“ Brand: Bic / Misc House Type: Pen „
Something that I use daily is a pen which is essential for my job. Although I do not purchase the pens at work I do use a lot of them and although the type of pens that are purchased seem to change all the time the last stationary delivery that arrived contained a few boxes of the Bic yellow barrel ball point pens. Although I have not purchased these pens myself they are available from WHSmiths currently priced at £2.99 for a packet of 10 pens. These pens are quite basic in design with the barrel of the pen being yellow in colour and hexagonal in shape. The pan has a fine ball point nib and has a black plastic stopper in the top of the barrel to indicate what colour the pen is and a black pointed lid which has what can be described as a tail to allow the pen to attach to a pocket for accessibility. There is no real information on the pen except for the Bic logo and 'fine' printed on the barrel indicating that these pens have a fine nib. The pen is quite comfortable to hold as the hexagonal shape allows you to grip the pen easily. As stated these pens have a fine nib so the writing produced from them is in the form of very thin lines. The ink does flow freely from the pen and I have not ever had to do the frantic scribble to try and get the pen to work as I have found with other brands in the past. I have also never experienced any leaking from these pens and they do seem to last a really long time. I do find these pens work well but the writing they produce is very fine and they can feel like they are scratching the paper a little which is a little annoying especially if you are writing quite a lot down at once. I think for the price they are good value as they are great quality but if writing for quite a long time then I personally prefer a chunkier pen with some additional grip as I do find that my hand will slip on the plastic barrel at times especially if my office and my hands are quite warm. Overall I think these are great everyday pens for scribbling the odd note down, they last well and are reliable but not suitable to write for a long time.
Introduction: Pens have a mysterious ability to tele-port from ones home to unknown planet just so you are forced into buying more, I just kiddy. Pens just seem to get lost very very easily in my home. So I always find my self buying large amounts of pens to keep my pen pot filled. So I tend to buy cheaper pens as I pretty much know that they will some how get lost in a few weeks or even days. BIC have been my favourite pen maker for a very long time as they offer reliability at an affordable price. So I naturally buy these pens on a regular basis. The price: In small stationary shops these pens cost around 25p each or 15p-20p each when bought in bulk. They do last for quite a long time so if you do the maths you would find yourself spending around 20p for 2/3 weeks of consistent writing. A pretty good deal I must say. The looks: These pens come in a very modest looking orange/amber with tips and lids that have the same colour as the ink itself. They are thin Introduction: Pens have a mysterious ability to tele-port from ones home to unknown planet just so you are forced into buying more, I just kiddy. Pens just seem to get lost very very easily in my home. So I always find my self buying large amounts of pens to keep my pen pot filled. So I tend to buy cheaper pens as I pretty much know that they will some how get lost in a few weeks or even days. BIC have been my favourite pen maker for a very long time as they offer reliability at an affordable price. So I naturally buy these pens on a regular basis. The ink: the ink is not as runny as some cheaper models as the roller is made of better quality, so you do not get smudges every where. All the inks blue, black, red and green are of the same quality. The ball is very consistent in releasing ink without drying up then becoming too runny all of a sudden. Thumbs up for consistency. Would I recommend: DEFINITELY, they are great for writing letters and formal purposes and even good for doodling. A cheap pen with serious performance.
I don't know how it happens but it always does - pens just go walkabout from our house. So, in my latest effort to replenish the pen pot, I bought a few of these yellow barrel ball points, in blue and black ink. The pens are quite cheap - I got them for around 25p each in a small stationery shop, but I think they can also be bought in boxes too. I usually opt for the Bic Crystal pens but these were a little cheaper so I decided to try these on this occasion. The main barrel of the pen is a bright yellow plastic. It has a hexagonal shape that is meant to be good for grip and make it comfortable to write with the pen. The lid is made of the colour plastic that corresponds with the colour the pen write (blue/black/red etc) and the bottom of the pen is also filled with coloured plastic too. The actual ball point is quite small and fine. I personally find these pens a little too thin and uncomfortable to hold. It is probably only a very personal opinion but I just find the thicker plastic of the crystal Bic pens to be more comfortable in my hands. This feels light and too thin, and the sharp edges of the hexagonal shape make this quite uncomfortable to me. I also find that I have to press harder on the ball point to write than I do with other pens and it writes in quite fine lines - I prefer much thicker writing. If we manage to keep hold of them, the pens do last well. The ink doesn't dry out, even after long periods of non-use. We have also not experienced any problems with ink leaking either. They do seem to be of pretty good quality and can withstand a certain amount of pressure (my husband grips pens unexplainably tightly!). So, for the price paid I would say these were of reasonable value and quality. They are not to my personal taste though as I find them a little uncomfortable to write with, so I will probably not be purchasing them again in the future.
