Some retractable pens feel (and sound) shaky; this one is solid and glides effortlessly across the page. Quick-dry ink minimizes the risk of smudges. Available in blue, black, and red.
An old-fashioned nib is fun and fancy and gives each stroke John Hancock elegance. Steps up penmanship for important letters and makes filling out forms less of a chore. Available in seven colors.
Paper Mate Flair
So beloved, the design has barely changed since its 1963 debut. With its soft tip, the pen relates to paper almost like a tiny brush and needs only a light hand. Available in 16 colors.
Sleek, chic, and ultra-thin, it feels delicate in the hand. Plus, one tester left this pen uncapped for a whole weekend and discovered it still delivered a rich, fine line on Monday. Available in 18 colors.
Uni-Ball Onyx Micro
So sharp, it’s almost scratchy, this pen is a favorite of the Real Simple art department. It worksgreat for checks, since the microfine tip delivers legible carbon copies. Available in blue, black, and red.