|Brand Name||Paper Mate|
|Item Weight||0.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0.9 x 0.9 x 5.9 inches|
|Item model number||69072|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||69072|
Paper Mate 69072 PhD Multi 3-in-1 Retractable Ballpoint Pen and Mechanical Pencil, Blue Body
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- Two ballpoint pens and a mechanical pencil all in one.
- Easily switch from black pen to red pen to 0.5 lead mechanical pencil with a simple twist.
- Comfortable ergonomic triangular grip is endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association to provide the highest degree of writing comfort.
- Retractable click-advance protects pockets and purses. Retractable click-advance protects pockets and purses
- 3-in-1 Blue Body Pen contains 1 Black Ink, 1 Red Ink and 1 Mechanical Pencil.
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I too ran into the problem of being unable to find ink refill replacements as others have noted. Recently I checked out the Multi pen at one of the "chain" local supply stores to see the refill info printed on the back of the cardboard. Believe it or not, Papermate doesn't even list a refill # for the red ink anymore(only for the black, eraser, and lead). They used to in the past. Thank goodness I saved the original carboard backing from when I first purchased it. But even with that part #, it's nowhere to be found. I have no idea why Papermate would do something like this. Of the extremely few I found via googl'ing, the cost was too high when you threw in shipping.
However, I found a better solution. Buy a box (contains one dozen) of the Papermate "Profile" red ballpoint stick pens. They sell a retractable version too, and that may work, but I stuck with the straight stick since that's the type the Multi uses for the red. My local OfficeDepot has them. You can also find them on Amazon. These are about 6 inches long (like a typical stick pen). Papermate also sells a Profile "Mini" which is a stubby pen, so don't confuse the two. The Mini's are too short in length and won't work as a refill on the Multi.
A box set me back about $10.50 plus tax. When Papermate still sold the (now unavailable) multi refill it would cost anywhere from a few to several dollars after you add shipping, and that would give you only 2 sticks.Read more ›
I live in a very humid climate, and the grip doesn't hold up. It stretches out and starts to melt after awhile, leaving black sticky goo on my hand. I've also had the tops of the barrels crack, so the clip portion comes loose. On the one I use at work now, I'm able to screw the metal piece above the clip back in to tighten things up, but it always comes loose again.
Love the concept but am looking for a similar product that is a little more durable.
1) The cap to the eraser stops gripping the pen.
2) The rubber grip becomes loose.
3) The rubber grip starts falling apart and shredding at the base, towards the tip.
4) Refill for the red ink is difficult to find.
5) The pencil portion stopped working properly after dropping the pen only once.
6) Ink itself runs out quickly. I ran out of black ink and almost out of red.
7) And all this happened in the span of 2 months.
1) Exactly what a lot of people need.
2) Comfortable grip.
3) Functions really well, until it starts falling apart.
Get a Zebra SK-Sharbo. It's the same price with the same functions, but works better than this pen in every way. The only downside is that Amazon doesn't carry them and the eraser is laughably small.
It is nice to have the convenience of red/black/pencil, but I definitely won't be ordering another one of these. Not worth the price.
The three functions have been great for the math classes I teach to either grade papers (red), write notes (black) or do sample problems with students (pencil).
Still waiting to see how long ink lasts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This does not make a good primary writing implement. The simpler version without the 3-in-1 holds up and works better, and has a more usable eraser.Published 17 months ago by C. Macmillan
I have used this pen, or one like it, for years, and loved it for years. However, the pen does not last forever, and eventually something about the pen breaks. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Benjamin Kraus
I love the pen but when I received the pen, the spot that the red pen was supposed to be in was empty. It has an empty pen in the red pen slot.Published on July 18, 2014 by Ashley el-etoum
I started using these when I was studying for the Bar Exam because they were comfortable. I now still use these as a lawyer with blue ink in one slot, red ink in another, and a... Read morePublished on June 5, 2014 by Christopher
I like this pencil due to it is so comfortable to hold. It is easy to write also. Try it then you know.Published on April 19, 2014 by Chris
I use the red pen 85% of the time which is the main reason I bought this pen. Does anyone know of a source for these?Published on March 28, 2014 by Lew
I am furious. I ordered three thinking i would get the Red pen/ black/ mechanical pencil and I got the one with the stylus that is good for nothing. Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Andyblue7