Ballpoint Showdown Follow-Up #2 (Giveaway winner and comments)

First, I want to thank everyone who commented and posted questions.

Debmohn2013 asked for a comparison of the blue ink versions of these pens so I’ve added that to my to-do list. Look for that in the coming weeks.

Phillip Kallenburg asked why I didn’t talk about the feel of the barrel in my hand. Phillip, since these pens are available in a multitude of different configurations like multi-pens, silicone barrel retractables and even as refills, I decided that it was a very mutable aspect. The Vicuna, Acroball and Surari were all almost identical retractables with a “padded” grip style. The Acroball uses a ridged silicone which was the squishiest. The Surari has a firmer rubber grip but still felt nice in the hand. The Vicuna is more of a matte textured plastic with undulating ridges in the grip area and the hardest of the three. The Jetstream I used is a plain, smooth plastic barrel. Does that help?

*Wisher*, remember the Acroball does not dry quickly on coated postcard and greeting cards stocks but works great on plain papers.

Zoe, I didn’t like ballpoint pens either. I mean I REALLY didn’t like them. These pens changed my mind. I think you should definitely try them out. If you don’t like them, you can make a friend or co-worker happy by passing them along.

And finally… the winner of the $25 Gift Certificate from Jet Pens is…

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And its Jackie from Addicted to Pens And Paper! Congrats! You should receive your gift certificate via email this weekend.

Thanks again to everyone who entered and if you haven’t seen the advertisements for each brand of pens, check out yesterday’s post!

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