Back to school means school supplies. While it is possible to get much of your stationary supplies at discount dollar stores, the saying comes to mind: “You get what you pay for.” Getting cheap pens, pencils, markers, erasers, highlighters, etc. are just a waste of money as they will either work poorly or not at all. Plus, teachers do grade on presentation as well and do not look favorably on sloppy homework with ink and lead smudges everywhere.
If you haven’t tried Pentel products before, I recommend that you do. These are really high quality writing instruments. I never paid attention much to the writing supplies I use so it was very surprising to find how much I liked these Pentel items. My daughter’s opinion was also important to me. If she doesn’t like something she won’t use it – and boy, does she enjoy using these.
RSVP RT Ballpoint Pens: These pens are so comfortable and they write so smooth. I had to double-check that they were really ballpoint because the ink flowed like a gel pen. The RSVP RT also creates consistent, solid strokes. These are now my favorite pens for everyday use.
Twist-Erase Express: My daughter always uses up the eraser on the top of her pencils so she thinks these were fantastic. She kept twisting the eraser, taking it off, putting on the refill, twisting it down, and then repeating the steps.
HandylineS Highlighter: Say ‘good-bye’ to dropped and lost caps (so irritating). This is a retractable highlighter that has a cover inside the barrel to prevent the ink from drying out. It does not bleed through paper and I didn’t notice any smudging.
Sign Pen markers: With a fine tip, these are perfect for meticulous accents. The colors are bold and can create minute details. These are not coloring markers for your three-year-old but could be better appreciated by your aspiring artists that are a bit older.
You can save so much by buying quality products that last all year or more, instead of constantly replacing cheap ones. Pentel items are actually very reasonable, especially since they are sometimes on sale or coupons are available. You can also keep up-to-date on new products on the Pentel blog. Make sure to add some or all of these items to your back-to-school supply.
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Pentel wants three of my readers to receive the same set I did including a Twist-Erase Express 2-pack with Lead and Eraser refill, 3-pack erasers, Handy-lineS Highlighter with refill, 12-pack Sign Pen felt tip markers, and an RSVP RT 4-pack.
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