How Long Do Ballpoint Pens Last?

When we think of ballpoint pens, we typically imagine the convenient plastic ones that can be purchased pretty much anywhere. These pens are incredibly convenient. If we lose a ballpoint pen or it stops working, we can always run out and purchase another. Since most of us hardly ever use up all of a ballpoint pen, it’s natural to wonder how long one might last if we keep using it regularly. Here, we’ll talk about how long ballpoint pens last and what you can expect.

 

Ballpoint pen ink

When people ask how long ballpoint pens last, they are often referring to the longevity of the pen’s ink. On average, ballpoint pens have enough ink to write on about 300 legal-sized pages. If you write a lot regularly, a ballpoint pen can last you anywhere between one to two years. People who don’t write as often can, of course, expect their ballpoint pen ink to last longer.

 

How long ballpoint pens can last

Apart from the ink, you may be wondering how long the actual ballpoint pen will last. The general answer is several years. Most ballpoint pens are made of sturdy materials ranging from plastic to resin to hard metals. Unless you cause serious damage to the body of your pen or lose it somewhere, then it will likely last you a lifetime.

While some ballpoint pens are meant for one-time use, many higher-quality ones now come with refills. This is more economical as you don’t have to purchase a brand-new pen every time it runs out of ink. Simply purchase a refill that is compatible with your ballpoint pen and it will write just as well.

Ballpoint pens can last a lifetime if taken care of properly. Storing your pen in a cool and dry place is good practice to reduce wear and ensure it doesn’t sustain damage. Here are some examples of ballpoint pens that are designed to last you years:

 

Parker 51

If you love vintage pens but want something modern and brand new, then the Parker 51 is a great pick. The way this pen is constructed ensures that it always starts easily and won’t dry out quickly.

 

LAMY 2000

The LAMY 2000 is a well-balanced ballpoint pen. The refills come in different colors, like blue, red, and green, so you can switch things up if you like.

 

Pelikan K200

The Pelikan K200 is made of a high-grade acrylic resin finish and other high-quality materials, such as gold-plated fittings. It comes with a convenient push-button mechanism that makes it easy to use.

 

Kaweco Liliput

The Kaweco Liliput is a great choice if you want a smaller-sized pen that still has considerable weight. Simply screw the cap onto the shaft to extend it into a full-sized ballpoint pen.

 

The Bottom Line

Ballpoint pens come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and materials that make them the most versatile writing instrument in the stationery world today. We recommend buying a high-quality pen that fits your budget so that it will last for, if not a lifetime, many years to come.

 

 

Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting

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