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Regular pens or gel ink pens? What do you say?

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closed as off topic by John Smithers, Lauren Ipsum, Ralph Gallagher, Craig Sefton, HedgeMage May 22 '11 at 21:28

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For signatures you need ink which is not easily erasable (ball pen is a good choice). The remaining part of this question is highly subjective. – John Smithers May 22 '11 at 13:17
I thought pen questions were already deemed off topic. – Ralph Gallagher May 22 '11 at 15:26
@Ralph Well, pens as writing tools are on topic, but I'm not sure that's being asked here. It seems like it's more financial or legal -- i.e. what is most resistant to tampering -- or possibly scrapbooking -- i.e. what will remain beautiful after years of age and handling. – HedgeMage May 22 '11 at 21:22
...If @Boris_yo really meant to ask about writing, I'd encourage him to re-submit something worded better. I'd start by clarifying what is menat by "regular pens" as there are rollerballs, ball points, dip pens, fountain pens, felt-tip pens, porous-point pens, and so on available in addition to gel pens. Then, I'd try to find a way to more clearly relate the question to writing and make it more objective, e.g. "How do I keep my longhand drafts/notes as clear as they were when written? Is ball point, gel, or some other type of pen more resilient in the face of age, spills, UV, etc.?" – HedgeMage May 22 '11 at 21:27
@Ralph That question was off-topic because it was about computing equipment (a printer) which is already covered on Super-User. I can't think of another Stack site that would handle questions about writing instruments in this context. – HedgeMage May 23 '11 at 7:47

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