Gel Pens

Gel pens are a relatively recent product, but have very quickly become a favourite for lots of people. They are very similar to liquid ink rollerballs, but the ink is in the form of a gel. Like ketchup or 'solid emulsion' paints, gel ink is solid stuff until a force is applied to it - then it becomes liquid. The act of touching the ball against paper is enough to change it, and make the ink flow. As soon as the ink is on the paper, with no force applied, it's solid again.

The gel can hold pigment, so the ink is often more permanent than liquid inks, and can write in pastel colours that show up on dark paper, or even have sparkling fragments of metal or cosmetic-grade glass for sparkling or metallic effects. Combined with the amount of ink these pens put down, this means gel pens usually make very bold, bright lines.

The disadvantages of gel pens are that they can tend to skip with very light pressure; the ink doesn't last as long as the same sized ballpoint refill would; and they don't write on all surfaces a ballpoint will, so shiny paper (like greetings cards) may be a problem. Fans of gel pens consider these small prices to pay for the smoothness, and the bright colours and really black blacks.

Pilot have a huge range of gel pens, including the classic Pilot G2 retractable, with lots of choices of tip sizes and colours. Their G-Tec-C4 can write an amazingly fine line with surprising smoothness, with ten colours available. Many of Uni-ball's gel ink pens use their 'super-ink', which is highly permanent.

Monteverde's gel refills are also worth mentioning - they'll let you use gel ink in quite a few pens that would otherwise only have ballpoint refills available.

Cross Century II Selectip Rollerball Pen Lustrous Chrome
Cross Century II Selectip Rollerball Pen Lustrous Chrome Wide-body classic in smooth chrome with gel refill
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Only £60.00 inc VAT £50.00 ex VAT
Karas Kustoms The Bolt Ballpoint Pen Brass
Karas Kustoms The Bolt Ballpoint Pen Brass Solid metal pen with unusual deploy mechanism
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Only £89.00 inc VAT £74.17 ex VAT
Karas Kustoms The Bolt Ballpoint Pen Copper
Karas Kustoms The Bolt Ballpoint Pen Copper Solid metal pen with unusual deploy mechanism
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Only £113.00 inc VAT £94.17 ex VAT
LEGO Gel Pen
LEGO Gel Pen Gel pens compatible with LEGO bricks
Only £3.99 inc VAT £3.33 ex VAT
Cult Pens Journal Starter Set Discontinued
edding 2185 Gel Roller Pen
edding 2185 Gel Roller Pen Perfect for paper crafts
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Only £1.26 inc VAT £1.05 ex VAT 12% off
edding 1700 Vario Gel Roller Pen
edding 1700 Vario Gel Roller Pen Smooth writing gel roller pen
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Only £2.19 inc VAT £1.83 ex VAT 14% off
OHTO Litz Magnetic Gel Pen
OHTO Litz Magnetic Gel Pen Stylish magnetic pen
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Only £10.95 inc VAT £9.13 ex VAT
Paper Mate Replay Premium Erasable Gel Pen Assorted Pack of 4
Paper Mate Replay Premium Erasable Gel Pen Assorted Pack of 4 Handy pack of 4 assorted colours
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Only £8.99 inc VAT £7.49 ex VAT
Pentel Retractable Colour Gel Pen
Pentel Retractable Colour Gel Pen Sparkly-barrelled gel roller
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Only £0.75 inc VAT £0.63 ex VAT £1.49 inc VAT £1.24 ex VAT Save £0.74 inc VAT £0.62 ex VAT 59% off
Pentel Dual Metallic Gel Pen
Pentel Dual Metallic Gel Pen Two different shades from each pen!
