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 Comfortmate | Papermate ProFit | Paper Mate Profile Elite | BIC Ultra Round Stic Grip | BIC Velocity | BIC Cristal Bold | Pilot EasyTouch | Pilot Acroball | Pilot B2P Bottle to Pen – Ball Point | Zebra Sarasa | Pentel EnerGel | Pilot G2 1.0 | Zebra NR7 | Pilot Precise V7 | Pilot Precise V7 RT | Pilot Precise Grip Bold | Paper Mate Flair
The Conclusion: Blue is one of the three basic colors, so tons of varieties are available. I like using blue ink on forms to differentiate from the black that’s already printed there. Of note, the Zebra Sarasa is more of a blue-black color compared to the rest.