We accidentally bought some of these yellow Bic pens on our recent work stationery order. I say "accidentally" because we usually use the transparent ones so it was a bit of an oversight that we ended up with these. As far as I can tell, the only difference between these and the transparent ones is that these are slightly finer, which personally I'm not a fan of for everyday use, although I appreciate there are times you may want a finer nib for precision writing. The biros are plastic and feel comfortable to hold. I think this is why Bic biros are so popular, because if you're using them all day in an office setting you get used to the feel of them, whereas some of the nicer pens with novelty patterns etc can be quite uncomfortable to write with for prolonged periods. The main part of the pen is yellow, but you can tell what colour the pen writes by checking the top of the pen or the lid, which in this case is black. Personally, I find these a bit scratchy on paper compared to the transparent version. The ink doesn't seem to sink into the paper but instead sort of scratches the surface. You can also tell the difference in the finish as these give finer writing, although I would say they are less prone to blobbing or smudging for this reason. I would recommend these for precision work rather than every day writing, for example if you need to draw diagrams or fine lines as an architect might need to. Not that I claim to know what an architect does! The annoying thing about these pens is that you can't see when they're about to run out. With the traditional biro pens, you can easily see at a glance where the ink is up to, but with these it's a guessing game until it runs out. This isn't a major inconvenience because I only use these in the office, where we have a stack of pens in the stationery cupboard waiting to be used. I'm not sure how much we paid for these at work as we get a discount for ordering in bulk, but looking around online you can expect to pay around £1.25 for a pack of 3, unless you need to buy in bulk where I would recommend looking on Amazon or Staples to get better value for money. (Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
At work, Bic pens are the pens we use all the time. I have been using Bic Yellow barrel ball point pens for years and we have a supply of them downstairs in our kitchen 'making drawer', as my daughter fondly calls it. In this drawer there are a variety of other stationery items but you can be sure to always find a Bic yellow barrel ball point pen in amongst everything else. They are so reliable, they write well and the ink seems to go on and on forever. They are definitely a very reliable brand. Looks wise, these pens do not look remarkable or out of the ordinary in any way at all. They have a yellow, hexagonal shaped barrel and due to its shape, it is easy and comfortable to grip onto when writing. The barrel is made from strong and durable plastic and personally speaking, the only times I have ever experienced one of these pens shattering into bits is when I have actually stepped right onto of one when it's been on an uncarpeted floor. Each pen has a cap with a small bit of longer shaped pointed plastic which can be used to attach to notebooks, shirt pockets etc. These pens also come in a choice four colours, namely, red, black, blue or green. I always tend to use the black ones for some reason, as I think that black ink seems to stand out better on white paper. The ink in these pens, as I say, seems to last for ages. They write fluidly and the ink flows really well and I have rarely experienced any leakage of blobbing as I have done with other varieties of ballpoint pens. I love the fact that thee pens also write so finely and I think they actually probably help to make my handwriting look slightly neater than it actually is. I buy mine signally for about 55p each but they can also be bought in bulk for less money. Personally speaking, I only every buy one at a time, simply because they last me so long. They only times I ever really need to replace one of these pens is because I've lost or misplaced one. They are great quality and I really recommend them.
I am sure I am not the only one who's pens go missing. I must have lots in my house but can never seem to find one! So when I do buy pens I like to buy cheap ones and in bulk! These bic biros are therefore ideal. I bought a packet of 20 for just over £2. Bic biros tend to come with a see through barrel but these ones have an orange barrel. This means you can't see how much ink is left inside which I think is probably it's only downfall, I like to see the ink inside so I know how much is left. They are only thin which I find is comfortable to hold when writing although if I need to write for long periods of time I prefer a wider pen but for just using for writing my lists and cheques and things these are perfect. I always have a couple in my handbag as you never know when you may need a pen. These are easy to crush so if you stand on them the barrel with break and it can be sharp so you have to be careful. These pens are very reliable. I find that they do not dry up easily and they write very well. Occasionally you need to have a quick scribble first to get it going but usually it writes right away. It has a lid too although if you keep the lid off it won't make a difference, it doesn't dry out without a lid. I think these are great and for the price I cannot complain at all! You can buy them from many shops and they are great to have around the house.
