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The temperamental pen

  • Jun 16, 2010
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BIC pretty much has left a "mark" (pun intended) in the writing utensil market. If it isn't razors then it is pens/pencils. This pen is a sleek gel pen with black ink. I am not sure what the real selling pitch of this pen is supposed to be. However, I have been using this pen at work for the past two weeks. The pen is very comfortable and ergonomically correct. I have used many pens that are awkward and vex the hand after a bit of use. I am pleased to say this pen is very comfortable to use.

In contrast, the ink is a bit erratic, since it is gel it at times dries quickly and other times takes a bit longer to dry. This can result in smudges on the paper, one's hands and in a few occasions' clothes. With regards to the clothes, I was writing and the cuff of my shirt touched the paper before the ink dried and a nice stain on my sleeve. Lovely. The ink will also bleed and at times doesn't write smoothly, yet it times it promotes beautiful penmanship. This boggles my mind.

I wouldn't go as far to say this pen is useless or that I won't continue to use it, I will, at least until the ink runs out. I cannot say I will be buying refills for this pen. I have never been a fan of gel pens just because they can be sloppy. This new pen by BIC hasn't worked all the quirks out, so I my view of gel pens haven't changed too much, but the ergonomics of this pen are great. I suppose for the price for two pens it isn't terrible, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

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Refined. Distinct. Stylish. Discover the smooth writing and stylish design of the BIC® Triumph® 537 RT Retractable Gel Pen. The BIC® Triumph® line of Rollers and Retractable Gel Pens are designed to give you more so you can write with confidence.


Precision and Control
Stylish and functional, the BIC® Triumph® line of Rollers and Retractable gel pens provide a smooth, vivid writing experience, delivering ink with exceptional precision and control. All BIC® Triumph® Pens also offer refillable cartridges to simplify your writing needs.


Secure Gel Ink – Keeps Documents Safe
The BIC® Triumph® 537RT 0.7 mm gel pen features a secure gel ink to help keep documents safe*, and offers smooth refillable cartridge for all your writing needs. Featuring a rubber grip for comfort and controlled writing and a beveled silver clip, BIC® Triumph® Retractable gel pens provide smooth performance and retractable convenience. With an acid-free gel ink which is water-resistant and fade-resistant, BIC® Triumph® protects and secures your documents. *The gel ink in BIC® Triumph® 537RT adheres to ISO 14145-1 & 14145-2 standards. These include tests for the resistance of light, water, eraser, ethanol, bleaching, hydrochloric acid, ammonium hydroxide and acetone.

Like all BIC products, BIC® Triumph® 537RT 0.7 mm adheres to the BIC Performance Policy, which states if you are not satisfied with the ...

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