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Rollerball Pens

The rollerball pen is a versatile writing implement that has the feel of a ballpoint pen but releases ink easily onto paper like a fountain pen. The pen has a ballpoint that rolls, transferring ink smoothly from its reservoir. Rollerball pens also use water-based ink, not a thick oil-based ink like a ballpoint does, which makes writing with rollerballs much easier on the hand.

The Rollerball Pen Comes in a Rainbow of Colors
Because rollerballs use liquid inks or sometimes gels, they offer more than just standard black and blue colors, since manufacturers have many more pigments and dyes for liquid ink at their disposal. Some pens come in other standard colors, such as red and green, but you can also get purple, pink, orange and yellow, plus shades like evergreen or scarlet. This range of colors not only appeals to personal tastes, but is also important for highlighting subject-specific notes for class or business meetings and for preparing color-coded graphs and charts for presentation.

The Rollerball Pen Has Different Ball Tips for Different Needs
Rollerball pens write fluidly because the water-based ink is thinner and also tends to soak into the paper rather than remaining on top. This means that rollerball ink lines are finer, so the pens are ideal for pen and ink sketching. Pen tips for rollerballs also come in extra fine and fine tips for even more detailed pen work, plus in medium to bold sizes for more expressive writing, such as for reminder notes, chart titling and labeling and pronto memos.

What Kind of Cartridges Are Available for the Rollerball Pen?
Since rollerballs are similar to fountain pens, they are considered a high-quality writing implement and, as such, are available in high-end designs, including gold, silver and chrome plating plus lacquered finishes in a range of colors. Still, because rollerballs can be a workhorse in the classroom or office, they also come with durable polymer barrels, some of which are transparent so you can see how much ink you have left in the cartridge. Some rollerball pens also have refillable cartridges, and you can get rollerballs with a click or twist-retractable tip or a handy snap-on cap.

What's the Advantage of Using a Rollerball Pen?
If you're a prolific note taker, whether for class, business or personal reasons, the rolling tip and thin ink of fountain pens put a lot less stress on your hand than other pen types. This may be particularly important in classrooms or seminars if your teacher, professor or speaker is a fast talker and you can't afford to lift your hand and shake it to get the blood flowing back to it. Many rollerballs also come with rubberized grips to make writing even easier on your hand.

