Gel Pens

Gel pens are a relatively recent product, but have very quickly become a favourite for lots of people. They are very similar to liquid ink rollerballs, but the ink is in the form of a gel. Like ketchup or 'solid emulsion' paints, gel ink is solid stuff until a force is applied to it - then it becomes liquid. The act of touching the ball against paper is enough to change it, and make the ink flow. As soon as the ink is on the paper, with no force applied, it's solid again.

The gel can hold pigment, so the ink is often more permanent than liquid inks, and can write in pastel colours that show up on dark paper, or even have sparkling fragments of metal or cosmetic-grade glass for sparkling or metallic effects. Combined with the amount of ink these pens put down, this means gel pens usually make very bold, bright lines.

The disadvantages of gel pens are that they can tend to skip with very light pressure; the ink doesn't last as long as the same sized ballpoint refill would; and they don't write on all surfaces a ballpoint will, so shiny paper (like greetings cards) may be a problem. Fans of gel pens consider these small prices to pay for the smoothness, and the bright colours and really black blacks.

Pilot have a huge range of gel pens, including the classic Pilot G2 retractable, with lots of choices of tip sizes and colours. Their G-Tec-C4 can write an amazingly fine line with surprising smoothness, with ten colours available. Many of Uni-ball's gel ink pens use their 'super-ink', which is highly permanent.

Monteverde's gel refills are also worth mentioning - they'll let you use gel ink in quite a few pens that would otherwise only have ballpoint refills available.

Craft Design Technology item 24 - Rollerball Pen
Craft Design Technology item 24 - Rollerball Pen Smooth, classy gel roller by Pentel
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CW&T Pen Type-A
CW&T Pen Type-A Minimal bomb-proof metal shell for Pilot G-Tec refill
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Only £120.00inc VAT £100.00 ex VAT
Gelly Roll Basics Pen
Gelly Roll Basics Pen The original Gelly Roll pen
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Only £1.92inc VAT £1.60 ex VAT 17% off
Gelly Roll Glaze Pen
Gelly Roll Glaze Pen 3D gloss glaze effect
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Only £2.39inc VAT £1.99 ex VAT 22% off
Gelly Roll Metallic Pen
Gelly Roll Metallic Pen Lots of metallic shades
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Only £1.92inc VAT £1.60 ex VAT 17% off
Gelly Roll Moonlight Pen
Gelly Roll Moonlight Pen Ink glows under UV light
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Gelly Roll Shadow Pen
Gelly Roll Shadow Pen Metallic outline effect
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Gelly Roll Soufflé Pen
Gelly Roll Soufflé Pen Super 3D effect!
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Gelly Roll Stardust Pen
Gelly Roll Stardust Pen Sparkly glittery ink!
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Pilot G2 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen BLG207
Pilot G2 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen BLG207 Best-selling retractable gel rollerball with fine point and huge colour range
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Pilot G2 05 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen BLG205
Pilot G2 05 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen BLG205 Best-selling retractable gel rollerball with extra-fine point
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Pilot G-Tec-C4 Rollerball Pen BLGC4
Pilot G-Tec-C4 Rollerball Pen BLGC4 Ultra-fine rollerball in 10 colours - the original Cult Pen
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Pilot G1 Grip 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen
Pilot G1 Grip 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Super-smooth fine point economy gel rollerball with rubber grip
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Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen BLFR7
Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen BLFR7 Utterly brilliant erasable rollerball pen - makes all others obsolete. 8 colours too!
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Pilot G2 XS Pixie Mini Gel Rollerball Pen
Pilot G2 XS Pixie Mini Gel Rollerball Pen Cute mini-sized version of best-selling G2 gel retractable
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Pilot G1 Grip Broad Gel Ink Rollerball Pen
Pilot G1 Grip Broad Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Super-smooth broad point economy gel rollerball with rubber grip
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Pilot G1 Grip Broad Metallic Gel Ink Rollerball Pen
Pilot G1 Grip Broad Metallic Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Broad point metallic gel rollerball with rubber grip
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Pilot Super Gel Fine Rollerball Pen 0.7mm
Pilot Super Gel Fine Rollerball Pen 0.7mm Economy gelstick rollerball - 10 colours
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Pilot Choose Pigment Gel Roller Pen
Pilot Choose Pigment Gel Roller Pen Vivid craft-quality ink in this pigment ink roller - 11 colours
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Pilot G-Tec-C 0.25 Hyper Fine Gel Rollerball Pen
Pilot G-Tec-C 0.25 Hyper Fine Gel Rollerball Pen Even finer than ultra-fine, a hyper-fine gel rollerball!
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Pilot G2 038 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen BLG238
Pilot G2 038 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen BLG238 Ultra-fine version of the best-selling G2 gel rollerball
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Pilot Frixion Point Erasable Rollerball Pen BL-FRP5
Pilot Frixion Point Erasable Rollerball Pen BL-FRP5 Fine needlepoint version of the popular erasable rollerball
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Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Rollerball Pen 07 Fine
Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Rollerball Pen 07 Fine Frixion retractable - click, write, erase, rewrite, click!
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Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Rollerball Pen 05 Extra-Fine
Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Rollerball Pen 05 Extra-Fine Frixion retractable - click, write, erase, rewrite, click!
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Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 4-Way Gel Pen Body

