2/24/12


Picture it: Something important has come up and you need to write it down. You grab (what you think is) a trusty pen, paper and begin to frantically jot down your important note only to notice that the pen either isn't working, what you wrote down is smudged or worse, ink all over your hands. Happened to you before? Me too, pen explosions. I can't stand it. There is nothing worse than needing a pen and grabbing the wrong one. Blotchy, smudgy and all around messy run-of-the-mill pens.

In a study conducted by Papermate, they found that even though we have technology like smart phones and tablets to enhance our messages and notes, people are still relying on the good old fashion means of pen and paper to get their messages across. The study also found that people are looking for high quality performance, greater speed and smoothness with an ease to writing. 


I am definitely one of these people! Although I am online a lot typing on a keyboard or smart phone, I do still keep a hand written note book or agenda handy for important things that I need to remember. Doctor's appointments, to do lists or even post ideas I want to jot down and later type out. Like the people in the study, I too prefer a pen that works with ease to an inky mess any day.

With all this in mind, Papermate introduces to us their new line of pens - Papermate InkJoy. Papermate InkJoy combines a unique blend of ultra-low viscosity ink with optimized writing tips to deliver this ink. Papermate InkJoy brings effortless writing different from your typical ball point or gel pens.



The Papermate InkJoy family of pens have 7 different models and come in a variety of different colours. Different pens from the everyday 100 series for students or 300 for fun at home to the more elite 700 series for office and teachers, regardless of the model you choose - writing doesn't get any better than Papermate InkJoy



You can find Papermate InkJoy pens where ever office supplies are sold such as Walmart, Loblaws or Basics for $0.20 cents to $1.65 per pen depending on the model of pen.


When you look at these you may think "yeah, so what? A pen is a pen" but no, these are not just your typical pen. I really like the 300 series while hubby leans more toward the elegant 700 series. Both vibrant and fun colours with a smooth writing experience that has me replacing our old messy, dried out pens with our new Papermate InkJoy pens! 



Visit www.papermate.com to see the entire line of Papermate products including the new Papermate InkJoy pens! 

Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of Papermate Inkjoy. We received complimentary product for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of AME. Giveaway prize sponsored and shipped by Papermate representatives.
 







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24 comments:

  1. Hiya

    I was entering this great giveaway and the link to papermates FB page isn''t working :( and I was unable to find the via a search on FB. Just wanted to let you know.

    P.S I can't come upwith an exploding pen story..I have washed more then one pen thanks to my husband not checking his pockets..yuck

    Take care.

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  2. In high school I once had a pen explode in my brand new backpack. The bottom of the backpack had a huge blue stain and one of my notebooks got stained and many pages were ruined.

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  3. hmm, my worst I really hate when you grab a pen and it has exploded and it gets all over your hands. This has happened to me a couple times. mostly at work. Or it starts to leak everywhere when you are writing :(

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  4. Vanessa,
    Thanks for letting me know! I'll fix that this morning! Thank you for entering!!:)

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  5. I had a pen explode in my shirt white shirt pocket in high school thank goodness i had my dark navy school sweater to hide it! It was my fave levis white shirt :(.

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  6. Years ago I had a pen explode in the bottom of a very full purse! ahhhh

    RAFFLECOPTER
    NAME
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    Anne Taylor

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  7. Ugh...I have a disgusting exploding pen story. When I was in high school I was chewing on my pen (horrible habit) and the thing exploded in my mouth!! I had a blue mouth for days, not to mention the embarrassment of having to face my classmates afterwards. Not fun.

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  8. I have had pen end up all over the kids backpacks. That's no fun to try and clean up.

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  9. I had a pen explode in my pocket. Ruined my shirt :(

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  10. Exploding pen in jeans pockets is no good!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

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    1. hmmm..the Papermate facebook entry isnt working for me either.,it says "Could not retrieve id for the specified page. Please verify correct href was passed in."..I clicked I liked it because I thought I did,but now I cant find it on facebook?...

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    2. http://www.facebook.com/AMotherhoodExperience does that one work for you?

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  11. It exploded when I sat on one and it wrecked my jeans

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  12. A pen exploded in the dryer, we didn't realize it had gone through the wash and into the dryer. It was on everything, cloths ruined and took me hours to scrub it out of the drum.

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  13. A pen exploded in my purse one time, everything was covered in ink! Ugh!!

    dalleykt at live dot ca

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  14. I haven't had a really bad pen explosion story so I'd have to make one up. The worst that's happened is it's gotten ink on my hands and smudges on my paper. I did drop a pen in the toilet once at work though. I tried to wash and salvage it because we were short on pens. Then a guy asked why the pen was leaking water and I embarrassing confessed this story. I can't believe I bothered!

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  15. I haven't had a HORRIBLE experience, but I have thrown my work scrubs into the wash without looking in the pocket and ended up with blue spotted scrubs - thank goodness for the hairspray trick!

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  16. When I was in grade 7, I was sitting in class and had a pen in my mouth while the teacher was reading. Out of nowhere I had tasted an odd taste had felt something running down my chin and touched it and realized the pen had exploded in my mouth. I panicked and grabbed and handful of paper and tried to wipe it away and only smeared it over the bottom half of my face. I had to interrupt my teacher and explain what happened and everyone, including myself, had a good laugh. It was very hard to get all that ink off and had to go around the rest of the day with a blue mouth.

    brendapenton @ hotmail.com

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  17. I had a pen explode in the bottom of my new purse

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  18. The link should work - if not there's always the big purple Facebook button on the left sidebar ;)

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  19. I havn't had a pen explode on me but they do disappear all the time.

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  20. I had a pen explode in my backpack when i was in school
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. I had a pen explode in my purse. Got all over everything, the lining, my wallet, all of my papers and my makeup case. Could not clean it:(

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com
    belinda mcnabb

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  22. I picked up a pen out of the pen holder and didn't notice that it had exploded everywhere...when I looked down I had put my hands on my cream pants and all I could see were fingerprints...augghhh....

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