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.

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edding 2185 Gel Roller Pen 10% off
edding 2185 Gel Roller Pen Perfect for paper crafts
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Pentel Dual Metallic Gel Pen
Pentel Dual Metallic Gel Pen Two different shades from each pen!
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Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip Metallic Rollerball Pen K118M
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Pentel EnerGel Sterling Gel Rollerball Pen
Pentel EnerGel Sterling Gel Rollerball Pen Luxury metal version of the Energel retractable gel roller
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Pentel EnerGel Xm Retractable Rollerball Pen BL77
Pentel EnerGel Xm Retractable Rollerball Pen BL77 Stylish retractable with EnerGel hybrid ink
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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 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 Slicci Metallic 0.8mm
Pentel Slicci Metallic 0.8mm Metallic ink Slicci range in 8 colours
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Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen Medium BLFR7 3 for 2
Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen Medium BLFR7 Utterly brilliant erasable rollerball pen - makes all others obsolete.
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Pilot Frixion Point Erasable Rollerball Pen BL-FRP5 3 for 2
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 Medium 3 for 2
Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Rollerball Pen 07 Medium Frixion retractable - click, write, erase, rewrite, click!
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Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Rollerball Pen 05 Fine 3 for 2
Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Rollerball Pen 05 Fine Frixion retractable - click, write, erase, rewrite, click!
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Pilot Frixion LX Erasable Retractable Rollerball Pen 3 for 2
Pilot Frixion LX Erasable Retractable Rollerball Pen Metal-barrelled Frixion retractable - click, write, erase, rewrite, click!
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Pilot Super Gel Fine Rollerball Pen 0.7mm 3 for 2
Pilot Choose Pigment Gel Roller Pen 3 for 2
Pilot Choose Pigment Gel Roller Pen Vivid craft-quality ink in this pigment ink roller - 11 colours
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Pilot G1 Grip 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen 3 for 2
Pilot G1 Grip 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Super-smooth fine point economy gel rollerball with rubber grip
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Pilot G1 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen 3 for 2
Pilot G1 Grip Broad Gel Ink Rollerball Pen 3 for 2
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 3 for 2
Pilot G1 Grip Broad Metallic Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Broad point metallic gel rollerball with grip
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Pilot G2 Neon Retractable Gel Rollerball Pen 3 for 2
Pilot G2 Neon Retractable Gel Rollerball Pen Neon ink for Pilot's best-selling G2 retractable rollerball
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Pilot G2 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen BLG207 3 for 2
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 3 for 2
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Pilot G2 Pastel Retractable Gel Rollerball Pen 3 for 2
Pilot G2 Pastel Retractable Gel Rollerball Pen Best-selling pen in soft pastel shades
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Pilot G2 XS Pixie Mini Gel Rollerball Pen 3 for 2
Pilot G2 XS Pixie Mini Gel Rollerball Pen Cute mini-sized version of best-selling G2 gel retractable
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Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen Broad BLFR10 3 for 2
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Pilot G-Tec-C4 Rollerball Pen BLGC4 3 for 2
Pilot G-Tec-C4 Rollerball Pen BLGC4 Ultra-fine rollerball in 10 colours - the original Cult Pen
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Pilot G-Tec-C Maica Gel Rollerball Pen 3 for 2
Pilot G-Tec-C Maica Gel Rollerball Pen Alternative barrel design for the legendary G-Tec
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Gelly Roll Metallic Set of 12
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Gelly Roll Stardust Set of 12
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Gelly Roll Glaze Pen
Gelly Roll Glaze Pen 3D gloss glaze effect
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Gelly Roll Metallic Pen
Gelly Roll Metallic Pen Lots of metallic shades
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Gelly Roll Moonlight Pen
Gelly Roll Moonlight Pen Ink glows under UV light
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Gelly Roll Souffle Pen
Gelly Roll Souffle Pen Super 3D effect!
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Gelly Roll Stardust Pen
Gelly Roll Stardust Pen Sparkly glittery ink!
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STABILO pointVisco Gel Rollerball Pen 3 for 2
STABILO pointVisco Gel Rollerball Pen New ink formulation, retro-style - 10 colours
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Uni-ball UM-120AC Signo Pastel Gel Rollerball Pen
Uni-ball UM-120AC Signo Pastel Gel Rollerball Pen Gel pen in a range of pastel colours with super-smooth pigment ink
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Uni-Ball Signo UMN-155 RT1 0.38mm Gel Pen
Uni-Ball Signo UMN-155 RT1 0.38mm Gel Pen Great value extra-fine gel ink pen
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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 Broad Gel Rollerball Pen UM-153 Metallic
Uni-ball Signo Broad Gel Rollerball Pen UM-153 Metallic Broad metallic gel pens
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Uni-ball Signo DX UM-151 0.38mm Gel Rollerball Pen
Uni-ball Signo DX UM-151 0.38mm Gel Rollerball Pen Super-fine gel pen
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Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Pen 0.5
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Pen 0.5 Gel pen in a great range of colours
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Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Pen 0.7
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Pen 0.7 Gel pen with fast-drying vivid ink
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Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Rollerball Pen 0.5 Vintage Colours
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Rollerball Pen 0.5 Vintage Colours Lovely quality refillable rollerball in retro colours
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Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Pen Pastel 0.5
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Pen Pastel 0.5 Gel pen in a great range of colours
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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 Sharbo X Multi-Function Pen LT3
Zebra Sharbo X Multi-Function Pen LT3 Smart, customisable multi-function pen
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Zebra Sharbo X Multi-Function Pen ST3
Zebra Sharbo X Multi-Function Pen ST3 Great value Sharbo X metal multipen
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