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What's your favorite writing pen color?



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What's your favorite writing pen color?

Before the dawn of technologies like computers, laptops and smartphone, it's was pen that was used to write anything you desire to write on paper. 

Black and blue pen are the most commonly used tools for writing in those days. It's not that pen aren't used to write anymore but freelancers are more into computer typing. 

Between black and blue pen, which one do you prefer to write with? 

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Franzel2oo

Blue for me. I guess years of using the blue ink in school made it grow on me. Occassionally I use black as well. Sometimes it's more about that which is available to me at the moment. But if I had to choose, I'd definitely go with blue.



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stormbreaker10

I prefer black because this is the standard when your writting a letter or anything related in writting. Because can you see clearly when your using it and usually the background of the paper id color white.



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Kakashi2020

I also prefer black because it's more formal than blue and also black is easily seen even in low light than blue colored ink.



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luv2xacosta

Yes, the same with me. I also think that it's a lot more cleaner and formal as well or maybe because ancient people use black ink since it is easy to produce before compared to blue ink.



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Steve5

I think so too. Ancient times have used black ink for recording important information. It's not really about the stuff we use to write. What matters most is that the knowledge is preserved. It's understood well enough to be read by future generations.



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Steve5

I prefer it as well. I find it hard to write using other colors when the paper is really white. This color also blends really well with the background. The fine strokes are easy to read.



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Steve5

I can see how it's attractive to some. It can have a light to dark shade of blue. In a way, it's relaxing. I just find it too noticeable when I'm writing. I'd like to work with my whole focus dedicated on the words I'm writing. Not the color of the ink.



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ajahcuizon

I also encountered a school before that also asked us to use blue pen instead of black. This might also be their way to distinguish the writings of the teachers from the writings of the student. Although I have experienced the same thing, I still prefer black pen to use when writing.



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Steve5

Black ink is more preferable for writing. Especially, if you have lots of pages to go through. Other colors tend to strain the eyes. The usual culprits are overly bright colors like neon and glitters.



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ajahcuizon

I agree. I am also not that comfortable in using other colors of pen. I tend to get distracted with the other colors making me stop reading.



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Steve5

Me too. I feel like it slows us down. Black ink is very easy to ignore since you're used to seeing it. It's also dark in terms of color. Other colors are often bright and uncomfortable to look at.



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Kakashi2020

Just a thought, wouldn't it be great if someone invents a pen which has a personalized ink or imprint which identifies it to its owner. A pen which can only be used by its registered owner.



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Steve5

It's an interesting idea. But it's unlikely to happen. The way I see it, we're more likely to see less of ink pens in the years to come. Much of our writing is done online and not through paper.



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menchuuy58

I also choose blue ball pen. It is because it is my favorite color.



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Steve5

I'm okay with the color blue. But it can be too distracting at times. Also, it's hard to read the longer you look at it. Maybe it's the lighting and the way it reflects on white paper. But it certainly is pretty.



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Kakashi2020

I like writing using black ink the most. There's this kind of black ink which really looks nice in a glossy kind of way, it's jet black and looks silky.



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Steve5

I like your description. It really is attractive when you put it that way. This is probably why many scholars used jet black ink. It looks professional and reads easily.



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nrnlss

For me, I prefer black because it looks more neat and formal.



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theresajane

I agree with you. Even in formal occasions. The combination if black and white is still preferable. Same goes with black ink and white paper



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allyn2017

Yes, it is neater than other colors and I agree with you with the blue that it reminds you with school.



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allyn2017

Yes, blue really makes me cringe.



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esteban123

I think I prefer black pen since it is the most commonly used color of pen during my previous years of study and until now that I am already working. I am already used to it and I really admire it because it looks good for my writings whenever I am using a black pen. I feel like I am more motivated to write when I ma using such color because of having a simplicity effect while writing.



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ajahcuizon

I agree. It has a simplicity effect giving our writing a relaxing to the eye effect. I also grew up using a black pen mainly in all writing so I got used to it.



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Jelineex

I used blue color ball pen during my younger days because we are not allowed to use black colors. It gives clear vision on every writings I made. I can see my classmates answers. It was a big help. But now, I use blue, black or red colors. Whatever is available at the supply room. I need those color to identity my work writings.



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Youngshark

We got used to blue pen as it is almost the national school writing pen. This means that I am almost wired to use it anywhere.



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ajahcuizon

I would prefer to usd a black pen. Although blue is my favorite color, I see black as my friend when it comes to writing. I find it relaxing to the eye and clearer to see because it is the opposite color of most of the paper. I am much comfortable in using a black pen than using a blue pen because I can see it clean and clear.



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jpk0007

Well i have always used a black pen whenever i do write something on paper. I guess Blue pens are more popular than black pens but i have never liked to use blue pens since my school days. I think that when you write with a black pen your writing looks more attractive and professional as compared to the blue pen.



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Barida

Black pen is the best as long as I am concerned as I have made use of it in numerous occasions and it is pretty cool. The thing is that you get to appreciate the black color when you take a look at the things that you have written.



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theresajane

In our country, black pens are more important than blue ones. Our teachers always remind us that black is used for formal writing and formal documents, so it's best if we train ourselves using the color in writing.



