The Ballpoint Pen Guide

Ballpoint Pen variety

With all the writing instruments available these days, why choose a ballpoint? Ballpoint pens guarantee a steady and reliable flow of ink that dries faster than other ink formulas, like gel ink. Ballpoint pens use oil-based ink that is dispensed over a metal ball at the point as the pen is moved across a surface. This allows the amount of ink distributed to be dependent on the amount of pressure put on the tip. Ballpoint pens provide more control and last longer than other types of pens.

Ballpoint pens can be used for everyday writing, fine art illustrations and sketching, filing paperwork, and more. With many point sizes available, you can find the perfect line weight for you. Zebra Pen has several different types of ballpoint pens so you can find one that fits your creative or professional needs. Explore our ballpoint pen options in the guide below.

STEEL Line

STEEL F-301 Ballpoint Retractable Pen

STEEL F-301 Ballpoint Retractable Pen

The STEEL F-301 Ballpoint Retractable Pen has a sleek and sophisticated appearance with a lightweight steel body for lasting performance. It is an ideal size for pocket transportation and features a strong metal clip, so it never gets lost. Its easy glide ballpoint ink delivers a smooth writing experience and is available in four ink colors with a matching textured grip.

 

STEEL F-301A Ballpoint Retractable Pen

301A Ballpoint Retractable Pen

The 301A Aluminum Ballpoint Retractable Pen offers all of the benefits of the best-selling STEEL F-301 Ballpoint Pen but in three fashionable barrel colors. It features a brushed aluminum barrel for a sleek and sophisticated appearance. It comes equipped with easy glide ballpoint ink making for a smooth and pleasant writing experience.

  • Available in Grey, Blue, Maroon barrel colors
  • 7mm point size
  • Brushed aluminum barrel
  • Easy Glide Ink Performance
  • Refillable with Zebra Pen F-Refill: F-Refill 0.7mm Black 2pk

 

STEEL F-402 Ballpoint Retractable Pen

STEEL F-402 Ballpoint Retractable Pen

The STEEL F-402 Ballpoint Retractable Pen features an upgraded steel barrel compared to the STEEL 3-series, providing a more weighted writing experience and a non-slip rubberized grip for enhanced comfort. It is also equipped with a designer metal clip that is perfect for clipping onto a shirt pocket. It exudes style and professionalism so you can execute whatever your day has in store.

 

STEEL F-701 Ballpoint Retractable Pen

STEEL F-701 ALL METAL Ballpoint Retractable Pen

The STEEL F-701 ALL METAL Ballpoint Retractable Pen is all-metal tip to clip, including an all metal ring and refill. This makes the STEEL F-701 X-ray and metal detectable—even when disassembled—which means it is the perfect pen for food manufacturing professionals who are committed to safety and quality standards. The heavy-duty stainless steel body and knurled metal grip makes the STEEL F-701 both stylish and durable, while providing a top-of-the line writing experience. It is strong enough to withstand the rigors of even the most demanding workplaces and will make a style statement, making it the last pen you’ll need.

  • Black ink
  • Fine point size
  • Stainless steel from tip to click (including refill)
  • Easy Glide Ink Performance
  • Refillable with Zebra Pen All Metal F-Refill

 

STEEL X-701 Ballpoint Retractable Pen

STEEL X-701 Ballpoint Retractable Pen

The STEEL X-701 Ballpoint Retractable Pen is perfect for adventure seekers and professionals alike. This pen can write in harsh weather conditions (-30 degrees F to 250 degrees F), on challenging surfaces, upside down, and at extreme angles. It also comes with a pressurized stainless-steel barrel and a convenient lanyard loop, so it can be attached to a belt loop or backpack. It’s rugged and durable while still being lightweight enough to ensure it won’t weigh you down—making it the perfect everyday carry pen of choice.

  • Black ink
  • 7mm point size
  • Durable, lightweight, stainless steel barrel
  • Anti-reflective matte black finish
  • Pressurized barrel
  • Military Grade Drop Tested
  • Refillable with Zebra Pen K-Refill

 


Z-Grip Line

Z-Grip Ballpoint Retractable Pen

Z-Grip Ballpoint Retractable Pen

The Z-Grip Ballpoint Retractable Pen is a consumer favorite due to its reliability and affordability. It features silky smooth low viscosity ink and a metal clip so your favorite pen never has to leave your side. Available in 9 different colorful hues, the Z-Grip Ballpoint Retractable Pen is fun and fashionable without breaking the bank.

  • Available in 9 ink colors: Black, Blue, Fuchsia, Green, Light Green, Orange, Purple/Violet, Red, and Teal
  • 0mm point size
  • Low viscosity ink
  • Latex-free rubber grip
  • Metal Clip

 

Z-Grip Max Ballpoint Retractable Pen

Z-Grip Max Ballpoint Retractable Pen

The Z-Grip Max Ballpoint Retractable Pen is the perfect pen for those looking to maximize their writing experience. Featuring a 1.0mm point size and easy glide ink, you can write easily with Easy Glide Ink performance, all while enjoying the cushioned comfort grip. The Z-Grip Max Bold Ballpoint Pen includes a colored grip and colored retractable push button to identify color in a quick glance.

  • 0mm point size
  • Available in 3 ink colors: Black, Blue, Red
  • Designer clip for stylish and secure clasp
  • Comfort grip

 

Z-Grip Basic Ballpoint Retractable Pen

Z-Grip Basics Ballpoint Stick Pen

The Z-Grip Basics Ballpoint Stick Pen may be simple, but it won’t quit until the job’s done. From meeting takeaways to classroom notes, leave your mark with smooth flowing, skip-less ink and a triangular barrel for comfort. It is available in 4 business appropriate colors including Black, Blue, Red, and Green, and features a translucent barrel to easily monitor ink supply.

  • 0mm point size
  • Available in 4 ink colors: Black, Blue, Red, Green
  • Low Viscosity Ink
  • Triangular Barrel

 

Z-Grip Flight Ballpoint Retractable Pen

Z-Grip Flight Ballpoint Retractable Pen

The most stylish of the Z-Grip collection, the Z-Grip Flight Ballpoint Retractable Pen is the perfect accessory for those who want more than just a pen. Equipped with a comfort grip, it provides a smooth writing performance with low viscosity ink in a chic, stylish design. It is available in 7 vibrant ink colors with matching barrels, so you can find the color you’re looking for in a quick glance.

  • 2mm point size for BOLD expression
  • Available in 7 stylish colors: Black, Blue, Red, Violet, Pink, Green, Light Blue
  • Metal clip for secure clasp
  • Comfort grip

 

Z-Grip Plus Ballpoint Retractable Pen

Z-Grip Plus Ballpoint Retractable Pen

The Z-Grip Plus Ballpoint Retractable Pen plus is both stylish and professional while still delivering on value and performance. It features low viscosity ink that combines quick ballpoint dry time with silky pen smoothness. The non-slip, latex-free grip provides ultimate comfort for writing with ease. The elegantly designed pen barrel matches its corresponding vibrant color ink, available in 9 different hues.

  • Available in 9 ink colors: Black, Blue, Green, Light Blue, Light Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Teal, Violet
  • 0mm point size
  • Low viscosity Ink
  • Non-slip, latex-free grip
  • Easy Ink Glide Performance

 

Ballpoint Pen Overview

 

Product Name

 

Barrel Color

 

Point Size

 

Key Features

STEEL F-301 Ballpoint Retractable Pen Stainless Steel 0.7mm/1.0mm/1.6mm Metal Clip/4 Ink Colors
301A Aluminum Ballpoint Retractable Pen Grey, Blue, Maroon 0.7mm Easy Glide Ballpoint Ink
STEEL F-402 Ballpoint Retractable Pen Stainless Steel 0.7mm Designer Metal Clip
STEEL F-701 ALL METAL Ballpoint Retractable Pen Stainless Steel Fine All metal from tip to clip/X-ray and metal detectable
STEEL X-701 Ballpoint Retractable Pen Matte Black Stainless Steel 0.7mm Pressurized Barrel/Highly Durable
Z-Grip Ballpoint Retractable Pen Translucent 1.0mm Latex-Free Grip/Metal Clip
Z-Grip Max Ballpoint Retractable Pen Gray/Translucent 1.0mm Designer Clip/Comfort Grip
Z-Grip Basics Ballpoint Stick Pen Translucent 1.0mm Low Viscosity Ink
Z-Grip Flight Ballpoint Retractable Pen Black, Blue, Red, Violet, Pink, Green, Light Blue 1.2mm Metal Clip/Comfort Grip
Z-Grip Plus Ballpoint Stick Pen Black, Blue, Green, Light Blue, Light Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Teal, Violet 1.0mm Low Viscosity Ink/Non-Slip Latex Free Grip

 

No matter what you are looking for, Zebra Pen has a ballpoint pen that’s perfect for your needs. To learn more about our STEEL line of pens, check out our Guide to STEEL. For more information on our Z-Grip line—including Z-Grip Mechanical Pencils, visit our Z-Grip Video Guide.