Cross Calais Ballpoint Pen- Lustrous Chrome

Did you know: While all pens fulfill the same basic function, some types are better than others in specific situations.

It’s true. The characteristics of each pen type have subtle differences that affect how your writing appears and glides over paper.

From the ink type and nib sizes to the paper type and budget price, there’s always a category of the best pen for each occasion.

And if you want to kick it up a notch, you can even personalize pens, too, bringing your own unique flair to your trusty writing tool. Engraving gifts makes for a great, heartfelt personalized item to give to your employees, so a gift like this would surely please your hardworking team.

There are many different pens ahead of the competition — and which is best depends on your needs. Let's take a look at a few different pen categories and the best pens in each.

Which Type of Pen Is Best for Writing?

Pens come in various forms and sizes. Your compatibility with certain models may differ from that of others.

It’s a good idea to have a grasp of what makes a pen good for you. Some of them roll seamlessly over the paper, and some bring liquid ink down to the nib; some carry darker ink blotches, while others are hybrids.

These are the different types of pens:

  • Ballpoint Pen
  • Fountain Pen
  • Rollerball
  • Gel Pen
  • Felt-Tip Pen
  • Stylus

  • Let’s Go Through a Quick Rundown of Each Pen Type

    Ballpoint Pen

    A ballpoint pen has small ball rolls at the tip of the pen. It’s versatile, affordable, and can work well on any surface. Excellent for daily use!

    Fountain Pen

    Fountain pens exude a touch of class and elegance. They use a feed that brings liquid ink down to the pen nib. This pen dries quickly, so requires a bit more upkeep than other types. But if you want to write a handsome signature, many black and blue fountain pens are out there waiting for your grip.

    Rollerball Pen

    A rollerball pen fuses the best parts of ballpoint and fountain pens. They have both a small ball and the liquid ink of the two, creating a wonderful writing experience without the pesky maintenance.

    Gel Pen

    Gel pens aren’t too dissimilar from rollerballs, distinguished only by the presence of gel ink. This gel ink substance is closely water-based, able to write on any surface. Gel ink doesn’t need to sink too deep into the paper to look legible and clear.

    Felt Tip Pen

    Felt tip pens are categorized by the presence of porous fibers at the tip. These fibers absorb the ink that’ll be used for writing. Familiar examples of this pen type include markers and highlighters.

    Stylus Pens

    Stylus pens are non-ink-based pens intended to be written on computer screens.  Most would buy it for their drawing tablet to have a more pleasant interaction with a digital device. Our stylus pens come in the form of hybrid pens — allowing you the freedom to choose which type to use depending on the situation.

    What Is The Smoothest Pen to Write With?

    Rollerball pens and ballpoint pens roll effortlessly on paper thanks to their ball tip.

    If you’re unsure where to find the best pens for writing, here are some of our favorites in the ballpoint and rollerball family.

    Best Ballpoint Pens

    Cross Calais Ballpoint Pen- Lustrous Chrome

    Cross Calais Ballpoint Pen- Lustrous Chrome
    Cross Calais Ballpoint Pen- Lustrous Chrome

    Product Features:

  • Twist-action pen
  • Chrome finish featuring black ink
  • Inside a Cross brand packaging box
  • Engraving-ready
  • Cross Lifetime Warranty 

  • You want smooth? You got it.

    The Lustrous Chrome is one of our best-sellers, and it’s clear to see why. With its sleek design, ultra-smooth writing feel, and remarkable affordability, this pen can serve as the perfect corporate gift for your hardworking employees.

    Buy the Cross Calais Pen.

    Woodmark Rosewood Ballpoint Pen and Case

    Woodmark Rosewood Ballpoint Pen and Case
    Woodmark Rosewood Ballpoint Pen and Case

    Product Features:

  • Twist-action pen that comes with matching case
  • Rosewood-carved ballpoint with gold tip accents
  • Black engraving with the option for gold fill
  • Comes in a personalized Dayspring Pens Sleeve

  • A more luxurious ballpoint pen option, the natural rosewood finish of the Rosewood Ballpoint Pen is coated in high-quality oil with a durable, protective topcoat. Oozing in a mix of comfort, reliability, and durability, this pen can reward you with silky-smooth writing for years to come.

