Comments about Papermate Paper Mate� InkJoy� 550RT Ballpoint Pens; Blue:
The Papermate Injoy family of pens are my new favorite everyday pens for the office and home (fine point stick pens), and carrying in my pocket (medium point retractables). These write SO smoothly that at first they made my writing a little messier because I'm used to having to push a pen across the page with more force than these pens require - they write quicker, and I wasn't used to it.
I actually gave my other office pens away, and have only these stocked around my office space for use in all office handwriting applications.
I'm not sure about the difficulties mentioned in another review about the ink "blotting." I found that a couple pens out of the box would accumulate a bit of ink around the tip after some use, but it's easy to wipe off and then you're good to go. I didn't notice this with most of them, and I think it's a small trade-off given how smoothly they write. Certainly, a one-star review is unnecessarily harsh for such a good pen.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend