Ballpoint Pens

Probably the most familliar writing instrument to most people, ballpoint pens are everywhere. While a ballpoint does require some pressure to make it work, most good quality modern ballpoints write quite smoothly, and can put down more solid lines, and better colours, than older or cheaper models.

Despite the introduction of liquid ink and gel ink rollerballs, ballpoints are still the most-used type of pen, for some good reasons. Ballpoint pens are amazingly reliable, and if they do stop working, usually only need a bit of scribbling to get going again. Choices are almost unlimited, at high or low price ranges. All but the cheapest ballpoints are refillable, and refills last a long time - both in terms of writing length and shelf life.

If you're looking for a simple 'stick' ballpoint, you can't go far wrong with the classic Staedtler Stick. If you prefer retractable pens, the Zebra Z-Grip offers great quality for a low price.

For a more luxurious ballpoint, it can be worth looking for something that takes standard refills - many full-size ballpoints take Parker-style refills, giving you a huge range of options for refills, with a large range of colours and tip sizes, from extra-fine to extra-broad. Compact pens often use 'D1' multipen ballpoint refills, again giving you a good choice of brands and colours.

The ubiquity and popularity of ballpoint refills means that it's the default choice for most designer pens - the sheer variety of ballpoint pens is amazing. Try Caran d'Ache and Lamy at the mid price points; and Graf von Faber-Castell or Porsche Design for some luxury options.