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Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 4-Way Gel Pen Body Custom 4-way extra-fine gel pen
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Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 5-way Gel Pen Body

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Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 5-way Gel Pen Body 5-way body for Hi-Tec-C Coleto refills
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Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 4 Lumio Gel Pen Body

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Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 4 Lumio Gel Pen Body Premium Coleto multipen body - just add refills!
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Pilot Hi-Tec-C3 Ultra-Fine Gel Rollerball Pen
Pilot Hi-Tec-C3 Ultra-Fine Gel Rollerball Pen Hyper-fine 0.3mm gel rollerball pen
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Pilot Hi-Tec-C5 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen
Pilot Hi-Tec-C5 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Fine-tipped gel ink rollerball
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Pilot Juice 05 Fine Gel Ink Rollerball Pen
Pilot Juice 05 Fine Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Huge colour range of extra-fine gel rollerballs
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Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen Assorted Set of 8 with Free Case
Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen Assorted Set of 8 with Free Case Full set of all Pilot Frixion pen colours in a handy case
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Pilot Frixion LX Erasable Retractable Rollerball
Pilot Frixion LX Erasable Retractable Rollerball Metal-barrelled Frixion retractable - click, write, erase, rewrite, click!
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Pilot G-Tec-C Maica Gel Rollerball Pen
Pilot G-Tec-C Maica Gel Rollerball Pen Alternative barrel design for the legendary G-Tec
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Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip DX Broad Metallic K230M
Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip DX Broad Metallic K230M Broad tip gel roller with metallic ink
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Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip Metallic Rollerball Pen K118M
Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip Metallic Rollerball Pen K118M 8 metallic colours in this fine gel pen
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Pentel Slicci 07 Gel Rollerball Pen BG207
Pentel Slicci 07 Gel Rollerball Pen BG207 Slim, super-smooth gel roller
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Only £2.48inc VAT £2.07 ex VAT
Pentel Slicci Metallic 0.8mm
Pentel Slicci Metallic 0.8mm Metallic ink Slicci range in 8 colours
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Pentel Slicci 03 Gel Rollerball Pen BG203
Pentel Slicci 03 Gel Rollerball Pen BG203 Ultra-fine but smooth-writing gel roller
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Pentel Slicci 03 Gel Roller BG203 Assorted Set of 10
Pentel Slicci 03 Gel Roller BG203 Assorted Set of 10 10 colour pack of the superb Slicci 03 ultra-fine gel roller
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Pentel EnerGel Plus 0.7 Rollerball Pen BL27
Pentel EnerGel Plus 0.7 Rollerball Pen BL27 Smooth writing, fast drying ink is ideal for left-handers
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Pentel EnerGel Pink Ribbon Retractable Rollerball Pen BL77P
Pentel EnerGel Pink Ribbon Retractable Rollerball Pen BL77P Special edition Pink Ribbon version raises money for Breast Cancer Campaign
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Pentel EnerGel Tradio Rollerball Pen Black Barrel BL117A
