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The Best Ballpoint Pens For Back To School
Back to School

The Best Ballpoint Pens For Back To School

Based on 8,933 Influenster Reviews

Here we are again to help with your back to school shopping! This time we are focusing on the best ballpoint pens, based on thousands of Influensters' reviews. We can all agree that a great pen makes a significant difference—so much better for doodling, scribbling notes, and secretly writing Mrs. John Doe all over your notebook. Which pen is your fave?

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Uni-ball® Jetstream RT Retractable Rollerball Pen
BY UNIBALL
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars78%
  • 4 Stars16%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star0%
4.7 / 5 (45 reviews)
This Uni-Ball Jetstream Retractable Rollerball Pen is for those of you who prefer to work with a lot of ink. 
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Danielle S.Danielle S. said...
I love Uniball pens; I especially love bold point pens. When I tried these, I absolutely loved them! They write so smoothly and have a comfortable grip that is nice to hold. The ink lasts a really long time and are refillable. ...read more
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Uni-ball® Jetstream RT Retractable Rollerball Pen uploaded by Kelly B.
BIC® Cristal® Xtra Smooth Ballpoint Pens, 1.2mm
BY BIC
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars77%
  • 4 Stars17%
  • 3 Stars3%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star2%
4.6 / 5 (107 reviews)
The BIC Cristal Xtra Smooth Ballpoint Pen does what it says it does: It performs extra smoothly in its classic black color. 
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Jennifer M.Jennifer M. said...
I love these pens! They do the job and are really inexpensive. I'm not a fan of buying expensive pens. So these work great for me! ...read more
Paper Mate® Profile Ballpoint Retractable Pens
BY PAPER MATE(R) PROFILE BALLPOINT RETRACTABLE PENS
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars82%
  • 4 Stars15%
  • 3 Stars3%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.8 / 5 (714 reviews)
Paper Mate's Profile Ballpoint Retractable pens deliver a satisfying ballpoint glide while offering a wide assortment of colors. 
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Karlena W.Karlena W. said...
These pens are my 2nd favorite. There is a great variety of colors, so if that's a need of yours, you've got it covered! Also, these pens write smoothly and the ball has good control of the ink so it doesn't leak or bleed. I find that they don't smudge either -- I'm left-handed and hate when the pen ink is slow to dry and I end up with ink on my hands - that doesn't happen with these pens. The grip on these is comfortable, too. I also love that they're retractable, so I don't have to worry about losing any caps. ...read more
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Paper Mate® Profile Ballpoint Retractable Pens  uploaded by Cleo T.
Paper Mate® Profile Ballpoint Retractable Pens  uploaded by Esther D.
Paper Mate® Profile Ballpoint Retractable Pens  uploaded by Ashley S.
Paper Mate® Profile Ballpoint Retractable Pens  uploaded by Jackie C.
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Pentel R.S.V.P. Ballpoint Pens
BY PENTEL
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars79%
  • 4 Stars14%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.7 / 5 (63 reviews)
For those of you writers with extra neat handwriting, these pens maintain a fine glide while delivering a fine line. Take control of your penmanship with the Pentel R.S.V.P Ballpoint Pen. 
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Amber F.Amber F. said...
These pens are great, I always had these in school and I keep them now. They take forever to run out of ink and they write so smoothly plus they are cheap! I always have different colors of them! That are definitely recommended by me! ...read more
BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Stick Pen, Blue Ink, Medium, Dozen
BY BIC
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star0%
4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
Buy on Target for $4.99
Everyone's favorite blue ballpoint pen. 
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Lindsay M.Lindsay M. said...
These are the only pens I will write with. They are smooth and last a long time. I was a waitress for a year and a half and these pens were what I used. Everybody I know loves them. ...read more
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BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Stick Pen, Blue Ink, Medium, Dozen uploaded by Maria K.
BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Stick Pen, Blue Ink, Medium, Dozen uploaded by Helen G.
BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Stick Pen, Blue Ink, Medium, Dozen uploaded by Yesenia F.
BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Stick Pen, Blue Ink, Medium, Dozen uploaded by Valerie B.

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