|Item Weight||0.3 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||1.1 x 6 x 2.6 inches|
|Item model number||MS11-Blk|
|Number of Items||1|
|Line Size||0.4 millimeters|
|Manufacturer Part Number||BICMS11BK|
BIC Cristal Xtra Smooth Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 12-Count
|Price:||$3.28 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details|
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- Up to 35% smoother than BIC's traditional ballpoint ink
- New & Improved!
- Featuring Eady-Glide System ink for ultra-smooth writing
- Our Quality Comes in Writing!
- Roll-proof hexagon-shaped barrel
- Clear barrel for visible ink supply
- Available in 1.0 mm medium point in black, blue and red ink
This item is available because of the Add-on program
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Fight for your Write with BIC Pens
Writing Builds Self-Confidence
"Studies show that children who write frequently, both at school and at home, feel more confident in their writing abilities. This confidence translates into success in all academic subjects and in nonacademic environments as well."
– Pam Allyn, Your Child’s Writing Life and Prepare My Child for School: Early Childhood Education and U.S. Department of Education.
Writing Sparks Creativity
According to an expert in educational psychology from the University of Washington, handwriting instruction benefits students' cognitive development as well as motor functioning. For example, some of the motor and cognitive tasks associated with handwriting are the following: ideation, text production, punctuation, planning, spelling, grammar.
Source: Hanover Research (2012). The Importance of Teaching Handwriting in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: Hanover Research.
Writing Betters School Performance
Handwriting builds a solid foundation for school success. Research shows that handwriting is a foundational skill that can influence student’s reading, writing, language use, and critical thinking.
For more information and facts about writing, visit BIC website.
How Handwriting Can Make YOU Awesome!
For more information and facts about writing, visit BIC website.
- Improves cognitive development
- Builds self-confidence
- Betters school performance
- Helps reading skills
- Sparks creativity
- Sharpens critical thinking skills
Tips to Inspire Your Kids to Write
1. Set aside specific times during the week for writing stories, songs or even jokes. Let your kids use their imaginations.
2. Have an assortment of colorful pens, pencils and markers on hand that will make kids want to spend more time writing.
3. Make writing special for kids with their own personal table, desk, or designated area. Get them excited about their own writing space.
4. Give kids a fun assignment that requires them to write. Make a birthday wish list or write a letter to someone famous.
5. Make up games around writing. Practice signing their autograph to give to mom or dad.
BIC Pens for School, Home and Office
BIC Cristal Xtra-Smooth Pen
Featuring Easy-Glide System ink for ultra-smooth writing that is up to 35% smoother than BIC's traditional ballpoint ink.
BIC Round Stic Xtra-Life Pen
The #1 selling ball pen* that writes 40% longer on average than the leading competitor.
*Source: The NPD Group, Inc./Retail Tracking Service/U.S. Unit Sales/Apr 2014 – Mar 2015
BIC Cristal Xtra-Bold Pen
Featuring bold and colorful lines for vivid writing.
BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra-Comfort Pen
Consistent, fluid writing and a soft grip for a comfortable hold.
Top Customer Reviews
My pen is the transparent type with a blue lid. I selected this one in preference to the orange type because I like to be able to see how much ink I have left so that I can put in another order before I finally run out.
When the initial excitement of taking delivery of my new pen started to wear off I realized that I shouldn't just write for the fun of it, this should be a serious enterprise, so by the second day of ownership I started to take a little more care of what I wrote. I used it to sign three letters, and in each case was perfectly happy with the neatness of handwriting that I was able to achieve.
I have a helpful tip for you that you might not know about - if you let the ink dry for a few seconds you can avoid the smudging that sometimes happens if you rub the ink immediately after writing. Fortunately the ink used in this particular Bic pen seems to dry very quickly.
On the third day of ownership I went on a trip to London and took my pen carefully packed away in my brief case, but I needn't have worried, this isn't some temperamental ink pen that leaks when you store it at the wrong angle. I sat at my meeting and confidently removed the cap from my pen and it wrote flawlessly, almost immediately.Read more ›
I was able to successfully insert my Bic Cristal ballpoint pen into the esophogial area of my attacker's throat and incapacitate him until the constables arrived to take him into custody. Paramedics removed the pen from his throat and returned it to me. Rather amazingly, I wiped the blood and a small amount of body tissue from the pen and used it to write my police statement.
Though not commonly considered a weapon of self defense, my Bic Cristal ballpoint pen proved to me the old adage that "the pen is mightier than the sword." (I must admit though, that I would have far preferred a sword had I the option to choose beforehand.) All in all, a five star rating for this dual-use pen.
When you try to get the ink to adhere to a sharpened paper clip, you instantly can tell the difference in workability with a Bic. The fine line work reqired in realistically rendering a flaming serpent wrapping the bare breasts of a nymph straddling a crucifix would be nearly impossible with any other pen.
Clients can be picky. So when I aim to please I trust on BIC(R) Cristal(R) Ballpoint Pens.
You know, the only thing i have got to listen to music around here is my dependable TPS-L2 Walkman. It plays cassette tapes. The only problem is that it eats batteries like Pac-Man eats dots, so i have to be careful with rewinding my cassette tape manually so i don't waste the batteries doing such lowly task. I need my music man, it's the only thing that keeps me sane. And i know that in January 1st i won't have Thriller because of the stupid time loop, and i'll have to wait eleven months before i get to listen to it again.
Well, back to the pen: the Cristal Stic Ballpoint Pen fits exactly in the holes of a cassette tape, so i insert it there and then i make the tape turn around the pen to rewind it. A couple of minutes later, and the tape is completely rewound. My Bic pen has never broke or anything during such task.
I don't use it to write, though. Not often.
I'm just using the pen right now to write this note, that i will leave on my copy of Michael Ende's Neverending Story (ironic, isn't it ?) The note will remain hidden there until the year 2010, when you'll open the book and find it. Then you'll be able to copy my review and post it on Amazon.com . Why, do you ask ? Well, i'm not sure, but i've been in 1982 too many times, more times than i'm able to remember.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect pen if you like bold smooth writing. Waitress used it at a restaurant and I just had to get some of my own.Published 3 days ago by MEG
Most of the pens quit working after very short usage; very disappointed as I assumed BIC made a quality product.Published 8 days ago by Daniel G Wasylkiw
These pens all work and seem to have plenty of ink in them. As a nurse, I carry a few in my pocket every day and everyone steals them. These work great. I'm back for more.Published 10 days ago by joedog
These are my favorite pens and we've got enough to last a lifetime now!Published 14 days ago by Danielle Airaghi