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Quiet plunger with retractable tip for easy storage.
Plastic clip for easy on-the-go access.
Soft rubber Z-Grip provides excellent control and writing comfort.

Smoothest Ballpoint Ever!

A consumer favorite due to its wallet-friendly value and reliability.  The Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint pen features a fun, fashionable look and silky smooth low viscosity ink. You’ll feel the difference when you write, but not at the register.

Low viscosity ballpoint ink for a smooth, skip-less writing experience

Retractable pen

Latex-free rubber grip

Metal clip, so you never lose your favorite pen again!

Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions .55 x .42 x 5.63 in
Point Size

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Pen Type

Barrel Type

Refillable

Has Grip

Country of Origin

SKU: Z-GRIP_BP

33 reviews for Z-Grip Ballpoint Retractable Pen – Your Favorite, Now Better!

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    Savannah

    I bought a Pack of pens and half of them do not work. Its so frustrating. I bought so I could color cordnate my planner to make my life easier.

    • Zebra Support

      Hi Savannah, Sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase of the z grip ballpoint retractable pen. Please email our customer service team at [email protected] so they can resolve this for you.

  2. Rated 1 out of 5

    MC

    The “new ink” is horrible! This pen used to be great because its ink was smooth and blob-free. Now it blobs ALL THE TIME, through multiple boxes and different pens. This used to be the absolute best pen. Why did you ruin a great pen????????

    • Zebra Support

      Hi Mac, Sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase of the Z-grip ballpoint retractable pen. Please email our customer service team at [email protected] so they can resolve this for you.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Saule

    I bought one as an experiment and was suprised by the superior ergonomy compared to any other ballpoint pen. However, don’t like buying a new body every time it runs out – I would strongly recommend making these refillable.

    • Zebra Support

      Thank you for your suggestion! We will pass your information along to our product team

  4. Rated 2 out of 5

    Ruby Ellen Warden

    I love writing with these pens but the last few packets I’ve bought, pretty much all of the pens have just stopped working for no apparent reason. Ink is more than half full but not coming out? Really annoying!!!

    • Zebra Support

      Hi Ruby, Sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase of the z grip ballpoint retractable pen. Please email our customer service team at [email protected] so they can resolve this for you.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Diane Nunley

    The pen is 5-star, but having a difficult time finding only refills so only rated three-star. Where do you sell refills? Thanks!

    • Zebra Support

      Currently, Zebra does not offer refills for the Z-Grip line other than for the erasers featured on the mechanical pencils.

  6. Rated 1 out of 5

    Paula

    The old ink was WAY better (5 stars). If you get one with a CLEAR barrel they are the best. the new pens are horrible to write with and blotch every other time the pen touches the paper.
    I’ve just contacted customer service. I truly hope you bring back the old pens.
    AND – as someone else mentioned, refills would be better for the planet.

    • Zebra Support

      Hi Paula, thank you for your suggestion! We will pass your information along to our product team.

  7. Rated 1 out of 5

    Mary Ann Miley

    I just opened my 3-pack of the Z-Grip Medium Point Retractable pens. None of them work. They all have ink in them but both my boyfriend and I have tried them on various papers and they don’t write. This was my first purchase of these pens and as of now, will be my last.

    • Zebra Support

      Hi Mary Ann, Sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase of the z grip ballpoint. Please email our customer service team at [email protected] so they can resolve this for you.

  8. Rated 1 out of 5

    E.A. Pratt

    Bought a box of Zebra Ballpoint retractable pens. I hate them. Will probably just throw the rest of them away and buy another brand. They are so cheap, the plastic around the tip of the pen where the metal rod and point come through breaks and then the point wobbles when I write. Total garbage!

    • Zebra Support

      Sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase of the z grip ballpoint retractable pen. Please email our customer service team at [email protected] so they can resolve this for you.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Akash

    Nice pen but I expect more but nice.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adella

    I only use one pen, your ZEBRA Z-grip medium blue pen. I have placed 2 orders from Amazon and have received the “new ink” version. They are not the same. Do you still carry any of the old pens? Or do you have a pen that is similar to the old one?

    • Zebra Support

      Hi Adella, as of October 2018, Zebra has transitioned all of the Z-Grip packs to the new ink.

  11. Rated 1 out of 5

    Joyce

    The new ink is terrible. These were my favorite now I will never buy again!! Why did you destroy something that so many people loved?

    • Zebra Support

      Hi Joyce. Sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase. Please email our customer service team at [email protected] so they can resolve this for you.

  12. Rated 1 out of 5

    Lanita Sheldon

    I have always purchased the Pilot G2 retractable pen but had a coupon for the Z Grip Retractable pen x 2 packages. Not at all happy with them. I have to press hard to get ink flow and the color is not very black, hard to see. I’ll stick to the G2’s and I can get refills for them.

  13. Rated 1 out of 5

    Michael

    I hate to review this so poorly, but ever since they updated to a new ink it smudges every time you write after not using the pen for a period of time. I thought it was just a bad set of pens I got, but the problem repeated itself. Thankfully I found an older pack in storage that had the old design, so for now I am good. Please fix the ink smudging!

    • Zebra Support

      Sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase of the z grip ballpoint retractable pen. Please email our customer service team at [email protected] so they can resolve this for you.

  14. Rated 3 out of 5

    Christine Jordan

    I buy hundreds of these pens for our office. Basically a good reliable pen. The “new” style is smoother and the ink color is nicer. However, the “new” improved pens drop a blob of ink when 1st using after they have set idle. This looks terrible and smears.
    Please fix this or go back to the old style.

