The Premier line of Parker pens is targeted at the professionals and business executives with its highly formal and intricate aesthetic. The pens are crafted from exquisite materials including precious metals that help the user showcase his individual sophistication and prestige. For an excellent penmanship, ink flow is designed to deliver fluid lines consistently and effortlessly. Premier pens also come with clean and convenient refill systems of different colors that enable the user to switch or replenish ink smartly and neatly as the situation demands.
You need the Premier Lacquered Black Rollerball Pen to complete that subtle and commanding look that best expresses your individuality as a boss.
From writing to finishing, this pen sends a strong message about who’s boss. It comes in a contemporary shape with a sophisticated design. And to tie the bow on the present, it’s finished with a cold gray barrel and topped off with a pale gold-chiseled cap. We told you! Powerful yet subtle!
And the way it writes? Flawless!
If a gift is in order for some reason, this pen comes in a fancy gift box that makes a befitting gift for any occasion. This pen is fantastic, no doubt, but it’s got other equally fantastic friends in its circle. Check them out:
The Sonnet line is a stunningly successful merging of a contemporary yet timeless aesthetic with meticulous details. The pens come hand-assembled for quality and precision, delivering a timelessly elegant and unique look that lets you stand out at every occasion. Coming with a solid gold nib, the pen delivers high precision and excellent handwriting. With a range of finishes available to the buyer, Parker has made these beauties available to customers in styles that are fitting to their individuality.
Why do we love the Sonnet Lacquered Blue Rollerball Premier Pen? Many reasons, actually. First off, it’s hand-crafted. Such thoughtfulness! And then it also comes in a stainless-steel finish completed with a Palladium trim.
If you remember your Periodic Table well, you should recall that Palladium does not tarnish! So in plain English, this pen is going to keep shining practically forever! See what we said about timeless?!
This pen will come to you encased in a beautiful gift box that also makes it a good idea for the next time you’re stuck on ideas for the right gift for an occasion.
For other really cool options of different price ranges, you might want to check out these other pens in the Sonnet collection.
The current Duofold style was established in 1921, making it a real classic. It has stood as the icon of the legendary exquisite craftsmanship that we have come to expect of Parker. This line offers pens that are crafted and finished by hand for quality and precision, and detailed with precious metals for an altogether impeccable look. Although there are other pens in this particular collection, there’s a primary focus on fountain pens here. In fact, it’s well-known as the reference in fountain pens. In the end, it’s always a comfortable and luxurious writing experience with the Parker Duofold collection.
“Isn’t it lovely?” Oh yes, it is! So much that it makes us want to do the Stevie Wonder. The Duofold Prestige Blue Fountain Pen is indeed a sight to behold with its truly unique chevron-patterned, metallic blue blend that just tempts you (in a nice way) to own it! And boy, should you!
With a bold profile, this pen stands out and its 18-karat gold nib puts the icing on the cake, not just for beauty but for performance. It delivers a flawless writing experience that will make you so proud!
And the beauty doesn’t end here. There are still other amazing products that the Duofold collection offers:
With the patented Parker 5th Mode technology, the Ingenuity line of Parker pens intelligently adapts to your writing style. Little wonder it’s so named. This pen is so intelligent it adjusts mid-stroke to suit your writing style at the precise moment. It does this by combining the fountain pen with the rollerball, for a flexible tip. Thanks to the 5th Mode technology, this is a plan that works ingeniously. And its smooth-gliding ink ensures a fluid flow of ink to paper for beautiful writing. Made from quality materials and finished off to high-end perfection, this collection of pens is one that brings luxury and affordability in one tool.
If for nothing else, Parker gets a gold star for the apt naming of this collection. It’s truly genius and the Ingenuity Black Rubber & Golden Metal Pen is no exception. Alright, you’ll catch the bug when we explain shortly:
The patented 5th Mode technology works so that your writing tip is smart. How? It intelligently adapts to your writing style… wait for it… mid-stroke! So whatever style you decide to roll with, this pen intelligently adjusts itself to a tip that best presents your chosen writing style. Amazing!
And to better an already-excellent product, this pen comes with an up and down movement that makes you feel like you’re using a fancy fountain pen. So with this pen, you not only write great but you feel so good, you just want to keep writing.
Now come on over and meet its equally genius partners-in-writing:
Parker realizes that there are active people who are constantly on the go and require a pen that keeps up with them. The Jotter line features intricately-designed pens that are simple and cool for those who like to keep a low profile. A common feature of all pens in this line is a streamlined design which offers ease of writing. And of course, we cannot forget the iconic clip! Jotter pens are durable and long-lasting, and if what customers are saying is anything to go by as we know they are, the claim is correct. These pens last throughout some people’s high school years! Of course, that’s barring the chance that another person decides s/he needs it more desperately than you.