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Rollerball Pen Black Barrel BL117A Smooth and fast-drying EnerGel ink in an understated Tradio barrel
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Pentel EnerGel Tradio Rollerball Pen White Barrel BL117W
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Rollerball Pen White Barrel BL117W Smooth and fast-drying EnerGel ink in an understated Tradio barrel
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Pentel EnerGel Tradio Extra-Fine Rollerball Pen Black Barrel BLN115A
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Extra-Fine Rollerball Pen Black Barrel BLN115A Smooth and fast-drying EnerGel ink in an understated Tradio barrel
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Pentel EnerGel Tradio Extra-Fine Rollerball Pen White Barrel BLN115W
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Extra-Fine Rollerball Pen White Barrel BLN115W Smooth and fast-drying EnerGel ink in an understated Tradio barrel
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Pentel Slicci 04 Gel Rollerball Pen
Pentel Slicci 04 Gel Rollerball Pen Slim, super-smooth, ultra-fine gel roller in eight colours
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STABILO pointVisco Gel Rollerball Pen
STABILO pointVisco Gel Rollerball Pen New ink formulation, retro-style - 10 colours
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Uni-ball Signo 207 RT Gel Rollerball Pen UMN-207
Uni-ball Signo 207 RT Gel Rollerball Pen UMN-207 Ultra-secure ink in this smart retractable gel roller
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Uni-ball Signo Gelstick Gel Rollerball Pen UM-170
Uni-ball Signo Gelstick Gel Rollerball Pen UM-170 Economy gel range in various colours
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Uni-ball UM-120 Signo 0.7mm Gel Rollerball Pen
Uni-ball UM-120 Signo 0.7mm Gel Rollerball Pen New-tech gel pen in 8 colours and super-smooth pigment ink
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Uni-ball UM-120NM Signo Metallic Gel Rollerball Pen
Uni-ball UM-120NM Signo Metallic Gel Rollerball Pen New-tech gel pen in 8 metallic colours and super-smooth pigment ink
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Uni-ball UM-120SP Signo Sparkling Gel Rollerball Pen
Uni-ball UM-120SP Signo Sparkling Gel Rollerball Pen New-tech gel pen in 8 glitter colours and super-smooth pigment ink
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Uni-ball Signo 207F Gel Rollerball Pen UMN-207F
Uni-ball Signo 207F Gel Rollerball Pen UMN-207F Coloured ink with matching colour barrel in this new Signo 207 version
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Zebra Jimnie Gel Rollerball Pen Medium
Zebra Jimnie Gel Rollerball Pen Medium Archival-quality gel pen with super-smooth ink at great price
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Zebra Jimnie Metallic Gel Rollerball Pen
Zebra Jimnie Metallic Gel Rollerball Pen Archival-quality gel pen with super-smooth ink at great price
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Zebra J-Roller Gel Pen RX 07 Medium
Zebra J-Roller Gel Pen RX 07 Medium Great value gel rollerball in 10 colour
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Zebra Sharbo X Premium Multi-Function Pen TS10
Zebra Sharbo X Premium Multi-Function Pen TS10 Exclusive to Cult Pens - the fantastic spec-your-own multi-pen
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Only £119.00inc VAT £99.17 ex VAT
Zebra Sarasa SE Gel Rollerball Pen
Zebra Sarasa SE Gel Rollerball Pen Updated version of the popular Sarasa gel pen
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Zebra Sharbo X Multi-Function Pen LT3
Zebra Sharbo X Multi-Function Pen LT3 Smart, customisable multi-function pen
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