    • Zebra Support

      Thank you for reaching out. We apologize for any issues you have had with our Z-Grip retractable pen. Please reach out to our customer service team at [email protected] so we can resolve this for you. Thank you.

  15. Rated 1 out of 5

    Becky Bozzo

    purchased the z-grip retractable pens and have thrown away many they do not write and there is still ink in them I am very disappointed and will not purchase them again.

    • Zebra Support

      Thank you for reaching out. We apologize for any issues you have had with our product. Please reach out to our customer service team at [email protected] so we can resolve this for you. Thank you.

  16. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lynsey

    I love these pens! I just wish that I could buy refills. They’re pretty standard ballpoint pens, as far as function goes, and I’d like to refill mine rather than throwing out the body every time. Does anyone know of a refill option I could use?

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    Simon Ye

    It’s a good overall pen. I take notes with this smooth ink. It seems that this pen has 2 problems. Reliability and consistency. It’s a pretty cheap pen and I thought it was great. But it was not reliable. It always stopped running ink and I have to shake it or scratch it until ink flows. What I feel like is that it only happens in the worst times. When I’m taking notes, when I’m writing an essay, when I AM TRYING TO CORRECT HOMEWORK SO I CAN FIND MY MISTAKE AND NEVER DO IT AGAIN. But overall, great pen. Best grip and very smooth. I swear, it never breaks when I am doing homework

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rachael

    I’ve always used these pens and recently purchased a pack that included one that wrote in dark grey. I fell in love with that particular color but now I can’t find them anywhere. I would buy them by the dozen if I could.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leo Sharp

    It’s pretty good, and I like it for pen spinning. What brand is the best for pen spinning?

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susie

    Let me start by saying these are my favorite pens! I typically have the “Charlie Brown” problem of ink smearing with any other brand. However, I have noticed within the past few months that it will stop working when I’ve only been using the pen for a couple weeks. The pen looks like it is still full of ink. I cannot get them to work again once they stop, so I end up throwing them out and getting a new one. I might have to look for a different kind/brand if this keeps happening.

  21. Rated 2 out of 5

    Ann

    Love z-grip pens in black and blue—my “go to” ballpoint. Just purchased a 7 pack of colored pens (Product 22276). Very disappointed. The lime green, orange and teal are dull and lifeless. The violet and “grey” (black) are the only ones which write smoothly and produce ink quantity as I’m accustomed from my regular z-grip ballpoints. I hoped your colors would be a quality product, but my papermate brand colors are far superior. The pens weren’t expensive, but still a waste of money.

    • Michael Wacewicz

      Hi Ann, sorry you are dissatisfied with your recent purchase of Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens. Please fill out the contact form at https://www.zebrapen.com/contact-us/ and a customer service rep will be in touch shortly. Thanks!

  22. Rated 2 out of 5

    Rebecca

    I started out really liking these pens. I purchased a number of them, because I thought I had found the perfect ballpoint pen. The grip was perfect, the ink was perfect, and the medium point was perfect. Until they each stopped working after about a month. I can see in each one that the ink tube is not empty, yet they have stopped writing. I will not be purchasing these again and instead am back searching for the perfect ballpoint pen.

  23. Rated 2 out of 5

    Lori

    I bought the multi pack, and not one gray or turquoise pen worked. I have twice filled out a contact form, referencing my online order number, and I have yet to hear from customer service.

    The pens that did work, worked beautifully.

    • Michael Wacewicz

      Hi Lori, I have given our customer service team a heads up and they will be in touch shortly. Thank you!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matthew

    As a teaching assistant, this pen has become my favorite for grading. But where do you get ink refills? This site does not seem to carry any.

    • Michael Wacewicz

      Hi Matthew, Zebra’s Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens are currently nonrefillable, but I will pass along your request to our product development team. Thank you.

  25. Rated 3 out of 5

    raniisabelle marshall

    bought your stupid pen in red and it didnt work the second i opened the package.

    • Michael Wacewicz

      We are sorry to hear that! Please fill out the contact form at https://www.zebrapen.com/contact-us/ and a customer service representative will be in touch with you shortly. Thank you.

  26. Rated 4 out of 5

    Marie

    I love these pens, especially the violet ones. Why can’t I buy the violet ones individually?

  27. Rated 2 out of 5

    Aaron

    Hit and miss. They’re great pens… on the rare occasions they actually deign to work. When they do, has good black and coverage, but arbitrarily doesn’t write on certain parts of page, even when no indentation or anything else is present. Doesn’t matter if you grab a new one out of the package, it won’t write there either. Have bought multiple times over the years, thinking I’d just gotten a bad batch or from bad store, but same problem across the board. Refuse to waste any more money on these, which is a shame because I really like them… WHEN! THEY! WORK!

    • Michael Wacewicz

      Hi Aaron. We are sorry to hear that! Zebra prides itself on high quality standards. Please fill out the contact form at https://www.zebrapen.com/contact-us/ and a customer service representative will be in touch with you shortly. Thank you.

  28. Rated 3 out of 5

    Ally Murray

    How to remove ink from washed clothes

  29. Rated 2 out of 5

    John M McDonald

    Feels good, but stops writing when I’m taking writing in school notebook… Constantly having to scratch somewhere else to make ink flow again. Very frustrating!!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robin

    Favorite pen at work and at home. LOVE VIOLENT and PURPLE ink to distinguish my work. Please do not discontinue carrying as so many stores have.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas Marino

    I just purchased this pen and tested it on the smear test I am lefty and an artist. Found that it does no smear. And it does not smear over watercolor.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Audy

    These are great pens! They work super well and are just like they are described. I decorated them and they look great! Great high-quality pens for a low price!

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jade

    It’s a good pen. Yah.

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