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Only £1.95 inc VAT £1.63 ex VAT £2.25 inc VAT £1.88 ex VAT Save £0.30 inc VAT £0.25 ex VAT 13% off
Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip DX Broad Metallic K230M
Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip DX Broad Metallic K230M Broad tip gel roller with metallic ink
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Only £2.30 inc VAT £1.92 ex VAT 22% off
Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip Metallic Rollerball Pen K118M
Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip Metallic Rollerball Pen K118M 8 metallic colours in this fine gel pen
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Only £1.79 inc VAT £1.49 ex VAT 29% off
Pentel Slicci 07 Gel Rollerball Pen BG207
Pentel Slicci 07 Gel Rollerball Pen BG207 Slim, super-smooth gel roller
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Only £2.48 inc VAT £2.07 ex VAT 19% off
Pentel Slicci Metallic 0.8mm
Pentel Slicci Metallic 0.8mm Metallic ink Slicci range in 8 colours
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Only £2.48 inc VAT £2.07 ex VAT 19% off
Pentel Slicci 03 Gel Rollerball Pen BG203
Pentel Slicci 03 Gel Rollerball Pen BG203 Ultra-fine but smooth-writing gel roller
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Only £3.95 inc VAT £3.29 ex VAT
Pentel Slicci 04 Gel Rollerball Pen
Pentel Slicci 04 Gel Rollerball Pen Slim, super-smooth, ultra-fine gel roller in eight colours
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Only £2.48 inc VAT £2.07 ex VAT 19% off
Pentel Energel Sterling Gel Rollerball Pen
Pentel Energel Sterling Gel Rollerball Pen Luxury metal version of the Energel retractable gel roller
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Only £7.65 inc VAT £6.38 ex VAT £9.50 inc VAT £7.92 ex VAT Save £1.85 inc VAT £1.54 ex VAT 19% off
Pentel Energel Xm Retractable Rollerball Pen BL77
Pentel Energel Xm Retractable Rollerball Pen BL77 Stylish retractable with EnerGel hybrid ink
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Only £2.69 inc VAT £2.24 ex VAT £2.99 inc VAT £2.49 ex VAT Save £0.30 inc VAT £0.25 ex VAT 20% off
Pentel EnerGel Plus 0.7 Rollerball Pen BL27
Pentel EnerGel Plus 0.7 Rollerball Pen BL27 Smooth writing, fast drying ink is ideal for left-handers
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Only £1.85 inc VAT £1.54 ex VAT £2.10 inc VAT £1.75 ex VAT Save £0.25 inc VAT £0.21 ex VAT 30% off
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Rollerball Pen Black Barrel BL117A
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Rollerball Pen Black Barrel BL117A Smooth and fast-drying EnerGel ink in an understated Tradio barrel
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Only £1.99 inc VAT £1.66 ex VAT 18% off
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Rollerball Pen White Barrel BL117W
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Rollerball Pen White Barrel BL117W Smooth and fast-drying EnerGel ink in an understated Tradio barrel
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Only £1.99 inc VAT £1.66 ex VAT 9% off
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Extra-Fine Rollerball Pen Black Barrel BLN115A
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Extra-Fine Rollerball Pen Black Barrel BLN115A Smooth and fast-drying EnerGel ink in an understated Tradio barrel
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Only £1.99 inc VAT £1.66 ex VAT 10% off
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Extra-Fine Rollerball Pen White Barrel BLN115W
Pentel EnerGel Tradio Extra-Fine Rollerball Pen White Barrel BLN115W Smooth and fast-drying EnerGel ink in an understated Tradio barrel
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Only £1.99 inc VAT £1.66 ex VAT 10% off
Pentel Energel Original Needle Tip BLN15
Pentel Energel Original Needle Tip BLN15 Metallic-look barrel and soft rubber grip
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Only £2.00 inc VAT £1.67 ex VAT
Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen BLFR7
Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen BLFR7 Utterly brilliant erasable rollerball pen - makes all others obsolete. 8 colours too!
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Only £2.10 inc VAT £1.75 ex VAT £3.50 inc VAT £2.92 ex VAT Save £1.40 inc VAT £1.17 ex VAT 50% off
Pilot Frixion Point Erasable Rollerball Pen BL-FRP5
Pilot Frixion Point Erasable Rollerball Pen BL-FRP5 Fine needlepoint version of the popular erasable rollerball
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Only £2.98 inc VAT £2.48 ex VAT £3.50 inc VAT £2.92 ex VAT Save £0.52 inc VAT £0.43 ex VAT 33% off
Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Rollerball Pen 07 Fine
Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Rollerball Pen 07 Fine Frixion retractable - click, write, erase, rewrite, click!
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Only £2.88 inc VAT £2.40 ex VAT £4.00 inc VAT £3.33 ex VAT Save £1.12 inc VAT £0.93 ex VAT 40% off
Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Rollerball Pen 05 Extra-Fine
Pilot FriXion Clicker Erasable Rollerball Pen 05 Extra-Fine Frixion retractable - click, write, erase, rewrite, click!
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Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen Assorted Set of 8
Pilot Frixion Erasable Rollerball Pen Assorted Set of 8 Full set of all Pilot Frixion pen colours
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Only £14.99 inc VAT £12.49 ex VAT £28.03 inc VAT £23.36 ex VAT Save £13.04 inc VAT £10.87 ex VAT 46% off
Pilot Frixion LX Erasable Retractable Rollerball
Pilot Frixion LX Erasable Retractable Rollerball Metal-barrelled Frixion retractable - click, write, erase, rewrite, click!
