At last year’s employee safety expo, one table was giving away Sharpie Pens—like hotcakes, they went. I was expecting another good promotional pen presence this year, but the only brand name pen I found was this Paper Mate InkJoy.
Simple, colorful design, rubbery grip, and translucent barrel—always a good style choice. And a lot of space for promotional branding.
The negatives: every so often gets messy in ways I don’t understand. I have ballpoint ink on parts of my hand that have no contact with the pen. And the ink isn’t a super-rich black. Looking closely at a line is almost like looking at a fingerprint. But in spite of all that, the InkJoy is enjoyable to write with. It’s pleasantly smooth. It isn’t perfect, but it’s nice.
I wasn’t expecting to be impressed by a promotional pen picked up for free to advertise some company, but the InkJoy surprised me with its smooth usability. Available all over the place!