Express your creativity with these best gel pens
Your handwriting looks 1000 times better when using the right pen. Gel pen tips and ink formulation allows smooth ink flow so that you can write with little to no pressure over long periods. Besides, gel pens come in a variety of vibrant colours perfect for colour-coding your notes. Whether you prefer a fine, medium or bold tip, you are in for a treat.
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen
Make outstanding highlights in your artistic illustrations with the Sakura Gelly Roll pen. It contains opaque white ink which is incredibly popular as it pops on coloured and dark papers. The medium nib pen has a smooth regular ink flow, and the ink is waterproof, chemically stable and never fades.
£5 at Amazon
Write, Erase, Repeat!
Pilot Frixion Clicker Retractable Erasable Pen
If you are tired of having to cross out errors or writing a fresh, you should check out the Pilot Frixion Clicker pen. Thanks to its thermo-sensitive ink, you can write and erase errors, all from a single pen. The pen’s medium retractable tip conveniently pops in and out with a click, say goodbye to lost caps.
£8 at Amazon
uni-ball Signo UM-153 Broad Metallic Pen
With a 1mm nib, the uni-ball UM-153 rollerball pen packs high-quality gel ink to help you write smooth and consistent lines without skipping a beat. You can hold the pen comfortably thanks to its rubber grip. It is available in lively metallic colours, making it ideal for art and crafts.
£5 at Amazon
Write with Precision
MUJI 0.38mm Black Gel Ink Pen
The frosted MUJI gel ink pen features a ballpoint fine tip with an ink flow control mechanism which prevents ink from drying out or flowing in reverse. Since the ink is water-based, you will be able to write smoothly without the ink bleeding through papers.
£9 at Amazon
BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry Pens
With ten stunning ink colours, the BIC Gel-ocity gel pens come in a lovely reusable metal box. The pens will give you the freedom to make mistakes and erase thanks to their erasable ink and an eraser on the cap. You can refill the ink in all colours with the cartridges purchased separately.
£16 at Amazon
InkJoy Gel Pen, Medium Point, Assorted Colours
Spread joy instead of smudges and smears on your paper using the Paper Mate Inkjoy gel pen. It has bright gel ink that dries three times faster. Available as a pack of 14 stunning colours, your notes will never be the same again. The pen sports a comfortable rubber grip for ergonomic writing.
£17 at Amazon
Pentel EnerGel-X Retractable Pen
Unlike right-handed writers, lefties struggle with ink smudge on paper and their hands. To minimise that, the Pentel gel pen has quick-drying ink and a latex-free grip that offers superb control when writing. The pen uses a mixture of gel and liquid ink for fine writing. It’s refillable with any EnerGel refill.
£9 at Amazon
Our top picks
Ultrafine, fine, medium and bold are all gel pen tips to consider when planning your next purchase. Gel pens require minimum pressure when writing, but it’s helpful to settle for those with an ergonomic barrel, especially if you take note a lot. Writing is such a personal affair and getting the right gel pen will see you enjoy every writing moment.
Since writing and drawing give you the freedom to make and correct errors, a gel pen with erasable ink is a perfect option. The Pilot Frixion Clicker Retractable Erasable Pen has erasable thermo-sensitive ink that allows you to write, erase and repeat as many times as you want. You don’t have to deal with the struggle of losing caps since the tip of the pen is retractable.
For vibrant texts and outstanding highlights of your artistic crafts, Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen will not disappoint you. It contains opaque white ink which is incredibly popular as it pops on coloured and dark papers.