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ballyhara

Exactly, we have the same issue too. We are supposed to use black in everything that is legal, or educational, because that's like a formal rule. So, everywhere here you will see black ink in documents, checks, bank statements, college, school. But, I would put some color on papers, I know we can't make a Carnival on papers, but some different color like green or orange doesn't have to be a big issue.



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MendasDigital

I prefer black, because in school we were required to use blue (and sometimes red). So now blue pens always remind me of school which, was not a pleasant portion of my life.



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nrnlss

Hahaha I feel you, I prefer black too because it looks more formal.



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menchuuy58

You are right. Black looks formal. I use black in formal writing.



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allyn2017

Haha me too, and school is not really something I want to remember.



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Adrian120501

Hahaha i k know how it feels when we are at school. I understand you bro.



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jayjaydimson

I love the color of black ink because that's the color I've used for so many years.



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theresajane

In my life as a student and as someone who already has a work. I never bought and asked for a blue pen when I write anything. I love the color, but, I don't like seeing it as the color of the letters that I'm reading. I guess it's a psychological factor, but I really can't focus with what I'm writing or reading when the pen used on the writing is blue. Black is more formal and more appropriate to the eyes and to the brain. Well, that's just in my own opinion.

Disclaimer though: I have used blue ballpen in some cases when I don't have a choice,Lol



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Barida

I got used to black pen and it was because I enjoyed making use of it to make some contents. The thing about that is that it is one of those ways that I feel like I am still making use of the pencil to make the contents.



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Kakashi2020

Black Ink Pens are the norm in work and business. I mean it would really look funny if you sign your signature on official documents and other legal papers using a blue pen right? A black ink pen looks more formal and business like.



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amelia88

Black is my preferred choice, but I know some places don't like that - since it can sometimes be hard to tell if something is the original copy or a photocopy when things are in black! I just think it looks neater though!



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allyn2017

I agree with you, it is hard to tell if it's photocopy or original.



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theresajane

I agree with you. It's just like in formal gatherings and business summits where black and white suits and uniforms are a must.



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amelia88

When I was in my teen years though I loved sparkly gel pens in all kinds of bright colors...pink, purple, green -- I honestly miss those days, looking back on it! Might pick up some gel pens at the store to add some color to my paper planner!



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allyn2017

I have always thought by my mom to use black when writing because it is formal to look at.



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burgosmichael24

During my school years, I commonly use blue ink ballpen. I much prefer blue than black in those days. But when I got into college until today, I use black ink ballpen most of the time since most documents requires black ink pen only.



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Adrian120501

Yeah dude i understand you i know how it feels to have a blue pen when we are a child hahaha. Every child dreams to have a colorful pen i think like me but it changes when we got old.



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Adrian120501

I like to use black pen's now instead of blue or other color pen's. Actually when I was a child I want to have a blue pen or other color pen and i really want to have a pen that has all color on it when I was a child but now I don't. Maybe because of maturity i'm not saying that it's so childish having ballpen's that has other color. I'm just saying that we have a different taste in terms of things we want. But me I preferred black pen's nowadays.



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amelia88

I used to have pens in all colors of the rainbow when I was younger but can’t remember the last time I would have used colored pens. I think you’re right that from a professionalism standpoint it’s easier to stick to black or blue.



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theresajane

Actually, when I was a child, I would prefer to get black pens, especially the sign pens. Something about the blackness of the sign pens really made me feel that I love to write and scribble. But, when I reached adulthood, I started to collect pens of different colors. It's like fulfilling something I wasn't able to achieve when I was still a kid.



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theresajane

Actually, when I was a child, I would prefer to get black pens, especially the sign pens. Something about the blackness of the sign pens really made me feel that I love to write and scribble. But, when I reached adulthood, I started to collect pens of different colors. It's like fulfilling something I wasn't able to achieve when I was still a kid.



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gutzman

For me black sets the mood of being formal or/and mysterious. In serious matters, we often use black pen over other colors because it looks more sophisticated. History set the idea of using black color in writing like using coal and so as the ink. A blue pen on the other hand looks mild and cool, which i think more suits on writing a funny story or a happy thought. I interchange them sometimes according to my mood or depending on what I am going to write.



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overcast

My favorite is always been the blue color. And the thing is that pen often have their own color variations. I have mostly the blue and few other color patterns that I have seen so far. In such context I'd say that blue is my favorite color.



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Bravosi

Hi there!
I use several pen colors, depending on the situation. Mostly it's blue or black. I usually use blue if I write something prolonged, like an essay and etc. Black is for notes mostly.



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astraherondale

Black. I always liked black better than blue, or any other color for that matter. Black is classic, simple, lowkey, and straightforward. Also, some documents would require to be filled-up using black ink, hence black is the default safer option.



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knnon

I prefer using black inks on important documents and I tend to stay away from blue. I didn't like the way my writing stood out because of the blue ink it was like a slap on the face. But after almost an hour of cleaning blue ink from my fountain pen I know have a strong dislike for any blue ink. On personal notes I like using purple or pink! Yes I know those aren't part of the choices but I just thought I'd share it! What



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Alymae

I like to use black pen. It seems more formal to me than other colors. It is also more neat. We also used black here in my place as the standard pen color.



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superlicca

I remember that when I was studying, I would prefer to use a blue pen. But there was a time when our teacher in English subject required us to use a black pen for formal writing. And that was the time when I started to like writing using a black pen. I realized that black is more formal color.