Bic was founded in 1945, when Marcel Bich and his partner Edouard Buffard starting to make fountain pens and pencil parts.
You will more than likely have used a Bic ballpoint pen, even if you don’t know it. The classic Bic Cristal ballpoint pen, or biro, is identified by its clear casing, and lids like curved arrows.
Marcel Bich launched Bic Cristals in France in 1950. This model has a clear hexagonal barrel, meaning you can easily check how much ink you have left and can grip onto the pen. Since then, Bic has broadened its range of pens greatly.
All Bic pens come with high-quality ink that writes smoothly, and dries quickly.
Bic pens comes in a variety of colours, to suit all sorts of projects. At Paperstone, you will find the classic black and blue inks, but also shades including green, pink, purple and red.
If colour is particularly important to the work you need to complete, 4 colour pens are a great time and space-saving option. They will enable you to flick between four different inks with the click of a switch.
On the other hand, if comfort is your priority, opt for a pen with a grip that will cushion your fingers and ensure the device won’t slip as your write.
Bic biro pens are available singularly, but also in multipacks, including in boxes which open up and are easy to grab pens from.
All Bic pens have a hole in the cap, to comply with international safety standards to prevent children from accidentally inhaling the cap.
To minimise leaking, the Cristal pen has a tiny hole in the side of the barrel to equalise the pressure in the pen. But don’t worry, the ink in Bic pens without holes are seal and pressurised.