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