Ballpoint pens are the most used writing instruments in the world. They are as ubiquitous as they are useful. They became widely produced after World War 2 as a simpler alternative to fountain pens.
Making What Works Better
Japanese pen manufacturers have never rested on their laurels when it comes to function and comfort. Japanese brands continue to make improvements in ink chemistry, materials and writing ergonomics.
Variety of Products Fits all Occasions
The large variety of high quality pens produced by Japanese manufacturers ensures that any and all writing needs can be met.
Pilot Ballpoint Pens
Pilot ballpoint pens combine the latest advances in writing technology with comfort and reliability. Founded in 1918, Pilot is Japan’s biggest pen manufacturer. Pilot pen consistently releases products that become sought after globally. Among their most popular lines of pens are the Dr Grip series of ballpoint pens and Frixion, a series of pens with erasable ink.
Mitsubishi Pencil Ballpoint Pens
Founded in 1887, the Mitsubishi Pencil Company began producing performance pens in 1976 and continues to innovate and advance its writing instruments to this day. The Jetstream line of pens features a hybrid ink that is less viscous than the ink of standard ballpoint pens, but more viscous than standard water-based rollerball ink. It dries faster and results in less smudges and smears.
Pentel Ballpoint Pens
The Pentel company, whose name is a combination of the English words, “pen” and “tell”, was founded in 1946 but did not adopt this name until 1976. It was then and continues to be to this day one of the giants of the pen and writing instrument manufacturers world. Their popular line of ballpoint pens include the ENERGEL series, the feel series and the Vicuna series, featuring a special ink with a lower viscosity resulting an extremely smooth writing experience.
The simple utility of a ballpoint pen cannot be questioned. If what you need to do is write something down, a ballpoint pen will get the job done. Japanese ballpoint pens have taken this utility and continues to improve upon it with innovative thinking and thoughtful craftsmanship.
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