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Troika Micro Construction Keyring Tool Pen Free notepad and pen with £30 spend
Troika Construction Tool Pen Spectrum Free notepad and pen with £30 spend
Troika Construction Tool Pen Free notepad and pen with £30 spend
Troika Construction Tool Pen Cool multi-use tool pen with spirit level
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Only £22.90 inc VAT £19.08 ex VAT
Cross Botanica Purple Orchid Ballpoint Pen
Cross Botanica Purple Orchid Ballpoint Pen Stylish designs based on floral henna patterns
Only £56.00 inc VAT £46.67 ex VAT 20% off
Cross Botanica Red Hummingbird Vine Ballpoint Pen
Cross Botanica Red Hummingbird Vine Ballpoint Pen Stylish designs based on floral henna patterns
Only £56.00 inc VAT £46.67 ex VAT 20% off
Cross Botanica Green Daylily Ballpoint Pen
Cross Botanica Green Daylily Ballpoint Pen Stylish designs based on floral henna patterns
Only £60.00 inc VAT £50.00 ex VAT 20% off
Cross Click Ballpoint Pen Lustrous Chrome
Cross Click Ballpoint Pen Lustrous Chrome Sleek and slim ballpoint that will also take a rollerball refill
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Only £20.00 inc VAT £16.67 ex VAT 19% off
Cross Click Ballpoint Pen Black Lacquer
Cross Click Ballpoint Pen Black Lacquer Sleek and slim ballpoint that will also take a rollerball refill
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Only £20.00 inc VAT £16.67 ex VAT 19% off
Cross Click Ballpoint Pen Metallic Red
Cross Click Ballpoint Pen Metallic Red Sleek and slim ballpoint that will also take a rollerball refill
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Only £20.00 inc VAT £16.67 ex VAT 19% off
Cross Tech 2 Ballpoint Pen with Stylus
Cross Tech 2 Ballpoint Pen with Stylus Simply-styled pen with stylus
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Only £20.00 inc VAT £16.67 ex VAT 23% off
LOCLEN L3 Ballpoint Pen Black
LOCLEN L3 Ballpoint Pen Black Hexagonal-barrelled metal ballpoint
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Only £96.00 inc VAT £80.00 ex VAT
LOCLEN L3 Ballpoint Pen Brass
LOCLEN L3 Ballpoint Pen Brass Hexagonal-barrelled metal ballpoint
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Only £96.00 inc VAT £80.00 ex VAT
LOCLEN L3 Ballpoint Pen Chrome
LOCLEN L3 Ballpoint Pen Chrome Hexagonal-barrelled metal ballpoint
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Only £96.00 inc VAT £80.00 ex VAT
Fabriano Slim Ballpoint Pen
Fabriano Slim Ballpoint Pen Slim metal ballpoint
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Only £4.00 inc VAT £3.33 ex VAT
Helix Oxford Premium Writing Ballpoint Pen Buy one get one half price
BIC M10 Original Ballpoint Pen
BIC M10 Original Ballpoint Pen Probably the world's best-known retractable ballpoint
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Only £0.50 inc VAT £0.42 ex VAT 11% off
BIC Cristal Original Ballpoint Pen
BIC Cristal Original Ballpoint Pen Probably the world's best-known ballpoint
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Only £0.30 inc VAT £0.25 ex VAT 11% off
BIC Cristal Fine Ballpoint Pen
BIC Cristal Fine Ballpoint Pen Probably the world's best-known ballpoint
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Only £0.30 inc VAT £0.25 ex VAT 11% off
BIC Cristal Fun Ballpoint Pen
BIC Cristal Fun Ballpoint Pen Probably the world's best-known ballpoint
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Only £0.30 inc VAT £0.25 ex VAT 64% off
Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen Black Code 10% off
Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen Black Code Stunning celebratory version of the timeless 849
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Only £39.95 inc VAT £33.29 ex VAT
Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen Sparkle Gold 10% off
Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen Sparkle Gold Stunning celebratory version of the timeless 849
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Only £39.95 inc VAT £33.29 ex VAT
Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen Special Edition London 10% off
Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen Alexander Girard Limited Edition Black 10% off
Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen Alexander Girard Limited Edition Pink 10% off
Caran d'Ache 888 Infinite Ballpoint Pen
Caran d'Ache 888 Infinite Ballpoint Pen Colourful range of smooth-writing ballpoint pens
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Only £4.95 inc VAT £4.13 ex VAT £5.50 inc VAT £4.58 ex VAT Save £0.55 inc VAT £0.46 ex VAT 10% off
Cult Pens Messograf Ballpoint Pen Brass
Cult Pens Messograf Ballpoint Pen Brass A Cult Pens version of the versatile tool pen
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Only £24.95 inc VAT £20.79 ex VAT
Cleo Messograf Pen
Cleo Messograf Pen The versatile pen - with ruler, gauge and more!
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Only £21.95 inc VAT £18.29 ex VAT
Cleo Skribent SilverSign Sterling Silver Ballpoint Pen
Cleo Skribent SilverSign Sterling Silver Ballpoint Pen Simple, attractive sterling silver ballpoint
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Only £85.00 inc VAT £70.83 ex VAT
Spacetec Life Ballpoint Pen
Spacetec Life Ballpoint Pen Chunky all-metal retractable 'space pen'
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Only £14.21 inc VAT £11.84 ex VAT 4% off
Spacetec Pocket Pen
Spacetec Pocket Pen Compact 'space pen' in the style of the classic Fisher
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Only £28.45 inc VAT £23.71 ex VAT 5% off
Spacetec Pocket Pen Pink
Spacetec Pocket Pen Pink Special edition magenta pink 'space pen'
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Only £28.45 inc VAT £23.71 ex VAT 5% off
Diplomat Excellence A2 Black Lacquer Ballpoint Pen 15% off
Diplomat Excellence A2 Black Lacquer Ballpoint Pen Robust sprung pocket clip and smooth twist-action mechanism
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Only £140.00 inc VAT £116.67 ex VAT
Diplomat Excellence A2 Green Ballpoint Pen Gold Trim 15% off
Diplomat Excellence A2 Green Ballpoint Pen Gold Trim Robust sprung pocket clip and smooth twist-action mechanism
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Only £140.00 inc VAT £116.67 ex VAT
Diplomat Excellence A2 Guilloche Chrome Ballpoint Pen 15% off
