Product Type: Bic in Homeware
Newest Review: ... get is a fine nibbed ink rollerball pen with am 0.5mm nib (very fine). The pen itself has a lid that stays securely on the end of the pe... more
Brilliant Fine Pen By BIC
Bic Z4 Rollerball Pen
Member Name: norton501
Bic Z4 Rollerball Pen
Advantages: Lovely Fine Pen
As you will all be aware, I am a total stationery fan. Borderline eccentric stationery hoarder etc., So, when I saw Poundland were selling mixed packs of six different BIC pens for £1 for a while last Summer, I bought a few packs- not because I needed any more pens, but because I like pens!
I was not previously aware of the BIC Z4 rollerball pen- and as I tested out each pen in the pack, I did put this one to one side immediately as I liked the feel of the pen. What you get is a fine nibbed ink rollerball pen with am 0.5mm nib (very fine). The pen itself has a lid that stays securely on the end of the pen when you are writing with it and clicks onto the pen when you are not using the pen.
There is a sort rubber grip on the top third of the pen that caters for all the different people who hold pens differently when they write and will reduce you getting callouses on your hand if you write a lot (my hands are beyond repair from years and years of writing lots and lots!). This makes the pen very comfortable to write with for long periods of time.
I would really recommend tracking these pens down to use as they are now one of my favourite pens. They are very smooth and give a very fine line- so they would also be good for drawing with as the comfy grip means you can hold them for long periods without your hands hurting. The ink is smooth and doesn't run out mid-line as can happen with gel pens.
The ink is fine enough to make your writing clear even for those people with super tiny handwriting and these pens last for AGES (this is coming from someone who will run out a BIC biro in 2 days)- so definitely value for money. I have run my BIC Z4 out now - I particularly like that the barrel of the pen is see through so you know exactly how much ink is left in the pen.
These pens can be found online - eBay are selling two for £3.20; but they are worth looking out for in The Works or Poundland who regularly have random packs of brand name pens for a low price. If you write a lot and need pens that are comfortable to write with, do not bleed or smudge and last for ages, and like fine writing - then I would say look out for these!
Summary: Recommended Fine Rollerball ink pen