Hybrid Ink Pens

Ballpoint pens work everywhere, on pretty much any paper. Gel and liquid-ink rollerballs have solid, dense colour, and are nice and smooth to write with, but can be a bit slow to dry, and they can be frustrating when someone hands you a shiny birthday card to write on! Hybrid ink pens combine the best of both, giving you the ease of use of a ballpoint with the solid lines and smoothness of a rollerball.

Hybrid Ink Rollerball Pens are a relatively new invention. Pioneered and perfected by Uni-Ball with their Jetstream range, hybrid ink pens provide the best features of ballpoint pens and the best of gel ink rollerballs.

Hybrid ink provides the solid, densely coloured lines normally only found with gel rollerballs but with the fast drying - non-smudging - characteristics of ballpoint pens. This not only makes them the perfect pen for left-handed writers, but makes them a nicer writing experience for everyone else too.

The ink doesn't dry out like a conventional gel ink rollerball, giving a longer shelf life, yet provides the same level of vibrant colour and a similar line consistency. The best of the bunch, Uni-Ball's Jetstream, features the added innovation of their Super Ink technology, which makes Jetstream ink highly secure and lightfast.

Hybrid Ink doesn't only come in the form of proprietary pens and refills though, Platinum - normally associated with fine fountain pens - have recently released a hybrid ink D1 multipen refill, compatible with most multipens that use this refill format. There are hybrid-ink Parker Style G2 refills available too, as used by a huge number of pens. Parker's Quinkflow refills are a popular choice, as is the Schmidt Easyflow refill.

There are plenty of other brands partaking in the Hybrid Ink Revolution. Pilot got in on the act with their Acroball range, Pentel recently released their version, the Vicuna, and Zebra have created the Z-Mulsion. Perhaps the most recognisable of all though is the Schneider Slider range, using Schneider's hybrid ink technlogy - Viscoglide. With a range including the chunky Slider Memo and the slim Edge models, as well as several hybrid ink refills, Schneider are, after Uni-Ball, the biggest advocate of the hybrid ink technology.

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 £4.49 inc VAT £3.74 ex VAT 18% off
Faber-Castell CX Colour Ballpoint Pen
Faber-Castell CX Colour Ballpoint Pen Great value hybrid ink ballpen
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Only £0.75 inc VAT £0.63 ex VAT 15% off
Faber-Castell CX Colour Ballpoint Pen Set of 10
Faber-Castell CX Colour Ballpoint Pen Set of 10 Great value hybrid ink ballpen
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Only £7.50 inc VAT £6.25 ex VAT £8.00 inc VAT £6.67 ex VAT Save £0.50 inc VAT £0.42 ex VAT 6% off
KUM Triball Ballpoint Pen
KUM Triball Ballpoint Pen Smooth writing hybrid ink ballpoint
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Only £0.69 inc VAT £0.58 ex VAT
KUM Triball Ballpoint Pen Assorted Wallet of 8
KUM Triball Ballpoint Pen Assorted Wallet of 8 Smooth writing hybrid ink ballpoint
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Only £5.50 inc VAT £4.58 ex VAT 1% off
OHTO Rays Flash Dry Gel Ballpoint Pen
OHTO Rays Flash Dry Gel Ballpoint Pen Great value super-smooth half-metal pen
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Only £3.49 inc VAT £2.91 ex VAT
Paper Mate Inkjoy 4-Colour Ballpoint Pen
Paper Mate Inkjoy 4-Colour Ballpoint Pen Rubber-gripped multipen
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Only £2.04 inc VAT £1.70 ex VAT 3% off
Paper Mate Inkjoy Mini Ballpoint Pen Set of 10
Paper Mate Inkjoy Mini Ballpoint Pen Set of 10 Mini version of this popular ballpoint
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Only £2.88 inc VAT £2.40 ex VAT £3.28 inc VAT £2.73 ex VAT Save £0.40 inc VAT £0.33 ex VAT 12% off
Pentel Dual Metallic Gel Pen
Pentel Dual Metallic Gel Pen Two different shades from each pen!
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Platignum Tixx Ballpoint Pen
Platignum Tixx Ballpoint Pen Soft grip hybrid ink ballpoint
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Only £1.49 inc VAT £1.24 ex VAT 9% off
Platinum Double 3 Action Sarabo Hybrid Ink Multipen
Platinum Double 3 Action Sarabo Hybrid Ink Multipen Classically styled 3-way hybrid ink multipen
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Only £24.99 inc VAT £20.83 ex VAT
Schneider Slider Edge F Ballpoint Pen

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Schneider Slider Edge F Ballpoint Pen Super-smooth hybrid ink pen with triangular barrel
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Only £1.72 inc VAT £1.43 ex VAT 18% off
Schneider Slider Edge M Ballpoint Pen

3 for 2!

