I have an obsession with office supplies and I’m a bit of a pen hoarder. One thing that I enjoy doing is swatching out my writing utensils to see how the colors compare between brands.
The Test: Each pen is used on white notebook paper and a yellow legal pad. You can click on the image below for a larger view.
The Pens: (links are affiliate) Paper Mate InkJoy 100 | Paper Mate InkJoy 300 RT | Paper Mate Profile Elite | BIC Round Stic Grip | BIC Cristal Bold | Pilot Acroball | Pentel EnerGel | Zebra NR7 | Paper Mate Flair
The Conclusion: Pinks can be hit or miss sometimes. Sometimes they’re light and sometimes they’re dark. My favorite of the ballpoints are the Papermate Profile Elite and the Bic Cristal Bold (I sure do love a bold line). The Pilot Acroball and the Bic Round Stic were the palest of the pinks. The Pentel Energel, Zebra NR7, and the two Papermate Flairs provided the darkest and boldest color.