You move around, up and down, all day, every day, and you need a pen that conveys your knack for simplicity—but at the same time delivers on performance and style: the Jotter Stainless Steel Ballpoint Parker Pen is that pen.
Check it out: simple straightforward design with a stainless-steel finish to keep things simple; increased lubricity so that your pen just waltzes across the paper effortlessly, giving you consistent, terrific writing.
And you know what we discovered? It’s long-lasting!!! You might not understand the need for all the exclamation marks but hear this: a certain customer who bought this pen during his school years said that he used it for 8 years! In fact, the only reason it couldn’t go with him to college is because it got misplaced by his cousin. Wow!
And you know with all these amazing features, it’s really sweet that Parker decided to make this pen so affordable. Well done, Parker!
What are you waiting for? Come on, let’s introduce you to other cool members of the gang:
Whether you’re just scribbling in your journal or trying to balance your accounts after a profitable business, or you want to send a strong message to investors as you sign the dotted lines on that multi-million-dollar contract, one thing is central to all: you need a good—scratch that—a great pen.
Yes, the world is getting smarter every day and gadgets are the new black, but have you tasted vintage wine before? It never gets old no matter how old. It’s the reason it’s vintage! It’s not every time you use the word “vintage” to describe a thing. You have to be a certain kind of good to earn it. And that’s how the pen is too. Classic vintage instrument.
Truth is, no matter how smart the world gets, gadgets can never be a symbol of class as much as a fantastic pen. For instance, if you walk into an office and see a MacBook seated atop a CEO’s desk with a beggarly pen at the side, what would you think?
Exactly! Even teenagers these days own iPads—but a good pen? Man! You’ve got to be of a certain caliber to be able to know, understand, and select one. And that’s a fact! A business executive with an everyday laptop but an exquisite pen beats one with all the devices and an abysmal taste in pens. Word!
We hope this spurs you to rethink your choice in pens. If you’ve made that decision to get a dignifying pen or want to add to your stock, then Parker is an intelligent way to go.
This guide will fill you in on what makes Parker pens tick and hopefully, from our reviews, you’ll find just the right Parker pen for your individual style.
The price of Parker pens, in all honesty, is towards the steep end of the price range. Some go for as high as $900+. But relax, if you don’t have $900 to burn on a pen (some people’s school fees for two sessions lol) that’s understandable; Parker offers more affordable pen lines around the $10 to $20 range. So you’ll be okay.
Cheap Parker pens have a nice ring to them until the chips, or the pens in this case, are down. If they sound like they are ridiculously cheap, they are ridiculous! Don’t buy! Only Parker can make Parker pens that work, any other thing will probably fall apart at the seams, write poorly, fade off quickly, and generally be a hopeless waste of money.
Parker makes several different pens and after looking at the types of pens we have, we’ll see one or two things about what makes the Parker pens tick.
Let’s get into the details already!
There are many types of pens, but we will discuss the most basic types below:
The Ballpoint: You probably already know a bit about these pens, but at the risk of telling you what you already know, a ball point pen has a small ball at its tip from which ink is spread while writing, hence the name ballpoint. You must have noticed that these pens don’t write at an angle or upside down or sideways, and that’s because they require gravity to work.
The Fountain Pen: This one has two parts—the nib (that’s the pointy part that you use to write), and the feed (the part that feeds the nib with ink). Most people go for it for its elegant looks and how it makes their writing appear.
The Porous Point: This has a soft writing tip which could be made of an absorbent plastic or felt. They are also called soft tip pens.
Roller Ball: So basically what happened here is that they combined features from the three we just mentioned and made it into one pen. Tip like a ballpoint, ink like a fountain pen, and writing like a porous point. Pretty cool, ‘init?
Barrel Type: When buying one of these, keep in mind that the rubberized kind are always best for a comfortable grip.
So, a word about Parker Pens…
Parker offers an array of different designs of these four types of pens. And it draws its inspiration from almost anything and channels all inspiration into exquisite designs that can hardly be found anywhere else.
Its plethora of pen lines covers almost every category of persons and persona, from the hip youngster to the serious business executive (our review tells which pen is for whom).
Parker pens also come in both bold and narrow profiles, and are usually trimmed with precious metals and a statement-making cap with the iconic arrow (look for it). And of course, there’s always the option of engraving if you love to personalize your stuff.
So what tip to go for…
The best tip for someone who has small handwriting is a fine point, but for those whose handwriting is more towards the larger size, you’ll find that your writing has a much better appearance with a medium point.