1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

Black or Blue??

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by umc, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. mfmendiola

    mfmendiola Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. enki_ck

    enki_ck Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,704
    Likes Received:
    2,054
    This is interesting. So in the US black is the main color for pens? Did not know that. Here it's blue, everything is blue. And I find it dull. That's why I wrote in black for the last 10 years till it got forbidden by my boss. :'( But I still prefer black.
     
  3. ericb445

    ericb445 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    71
    any color really, as long as its black. ;)
     
  4. umc

    umc Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Problem solved.

    Just got word from the chief that blue is ok to use.

    Life is good.

    Still curious as to what everyones take is so please keep posting.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk so please excuse the typos.
     
  5. cameraman

    cameraman Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    I use black, mainly by default, as I've never given it too much consideration and most pens come in black out of the package. But as someone pointed out early on in this thread, I do like that blue makes it so easy to distinguish copies from originals. A switch to blue may be in my future.
     
  6. Gornrog

    Gornrog Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    If it's a choice of only blue or black, I'll go with blue most of the time. The exceptions would be at work when I have to sign things. My favorite ink colour is purple though. I have some cool Waterman and Pelikan Violet inks for my fountain pens, and I never tire of writing with or looking at the colour.
     
  7. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

    ProjeKtWEREWOLF Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,416
    Likes Received:
    805
    I personally prefer blue but I am a nurse and we are required to document in BLACK ink. So I use buy black ink pens almost exclusively.
     
  8. MedicX

    MedicX Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    31
    As a EDC'er, I like blue. I have always liked blue ink, even though I like my gear in black. I work as a medic in FL for a private, and they are huge on black ink. However, I kept noticing reports coming in written in blue ink. Some people said it was mandatory to write in black while others said they always use blue, but got bitched at for it. I recently asked one of the head guys if there was a written rule that said we had to use black, and he said no. Plus, a check is a legal document and you can write in blue or black.

    I too use fisher refills for just about everything. I prefer gel or rollerball, but the reliability of the Fisher is unbeatable. I had bought a few black Fisher's when I thought black was mandatory, but am going to pick up blue... plus, I think it writes smoother than the black Fisher's.

    As far as using your good pens at work in the medical field, I always do. They take a beating, they are easy to disinfect, and they NEVER get used by patients or other medical staff. I carry a patient pen on my person and in my clip board. I have the Benchmade 1100-1 and love it. The cap has started losing some of its retention,but still "snaps" on both ends. I also have a Surefire EWP-03 and that has become my report writing pen as it is a clicky. Not the most comfortable to write and entire report with, but it has good weight and is reliable. The last pen I bought was a Tuff Writer Shorty in Sniper Gray. Love how comfortable it is to write, but the cap has to be held or clipped to my shirt while writing...Oh yeah... BLUE.
     
  9. ntp3

    ntp3 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Black before blue. The pen itself is what makes a difference for me. If the pen feels right, any color works for me.
     
  10. oldsarge

    oldsarge Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    1
    "Vert Empire" by Herbin. The Emperors favorite color. Herbin has been making ink since the sixteen hundreds. If I don't need ink I use a staedler pencil.
     
  11. Maroonandwhite

    Maroonandwhite Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    For everyday inks, I prefer Noodler's Zhivago and Walnut. They are both dark enough to pass for black at first glance, but they are actually a really dark green and dark brown, respectively, and give great character to business writing without really jumping out and looking unprofessional.
     
  12. Russ Prechtl

    Russ Prechtl EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,371
    Likes Received:
    4,132
    I use blue so I can tell my copies apart from my originals on my black-and-white copier. It's also nicer when proofreading a document since I can readily see my edits.
     
  13. shokthx

    shokthx Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ditto here

    James
     
  14. xxForceTenxx

    xxForceTenxx Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    49
    Black ink for me. 99% of all professional/official documents that need to be signed by me must be in black.
     
  15. Guarddog
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Guarddog EDC Junkie !!!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    367
    Black
    Black and Blue
     
  16. Helrazr

    Helrazr Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    2
    I found out through much usage in Grad school that blue seems to catch my eye and is easier to read for me.
     
  17. Sparkey

    Sparkey Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    82
    I prefer black for notetaking and such, but blue for signing legal, tax, and real estate docs...
     
  18. indigo

    indigo Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    76
    +1 black
     
  19. H2O

    H2O Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    19
    Black I've found it does copy better then blue.
     
  20. Guarddog
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Guarddog EDC Junkie !!!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    367
    +1 ... which is why I do use blue on occasion.