Bic Yellow Barrell Ball Point Pen Bic pens really are the ultimate ballpoints when it comes to writing, I will not buy or use anything else unless I can help it! Luckily my office feels the same and I have a good range of Bic pens to choose from. Bic The brand Bic is a French company that was established in 1945. The business manufactures a vast range of products which includes razors, lighters, magnets and of course perhaps their better known merchandise of ballpoint pens. The company is a international exporter of goods and highly successful. The Pen These yellow barrel ball point pens come in the four most common biro colours, black, blue, green or red. They also come in both small and large packets depending on if they are intended for home or commercial use, ranging from singular units to 50 plus. The pen itself has a hexagonal body or barrel, which is a bright yellow colour as the name would suggest. This is made out of a thick and reasonably solid plastic, which is quite tough, although if you stand on one of these it does tend to shatter! The body of the pen is slim and the angled sides make it very easy to hold and handle and most importantly stay in place in between your fingers. There is nothing worse than a pen slipping and sliding out of your hands. The top end of the pen has a plastic cap insert that is coloured the same as the biro, which is quite clever as you can see what colour you are about to use before you write with it even if you have lost the lid, which is again coloured the same as the ink. The pen lid is a pull on and off slim line cap with a small hanger that you can slot onto your shirt pocket or over some sheets of paper. The ball point end of the pen has a very fine and strong point, with dimensions of 0.8 mm 0.3 mm at the tip. This writes very thinly and neatly, with a strong and free flowing ink run, which is so important with ball point pens. There are cheaper brands that give up halfway through writing and you find yourself scratching and tearing your paper to try to get it to write, which is both irritating and very untidy. The ink is also resistant to blobbing and leaking, with the cap protecting the nib beneath. These Bic pens really are the best on the market for this sort of price range; they are incredibly reliable, long lasting and very easy to use. You can pick these up as singles for around 50p or in multipacks E.g. 5 pack for £1.90 on Amazon.
As you know, I have a weakness for buying stationery. Irrespective of whether I actually 'need' another pen in the house, if I see a pen when I am out and about and if it is either something I don't have already or I decide I have to buy it, then I will frequently come home with 'another pen'- however, there are worse habits than buying a 50p pen!. Fortunately, I write a LOT, and I draw and paint and tend to use stationery on a daily basis so there is no fear of my pen hoard taking over the house (yet!). For me, BIC are a reliable, quality brand that you can trust. I buy BIC pens when they are on offer or when I see a slightly unusual ink colour or when they bring out a new type of pen (my curiosity gets the better of me). I have phases where I will prefer writing with fine pens- and for these times, the BIC yellow barrelled fine ball point pen is my pen of choice as I know the ink is not going to cut-out mid sentence unless the ink has actually run out and I know I am not going to get frustrated shaking the pen and having to re-write over words as the ink flow has become erratic (common faults of cheaper versions of the BIC fine ball pen). **Product** The BIC yellow barrelled pens are fine ball point pens with an 0.8mm tip that gives an 0.3mm fine line. The BIC website (www.bicworld.com/en) indicates each pen will give 2.5-3.5 km of writing!. The pens are light and easy to use. the cap has a safety hole in it but the pen will not run out of the cap is left off - it is more to protect other things from being drawn on whilst the pen is in your bag or a pocket. **Availability** BIC pens are widely on sale in newsagents, stationers, supermarkets etc., either in multipacks of 4, 10 or 20 or boxes (50) or individually. You can buy them online too and can get better multi-pack deals if you shop around. **Range** The BIC fine pens come in a choice of four colours: Red, Black, Blue and Green. It would be nice to see purple or one other 'non-standard' colour added, but that is just my opinion. For schoolwork and office work and 'professional' use, the existing ink colours cater fine. **Would I recommend?** Yes. If you like fine writing and a brand where you know from experience and from the BIC reputation that you are most likely going to be able to use the pen from the point you take the cap off until it actually runs out of ink, then this is the ball pen for you. These pens are cheap and reliable- in supermarkets such as Tesco you can often get deals on 10packs of BIC pens for £2 etc so if you like writing with ball pens and are looking for a nice fine lined pen, then I would suggest looking online or at the stationery section in big supermarkets as you can get really good deals.
