“ Brand: Pilot / Misc House Type: Pen „
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I came across a pilot PILOT B2P RECYCLED GEL ROLLERBALL PEN in an isolated corner of the show case of my local stationery shop. I asked the counter person to show it to me so I could try it. I tried it and it worked just fine. Then I asked why does it look so different and he said because it was made in Japan and the Japanese make different thing in a different way so that it suits everyone. I was suspicious of what he said initially but I bought the PILOT B2P RECYCLED GEL ROLLERBALL PEN telling him that if it gave me any trouble I would expect a full refund, he said go ahead. That was a long time ago and I am sad to say that I was over cautious and I have no regrets. It writes smooth and it just looks different. I never miss a word because it has never stop-started. Most of the other ball pens and ink pens have a limitation restricted to the type of paper and the length of writing PILOT B2P RECYCLED GEL ROLLERBALL PEN does not seem to suffer from that kind of a short coming. All I can say is that it was a good buy.
First of all this pen is made by Pilot. The idea behind the pen I thought was a good one which is basically recycling plastic that we use everyday into pens. This makes the pen look very different to the average pen as it is made from recycled plastic bottles. The chunky translucent barrel is very much like a mineral water bottle and because of this the pen is said to be 89% recyclable.
It is a retractable gel ink rollerball and I have a pen with blue ink. It is a fine gel writer with a 0.7mm tip which makes my handwriting very neat. The ink flows very easily onto the paper. Probably the only downside is you have to make sure it is dry to prevent smudging.
I believe you can also get this pen with black and red ink aswell, the pen itself can be refilled. Which again helps to cut down on waste as your normal pen goes straight in the bin. The RRP for the pen on the Pilot website is £1.70 but I am unsure as to the price of the refillable ink. I did take a look to try and find the refills but was unable to find any. It was only a quick search maybe using a detailed search they may turn up. This may be a worry as it's all good saying that the pen is refillable but that you can't find the ink to refill.
All in all this is a good pen and it helps that it is made from recycled items i'm not sure if I would stop using all other pens because you can't beat the good old fashioned Bic pen as these do not smudge when you write.
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