People tend to be really picky about their office supplies, especially when it comes to pens. If you’re looking for the perfect pen to take to class but can’t seem to find it, you’re in luck. We researched the highest-rated, top-selling options out there to put together this list. Whether you prefer gel tips, felt, or ballpoint pens for note taking, we got you covered. First, let’s look at some of the important features to consider.
Pieces: All of these pens come in multipacks but you’ll be surprised how many options there are. Some come with 10 or 12 but we found some pretty awesome sets with as many as 100 different colors to choose from.
Colors: Truly, you’ll find everything here. Prefer black ink? Metallics? Neons? Pastels? What about white ink? No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a product here to suit your needs. Who knew there were so many different options available?
Waterproof: Some of these inks are waterproof but a lot of them aren’t. If you’re looking for a pen set for kids or are planning to use them for addressing envelopes, waterproof ink is important. For general notetaking, it’s not essential.
Point: Most of these pens feature fine points which allow you to get a lot of detail in whatever you’re writing. Fine tips are especially useful if you’re going to use these pens for coloring as well as notetaking.
Tip: A lot of these pens are gel pens and have a fine ball-point tip. Believe it or not, we found a retractable gel pen, too. Other options include fine felt-tips which give you a completely different look than gel.
Non-Toxic: Not all of these pens have non-toxic ink but generally that only matters if you’re going to allow children to use them. Or, if you have a tendency to put the tip of your pen in your mouth, be extra careful.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s move onto our reviews. Here’s the deal. We put our top and budget picks right at the top of the list. That’s the best way to get an idea of the variety that’s available and we wanted to make sure you saw them, even if you’re in a hurry. All of the other products we chose are worth a close look, too. What are the best pens for note taking? Let’s find out together.
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Jennifer Trimbee, a lead researcher and writer at GeekWrapped, is an expert writer with many years of experience. Jennifer writes about technology, sports, outdoor, and gear products.
Article last updated on:
September 29, 2019