Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Bic Disposable Fountain Pens

Armed with a new $1 off Bic coupon, I trekked through the slush and sleet this weekend and visited my local Staples to browse their selection of Bic pens.  I was delighted to discover a new Bic product.  Bic has come out with disposable fountain pens in a 2 pack of black pens and a 3 pack of blue, black and red pens.  I have a few Varsity disposable fountain pens so I looked forward to trying Bic’s version. 
The Bic fountain pens are larger than the Varsity fountain pens  The larger barrels make the Bic fountain pens slightly more comfortable to use.  The Bic fountain pens appear to hold more ink so I should be able to use them longer.  Overall, I prefer the look of the Bic fountain pens.

In terms of performance, I have to give the edge to the Bic fountain pens because the Bic nibs have a slightly finer point.  My one complaint about the Bic fountain pens has to do with the red pen.  In person, the ink comes out as a very watery red that almost looks pink.  However, I would certainly buy the black and blue versions again.

If you happen to visit Staples and like disposable fountain pens, you should check out Bic’s new offering.  Make sure to print off a coupon from Bic’s Facebook page before you purchase the pens.  Just sign into you Facebook account and click this link


  1. Ok, so the second I got done reading this post (that I got to from Pen Addict's link), I immediately said to myself 'I'm going to Staples TONIGHT to get these, even though it would be close to 8pm when I went out.

    So I checked,,,, Googled 'Bic Disposable Fountain Pens', and more, and STILL didn't find any!!!

    You lucky bastard! Well, anyway, I guess I'll have to wait. And you have a new follower. I love me some pens and paper. And if my blog wasn't called '', your blog name would have been one of my top choices to name mine.

    I'm planning on doing my own pen and paper reviews real soon, so even if you don't visit for anything else, I hope you'll visit for those.

    Congrats on the find!!!

  2. How does the Bic compare in price with the Varsity pens? I've been using Varsity for a while now and quite like them. I'd be interested in trying the Bics out, especially if the price were lower.

  3. So just an hour or so after thinking I wouldn't be able to get any, I made a late night trip to Staples, and...

    You'll have to read my blog post about it soon. I went to great lengths (in my mind anyway) to get them.

    Beth, the three-pack that he reviews, and ultimately the pack that I got, was $6.99 plus tax. That's about what the multi-colored 3 pack of Pilot Varsity's were at the same store.

    Thank God I got these tonight, because I would have been thinking about them every day until I got'em.

    Thank you for writing this post, and I can't wait to write about them.

  4. So these aren finally here in the US. A while back I saw fountain pens on Bic's international website and wondered why they weren't here. Can't wait to try these.

  5. Dad to Liberty - LOL. Your comments cracked me up. I am glad you were able to track down the pens. I hope you were able to use the coupon. I look forward to reading your review.

    While the pens are the same price as the Varsity pens, I think the Bics are a better value because they hold more ink. At least they look like they do. Only time will tell.