I've been using Bic pens for years. I generally opt for this brad because I know they offer good quality and though they do tend to be a little more expensive I can't even count the number of times I've gone for a cheaper brand and found them completely useless. This particular model comes with a yellow plastic barrel with a standard clear plastic tube inside which holds the inks. There is a seal at the end of the pen and this is where the metal nib sits. At the other end there is a black plastic stopper and the pen also comes with a black plastic lid. These pens have a precision nib which is very thin. Though this can making writing a little bit tricky I find it makes them better for use for drawing/sketching etc. I did an art GCSE and A Level so I used these throughout both courses and now when I do craft activities. They might also be good for things like precision drawings of floor plans or for creating graphs, anything where very fine lines are required. These pens are available in black, red, green and blue though I personally only use the black ones because this is my preferred colour to sketch with. The other colours might be useful if you are into crafts and like to draw - or for children who have a keen interest in drawing and want to experiment with different colours. I find the ink dries pretty quickly and is relatively smudge proof. These do sometimes leak a little over the nib though and this creates splodges of black ink which are no ideal if using them for drawing. I find if I wipe the pen when I take the lid off them this usually solves the problem as it is generally just a build up when they are not being used. You can buy these pretty cheaply from most retailers. Personally if you are interested in using pens for writing then I would go for a more standard biro style pen, but these are excellent for crafts and related art projects. Overall, a nice pen for precision crafts.
I love BIC pens as I find the quality is second to none. Not only are they reliable and do not 'blob' but they last a long time and are generally an excellent pen to use. So it was no surprise to my wife recently when I bought a box at a local stationery shop at only £5 for a box of 20. That equates to about 25p a pen. However for a change I bought the orange barrelled ones which are hexagonal in shape to make for comfortable handling. The ones I bought were blue, but they do black, red and green in this type of pen also. Usually I would buy the clear barrel pen which are a great pen to write with but sadly I can't say the same with these pens. With the point being 0.8mm I found it was very scratchy when writing. I even tried to write on a piece of thin paper and it pierced right through. The width of the line after drawing is only 0.2mm. What I did find them very good at though is drawing although I wish I'd bought black. I like to draw from time to time and usually use quite thick paper. I then let my young son colour them in. So unfortunately I cannot recommend this particular BIC pen unless you are doing extremely fine work. They are certainly not for writing in my opinion as the point is just that bit too narrow. I will keep to the clear ones next time. Copyright stebiz 2012 - also on ciao.co.uk
Bic Yellow Barrell Ball Point Pen - around £4 for a pack of 20 Now I have to admit I personally have never bought one of these pens - however we used to use them at work (at the hospital as we had to use black ink in all notes)... We had theories in the office as to why they were bought - and the theory was that as they were so horrible to write with that they would never get 'pinched'... Also being a finer pen then the ink may last longer? However being a bit of a bargain bunny the price of these is a bit steeper than many other pens. As with most Bic pens this one is slender, and hexagonal, making it comfortable for most people to hold, I also personally feel this is a good design feature as it stops it running off the table... The ink we had in clinic was standard black, and apparently was good quality and didn't fade over time. The orange barrelled pens are the Bic 'fine' biros. They are to me a little scratchy, I much prefer the medium (crystal) pens they produce. They write well enough, and last for quite a while. (This would obviously depend on how much writing you did with them) the most important factor was that they never seemed to 'stop working' with ink still in them. The fine line does look 'neat and tidy' however for me this is eclipsed by the scratchy nature of the pens. They do have one benefit over the crystal pens. I personally feel when writing alot (I am now back at university) the medium pens get a bit 'blobby' which never seemed to happen with the finer biros. They were good pens - however not to my personal taste. For quality overall they get 5*s, however for me personally they only get 3*'s as they were s bit on the scratchy side for my preferences, and sadly I sit on the fence about a recommendation. It really depends on what kind of pen you like to use.
