Review: Inc R-2, Rollerball Pen, 0.7mm

Inc R-2 Rollerball

The Inc R-2 rollerball pen has a thick, sturdy look about it, and it feels like a permanent marker in the hand. It’s fully disposable, yet seems durable enough to hold up to the abuse of banging around in a backpack. I was excited to use the R-2, but when I finally had a reason to pull one out and write, I was quickly disappointed.

The R-2 has a decent grip, making it fairly comfortable to hold, but it delivers neither the smoothest nor the cleanest lines. It has a really nice dark ink, but it bleeds through the page. Worst of all, the flow is just no good – there is no consistency in line width, and the ink frequently skips out.

Inc R-2 bleed through test

The R-2 is an inexpensive pen – I bought a 2-pack for one dollar – but they’re still not worth the trouble. The writing is so inconsistent that they’ll only frustrate you. Instead, spend an extra dollar or two to get something at least a little better.


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5 thoughts on “Review: Inc R-2, Rollerball Pen, 0.7mm

  1. Hello,
    My name is Key Austin and I’m a faithful user of the R2 Blast pens. I like the boldness of the colors, and yes, I’ve been disappointed at times on the skipping, & some of them just didn’t perform at at all, especially the orange ones.

    I’m seriously disappointed that I can no longer find the color ones at dollar tree. They seem to stock only the blue and the black. I need my colors please!


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