Paper Mate 67202 PhD Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Black Ink, Cherry Body. Comfortable ergonomic triangular grip is endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association to provide the highest degree of writing comfort. Lubriglide ink system provides smooth writing Retractable click-advance protects pockets and purses. Refillable. Includes 1 medium point black ink ballpoint pen, cherry body. Imported.Paper Mate
This pen is very comfortable to write with. It looks good, too. It's the only pen I will use to write for an extended amount of time to take stress off my wrist as opposed to thinner lighter pens.
I LIKE HOW IT FEEL IN MY HAND I HAVE BLUE INK IN IT FOR SIGNING LEGAL DOCUMENTS.I ALSO HAVE THE BLACK ONE FOR BLACK INK.
The Papermate PhD series of writing instruments all share one unique feature in common. The grip is perfect. Thin pens take more gripping force to use, this can cause pain for people with repetitive strain injuries, arthritis, or problems with hand cramping.The PhD is not unique in having a medium barrel thickness. The triangular grip, however, is as close to perfect as possible. It's not too soft, and it's shaped to just float between the thumb and the first two fingers. I have (literally) written "all day" with mine - the only pen I've been able to do this with.The ink cartridge (and refills) write smoothly. They're not quite as exquisite as the Pilot G2 (Pilot G-2 Gel Ink Rollerball Pens, Fine Point, 0.7 mm) and unfortunately, the G2 refills won't fit into the PhD. My experience with third party refills for the PhD has been quite unsatisfactory (too much drag and occasional ink blobs).If the G2 (fine point only) didn't exist, I would have to call this pen "perfect." Since I know that the writing experience could be even smoother, I have to knock it down to 4.9 stars.(Some day I'm going to hack together a PhD grip onto a G2 Pro).
This pen writes great and helps with arthritis and Carple Tunnel syndrome. I write a lot do its my fav pen right now.
I bought for a coworker/friend for Christmas; he liked it. I noticed he was using it for about a year but now I saw him with a different pen. Mmmm
Have used these pens before. The grip is very comfortable and the ink runs freely. Would order these again in the future.
The Paper Mate PhD is the only pen I want to use when I have to write. I am not a sloppy writer but there is no doubt that when I write with the PhD my writing seems so much smoother and more legible. Over the years I have tried a lot of pens but none of them help me to write better then this Paper Mate pen. The feel for the PhD is light in your hand but with the rubber grip on it the pen feels secure and comfortable. Also it has a smooth glide to it as you go along the paper which helps greatly in making your writing look neat and clean. I can't say enough good things about the PhD. You just got to try it yourself and see!
I've been using these PhD pens now for nearly 10 years even though I no longer do anywhere near as much pen to paper work as I used to. The bureaucracy I'm in has been largely computerized since 2000, but it used to be quite common for me to write all day long. Spending the extra money on these PhDs proved an excellent investment. They greatly eased the pain in my hands and fingers and made me more content at work. Also, they turn out to be cheaper than you'd think after you take into account that refills can be bought separately for them. Luckily, I don't need these instruments as much as I used to but they remain both a luxury and a therapeutic intervention in my life.
I have been using these wonderful pens for many years. They fit my hand perfectly, and make writing easy, tireless, and cramp-free. I took copious notes through my Masters and Doctoral classes, and never used any other pen without regretting it. I just wish Papermate still made them. The burgundy and black is stylish and classic.
I have some arthritis now from a previous accident. THIS PEN is wonderful. Classy looking, comfortable ... the perfect pen. Get some!
This is an excellent pen. It is very comfortable to hold, writes smoothly, and looks nice too! With other pens I would often get hand cramps, but not with this pen. I highly recommend this pen to anyone who has to write a lot!
I have used the Paper Mate PHD pen for many years. I found out I could easily grasp the pen (which is "fatter" than a lot of pens) since I have arthritis. However, even before I was diagnosed with arthritis, I used it just because it's such a great writing utensil. It is hard to find sometimes in office supply places, so it's very convenient to order it from Amazon.com. The refills are here as well. I have both the black and cherry color. It's the only pen I use!
