Product Type: Bic in Homeware
Newest Review: ... couple of weeks ago. The pen came packaged within a cardboard-backed blister pack. The packaging states that the pens are refillable, but, ... more
The Big Bic Pen
Bic 4 Colour Ballpoint Pen
Member Name: loopylis
Bic 4 Colour Ballpoint Pen
Advantages: Four colours in one pen
Living in a house with 3 children, I am always hunting high and low for pens! Its like magic, one minute they are there, the next they are gone! So recently, I noticed a bag of various Bic pens in Poundland for...you guessed it, a pound, and decided I would buy them and keep them as my hidden stash! Two of the best pens in the packet were the 4 colour pens.
I always remember being in high school when I think of these pens, I had one and it was my favourite pen out of a massive variety my pencil case held, mainly because of the convenience of it.
Slightly chunkier than a bog standard Bic biro, these pens are different because they hold four different colours in one pen. The bottom half of these tend to be either blue (my high school pen!) or pink (my new ones). They may be available in other colours but I havent seen them. The top half of the pen is white, and at the end, going around the pen, are four different coloured 'switches'. The most popular of these pens tends to have blue, black, green and red. To choose one of the colours, you just slide the switch down, and it will click into place. To put the nib away, you can lightly push down one of the switches and the nip will pop back inside the pen, preventing the ink from drying out.
These pens were always convenient for school work, as some teachers preferred blue/black ink, and then we could use the green and red for underlining, or any corrections etc on our work. I am sure they would be just as handy in an office, too.
My newest pen is a slightly funkier version. Instead of the black/blue/green/red combination, I have two nibs of pink ink, and two of a sky blue colour. While these would probably not be great for school or an office, they are good enough for me for notes around the house and the endless supply of permission slips for the kids school I have to fill out!
I always find these pens to be great writers, the ink runs smoothly and there is never any blotting. I do remember my sister owning one of these and her black never was smooth, it would be blotchy and kind of scratchy to write with, so either I have been lucky or she got a bad pen!
Another bonus with these is you can easily check to see if your ink is running low. They screw apart in the middle, making it simple to see the cartridges inside.
As I said at the beginning of my review, I managed to get my latest pen in a mixed bag with other Bic pens from Poundland for just £1. A quick look on Amazon shows you can pick up the black/blue combi pen for as little as £1.34, which I think is a great price for this nifty little pen, as really you are paying for four!
Summary: Great writers with a variety of uses