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Pentel Linestyle Breast Cancer Campaign Ballpoint Pen

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      03.02.2011 19:06
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      a bright, fun pen with a deep and meaningful message

      I picked up the special edition pink pen by pentel in Tesco for £2.00. That is quite expensive for a pen but for this they give 20p to the breast cancer campaign (pity it's not more, but it's something). If you like the idea of a pink pen you can by these pens in packs of 12 from Amazon which is around £12, so pretty much half's the price.

      The pen comes set in a cardboard panel which is predominantly pink. The majority of the product details are situated on the back.

      **PEN DETAILS**
      Line style ball point
      Slim line, tapered barrel with scratch resistant finish
      Smooth writing with permanent ink

      **OTHER DETAILS**
      The details of the manufacturer are on the back and although made in France, the distributers are from the UK to which they give an address and phone number (not free phone). Web address is also given.
      Details are given of the manufacturing requirements that it meets in terms of cap safety, but they also warn of the dangers of small parts and not to be used for children under 36month.

      **WHAT I THINK**
      Firstly I like the fact that they donate something to charity. I have had family with breast cancer and feel it is important to support this and other worthwhile causes, and albeit a small way every little counts.
      On the back is some details of Look, Feel, Be breast aware. Basically telling you to examine and get used to your normal and go to the doctors with any changes as soon as possible, it is done in a simple format that is not scary. This is a pen clearly marketed for women as it is pink, which is great, but I do feel that it is important to remember our male counterparts. There are around 300 men each year diagnosed with breast cancer and although compared to nearly 5000 women should not be underestimated or forgotten (numbers taken for www.cancerhelp.org.uk)
      So the pen itself is bright pink and tapers away down the barrel. The cap is also bright pink with a silver clip which has pentel line style engraved on it. There is a sliver piece around where your fingers sit and grip which twists around (not sure why). These details gives it quite a stylish look and a touch of elegance not normally associated with a standard ball point pen.
      The pen is nice to hold and despite the silver piece you do get quite a good grip, it feels nice to write with and is smooth like they say. I had to give the pen a couple of scribbles to get the ink moving to begin with but now it writes beautifully and can write with the pen for a sufficient amount of time without getting sore fingers or an aching wrist.
      The ink is a true bright pink and makes a delightful change to standard colours. I think little girls would love this pen too, but it is aimed at women and the handbag. Easily fits in to most handbags and it noticeable down in the depths because of it's colour.
      Overall, a great bright and fun pen with a deep and meaningful message.

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