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Only £19.99 inc VAT £16.66 ex VAT £33.70 inc VAT £28.08 ex VAT Save £13.71 inc VAT £11.43 ex VAT 50% off
Pilot Super Gel Fine Rollerball Pen 0.7mm
Pilot Super Gel Fine Rollerball Pen 0.7mm Economy gelstick rollerball - 10 colours
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Pilot Choose Pigment Gel Roller Pen
Pilot Choose Pigment Gel Roller Pen Vivid craft-quality ink in this pigment ink roller - 11 colours
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Only £1.52 inc VAT £1.27 ex VAT £1.69 inc VAT £1.41 ex VAT Save £0.17 inc VAT £0.14 ex VAT 28% off
Pilot G1 Grip 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen
Pilot G1 Grip 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Super-smooth fine point economy gel rollerball with rubber grip
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Only £1.91 inc VAT £1.59 ex VAT £2.12 inc VAT £1.77 ex VAT Save £0.21 inc VAT £0.18 ex VAT 27% off
Pilot G1 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen
Pilot G1 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Super-smooth fine point economy gel rollerball
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Only £1.72 inc VAT £1.43 ex VAT 26% off
Pilot G1 Grip Broad Gel Ink Rollerball Pen
Pilot G1 Grip Broad Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Super-smooth broad point economy gel rollerball with rubber grip
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Only £1.91 inc VAT £1.59 ex VAT £2.12 inc VAT £1.77 ex VAT Save £0.21 inc VAT £0.18 ex VAT 27% off
Pilot G1 Grip Broad Metallic Gel Ink Rollerball Pen
Pilot G1 Grip Broad Metallic Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Broad point metallic gel rollerball with grip
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Only £1.91 inc VAT £1.59 ex VAT 27% off
Pilot Juice 05 Fine Gel Ink Rollerball Pen Discontinued
Pilot G2 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen BLG207
Pilot G2 07 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen BLG207 Best-selling retractable gel rollerball with fine point and huge colour range
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Only £1.70 inc VAT £1.42 ex VAT £2.59 inc VAT £2.16 ex VAT Save £0.89 inc VAT £0.74 ex VAT 43% off
Pilot G2 05 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen BLG205
Pilot G2 05 Gel Ink Rollerball Pen BLG205 Best-selling retractable gel rollerball with extra-fine point
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Only £1.70 inc VAT £1.42 ex VAT £2.59 inc VAT £2.16 ex VAT Save £0.89 inc VAT £0.74 ex VAT 43% off
Pilot G2 Pastel Retractable Gel Rollerball Pen
Pilot G2 Pastel Retractable Gel Rollerball Pen Best-selling pen in soft pastel shades
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Only £2.59 inc VAT £2.16 ex VAT 17% off
Pilot G2 Metallic Retractable Gel Rollerball Pen
Pilot G2 Metallic Retractable Gel Rollerball Pen Best-selling pen with glittery ink
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Only £2.59 inc VAT £2.16 ex VAT 17% off
Pilot G2 XS Pixie Mini Gel Rollerball Pen
Pilot G2 XS Pixie Mini Gel Rollerball Pen Cute mini-sized version of best-selling G2 gel retractable
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Only £2.33 inc VAT £1.94 ex VAT £2.59 inc VAT £2.16 ex VAT Save £0.26 inc VAT £0.22 ex VAT 27% off
Pilot G-Tec-C4 Rollerball Pen BLGC4
Pilot G-Tec-C4 Rollerball Pen BLGC4 Ultra-fine rollerball in 10 colours - the original Cult Pen
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Only £2.65 inc VAT £2.21 ex VAT £3.79 inc VAT £3.16 ex VAT Save £1.14 inc VAT £0.95 ex VAT 41% off
Pilot G-Tec-C Maica Gel Rollerball Pen
Pilot G-Tec-C Maica Gel Rollerball Pen Alternative barrel design for the legendary G-Tec
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Only £2.85 inc VAT £2.38 ex VAT 19% off
Gelly Roll Basics Pen
Gelly Roll Basics Pen The original Gelly Roll pen
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Only £1.92 inc VAT £1.60 ex VAT 17% off
Gelly Roll Glaze Pen
Gelly Roll Glaze Pen 3D gloss glaze effect
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Only £2.39 inc VAT £1.99 ex VAT 22% off
Gelly Roll Metallic Pen
Gelly Roll Metallic Pen Lots of metallic shades
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Only £1.92 inc VAT £1.60 ex VAT 17% off
Gelly Roll Moonlight Pen
Gelly Roll Moonlight Pen Ink glows under UV light
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Only £1.92 inc VAT £1.60 ex VAT 17% off
Gelly Roll Shadow Pen
Gelly Roll Shadow Pen Metallic outline effect
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Only £2.39 inc VAT £1.99 ex VAT 22% off
Gelly Roll Soufflé Pen
Gelly Roll Soufflé Pen Super 3D effect!
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Only £2.39 inc VAT £1.99 ex VAT 22% off
Gelly Roll Stardust Pen
Gelly Roll Stardust Pen Sparkly glittery ink!
