Zebra 44120 ( ZEB44120 ): Jimnie Gel Rollerball Pen Wide barrel with ultra-soft rubber grip for ultimate comfort. Water-based pigment gel ink is acid-free and archival qualityÂ—wonÂ’t fade or bleed. See-through smoked barrel … see full wiki
Pros: Writes smoothly with an even distribution of ink.
Cons: the ink will smear if you don't allow for it to dry.
The Bottom Line: I would recommend this pen as it creates a professional and clean appearance.
When it comes to using pens, I am extremely picky and will not use one if it does not feel quite right or if the writing quality is poor. I have a strong preference for having my documents, personal and work related, organized and with a clean and neat appearance. If the appearance on documents does not appear clear I get the sense that I am missing information or am afraid that I will have a hard time reading it.
At my former employer I was introduced to the Zebra 44120 Jimnie Gel Rollerball Penand would not use any other pen. Our director put out a little extra money from our budget in order for us to use a higher quality pen. We had the option to choose between the black and blue ink. My personal preference was using the black ink. The Zebra 44120 Jimnie Gel Rollerball Penhas a medium sized tips and releases an even flow of ink as it is maneuvered across a piece of paper. Sometimes gel roller pens have a tendency to release uneven amount of ink resulting in globs, but I have never had this experience with these pens. In addition, if the tip of the pen is held in a vertical position on a piece of paper, the ink does not run out into a muddy mess. I have found that the ink last longer than most other gel rollers and I attribute this to the fact that excess ink is not released or wasted. I have never experienced any clogging problems either.
The pens are made of a clear plastic material that allows for a visual determination of available ink level. A soft rubber grip is set on the end of the pen to provide some comfort and prevent calluses from forming on the hands. The width of the pen is slightly bigger than most pens, however it is still a comfortable hold. The cap of the pen is also see through and maintains a firm grip preventing drying out. The cap also contains a clip so the pen can easily be hung on a shirt or file for easy access.
The only thing I do not like about the Zebra 44120 Jimnie Gel Rollerball Pen is that the ink is easily smeared if ample time is not given for it to dry. It will take up to 5-10 seconds for the ink to thoroughly dry and not smear if something comes into contact with it. This pen would probably not be good for a left handed person as the hand typically run along what was just written increasing the odds for smearing. I have found this problem with all gel rollers and cannot say that it is an individual fault of the pen. One tip I have found for these pens is that the white out that comes in a tape form works much better than the liquid to cover mistakes or changes.
My current employer unfortunately does not order very good pens, so I continue to purchase these pens on my own.
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