Ballpoint Pens

    Durable and reliable, the classic ballpoint pen is used and loved around the world. We specialise in luxury ballpoints from premium brands such as Parker, Cross and Montegrappa. For the ultimate in timeless style, we recommend Parker ballpoint pens - our favourite model is the classic Parker Jotter which uses specially formulated ‘Quinkflow’ ink to give a smooth and clear line.
    You can also find beautiful inlaid wood ballpoint pens from Laban and Faber-Castell which make great executive pens thanks to the sophisticated contrast of materials. We have some of the best ballpoint models available online, including the super cool Fisher Space pens which can write in a multitude of environments, including zero gravity and even underwater! We also have Fisher pen gift sets available that include pen cases and even torches in a case, plus plenty of other ballpoint pen gift sets that come in one lovely package.
    The ballpoint pen has a rich history - the quest to find a better fountain pen. For all its charm, the fountain pen was recognised to have many flaws. The journey to perfecting the ballpoint pen is interesting and you can learn about it in our latest blog - the ultimate guide to ballpoint pens.
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    A ballpoint pen uses a small rotating ball that disperses ink as you write and they are a much loved classic pen. Pens have long been a status symbol, and our collection of designer pens are great for giving a sense of prestige in your writing. You can be sure to find the finest quality ballpoint pens here, that come in a range of eye-catching designs and make a great gift for executives or family members and make ideal corporate pens to give as gifts. View our range of designer ballpoint pens from top brands like Parker, Waterman and Diplomat for ideas.

    A ballpoint pen is a dependable, versatile, and durable writing tool that adapts to your writing style effortlessly. Whether you're a student, professional, or creative enthusiast, even in this new technological age, a ballpoint pen is sure to be your go-to companion for all your writing needs.

    Browse through our selection of ballpoint pens to find the perfect match for your style and needs, and experience the joy of effortless writing today!

    Ballpoint Pen FAQs

    What sets the ballpoint pen apart from other writing tools like fountain pens is its innovative ball mechanism. Inside the tip, you'll find a small rotating ball creating a 'nib'. This tiny ball is responsible for dispensing the ink onto the paper as you write, allowing for effortless gliding and a clean, smudge-free finish. This design makes the ballpoint pen perfect for both left and right-handed individuals.

    If you value durability, the ballpoint pen is an excellent choice. Its sturdy construction ensures that it can withstand the rigors of daily use, and ink leakage is not a problem unlike some fountain pens.

    Fun fact - the average ballpoint pen refill writes 50,000 words. So the occasional note taker's ballpoint pen will last for a few years before needing a refill. Obviously different pens have different refill capacities, but if you are a seasoned writer who uses the pen a lot every day, then for comparison, 50,000 words will write about 100 pages of A4 lined paper.

    A ballpoint refills useful life is approx 3-4 years, after that. Your refill might need changing if the ink has dried out.

    One of the most significant advantages of the ballpoint pen is its versatility in writing on various surfaces. Whether you need to jot down important information in your notebook, fill out forms, or create artistic sketches, the ballpoint pen is up to the task. In fact the original ballpoint idea was created because a fountain pen could not write on surfaces other than paper.

    Ink-wise, ballpoint pens are known for their long-lasting performance. Their viscous ink dries quickly, preventing smudging and making it a reliable choice for busy individuals on the go.

    Ballpoint pens come in a wide range of styles, colors, and sizes, allowing you to express your personality and preferences. From sleek and professional designs for business settings to vibrant and fun options for creative endeavors, there's a ballpoint pen that suits every taste.

    Use our ballpoint pen collection filters to find your price range and colour selections. You can also filter by brand and even filter if a pen can be engraved and personalised, which is useful if you are looking to give an engraved ballpoint pen as a gift.

    Yes we sell refills for almost all of our pens. Each brand makes its own compatible refills. For each pen we sell, you can find an option to add the refills to your order. If you need any help feel free to contact us and we'll help find the right refill for you.

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    As an authorised distributor of all the ballpoint brands we stock, you can be feel confident that you are buying the genuine brand.

    What's more, all of our branded ballpoint pens come with a manufacturers warranty. Some offer lifetime warranties, some offer a warranty for a period of time starting from the date you purchased your pen. If there are any issues with your pen, either contact the manufacturer or come back to us. If it can't be fixed, the manufacturer will replace it.

    Ballpoint Pens