Schneider Slider Edge M Ballpoint Pen Super-smooth hybrid ink pen with triangular barrel
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Only £1.72 inc VAT £1.43 ex VAT 18% off
Schneider Slider Edge XB Ballpoint Pen

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Schneider Slider Edge XB Ballpoint Pen Super-smooth hybrid ink pen with triangular barrel
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Only £1.72 inc VAT £1.43 ex VAT 18% off
Schneider Slider Ballpoint Pen Extra-Broad
Schneider Slider Ballpoint Pen Extra-Broad Super-smooth Visco-Glide ink - 9 colours
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Only £1.98 inc VAT £1.65 ex VAT 22% off
Schneider Slider Ballpoint Pen Fine
Schneider Slider Ballpoint Pen Fine Super-smooth Visco-Glide ink
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Schneider Slider Ballpoint Pen Medium
Schneider Slider Ballpoint Pen Medium Super-smooth Visco-Glide ink
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Schneider Slider Memo XB Ballpoint Pen
Schneider Slider Memo XB Ballpoint Pen Super-smooth quick-dry broad pen with hybrid ink
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Only £2.53 inc VAT £2.11 ex VAT 23% off
Schneider Slider Rave Ballpoint Pen
Schneider Slider Rave Ballpoint Pen Smart retractable with smooth hybrid ink
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Only £5.10 inc VAT £4.25 ex VAT 35% off
Schneider Slider Touch XB Stylus Ballpoint Pen
Schneider Slider Touch XB Stylus Ballpoint Pen Viscoglide ink and triangular barrel
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Only £2.79 inc VAT £2.33 ex VAT
Schneider Slider 755 Pen Refill Extra-Broad
Schneider Slider 755 Pen Refill Extra-Broad Extra-broad Parker-style refill with hybrid ink
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Only £3.64 inc VAT £3.03 ex VAT 23% off
Schneider Slider 755 Pen Refill Medium
Schneider Slider 755 Pen Refill Medium Parker-style refill with new super-smooth ViscoGlide ink
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Only £3.64 inc VAT £3.03 ex VAT 23% off
Uni Jetstream SX-210 Rollerball Pen
Uni Jetstream SX-210 Rollerball Pen Super-smooth rollerball with ultra-fast-drying ink
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Only £2.88 inc VAT £2.40 ex VAT 45% off
Uni Jetstream Colours Hybrid Ink Rollerball Pen SXN-150C
Uni Jetstream Colours Hybrid Ink Rollerball Pen SXN-150C Super-smooth rollerball with ultra-fast-drying ink
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Only £2.00 inc VAT £1.67 ex VAT 35% off
Uni SXR-10 Rollerball Pen Refill
Uni SXR-10 Rollerball Pen Refill Refill for Uni-ball Jetstream Retractable pens
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Only £1.78 inc VAT £1.48 ex VAT 10% off
Uni SXR-7 Jetstream Fine Refill
Uni SXR-7 Jetstream Fine Refill Refill for Uni-ball Jetstream Retractable pens
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Only £1.90 inc VAT £1.58 ex VAT
Uni-Ball Style Fit Jetstream Ballpoint Refill 0.5mm
Uni-Ball Style Fit Jetstream Ballpoint Refill 0.5mm Refill for the customisable Style Fit multipen
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Only £2.00 inc VAT £1.67 ex VAT
Uni-Ball Jetstream SXR-80 0.7mm Ballpoint Pen Refill
Uni-Ball Jetstream SXR-80 0.7mm Ballpoint Pen Refill Hybrid ink refill for Jetstream multipens.
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Only £1.99 inc VAT £1.66 ex VAT
Visconti AA38 Pen Refill
Visconti AA38 Pen Refill Parker-style gel refill
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Only £4.75 inc VAT £3.96 ex VAT 20% off
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