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The Perfect "Mate" for Paper!
on July 4, 2011
It is not easy to locate Paper Mate Flair Pens, particularly in black. If you are able to locate these, you will in all likelihood, only find these in blister cards of one pen. At one time (back in the 70's and 80's), Paper Mate Flair pens were ubiquitous in retail stores. Today, you have to purchase these in bulk from office supply stores if they are stocked. Paper Mate Flairs are still available at Staples in a blister card of 12 assorted color pens; however, the price is not competitive with online merchants. I continue to still find the best price on Amazon.
These are the best felt-tip pens available on the market because the ink is bold, with crisp lines, and the felt tips appear to outlast other generic brands available in the office products arena. While other brands are manufactured in China, Paper Mate Flairs are manufactured in Mexico with good quality control and last twice as long. These will last for years if you purchase them by the dozen and leave them in the box until needed. Another suggestion: Avoid applying too much pressure on the felt tips when writing and they should last even longer.