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Only £1.92 inc VAT £1.60 ex VAT 11% off
STABILO pointVisco Gel Rollerball Pen
STABILO pointVisco Gel Rollerball Pen New ink formulation, retro-style - 10 colours
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Only £1.34 inc VAT £1.12 ex VAT £1.56 inc VAT £1.30 ex VAT Save £0.22 inc VAT £0.18 ex VAT 32% off
Uni-ball UM-120 Signo 0.7mm Gel Rollerball Pen
Uni-ball UM-120 Signo 0.7mm Gel Rollerball Pen New-tech gel pen in 8 colours and super-smooth pigment ink
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Only £1.62 inc VAT £1.35 ex VAT £1.94 inc VAT £1.62 ex VAT Save £0.32 inc VAT £0.27 ex VAT 33% off
Uni-ball Signo 207F Gel Rollerball Pen UMN-207F Free refill!
Uni-ball Signo 207F Gel Rollerball Pen UMN-207F Coloured ink with matching colour barrel in this new Signo 207 version
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Only £2.10 inc VAT £1.75 ex VAT £2.52 inc VAT £2.10 ex VAT Save £0.42 inc VAT £0.35 ex VAT 27% off
Uni-Ball Signo TSI Erasable Gel Rollerball Pen
Uni-Ball Signo TSI Erasable Gel Rollerball Pen Thermo-sensitive erasable ink pen
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Only £1.99 inc VAT £1.66 ex VAT £2.99 inc VAT £2.49 ex VAT Save £1.00 inc VAT £0.83 ex VAT 39% off
Uni-Ball Signo UMN-155 RT1 0.38mm Gel Pen
Uni-Ball Signo UMN-155 RT1 0.38mm Gel Pen Great value extra-fine gel ink pen
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Only £2.95 inc VAT £2.46 ex VAT
Uni-ball UM-120NM Signo Metallic Gel Rollerball Pen
Uni-ball UM-120NM Signo Metallic Gel Rollerball Pen New-tech gel pen in 8 metallic colours and super-smooth pigment ink
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Only £1.62 inc VAT £1.35 ex VAT 33% off
Uni-ball UM-120SP Signo Sparkling Gel Rollerball Pen
Uni-ball UM-120SP Signo Sparkling Gel Rollerball Pen New-tech gel pen in 8 glitter colours and super-smooth pigment ink
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Only £1.62 inc VAT £1.35 ex VAT 33% off
Uni-ball Signo Broad Gel Rollerball Pen UM-153 Metallic
Uni-ball Signo Broad Gel Rollerball Pen UM-153 Metallic Broad metallic gel pens
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Only £2.26 inc VAT £1.88 ex VAT 36% off
Zebra Sharbo X Premium Multi-Function Pen TS10
Zebra Sharbo X Premium Multi-Function Pen TS10 Exclusive to Cult Pens - the fantastic spec-your-own multi-pen
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Only £119.00 inc VAT £99.17 ex VAT
Zebra Sharbo X Multi-Function Pen ST3
Zebra Sharbo X Multi-Function Pen ST3 Great value Sharbo X metal multipen
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Only £55.00 inc VAT £45.83 ex VAT
Zebra Sharbo X Multi-Function Pen LT3
Zebra Sharbo X Multi-Function Pen LT3 Smart, customisable multi-function pen
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Only £55.00 inc VAT £45.83 ex VAT
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Pen 0.5
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Pen 0.5 Gel pen in a huge range of colours
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Only £2.30 inc VAT £1.92 ex VAT 23% off
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Rollerball Pen 0.5 Vintage Colours
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Rollerball Pen 0.5 Vintage Colours Lovely quality refillable rollerball in retro colours
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Only £2.40 inc VAT £2.00 ex VAT 10% off
Zebra Sarasa SE Gel Rollerball Pen
Zebra Sarasa SE Gel Rollerball Pen Updated version of the popular Sarasa gel pen
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Only £2.22 inc VAT £1.85 ex VAT 11% off
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Pen 0.7
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Pen 0.7 Gel pen with fast-drying vivid ink
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Only £2.30 inc VAT £1.92 ex VAT 13% off
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Rollerball Pen 1.0
Zebra Sarasa Clip Gel Rollerball Pen 1.0 Gel pen with fast-drying vivid ink
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Only £2.30 inc VAT £1.92 ex VAT 4% off
Zebra Jimnie Gel Rollerball Pen Medium
Zebra Jimnie Gel Rollerball Pen Medium Archival-quality gel pen with super-smooth ink at great price
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Only £1.25 inc VAT £1.04 ex VAT £1.76 inc VAT £1.47 ex VAT Save £0.51 inc VAT £0.43 ex VAT 33% off
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