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kjel

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We need a thread split about pens.

Pilot G2 .07 Blue.
 

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Moderator note:

split from RTDNTOTO
 

Salmissra

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We need a thread split about pens.

Pilot G2 .07 Blue.
OMG that's my pen of choice too! I will buy the multi-pack just so I know I will always have one somewhere near me.

Our office supply restrictions are high enough that it's not worth trying to justify the "non-standard" regulations to get this pen.
 

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I have a Parker jotter that I love. Being a lefty I prefer a ballpoint. Faster drying ink means less smearing. I also prefer narrow tips. The .07 tip is too fat. I prefer .03 or .05. Comes from my drafting experience. .05 is the correct line width for text.

Fountain pens are just out.
 

AG74683

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We need a thread split about pens.

Pilot G2 .07 Blue.
OMG that's my pen of choice too! I will buy the multi-pack just so I know I will always have one somewhere near me.

Our office supply restrictions are high enough that it's not worth trying to justify the "non-standard" regulations to get this pen.
That's what we use here too, although I think I might prefer the 0.5 ones.

I take my knife and scratch off the lettering and stuff from the pocket clip, that way I can identify which ones are mine.
 

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On my desk
Pencils from 2000 Census
Pilot G2 .07 - Black & Blue
Pilot Razor Point 2 - Red
PaperMate Flair - Red, Blue, & Green
Sharpie - Red & Black
 

RandomPlanner

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uni-ball VISION ELITE Stick Roller Ball Pen, Super-Fine 0.5mm, Red Ink
Yes, this one! Except I prefer green.


In the new job, I believe it would be easier to get a Presidential pardon for mass murder than to order supplies to your actual preference. So I'll just keeping using the ones I've snagged from hotels and restaurants.
 

RandomPlanner

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On my desk curently:

-- a pen labeled from the City Center next door
-- what I can only imagine is the cheapest bic pen in existence (found in the supply cupboard)
-- a highlighter I accidentally snagged from the last employer
-- a Marriott pen from my last business trip

It's all about quality, folks.
 

kms

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I don’t have a brand preference, but as a lefty, I prefer fine ballpoint, blue ink.

Or a good #2 pencil.
 

MD Planner

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On my desk curently:

-- a pen labeled from the City Center next door
-- what I can only imagine is the cheapest bic pen in existence (found in the supply cupboard)
-- a highlighter I accidentally snagged from the last employer
-- a Marriott pen from my last business trip

It's all about quality, folks.
"Accidentally". Yeah, sure RP. Go with that. :D
 

Dan

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Ball-based pens: Uniball Vision Elite all the way. Fine or broad, doesn’t matter.

My preference: fountain pens. Not something high-end from Montblanc pens, but high quality "everyday carry" pens I fill myself. With ink. From bottles. About 15 years ago, I had a few Platinum Preppys -- cheap, cartridge refillable pens from Japan. A couple years later, I bought a Lamy Safari, because I wanted to have a "nice" pen, and I enjoyed writing with the Preppys. I really got hit with "the bug" about eight or nine years ago. I'm not a collector by any means, but I have about 35 fountain pens now -- vintage and modern.

Today, I'm carrying a Pilot Metropolitan in Retro Pop Green (Japan), and a blue Esterbrook J from the 1940s (USA), with a 9556 (fine writing: records and charts) nib. I try to match the ink color to the pen, too.
 

estromberg

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Pens:
TUL Ballpoint Medium Blue Ink

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Pencil:
Uni Kuru Toga (Try one, it will change your life, the benefits of a free rotating inner barrel can not be understated)

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I picked up a Sheaffer Imperial 330 (a cartridge style fountain pen from the 1970's) for next to nothing at an estate sale last year. I mean, seriously, I paid I think $6 for a box filled with various old/outdated office supplies and this little gem just happened to be in the box along with a bunch of other stuff. In the same box was also an old school Swingline 27 stapler (indestructible) which now serves as my primary stapler at the home office.
 
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kjel

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OMG that's my pen of choice too! I will buy the multi-pack just so I know I will always have one somewhere near me.

Our office supply restrictions are high enough that it's not worth trying to justify the "non-standard" regulations to get this pen.
I have the same problem. Since I rarely request office supplies, I am allowed a 12ct box of these once a year. Everyone in the office knows they are mine so they don't try and poach them.
 

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Hello, my name is Gedunker and I have a problem.

My current love is the Uni-ball Signo Micro 207 (blue, thank you) but I am ultimately unfaithful. Sooner or later, a new love will come along and I'll drop the Uni-ball faster than you can say Staedtler or Koh-I-Noor. I have numerous large containers at home of pens (and pencils) that were once beloved but have since been pushed aside for my latest fling. Yet, I can't toss them away, I must keep them, probably until I'm gone and my children will be left to wonder, 'WTF dad?'.

It truly is a horrible burden to bear just knowing there is a pen out there that I might love better, would only I try it. Arrghhh!
 
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Planit

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I hoard pens as well Gedunker. There are 12 sitting out on my desk right now. Couldn't tell you how many more I have in my desk or at home.

I used to love a fountain pen and was able to find a disposable one for a while, but those are now gone. The one I like the most right now is a Staples OptiFlow in blue & a fine-tipped RED Sharpie.
 

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I collect all the pens from conferences and give them to my wife. We went through a phase of the kids making pens disappear for a while until I hit a national conference one year and brought home the mother load of pens. Some were even kind of nice pens.
 

Dan

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What’s Dan carrying today? Two TWSBI Eco pens (Taiwan), medium nib, one filled with Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki (Japan), the other with KWZ Honey (Poland).
 

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My go-to and current desk pens:

Pilot Precise V5 - Black, Blue-black, Blue, Red, Green
Pilot Petit1 pocket fountain pen - Blue-black
PaperMate Flair - Black and Red
Pigma Micron 02 - Black
Prismacolor Fine Line 05, 01, 005 - Black

My experience with the Petit1 has made me want a full-sized fountain pen, it's very pleasant to write with.

Pen-adjacent, I keep a pack of Zebra Mildliners on my desk for marking up preliminary site plans. Coloring!
 

DVD

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The other planner is a lefty and doesn't like gel pens. Otherwise I would agree that it is a good pen.
 

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I am good about keeping track of a lot of things, but not pens or reusable water bottles. Therefore, I don't want the responsibility of trying to keep track of an expensive pen. o_O Right now I am using a red ballpoint that just says "Staples" on it because I don't know where the blue one I had yesterday has gone to.
 

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Today:

Lamy Safari in charcoal, medium nib (Germany) - Pilot Iroshizuku grey ink. A favorite of architect types.

Lamy Safari in lime green, medium nib, Akkerman #28 Groen green ink.
 

AG74683

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Today:

Lamy Safari in charcoal, medium nib (Germany) - Pilot Iroshizuku grey ink. A favorite of architect types.

Lamy Safari in lime green, medium nib, Akkerman #28 Groen green ink.
So do you have a case or some sort of dedicated area for this collection of yours? I'm picturing like a nice box, similar to where utensils for fine China sets are kept.
 
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