Pilot Envelope Address Writing Gel Ink Pen Extra Fine

Pilot Envelope Address Writing Gel Ink Pen

The Pilot Envelope Address Writing Gel Ink Pen

The Pilot Envelope Address Writing Pen (From JetPens) sounded kind of like a strange idea to me at first when I read about it over at The Pen Addict, but now that I had the chance to pick one up from JetPens, I have a little bit of a different opinion.

Pilot Envelope Address Writing Gel Ink Pen Tip

Pilot Envelope Address Writing Gel Ink Pen Tip

The version I picked up was the Extra Fine, and although I seems to write a tiny bit thicker than I thought it would, it’s still pretty fantastic.  The line is really quite dark, and the pen doesn’t even think about skipping while it lays down its super smooth line.  I tried it out on a few different envelopes, including one that was made 100% of bubble wrap, so it was a bit of a slick surface, but surprisingly it still wrote with a nice bold line, and didn’t smear.  After the experience with the bubble wrap, I also tried it out to see if it would work on the signature panel of a credit card, and as long as you write slow with it, it works really well.

Pilot Envelope Address Writing Gel Ink Pen Writing Sample

Pilot Envelope Address Writing Gel Ink Pen Writing Sample

Now although the Pilot Envelope Address Writing Pen is not designed for every day writing, I still couldn’t help but try it out on my Black n Red Notebook.  Again, the writing experience was fantastic, it writes with a bold black ink that is super smooth and doesn’t skip.  This might even be a good pen for some of you left-handed writers to try out.

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  1. 1
    Jason says:

    I really like this pen. A little more show-through with my Rhodia pad than I’m comfortable with.

    I normally write notes in meetings using the backs old documents I’ve printed (it’s recycling in a different way) and it works fine on the computer paper. The pen gets some attention with all the Japanese characters and it writes a very dark line, with just a little sheen to it.

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    David Vo says:

    I have really messy and often indecipherable handwriting so this is not a knock against you but is that a typical writing sample for you or is it a pen/ink issue? It looks like you were shaking when writing it.

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    @Jason – That is surprising, which Rhodia is it? That is a good call with the computer paper recycling…I basically do the same thing to jot down notes from voice mail messages, I just keep a few used sheets at my desk.

    @David Vo – I dont take it as a knock, but I dont see where you are talking about. The majority of the writing sample looks pretty smooth and non-shaky to me. Is there a particular word or section that you see this in?

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    David Vo says:

    You know what the issue was? I did not realize the image was such a high resolution so what I was actually seeing on my screen was a scaled down version which distorts lines. Once I viewed it full size, everything was smooth. Sorry for the confusion.

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    @David Vo – That makes sense, glad that issue is cleared up, not a problem though. :)

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    I do a lot of note taking as well. I am always looking for the best pen that will write the quickest and also not look like crap or smear all over when I flip to the next page. One thing I am really looking for is a pen that will not bleed through on notebook paper as my wife is always getting on me about not using both sides but I just can’t stand seeing my notes through the other side!

    Nice post thanks for the hard work reviewing

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    @David – Have you tried any of the Uniball Jetstream pens? They might do the trick for you.

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    p3ng33k says:

    I purchased one several months ago and have been using it as a daily writer (and i’m left-handed)..I LOVE IT! I have gone through many pens over the years trying to find the perfect one, and this is it. I do not care that it’s really meant for mail, i write with it on everything-my skin for quick notes, cheap paper, expensive thick journal paper, copy paper, envelopes, checks, receipt paper, anything and everything. I always have one in my purse, one in my backpack, one in my car and one at the house. BEST PEN EVER.

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