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#1 samfromat

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:08

Why is it so hard to find yellow ballpoint pen. I mean yellow ink ballpoint pen. I have yellow fountain pen ink. Yellow gel pens. Yellow pencils. you can find yellow in almost all art supplies. And when you want ballpoint pens, where is yellow? I have visited many art stores. I have purchased these

https://www.amazon.i...gateway&sr=8-63

 

https://www.amazon.i...=gateway&sr=8-7

 

and these

 

https://www.amazon.i...15APB4MTSCM707K

 

None of then contains yellow. 

 

I know its hard to get certain pigments. But is yellow that rare? 

 

Nowadays, you can find sets of gel pens like these

https://www.amazon.i...gateway&sr=8-11

 

Why we don't find sets like these without gel inks. Plain old ballpoint ink? 



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#2 inkstainedruth

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 17:26

Probably because there isn't a market?  

The only time I remember ever seeing yellow ballpoint pen ink was when I was a kid and had one of those ten color pens (we're talking late 1960s/early 1970s).  And I seem to recall the yellow ink didn't write very well.

I've seen reviews of yellow and gold inks but mostly they're too illegible for me on the page.  And I don't like yellow highlighter ink (Noodler's and I think Pelikan makes yellow highlighter ink that can be used in fountain pens, but I prefer other colors so I have a few other Noodler's highlighter inks inkstead (use them in some cheap Kuratake brush pens that came free with bottles of Noodler's KTC a few years ago).

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 16:46

Probably because there isn't a market?  

The only time I remember ever seeing yellow ballpoint pen ink was when I was a kid and had one of those ten color pens (we're talking late 1960s/early 1970s).  And I seem to recall the yellow ink didn't write very well.

I've seen reviews of yellow and gold inks but mostly they're too illegible for me on the page.  And I don't like yellow highlighter ink (Noodler's and I think Pelikan makes yellow highlighter ink that can be used in fountain pens, but I prefer other colors so I have a few other Noodler's highlighter inks inkstead (use them in some cheap Kuratake brush pens that came free with bottles of Noodler's KTC a few years ago).

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 Not having a market is good point. Yellow ballpoint ink on its own is not very readable. But used with other colors, it can really make beautiful things. I was very impress by the work of one artist. https://jenniferjohansson.com. The art with ballpoint pen is amazing. . 



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 19:32

That's kind of funny. I just bought school supplies and I found yellow ink ballpoint pens and I see the CYMK ballpoint pens.  If you were closer, I'd send it to you.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:21

That's kind of funny. I just bought school supplies and I found yellow ink ballpoint pens and I see the CYMK ballpoint pens.  If you were closer, I'd send it to you.

Only If I were closer... BTW what brand are they? I may try to search them. 



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 06:18

 Not having a market is good point. Yellow ballpoint ink on its own is not very readable. But used with other colors, it can really make beautiful things. I was very impress by the work of one artist. https://jenniferjohansson.com. The art with ballpoint pen is amazing. . 


The same artist dedicates some lines on brands that produce yellow ballpoint pen.

https://jenniferjoha...llow-ballpoints

You can find yellow also in some box of coloured bic crystal.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 07:25

The same artist dedicates some lines on brands that produce yellow ballpoint pen.

https://jenniferjoha...llow-ballpoints

You can find yellow also in some box of coloured bic crystal.

 

Unfortunately those are not available in India and buying from US is prohibitively expensive.



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 19:48

 

Unfortunately those are not available in India and buying from US is prohibitively expensive.

 

I"m betting that they are not easily found here in the US either.  

It looks as if at least a couple of them are pens that have multiple colors of ink in them, like the 10 in 1 pen I had as a kid.

I don't know whether the single color ones can be gotten if you contacted BIC directly, the way I did with Binney and Smith one time a number of years ago to get special single color 12 pack boxes of Crayola markers (which turned out to be a LOT more expensive -- even when I was getting them for an educational non-profit -- than to wait for the back to school sales and buying a 10 pack of assorted ones and giving the colors we couldn't use away...).

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 20:22

You are probably one of only seven people in the entire world who want a yellow inked ball-point pen.  Amazing that  Amber has one.  She must be one of the seven.  

 

My question is, what would you use it for?  Letters?  Notes?  If you can read yellow ink, more power to you.  For art?  OK - sort of, but if you want to use yellow in drawings, it's hard to imagine that a standard ball-point would be the way to go.  


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 21:10

I make three of seven. I didn't exactly WANT a yellow-ink ballpoint. It came with five other ballpoint pens at the dollar store.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 22:29

I make three of seven. I didn't exactly WANT a yellow-ink ballpoint. It came with five other ballpoint pens at the dollar store.

 

Very strange



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 22:55

Very strange


It's like we're in the Twilight Zone.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:27

You are probably one of only seven people in the entire world who want a yellow inked ball-point pen.  Amazing that  Amber has one.  She must be one of the seven.  

 

My question is, what would you use it for?  Letters?  Notes?  If you can read yellow ink, more power to you.  For art?  OK - sort of, but if you want to use yellow in drawings, it's hard to imagine that a standard ball-point would be the way to go.  

Actually, I do want it for art. Specifically I am trying to learn from this artist: https://jenniferjohansson.com. But more than that, I am curious why it is so difficult to make yellow ballpoint pen. There are multicolored ballpoint pens available. And yellow in general is not that rare. If you look at other art supplies, you will almost always find yellow in it. So I don't think pigment is an issue. And as for demand, people do buy multicolored pens, Why not include yellow in it. Just curious about it.



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 17:58

Monteverde sells yellow ball point refills for multi pens.

 

https://yafabrands.c...=1&Color=Yellow

 

Those will fit Lamy and Cross for sure since I've used their products. I'm sure others as well. 



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 05:09

Monteverde sells yellow ball point refills for multi pens.

 

https://yafabrands.c...=1&Color=Yellow

 

Those will fit Lamy and Cross for sure since I've used their products. I'm sure others as well. 

Thanks for recommendation. Shipping is crazy. 67$ for 8$ product. 



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:23

Thanks for recommendation. Shipping is crazy. 67$ for 8$ product.


Oof brutal. I didn’t look at that. Try eBay or email them and ask or the package to be sent by regular mail. I’ve done that from time to time with other companies when I think shipping is ridiculous.

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 05:49

Found one on amazon. https://www.amazon.i...PVHAHTGRGQ7HW2D. Lets see when they arrive. 



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 23:32

Only If I were closer... BTW what brand are they? I may try to search them. 

 

 

https://www.amazon.c...d/dp/B000ZPQ8YW

 

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:13

Don't see yellow in there. 



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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:15

Found one on amazon. https://www.amazon.i...PVHAHTGRGQ7HW2D. Lets see when they arrive. 

So these came. The pens in general are nice. But what a huge disappointment yellow is. The description says ink color as per the cap color. The yellow in it is not yellow, its yellow ochre. At its darkest, its almost look like brown. 







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