Diplomat Excellence A2 Guilloche Chrome Ballpoint Pen Robust sprung pocket clip and smooth twist-action mechanism
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Only £155.00 inc VAT £129.17 ex VAT
Diplomat Excellence A2 Marrakesh Chrome Ballpoint Pen 15% off
Diplomat Excellence A2 Marrakesh Chrome Ballpoint Pen Robust sprung pocket clip and smooth twist-action mechanism
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Only £140.00 inc VAT £116.67 ex VAT
Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Ballpoint Pen Blue 15% off
Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Ballpoint Pen Blue Robust sprung pocket clip and smooth twist-action mechanism
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Only £155.00 inc VAT £129.17 ex VAT
Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Ballpoint Pen Red 15% off
Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Ballpoint Pen Red Robust sprung pocket clip and smooth twist-action mechanism
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Only £155.00 inc VAT £129.17 ex VAT
Diplomat Excellence A2 Black Lacquer Ballpoint Pen with Gold Trim 15% off
Diplomat Excellence A2 Black Lacquer Ballpoint Pen with Gold Trim Robust sprung pocket clip and smooth twist-action mechanism
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Only £140.00 inc VAT £116.67 ex VAT
Diplomat Excellence A2 Chrome Ballpoint Pen 15% off
Diplomat Excellence A2 Chrome Ballpoint Pen Robust sprung pocket clip and smooth twist-action mechanism
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Only £140.00 inc VAT £116.67 ex VAT
Diplomat Excellence A2 Guilloche Stripes Chrome Ballpoint Pen 15% off
Diplomat Excellence A2 Guilloche Stripes Chrome Ballpoint Pen Robust sprung pocket clip and smooth twist-action mechanism
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Only £155.00 inc VAT £129.17 ex VAT
Diplomat Excellence A2 Green Ballpoint Pen Chrome Trim 15% off
Diplomat Excellence A2 Green Ballpoint Pen Chrome Trim Robust sprung pocket clip and smooth twist-action mechanism
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Only £140.00 inc VAT £116.67 ex VAT
Diplomat Excellence A Plus Rhomb Guilloch Black Ballpoint Pen 15% off
Diplomat Aero Factory Ballpoint Pen 15% off
Diplomat Aero Factory Ballpoint Pen Raw aluminium finish for the zeppelin-inspired Good Design award winner
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Only £130.00 inc VAT £108.33 ex VAT
Diplomat Aero Orange Ballpoint Pen 15% off
Diplomat Aero Orange Ballpoint Pen Dark orange version of the award-winning zeppelin-inspired Aero
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Only £130.00 inc VAT £108.33 ex VAT
Diplomat Aero Black Ballpoint Pen 15% off
Diplomat Aero Metallic Brown Ballpoint Pen 15% off
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Ballpoint Pen Light Blue 15% off
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Ballpoint Pen Light Blue Slender-barrelled pen in contemporary colours
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Only £45.00 inc VAT £37.50 ex VAT
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Ballpoint Pen Orange 15% off
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Ballpoint Pen Orange Slender-barrelled pen in contemporary colours
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Only £45.00 inc VAT £37.50 ex VAT
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Ballpoint Pen Green 15% off
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Ballpoint Pen Green Slender-barrelled pen in contemporary colours
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Only £45.00 inc VAT £37.50 ex VAT
Diplomat Traveller Ballpoint Pen Stainless Steel 15% off
Diplomat Traveller Ballpoint Pen Black Lacquer 15% off
e+m Darling Desk Pen
e+m Darling Desk Pen Lovingly-crafted novelty desk pen
Only £23.80 inc VAT £19.83 ex VAT
e+m Wood-in-Wood Desk Pen
e+m Wood-in-Wood Desk Pen Tray and pen crafted from the same piece of wood
Only £94.95 inc VAT £79.13 ex VAT
e+m Satellite Desk Pen
e+m Satellite Desk Pen Unstained and minimalist
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Only £12.50 inc VAT £10.42 ex VAT
e+m King Cuio Leather Ballpoint Pen
e+m King Cuio Leather Ballpoint Pen Unique leather wrap barrel design from e+m
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Only £86.95 inc VAT £72.46 ex VAT
e+m Shaper Ballpoint Pen
e+m Shaper Ballpoint Pen Slim ergonomic ballpoint pen in stunning Zebrano wood
Only £4.75 inc VAT £3.96 ex VAT
e+m Whale Twist Ballpoint Pen
e+m Whale Twist Ballpoint Pen Wooden barrelled pen with comfortable grip
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Only £46.45 inc VAT £38.71 ex VAT
e+m Vivo Ballpoint Pen
e+m Vivo Ballpoint Pen Wooden-barrelled ballpoint with smooth-action mechanism
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Only £23.75 inc VAT £19.79 ex VAT
e+m Swing Ballpoint Pen
e+m Swing Ballpoint Pen Wooden barrelled pen with comfortable grip
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Only £42.85 inc VAT £35.71 ex VAT
e+m Allwood Ballpoint Pen
e+m Allwood Ballpoint Pen Simple retractable pen with wooden barrel
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Only £9.50 inc VAT £7.92 ex VAT
e+m Slimline Ballpoint Pen
e+m Slimline Ballpoint Pen Simple retractable pen with wooden barrel
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Only £3.49 inc VAT £2.91 ex VAT
e+m Barrique Ballpoint Pen Limited Edition
e+m Barrique Ballpoint Pen Limited Edition Limited edition pen with its origins in the wine industry
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Only £134.00 inc VAT £111.67 ex VAT
e+m Style Ballpoint Pen
e+m Style Ballpoint Pen Mini wooden-barrelled ballpoint pen
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Only £29.95 inc VAT £24.96 ex VAT
e+m Style.us Ballpoint Pen
e+m Style.us Ballpoint Pen Mini wooden-barrelled stylus and ballpoint
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Only £35.00 inc VAT £29.17 ex VAT
e+m Melange Ballpoint Pen
e+m Melange Ballpoint Pen Wooden ballpoint pen with an unusual leather grip
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Only £55.50 inc VAT £46.25 ex VAT
e+m Cap Ballpoint Pen
e+m Cap Ballpoint Pen Simple stick pen in wood
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Only £4.50 inc VAT £3.75 ex VAT