How Much Smudging Should You Expect in a Rollerball Pen?
New gel pens have water-based ink that is quick drying, water-resistant and archival safe. Some even have specially formulated ink that becomes permanently embedded in paper and can't be altered, so it's ideal for signing checks and official documents.
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STAPLES® OPTIFLOW® ROLLERBALL STICK PENS FINE 0.5MM CONICAL, ASSORTED 5PK (29319)
Item : 2072215 / Model : 29319
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  • Liquid rollerball for extra-smooth writing
  • Vibrant assorted inks include black, red, blue, purple and green
  • Fine 0.5mm conical tip
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Pilot Precise V5 Premium Rolling Ball Stick Pens, Extra Fine Point (0.5mm), Black, 5/Pk (26010)
Item : 379731 / Model : 26010
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  • Rolling ball pens designed to deliver an unparalleled performance
  • Vibrant black ink for those who delight in the details
  • Textured finger grip
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Cross® Edge Rollingball Pen Titanium (AT0555S-5)
Item : 896411 / Model : AT0555S-5
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  • Rollingball
  • Smooth and effortless writing
  • Retractable rollerball pen
39.99 $39.99
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uni-ball® Vision Needle Stick Rollerball Pen, 0.7 mm Fine, Assorted Colors, 8/pk (1734916)
Item : 755943 / Model : 1734916
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  • Smooth grip provides enhanced comfort while writing
  • Non-refillable pen features clear barrel for visible ink supply
  • Features uni-Super Ink that helps prevent against check and document fraud
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13.19 $13.19
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uni-ball® VISION Stick Rollerball Pen, 0.7 mm Fine, Majestic Purple, 12/pk (60382)
Item : 478937 / Model : 60382
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  • Barrel color: Gray
  • Cap color: Purple end-cap
  • Fine point, 0.7 mm
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uni-ball® Vision Elite Rollerball Pen, Micro Point, 0.5 mm, Blue (69021)
Item : 587291 / Model : 69021
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  • Blue ink for personal or professional writing
  • Micro point 0.5 mm delivers unbeatable accuracy
  • Airplane-safe pen engineered to eliminate leaks due to changes in cabin pressure
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uni-ball® Vision Elite Rollerball Pen, 0.8 mm Bold, Blue (69024)
Item : 812117 / Model : 69024
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  • Blue ink for everyday writing
  • Bold point 0.8 mm produces clear, defined marks
  • uni Super Ink system creates a steady flow of water resistant ink and smooth, consistent color
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Pentel® Rolling Writer® Pens
Item : SS270769
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  • Medium point, 0.8 mm
  • 0.8 mm Cushion Ball Tip™ adjusts to user's writing style and produces 0.4 mm medium lines at any angle without skipping or smearing
  • Will not skip or smear
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Staedtler Triplus Rollerball Pens, .4mm, Assorted Colors, 10/Pack
Item : 440597 / Model : 403 SB10US
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  • .4mm
  • Fine point
  • Assorted Ink Colors
18.29 $18.29
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Pilot Dr. Grip Retractable Gel Ink Pen, Fine Point, Purple (PIL36261)
Item : 810635 / Model : PIL36261
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  • Black gel ink
  • 0.7 mm Fine Point
  • Commended for Ease-of-Use by the Arthritis Foundation
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Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Bold Point Pen, 6/Pack, Silver/Marine/Copper/Pink/Green/Blue
Item : 302757 / Model : 37904
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  • Silver/marine/copper/pink/green/blue
  • 1 mm lead
  • Glittering gel ink
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Pilot Precise V5 RT Premium Rolling Ball Pens, Extra Fine Point, Black, 30/Pack (84067)
Item : 50549 / Model : 84067
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  • Extra fine point
  • Rollerball
  • Black ink
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Pilot Dr. Grip Limited Retractable Gel-Ink Pen, Fine Point (0.7mm), Silver Barrel, Black (36272)
Item : 451077 / Model : 36272
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  • Retractable gel ink pen for a smooth writing experience
  • Black gel ink
  • 0.7 mm Fine Point
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Pilot G2 Fashion Retractable Gel Ink Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Fashion Barrels, Black Ink, 5/Pack (31373)
Item : 860316 / Model : 31373
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  • Fashionable gel ink pens for free-flowing, smooth writing
  • Black ink
  • 0.7 mm Fine Point
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uni-ball® Vision Elite Rollerball Pen, Bold, 0.8 mm, Red (69023)
Item : 587296 / Model : 69023
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  • Red ink is bold and eye-catching
  • Create bold, clear lines with 0.8mm tip
  • Roller pen can withstand changes in air pressure due to airplane travel
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uni-ball® Air Rollerball Pens, Medium Point, Black, 12/Pack (1927631)
Item : 1611514 / Model : 1927631
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  • Medium point
  • Rollerball pen
  • Black ink and barrel
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42.29 $42.29
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Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel Roller Pens, Extra Fine Point, Purple, 12/Pack (31006)
Item : 457025 / Model : 31006
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  • Purple gel ink proven to last longer than the average of competitive gel ink brands
  • 0.5 mm Extra Fine Point ensures crisp lines with every use
  • Transparant barrel with contoured rubber grip for writing comfort and control
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Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel-Ink Rolling Ball Pens, Fine Point (0.7mm), Assorted, 5/Pk (31266)
Item : 409473 / Model : 31266
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  • Fine point, 0.7mm
  • Purple, Pink, Turquoise, Orange & Lime colored ink
  • G2 also offers 14 colors and 4 point sizes, because, after all, pens aren't one size fits all
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Pilot Dr. Grip Retractable Gel Ink Pen, Fine Point, Blue Barrel, Black Ink (PIL36260)
Item : 901442 / Model : PIL36260
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  • Retractable gel ink pen for a smooth writing experience
  • Black gel ink
  • 0.7 mm Fine Point
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Cross® Edge Rollingball Pen Black/Chrome (AT0555S-2)
Item : 896413 / Model : AT0555S-2
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  • Black Ink
  • Black Titanium barrel with chrome finish
  • Medium Point
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uni-ball Air Rollerball Pen, Medium Point, Black, 3/Pack (1926808)
Item : 1498876 / Model : 1926808
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  • Unique 0.7mm medium-tip allows you to write smoothly at any angle
  • uni-ball Air offers 3-way-protection against water, fading & fraud making it your safest bet for smooth writing
  • Rollerball design delivers a bold ink laydown
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Pilot G2® Premium Retractable Gel Ink Rolling Ball Pens, Extra Fine Point, 0.5 mm, Green Ink / Clear Barrel, 12/pk (31005)
Item : 457024 / Model : 31005
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  • Green gel ink proven to last longer than the average of competitive gel ink brands
  • Extra Fine 0.5 mm tip ensures crisp lines with every use
  • Transparant barrel with contoured rubber grip for writing comfort and control
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uni-ball Air Rollerball Pen, Bold Point, Blue, 3/Pack (1926810)
Item : 1498877 / Model : 1926810
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  • Unique 0.7mm tip writes at any angle
  • Offers 3-wayv protection against water, fading & fraud
  • Sophisticated, sleek aerodynamic look
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Pentel® Sunburst™ Metallic Gel-Ink Pens, Medium Point, Silver and Gold, 2/Pack
Item : 805682 / Model : K908MBP2XZ
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  • Silver and Gold Gel-Ink
  • Medium point, 0.8 mm
  • Sparkling gel-ink for cards, crafts and scrapbooking
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