First and foremost, you should consider the type of pen you're looking to purchase. Every pen that Goldspot sells-fountain pen, ballpoint, rollerball, fine liner, gel pens, and their associated refill mechanisms, caps and elements are unique to them. This also makes for a unique writing experience.
If you want heavier ink flow with less skipping, consider a rollerball pen. If you like lighter, more precise writing, you may choose a ballpoint pen. In truth, ballpoint pens tend to be the most popular amongst business executives because the ink is quick drying and doesn't bleed through important documents. That being said, there is nothing like the free flowing feeling of fountain pen ink on paper. If you place status over convenience and don't mind buying ink refills as needed, then a fountain pen for business may be best for you.
Now let's discuss how well your ideal pen should write. A professional pen should feel good in your hand and be reliable when you put it to paper. It should have smooth ink flow, no bumpiness, and no breaks in the line. The performance of your pen will depend somewhat on the quality of your paper. For best results, ditch the cheap paper and stick with moderate to premium sheets for your executive pens.
Smudging is a concern for left handed people, so if this is you, consider a rollerball pen. Fineliner or porous point pens are also popular for lefties, but they can dry out quickly if left uncapped.
The most important thing for a professional pen, after type and performance, is style! The right executive pen should not only be an extension of your personality, but also of your brand or business. If you're an artist, designer or marketer, a colorful Caran d'Ache ballpoint pen might be the one for you. For high-level executives, CEOs and more conservative office workplaces, a classic Lamy 2000 fountain pen might be more your style.
At Goldspot, we're thrilled to be able to personalize custom executive pens. Most of the professional pens we explored in this blog can be engraved with a name, initials, images and more. There's something quite official about a pen with engraved initials on a hardwood desk. A customized luxury pen that can be used for years also makes an incredibly thoughtful gift for a boss or colleague.
We hope this post helps narrow your search for your best executive pen. Type, ease of use and appearance are all important factors to consider. If you have any questions, we have answers. Feel free to call, e-mail, or chat with us on social media and we'll be glad to help.