I really like a heavy / sturdy pen as opposed to the cheap throw aways, this more than fits my needs.
Love this pen Ordered two more Nice grip Good writing Looks good too. Cheaper than my Waterman which I lost
My boyfriend uses these pens. I tried one and could not believe how comfortable it was to use. I am 56 years old and I am an attorney. I write A LOT!! To actually have a pen I can use to take notes in depositions or trials, which does not bother my hand, is wonderful. If your hand cramps up, or you have any other issues, I recommend this pen. The price is more than worth it.
I was introduced to these pens at work and bought a couple of boxes of them for home. They're not these BIC skinny pens that are uncomfortable to hold. They fit real hands and have a cushioned grip. Pretty too. I like things that connect me to the past, that hold a personalized meaning. My father always gave me Paper Mate pens as gifts. I don't know why. My mother always gave me gift boxes of heavy paper stationary. I feel this encouraged me to write and I enjoy writing today.
I really love this pen. I am always writing and have a pen on hand all the time. My hands do not cramp up when I am using this one. Everyone is always trying to take it from me.The only thing I am a little disappointed in is how much the refills are for it, but the pen is great.
I bought the Ph-D pen at WalMart about 8 years ago. I'm not sure if this is the first generation Ph-D, but It is great . Very easy to hold. Strong clip, nice exterior look and feel. Smooth ink flow. I have repalced the refills several times with the blue in refill. Now that I'm older and have nerve damage in the hands this pen is still easy to grip.. I ended up buying one for each car and four more for the house..I have the black barrel, blue, red and green. I think thay all came with black in refills which eventually were switched to blue in refills.They did change the style of the pen a few years later. But this review would be fore the style available in 2004-05.
This pen is a delight to use because of its ergonomic advantages and its affordability. If you sign a lot of documents, it will prevent fatigue. Refills are readily available also.
I'm a pen snob, I'll admit it. But I'm also a pen snob on a budget. This pen is awesome. When I use it, I feel powerful, mighty, like I can take on the world with my ink. The solid heft of it in my hand, the ergonomic grip... This isn't like those slim, lilting little pens for doodling puppies and unicorns in the margins of your notebook. No way. This is a pen for writing scathing editorials, threats to deadbeat landlords, or signing really large checks. When you whip out this pen in a meeting, people will know you mean business. And the best part? You can write and write and write -- use all the adjectives you want -- because with the PhD your wrist will never tire, your fingers will never cramp, so let that ink flow. DO IT NOW. The power of the pen commands you.
I have nerve damage in my dominant hand, and holding a "normal" size pen has become almost impossible. But with PaperMate PhD, I'm jotting notes in my college courses almost as fast as the young folks. If it weren't for its jumbo barrel, I'd have to electronically record lectures. And since I'm a visual learner, that just wouldn't cut the mustard. Something about writing it down helps it stick.Writing is smooth, and the ink doesn't blot or blob. I'm so happy there's the PhD.A+, A+, A+ !!!!!
The shape of this pen, combined with the rubber (or rubber-like) grip, is so much more comfortable than any of the many choices in most stores, that it's surprising other pens don't mimic this advantage. Stores that sell this pen are usually out of stock, so I gave up and bought it online. And the cherry color is so much better that other color choices. Love it! I'm glad I finally found out where to buy more.
My favorite pen. Use it all the time. Do not recommend the seller Econoffice Products, Oldsmar Fl. Charged $25 for two pens.
I bought a few of these over the last few years and have managed to misplace them or have someone borrow the pen and not return it. I have been looking for a replacement in the drugstores, box stores, etc. as I especially wanted one since I have had a stroke and my handwriting has gotten sloppy. Then I thought of looking for it here on Amazon and was happy to get it. It fits my hand perfectly. I need a wider than normal pen because my writing is sometimes erratic and I get can a good grip on this pen. Also it never smears or skips.
