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With the vast array of styles available, it's simple to find the right pens for any task. Choose the most fitting ink-dispensing method from among many options, including ballpoint, fountain, roller ball and felt tip. To ensure your pen always has ink, choose one with an ink level view or refill capabilities. Features such as rubber grips and ergonomic shapes make long writing tasks more comfortable.

Choose the Smooth Flow of Fountain and Ballpoint Pens
Fountain pens were more common in the early 20th century but are still appreciated by writers who prefer the smooth, expressive writing that flowing ink allows. The thickness of the ink flow is determined by the size of the nibs, which can be purchased separately. Some fountain pens offer refillable reservoirs or ink cartridges. Ballpoint pens, which dispense ink through a small ball, are far more common today and are reliable and fast drying. Roller ball pens offer the convenience of a ballpoint pen with the smooth feel of a fountain pen. Gel pens are types of roller ball pens that are available in a broad range of colors and styles, including metallic, neon, pastel and glitter.

Opt for Bold Felt-Tip Pens
A felt-tip pen, also known as a marker, is composed of a fiber tip, which makes it useful for writing on surfaces such as boxes and whiteboards as well as for coloring and drawing pictures. Colorful felt pens are often designed for specific purposes. Fine red markers are useful for making corrections and edits. Neon-colored transparent ink highlighters allow the user to highlight text. Thick permanent markers are ideal for making large signs or labeling moving boxes.

The Right Tip to Fit Your Task
Writing tasks can vary from small print text to large signage. Fine-tip points ensure precision and clear, readable print, so they're ideal for writing notes, memos and checks. Opt for a broad tip for bolder lines. Staples offers pen point sizes ranging from 0.3 mm to 1.6 mm.

Security Ink and Leak-Free DesignsOffer Peace of Mind
Taking a pen on a plane could leave a messy surprise when you open your bag at the end of a flight. Airplane-safe pens are engineered to prevent leaks when pressure changes. For a sense of security, choose a pen with ink that bonds with the paper, protecting you from document and check fraud. Acid-free ink will ensure that the ink does not discolor with time, making it ideal for archival work. Fade and water-resistant ink will last despite weather and exposure.

Choose Additional Features for Comfort and Convenience
When you're writing for hours on end, the shape of the pen grip can make a world of difference. Opt for a rubberized, hourglass or ergonomic handle for control and comfort. Retractable pens make it easy to prevent your pen from drying out when you take a break from writing. Opt for an erasable pen so you don't have to create a mess by crossing out your mistakes. Stock your whole office with a variety of multipacks to ensure you're always ready to write.
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Sharpie S-Gel Retractable Gel Pen, Medium Point, Black Ink, Dozen (2096159)Sharpie S-Gel Retractable Gel Pen, Medium Point, Black Ink, Dozen (2096159)
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Sharpie S-Gel Retractable Gel Pen, Medium Point, Black Ink, Dozen (2096159)
Item #24428209
Model #2096159
  • Retractable gel pen for everyday writing tasks
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
4.5 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
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Sharpie S-Gel Gel Pen, Medium Point, Black Ink, 36/Pack (2096180)Sharpie S-Gel Gel Pen, Medium Point, Black Ink, 36/Pack (2096180)
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Sharpie S-Gel Gel Pen, Medium Point, Black Ink, 36/Pack (2096180)
Item #24430941
Model #2096180
  • Retractable gel pen for everyday writing tasks
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
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BIC® Round Stic® Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, 60/Box
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BIC® Round Stic® Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, 60/Box
Item #SS2088913
  • Medium point, 1.0 mm
  • Black or Blue Ink
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Zebra Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 24/Pack (12221)
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Item #609710
Model #12221
  • Retractable ballpoint pens for ease of use
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
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BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra-Comfort Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, 1.2mm, Assorted Ink, 36/Pack (GSMG361-AST)BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra-Comfort Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, 1.2mm, Assorted Ink, 36/Pack (GSMG361-AST)
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Item #219244
Model #GSMG361-AST
  • BIC Round Stic Grip ballpoint pens with comfortable rubber grips
  • Black and blue ink provides versatility
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BIC Soft Feel Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, 1.0mm, Assorted Ink, 36/Pack (SCSM361-AST)BIC Soft Feel Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, 1.0mm, Assorted Ink, 36/Pack (SCSM361-AST)
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Item #219241
Model #SCSM361-AST
  • Retractable ballpoint pen for ease of use
  • Set includes black and blue ink for a wide array of tasks
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Uni-Ball 207 Retractable Gel Pen, Medium Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 8/Pack (1756584)Uni-Ball 207 Retractable Gel Pen, Medium Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 8/Pack (1756584)
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Item #2431821
Model #1756584
  • Make a statement with thick and vibrant ink that provides striking, bold colors
  • Features uni Super ink which protects against water, fading and fraud.
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Paper Mate® Profile Retractable Ballpoint PensPaper Mate® Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens
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Paper Mate® Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens
Item #SS1028017
  • Bold point, 1.4 mm
  • Smooth feeling of a gel pen with a quick drying, super bold ink
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Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink, 5/Pack (31078)Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink, 5/Pack (31078)
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  • Retractable gel pens for everyday writing tasks
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
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Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pen, Fine Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 36/Pack (84065)Pilot G2 Retractable Gel Pen, Fine Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 36/Pack (84065)
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Item #50552
Model #84065
  • Retractable gel pens for everyday writing tasks
  • Black ink has a rich color for excellent readability
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The Best Pens At Staples

