Rollerball Pens

'Rollerball' can refer to pens with liquid or gel ink, normally dispensed by a smooth ball.

Unlike a ballpoint pen, which uses paste ink, a liquid ink rollerball doesn't require any pressure to get the ink to flow. As soon as the tip touches the paper, ink can flow. Pressing harder will normally give a broader line. The ball itself is smooth - coupled with the lack of pressure needed, this makes the whole writing experience smooth and easy.

Rollerballs are often seen as a cross between a fountain pen and a ballpoint - the smoothness and ink type of a fountain pen, with the convenience of a ballpoint.

If it all sounds a bit too perfect, there are a couple of small disadvantages. Rollerballs don't always work on shiny surfaces like birthday cards; and liquid ink can be relatively slow to dry, leading to the risk of smudging. This can be more of a problem for left-handed people, if your hand rubs over your writing.

The Uni-ball Vision Elite is a great all-round pen, with a good range of colours, and refillable in black, blue and red. Pilot V-System rollerball pens are hugely popular - including the iconic V5 needle-point roller. There are a huge number of high quality refillable luxury rollerballs from lots of manufacturers, and Lamy even have a couple of retractable rollerballs: the Tipo and the Swift. For a distinctly different writing feel, try OHTO ceramic-tip roller refills. As fitted to most OHTO rollerballs, the ceramic ball gives extra bite to the writing feel.

Gel-ink rollerballs have a fairly similar feel to liquid-ink rollerballs, but do normally require a little pressure to get the ink flowing. They tend to give a more consistent line width, dry a little quicker, and can hold pigment, or even particles for metallic or sparkling effects.

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Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Rollerball Pen Platinum
Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Rollerball Pen Platinum Beautiful pen in platinum-plated solid metal
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Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Anello Rollerball Pen Ivory
Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Anello Rollerball Pen Ivory Elegant pen with platinum-plated rings set into ivory resin
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Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Rollerball Pen Ebony
Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Rollerball Pen Ebony Beautiful wood barrel with platinum-plated fittings
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Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Rollerball Pen Grenadilla Wood
Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Rollerball Pen Grenadilla Wood Beautiful wood barrel with platinum-plated fittings
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Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Rollerball Pen Pernambuco Wood
Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Rollerball Pen Pernambuco Wood Beautiful wood barrel with platinum-plated fittings
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Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Anello Rollerball Pen Grenadilla
Graf von Faber-Castell Classic Anello Rollerball Pen Grenadilla Elegant pen with platinum-plated rings set into grenadilla wood
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Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Rollerball Pen Sequin Blue
Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Rollerball Pen Sequin Blue Classically luxurious rollerball pen to complement a classically luxurious car
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Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Rollerball Pen Tungsten Grey
Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Rollerball Pen Tungsten Grey Classically luxurious rollerball pen to complement a classically luxurious car
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Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Rollerball Pen White Satin
Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Rollerball Pen White Satin Classically luxurious rollerball pen to complement a classically luxurious car
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Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Ravenclaw Rollerball Pen
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Ravenclaw Rollerball Pen Celebrates the phenomenally successful series of Harry Potter books
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Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Gryffindor Rollerball Pen
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Gryffindor Rollerball Pen Celebrates the phenomenally successful series of Harry Potter books
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Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Slytherin Rollerball Pen
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Slytherin Rollerball Pen Celebrates the phenomenally successful series of Harry Potter books
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Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Hufflepuff Rollerball Pen
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Hufflepuff Rollerball Pen Celebrates the phenomenally successful series of Harry Potter books
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LAMY 2000 Rollerball Pen
LAMY 2000 Rollerball Pen Rollerball version of the iconic 2000 design
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Lamy 2000 Rollerball Pen Stainless Steel
Lamy 2000 Rollerball Pen Stainless Steel Steel version of the classic Bauhaus design
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Visconti Van Gogh Rollerball Pen 'Starry Night'
Visconti Van Gogh Rollerball Pen 'Starry Night' Superb barrel design featuring colours from the Van Gogh masterpiece
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Visconti Van Gogh Rollerball Pen 'Portrait Blue'
Visconti Van Gogh Rollerball Pen 'Portrait Blue' Superb barrel design featuring colours from the Van Gogh masterpiece
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Cross Botanica Red Hummingbird Vine Rollerball Pen
Cross Botanica Red Hummingbird Vine Rollerball Pen Stylish designs based on floral henna patterns
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Cross Classic Century Rollerball Pen Black Laquer and Chrome Clearance
Cross Edge Telescopic Selectip Rollerball Pen Jet Black
Cross Edge Telescopic Selectip Rollerball Pen Jet Black Clever extending pen in a range of colours
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Karas Kustoms EDK Rollerball Pen Matt Black
Karas Kustoms EDK Rollerball Pen Matt Black Solidly-built metal rollerball
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LOCLEN Evoroller Rollerball Pen Black
LOCLEN Evoroller Rollerball Pen Black Beautifully minimalist rollerball to match the Evolution fountain pen
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LOCLEN Evoroller Rollerball Pen Chrome
LOCLEN Evoroller Rollerball Pen Chrome Beautifully minimalist rollerball to match the Evolution fountain pen
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Parafernalia Kabrio Rollerball Pen Black Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Rollerball Pen Titanium Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Rollerball Pen Aluminium Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Rollerball Pen Blue Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Rollerball Pen Red Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Rollerball Pen Orange Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Rollerball Pen Purple Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Rollerball Pen Turquoise Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Rollerball Pen Green Flag Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Rollerball Pen Bronze Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Glossy Rollerball Pen Copper Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Glossy Rollerball Pen Gold Free ballpoint pen
Parafernalia Kabrio Glossy Rollerball Pen Silver Free ballpoint pen
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Bigidesign Ti Arto EDC Pen Black
Bigidesign Ti Arto EDC Pen Black Ingenious metal pen capable of accommodating both ballpoint and rollerball refills
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Bigidesign Ti Arto EDC Pen Stonewashed
Bigidesign Ti Arto EDC Pen Stonewashed Ingenious metal pen capable of accommodating both ballpoint and rollerball refills
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Bigidesign Ti Arto EDC Pen Machined Raw
Bigidesign Ti Arto EDC Pen Machined Raw Ingenious metal pen capable of accommodating both ballpoint and rollerball refills
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Bigidesign Ti Click EDC Pen Black
Bigidesign Ti Click EDC Pen Black Ingenious metal pen capable of accommodating both ballpoint and rollerball refills
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Bigidesign Ti Click EDC Pen Stonewashed
Bigidesign Ti Click EDC Pen Stonewashed Ingenious metal pen capable of accommodating both ballpoint and rollerball refills
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Bigidesign Ti Click EDC Pen Machined Raw
Bigidesign Ti Click EDC Pen Machined Raw Ingenious metal pen capable of accommodating both ballpoint and rollerball refills
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Diplomat Excellence A2 Black Lacquer Rollerball Pen
Diplomat Excellence A2 Black Lacquer Rollerball Pen Cap closes with a 'soft sliding click' and features a robust sprung pocket clip
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Diplomat Excellence A2 Green Rollerball Pen Gold Trim
Diplomat Excellence A2 Green Rollerball Pen Gold Trim Cap closes with a 'soft sliding click' and features a robust sprung pocket clip
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Diplomat Excellence A2 Guilloche Chrome Rollerball Pen
Diplomat Excellence A2 Guilloche Chrome Rollerball Pen Cap closes with a 'soft sliding click' and features a robust sprung pocket clip
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Only £170.00 inc VAT £141.67 ex VAT
Diplomat Excellence A2 Marrakesh Chrome Rollerball Pen
Diplomat Excellence A2 Marrakesh Chrome Rollerball Pen Cap closes with a 'soft sliding click' and features a robust sprung pocket clip
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Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Rollerball Pen Blue
Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Rollerball Pen Blue Cap closes with a 'soft sliding click' and features a robust sprung pocket clip
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Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Rollerball Pen Red
Diplomat Excellence A2 Skyline Rollerball Pen Red Cap closes with a 'soft sliding click' and features a robust sprung pocket clip
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Diplomat Excellence A2 Black Lacquer Rollerball Pen with Gold Trim
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Diplomat Excellence A2 Chrome Rollerball Pen
Diplomat Excellence A2 Chrome Rollerball Pen Cap closes with a 'soft sliding click' and features a robust sprung pocket clip
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Diplomat Excellence A2 Guilloche Stripes Chrome Rollerball Pen
Diplomat Excellence A2 Guilloche Stripes Chrome Rollerball Pen Cap closes with a 'soft sliding click' and features a robust sprung pocket clip
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Diplomat Excellence A2 Green Rollerball Pen Chrome Trim
Diplomat Excellence A2 Green Rollerball Pen Chrome Trim Cap closes with a 'soft sliding click' and features a robust sprung pocket clip
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Diplomat Aero Factory Rollerball Pen
Diplomat Aero Factory Rollerball Pen Raw aluminium finish for the zeppelin-inspired Good Design award winner
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Diplomat Aero Orange Rollerball Pen
Diplomat Aero Orange Rollerball Pen Dark orange version of the award-winning zeppelin-inspired Aero
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Diplomat Aero Matt Silver Rollerball Pen
Diplomat Aero Matt Silver Rollerball Pen Zeppelin-inspired Good Design award winner
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Faber-Castell Ondoro Rollerball Pen Grey Brown
Faber-Castell Ondoro Rollerball Pen Grey Brown Classically-styled pen in precious resin
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Faber-Castell Loom Rollerball Pen Metallic Olive
Faber-Castell Loom Rollerball Pen Metallic Olive Metallic finish for the Loom
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