    Buy the Rosewood Ballpoint Pen.

    Best Rollerball Pens

    Cross Bailey Medalist Selectip Rollerball Pen

    Cross Bailey Medalist Selectip Rollerball Pen
    Cross Bailey Medalist Selectip Rollerball Pen

    Product Features:

  • Comes in a cap made of polypropylene; a medium nib rollerball pen
  • Polished body featuring 23 karat gold-plated appointments
  • Ships in a durable Cross gift box
  • Brass customizable engraving 
  • Lifetime Warranty with Cross

  • The Selectip Rollerball Pen grants you the experience of effortless and smooth writing with a liquid-based ink. Aside from being a great writing tool, it’s also polished with 23-karat gold appointments to symbolize an air of elegance. Unleash the inner wordsmith in you with this fabulous pen.

    Buy the Cross Bailey Medalist Selectip Rollerball Pen.

    Waterman Hemisphere Black Gold Trim Rollerball Pen

    Waterman Hemisphere Black Gold Trim Rollerball Pen
    Waterman Hemisphere Black Gold Trim Rollerball Pen

    Product Features:

  • Comes in a cap; a rollerball pen
  • Sleek dark lacquer coat with a 23 karat gold-plated Waterman accents
  • Stunning gold engraving available for free
  • Waterman warranty good for 3 years

  • If you’re after a fine executive pen, this Waterman Hemisphere Black Gold Trim pen is one to behold. Unlike other executive pens, this one enjoys a unique touch of class — precisely by its unique angled cap and gorgeous silhouette. Aside from that, it also features long-lasting durability and a constant ink flow. A stunning and quality pen for any professional.

    What is the easiest pen to write with?

    Gel pens are excellent options that can write on any surface. They don’t need as much pressure as water-based inks, making them comfortable and easy to write with on paper.

    Best Gel Pens

    Parker Jotter Gel Pen Stainless Steel Gold Trim

    Parker Jotter Gel Pen Stainless Steel Gold Trim
    Parker Jotter Gel Pen Stainless Steel Gold Trim

    Product Features:

  • Click-action gel pen with black ink
  • Stainless steel body with Parker accents
  • Comes in a Parker package 
  • Tone-on-tone with colored monogramming
  • Comes with a two-year Parker warranty

  • With a brand that’s been around for over 60 years, the Parker Jotter remains as stylish and professional as ever. The gel ink cartridge grants you smooth lines as you write across paper. If you want to write easily, this pen is right for you.

    Buy the Parker Jotter Gel Pen Stainless Steel Gold Trim.

    What pens do writers use?

    Do you fancy yourself a writer? Fountain pens are a must-have for any serious writer. They come with an air of elegance and professionalism, marking them as one of the best pens for writing and making you look dashing in the office

    Best Fountain Pen

    Arizona Fountain Pen - Red

    Arizona Fountain Pen - Red
    Arizona Fountain Pen - Red

    Product Features:

  • Fountain pen with a high-quality stainless steel nib 
  • Carved red lacquer and gold accents that comes with two black starter cartridges and an ink converter
  • Comes with a Dayspring Pens gift box
  • Personalized engraving as a brass message
  • Great gift for executives, professionals, graduates, men, and women

  • Affordable and easily refillable, the Arizona Fountain Pen is a great choice for any writer at any step in their journey. It has a medium-sized nib that distributes ink across paper equally. It’s a memorable gift to anyone who’s lucky to receive it.

    Buy the Arizona Fountain Pen.

    Want More Pens?

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    Whether you plan to give them to your colleague, boss or loved one, you’re bound to find the perfect writing companion for them.

    Grab yourself a pen with us at Dayspring Pens.