Whether you’re looking for a pen to write in your notebook, journal, homework, or other places, Staples has more than 2,014 different pens for you to choose from. We’ve gathered 313,118 different reviews from leading brands, colors, and types of pens. Below, you’ll find the best pens at Staples:

The Leading Pen Colors

Staples customers choose from 16 different pen colors. Get the best pen color that works for you, whether it’s for school homework, work notes, or for downtime.

  • Gray/Silver Pens - 4.7 star average rating, 24 customer reviews
  • Purple Pens - 4.6 star average rating, 13,383 customer reviews
  • Green Pens - 4.6 star average rating, 10,165 customer reviews

The Leading Pen Brands At Staples

Looking for a specific pen brand? Out of 77 pen brands, the selections listed below were voted by Staples customers as the best pen brands:

  • Avery Pens - 4.8 star average rating, 5 Pens available
  • EnerGel Pens - 4.7 star average rating, 2 Pens available
  • Stabilo Pens - 4.7 star average rating, 3 Pens available

The Top Types Of Pens

With a collection of over 10 types of pens that you can use for writing, marking, scheduling, and more, we found that customers gave the highest ratings to below pen types:

The top 5 Lowest Priced Pens

At Staples, you can find the best deals on pens, starting as low as $1.49. Take a look through the options below:

The 3 Least Expensive Colors For Pens

Want to find which pen colors are the most affordable? Out of 16 different colors available, the most affordable pen ink colors are:

  • Metallic Pens - 4.4 star average rating, 28 customer reviews
  • Clear Pens - 4.4 star average rating
  • Blue Pens - 4.5 star average rating, 84,936 customer reviews

The Most Competitively Priced Pen Brands

Trying to find an affordable pen brand? If you need bulk pens for school, the office, home, or for writing many notes, the most competitively priced pen brands you can choose from are:

The Most Affordable Types Of Pens

At Staples you can find 10 different types of pens. The most affordable types of pens available are:

The Top 5 Most Popular Pens At Staples

At Staples, you can find out many details about the pens you want. It’s important to do as much research as you can before you put pen to paper. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the five most reviewed pens at Staples:

The 3 Most Popular Colors For Pens

Staples carries 16 different pen colors. You can choose the most popular pens based on ink color by our three most reviewed choices here:

  • Black Pens - 4.5 star average rating, 102,243 customer reviews
  • Blue Pens - 4.5 star average rating, 84,936 customer reviews
  • Red Pens - 4.5 star average rating, 52,828 customer reviews

The Most Popular Pen Brands

Over 313,118 Staples customers have bought pens for school, the office, home, or other writing circumstances. The most reviewed brands are:

  • Pilot Pens - 4.7 star average rating, 125,812 customer reviews
  • Paper Mate Pens - 4.5 star average rating, 37,083 customer reviews
  • BIC Pens - 4.3 star average rating, 32,987 customer reviews

Popular Pen Types At Staples.com

Find out what Staples customers liked most about 10 types of pens. The most popular pens available based on 313,118 are: