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Monday, August 9, 2010

Pilot Fountain Pen -- Disposable

In the office I have trouble locating a pen that I like. My preferred writing instrument is a fountain pen, but for a variety of reasons (afraid to lose an expensive pen, ink dried up, etc.) I rarely if ever have one at work. When I available, I settle for a gel pen, but these are far from ideal.

Recently, at the store I found the Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pen. I was intrigued -- a disposable fountain pen. A lost pen is no longer tragic. Now the Varsity Disposable Fountain Pen is not as nice as my Waterman Fountain Pen from Paris. Nor is it good for calligraphy like my Sheaffer pens. It does not claim to have iridium point like my Aldo Domani Sorrento pen. But it is a genuine, real fountain pen. It does not have replaceable ink cartridges, or a reservoir to fill from a bottle of ink, but then it is disposable and not messy. A dozen of the Pilot Varsity Fountain Pens can be had for $22. So for now, my preferred "office" pen is a Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pen. It does the job and is better than a ball point. Give it a try and see what you think. (Please note: I am not a fountain pen aficionado, nor do I have a large collection.)


(From original website)
Pilot Varsity Fountain Pen

  • Fashionable, disposable fountain pen that's convenient and easy to use
  • Features a Retro styled barrel
  • Advanced liquid ink system and unique Real Fountain Pen Nib guarantee smooth writing
  • Visible ink supply allows you to see how much ink is left


  1. I found these a few years ago and absolutely love them! I love pens, and always have a lot with a variety of colors around me, and find these are indeed good writers and not so expensive you don't worry if you lose one!

  2. Thank you for the tip. I might well give them a try!

  3. Do they come with "spell-ckecker."