This post is replicated from one of our writing instrument suppliers, BIC. It highlights the different types of ink available for promotional pens.
Our products and inks comply with the strictest international product safety laws and standards.
The most popular writing instrument ink system. Over 2 kms of write-out is available on our BIC® Round Stic® & Clic Stic family and over 2 kms of write-out is available on almost all other popular BIC writing instruments.
Offers smooth, fluid writing. Available Gel Products: BIC® Intensity® Clic Gel and Atlantis® Gel options available Norwood by BIC writing instruments in the Lyra Pen.
Similar in construction to a ballpoint but uses a smoother ball and more fluid ink. BIC® Roller Ball features a free ink technology which flows through a baffle delivery system and provides a visible supply of ink.
Low odour, quick-drying, permanent, alcohol-based ink. Suitable for use on most surfaces glass, metal, coated paper, photos and plastic Acrylic bullet tip gives line width BIC® Permanent Markers that can be uncapped for three weeks without drying!
BIC GRAPHIC GUARANTEES AN UNPARALLELED COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING QUALITY, VALUE AND PERFORMANCE.
BIC® inks undergo a toxicological review by the Duke University Medical Center under the WIMA (Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association) certification program. Duke University bases its review on the guidelines set forth by the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission).
Our ink cartridges are analyzed for up to two years to test shelf life and write-out times. To ensure quality and performance of our inks, all cartridges are date stamped. Components of our cartridges are produced by the highest quality cartridge manufacturers from all over the world, including Switzerland and Germany. Points are stainless steel, brass or nickel silver and balls are made of tungsten carbide. Many of our items are refillable which gives you the ability to use them over and over again. In addition, many of our inks have over 2 kilometers of writing ink. By developing long lasting and lightweight products that are made to last, there is less impact on the environment.