We use these pens do to severe arthritis in our fingers. PaperMate PhD is very comfortable and urge those with this medical problem to try this pen.
This is the second Paper Mate PhD pens that I have purchased. If you are someone who likes a thick pen barrel, this is the pen for you. I also like the fact that it is refillable, thus saving it from ending up in a landfill.
I searched for quite some time to try to find this pen. My old one fell apart, and I could not find this is any store. It was great to get it because it matches the pencil and scissors I already have. And free shipping, too, was a plus.
This pen is as close to an ideal pen, as I have used. Thickness is enough that that your fingers feel relaxed and it won't give you the Writer's cramp. The grip is nonskid and the ink does not smudge or leak. Writing flow is smooth but not the best. The pen looks nice and the metal clip grips the pocket securely. It comes in black color tooPaper Mate PhD Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Black Barrel/Ink (67204). Personally, I prefer the cherry color.I have written for several hours a day for 30 plus years and this is the most practical and ergonomic of the pens I have used.
No more writers cramping. I lost one just like this when I sold my car. It was left in the glove box.
It is a excellent pen. I have used this kind for years and prefer not to use any others. why do I have to use so many words?
This pen writes well and is easy on my arthitic wrist. I have always been a fan of Paper Mate.
Ink doesn't last as long as I expected it to..but writes beautifully and extremely smooth. I would recommend this product.
This is a good pen; it's the fatter type that is supposed to keep your hands from getting tired. Shipper sent item quickly.
I love the PnD pens for the comfort when writing for long periods of time. I use the 3 in 1 more, but this is a good backup/
For the price I would't buy this again. I bought 25 medium point black ink pens for less than this one and they don't skip like this one does. Maybe it's just a lemon? I was hoping for much more.
I wanted to treat myself to a nice pen but didn't want to spend an extravagant amount of money on it. So after reading the good reviews on the Paper Mate PhD, I decided to buy it.I've been using it for a couple of days now and I just don't like this pen's writing ability. The "Lubriglide" system doesn't glide at all. The pen skips a lot and the ink comes out looking a dull grey rather than a sharp black. And when I write, the ballpoint clatters against the edge where it emerges from the pen, giving me this constant rattling sound. Opening the pen and re-seating the ink cartridge within the barrel hasn't helped, so I'm under the impression that either the hole at the end of the barrel is too wide or the cartridge is too narrow.On the positive side, it's a nice looking pen and is very comfortable to write with. The ergonomic grip is soft, but not so soft as to make the pen difficult to control. I just wish the mechanics of ink delivery were better.
I own a couple of these Paper Mate PhD pens and also a couple of the main competitor, the Pilot Dr. Grip. Both of them are about the same in writing comfort, and the OEM ink cartridges are fine. The PhD refill are metal and more expensive, vs. the Dr. Grip refills are plastic and less expensive. The problem with the PhD pens is that the black rubber (synthetic?) grip disintegrates over time. It also seems to absorb the oils from your skin and develops an oily film. It feels a little gross using an "old" pen. On the other hand, the Dr. Grips have a white silicone grip that feels like new even after many years.
I bought two pens 10 years ago. Never used them much but on both of them the grip has been disintegrating for several years. They were nice when new but the grip is now sticky and unpleasant to hold on to.
Yes, this is a fine pen. I especially like the grip. But my pen died in six months, and when I opened it to insert a refill, the pen came apart. The spring apparently jammed, and I had to throw the entire thing away. One expects more from Papermate.
I know its just a pen, but its a great deal if you like what they give you.I have several of these pens and they write great, thats why I ordered it on line for a good price.The feel of the pen is comfortable...I did not recieve the correct order and I can't seem to get what I ordered.I like the pen and just want what I ordered!
Unfortunately these were a gift. The person they were given to has indicated that the pens do not work and write like they are running out of ink. This is bad since I missed the return deadline by 2 days! Ordered an entire box!