I've used various Bic pens over the years in my job as a personal assistant and also in my home life. They are all really good quality pens but some do things better than others. For example, I love the Bic cristal Biros for writing whereas these yellow barrelled ones are not great for writing in my opinion and are much better for precision drawing. As the name suggests these pens come in a yellow barrel and the ink is encased in a bendy plastic tube. There is a stopper at the end of the pen and a black plastic lid at the top of the pen. The reason why I don't like these pens for writing is that they have a very thin nib and I think this makes it quite scratchy and not ideal for writing. It gives you a very thin line and it makes it difficult to do continuous cursive writing. I much prefer the smoother nib of the cristal pens. This nib is a fine pointed nib, 0.8mm with a line width of 0.3mm. It is great for making very thin definite lines though and I use these for crafts and things like that. The pens come in four colours, black, red, green and blue and the stopper and the lid will be the colour of the ink inside so you know what colour you have got without having to test it. A nice pen but a bit scratchy and not for regular every day writing in my opinion.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Borrowed from work ... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ While I don't think I have ever bought one of these Bic pens myself, they are pretty much all we have in the office where I work, and one or two of them have accidentally found their way home with me over the years! So I have used them a lot and am very familiar with how they write. I think the more familiar Bic ballpoint pens are the ones with the see through casing. These particular pens however have a dark yellow case that is completely opaque and have a hexagonal shape. They are easy and comfortable to hold, and sit nicely in the hand. Each pen also has a black lid so it's easy to cover the top of the pen when it's not in use - but of course these often seem to go missing! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rollin', rollin', rollin' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The pen itself has a tungsten carbide ball that rolls gently as you write. This works really well in the main, and this glides smoothly across the page, making it very simple to write. It feels very comfortable to write with, and you don't have to put in much effort or anything to get this to work. However I do find this can make small 'blobs' occasionally on the page, although I do find this with a lot of ballpoint pens. The ink in these seems to last a long time, and it is virtually impossible, I think, to damage or break these pens as the plastic body of them seems very strong and durable. ~~~~~~~~ In summary ~~~~~~~~ For basic office supplies, I think these pens do a great job. They are durable and write nicely, and they are easy to use. However they aren't my favourite pens to write with, and if I didn't use these at work I wouldn't buy them myself. For me, these are strictly office pens, and for this they do the job very well. A pack of 20 pens should cost around the £5 mark.
In my office we have a wide variety of pens to use, these appeared in the stationary cupboard a while ago and when my pen ran out I gave this one a try. The pen is yellow with a black pull off lid that stays in place well. I often carry it round in my bag and it has not leaked, nor has the lid come off. The nib of the pen in 0.2mm, the pen shaft is hexagonal and inflexible, but overall quite comfortable to use for a cheap plastic pen. You can buy a box of 20 for around £4, and they seem to last a long time, plus with them being yellow they are easy to spot in your bag or desk drawer. The ink is fairly dark, they come in black and blue, I am using a black one at the moment, they are pretty smooth to write with and they do not tend to clump or smudge. Overall I would recommend these pens to others as they are cheap, are easy to use and find and do what they are supposed to; help you write. I would recommend to others as a cheap basic office pen.
While searching through my local stationer for some basic office essentials i came across these, some Bic biro's but only these ones costed more and had a yellow barrel. So to see what all the fuss was about, I bought 10 of the black ink ones and started using them at work and around the house. I generally have a heavy hand when it comes to writing, i practically grip the pen so hard my knuckles turn white, so i like a pen with either a soft bit on the end, or at least one without insanely rigid plastic. Now with the original Bic biro's, the see through barrel ons, the plastic has some give in it. These ones are rigid so any attempt to bend them, they just break. I quite like pens with a thicker ball point but i actually found these to be slightly thinner than what I'm used to when i actually used the pens for writing a good couple of pages. For some reason ball point pens that you've been using a while tend to let out more ink and give you a thicker spread of ink as you draw the ball up the page, these though, leave a slightly thinner line than most other pens i've used. While writing quick notes and reminders on post-its is fine, when i'm writing a 3 page document very neatly and i want my document to look good, i find a thicker writing style is better and looks much neater. If you're just using these informally to scrawl on bits of paper for notes purposes this wont bother you but for those who like to be neat and write lots of stuff that needs to be presentable, these aren't for you. The lids are well designed and they all fit perfectly so they are at least made well, and (my goldilocks impression) they're not too thick, they're not too thin, they're just right. Chewing on them however is not advised... they do indent very easily. The ink is quite viscous for a ball point pen but not so thick that large blobs appear on the page. The ink dries quite quickly but at times of extended or prolonged use the ball point will just start spurting out ink when the pen isn't in use. It's important that you check for this because that will leave a blob or dry hard. The ink does not normally smudge during general use. Overall a bog standard pen really, my writing isn't as neat as i'd like it to be and they have an average ink, life and build quality, so why do they cost more than their Bic Crystal counterparts? I'll "stick" with my trusty Papermate Stick 2020, the best biro ever!