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Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by Liveitloud, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. JonR

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    Ohh and the stationery cupboard in the office is full of Pilot G2's ;)
     
  2. DemskeetSkeet

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    I have to say that I'm not a big fan of the g-2's. I used to be but it always seems to smear ink as I right or hold the paper with my left hand.

    I prefer any Zebra Fine point Ink pens. F-701 being my favorite, then the compact f-301, then the f-301.

    They pretty much write on anything you throw at them.
     
  3. user24

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    Ya, they do take an age to dry.
     
  4. jawbonejb

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    Quick question for you Zebra 701 fans--does it rattle when the top is depressed (i.e., in writing mode)? I have only been able to find F-301, G-301 and F-402 so far at my local stores and, while I otherwise love them, they all rattle a bit in writing mode. Thanks!
     
  5. DemskeetSkeet

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    No it does not, it's a great feature because it doesn't move at all in writing or non writing modes.

    I picked my f-701's up for $4.97 at Wal-Mart.
     
  6. phatch

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    Another G2 fan, particularly the minis
     
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    G2 at workstation. However, the more expensive Signo writes better, in my opinion.
    Pilot Easytouch on me at all times.

    Haven't tried the G2 mini though.

    Perhaps it's time to go back to fountain pen. Lamy Safari or similar. I did have a real fountain pen, that you need to dip into the bottle to suck the ink outta it, during my childhood many presidents ago. :-X

    With Aloha,

    Clarence
     
  8. Timbokhan

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    The F-701 is a pretty nice pen that rides in my bag, and I love the good old fashioned blue Bic stick pens, but my new favorite for every day use is the Sharpie pen. I have used the fine tip markers for general office work for the last year or so with complete satisfaction, and the pen is a nice upgrade as it doesn't bleed through the paper.

    It's not perfect: I find the ridge at the end of the pen where the cap and the body meet to be uncomfortable, and I have had to choke up on the barrel a little more than I like. It's not a huge issue, and it is a relatively inexpensive pen ($3.84 for two), but that is my one complaint with it.
     
  9. Kwisatz

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    (double post, sorry)
     
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  11. JonR

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    Rapidly becoming a fan of the Uniball Signo. I also picked up a Pilot Vpen, disposable Fountain pen, my number 1 pen at the moment at least until this arrives
     
  12. dixie_amazon

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    Hope you review it when you get it in.
     
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