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I'm sure there's posts about this somewhere but I couldn't find any... The question is simple, which pens are best for first-aid, and other books with "shiney" pages so that they won't smudge even after waiting like 2 minutes?
 

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I'm sure there's posts about this somewhere but I couldn't find any... The question is simple, which pens are best for first-aid, and other books with "shiney" pages so that they won't smudge even after waiting like 2 minutes?
I had this same dilemma as I am very picky about smudges and running ink. After many different pens, I use a number 2 mechanical pencil in my FA and the fine tip Sharpie brand "click" pens in my RR.
 
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Tried them all... The best, hands down... TUL pens, they are at Office Max exclusively. And you gotta get the BallPoint ones...

All the other ball points I tried skip on the pages, and you gotta write over that again and again, and it ruins the other side of the page..
 

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I really like my Zebra F-301 stainless steel ballpoint pens. Make sure to get the 0.7mm so you can write small if you need.
 

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ive been using the 0.38 and havent had any running issues, of course if you swab it right after writing there is going to be a smudge but other than that havent had any problems, you can always take your FA with you to the store to give them a test on the first few pages.

A friend of mine uses these and swears by them also http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/162946/Staedtler-Triplus-Fineliner-Porous-Point-Pens/?cm_mmc=Mercent-_-Google-_-Pens_Pencils_and_Markers-_-162946&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=plusbox-beta&mr:trackingCode=3037DB1A-EC81-DE11-B7F3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA
 

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There is this awesome new model that Papermate came out with. It was the talk of the town when the 49th Annual Pen & Stapler Society Convention (APSSC) came through Vegas a few months ago. Check these beauties out, absolutely spectacular on First Aid pages too:

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Ballpoint-Black-Barrel-Point/dp/B001HA4UTE/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1270085259&sr=8-11

I've read on various Pen Blogs that the creator of this marvel of human ingenuity is up for the Nobel Prize in Desk Accessories.
 

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There is this awesome new model that Papermate came out with. It was the talk of the town when the 49th Annual Pen & Stapler Society Convention (APSSC) came through Vegas a few months ago. Check these beauties out, absolutely spectacular on First Aid pages too:

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Ballpoint-Black-Barrel-Point/dp/B001HA4UTE/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1270085259&sr=8-11

I've read on various Pen Blogs that the creator of this marvel of human ingenuity is up for the Nobel Prize in Desk Accessories.

I was at the convention and I can vouch for this
 

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I really like my Zebra F-301 stainless steel ballpoint pens. Make sure to get the 0.7mm so you can write small if you need.
been using this pen exclusively the past 2 years and also in my FA. dries in seconds, never smudges or runs.
 

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I'm sure there's posts about this somewhere but I couldn't find any... The question is simple, which pens are best for first-aid, and other books with "shiney" pages so that they won't smudge even after waiting like 2 minutes?


If you lika da colors, for first aid.
http://www.amazon.com/Triplus-Fineliner-Superfine-STD334SB10-Category/dp/B000RMS238%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJASE6HSSVXTNREYQ%26tag%3Dsmtfx1-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB000RMS238

Doesn't run, dries relatively quickly, only smudging I notice is if I rub it immediately after I write. Never any paper-paper contact smudge.

For smooth slick pages, I have a pen called "Slick Writer", its made for writing on photographs.

For highlighting, Dri Mark Neon Highlighter (found at a bible store after my GF suggested I look there). Beware though, you must recap immediately. Almost dries too fast.
 

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If you lika da colors, for first aid.
http://www.amazon.com/Triplus-Fineliner-Superfine-STD334SB10-Category/dp/B000RMS238%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAJASE6HSSVXTNREYQ%26tag%3Dsmtfx1-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB000RMS238

Doesn't run, dries relatively quickly, only smudging I notice is if I rub it immediately after I write. Never any paper-paper contact smudge.

For smooth slick pages, I have a pen called "Slick Writer", its made for writing on photographs.

For highlighting, Dri Mark Neon Highlighter (found at a bible store after my GF suggested I look there). Beware though, you must recap immediately. Almost dries too fast.
To follow-up, I ended up going with these... Staedlus Triplus Fineliner pens. They were cheap ($8.99) and I'm a big fan of all the colors. Plus they're like size 0.3, so you can write extremely small which is nice.

I also got a pack of Bic Pro+ BallPen (size 1.0). These ball pens don't run at all, and are more comfortable than the other typical smaller ballpoint pens.
 

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Why don't you guys just use pencil, it doesn't smudge and you can erase it if you find you have added something that is trivial.
 
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There is this awesome new model that Papermate came out with. It was the talk of the town when the 49th Annual Pen & Stapler Society Convention (APSSC) came through Vegas a few months ago. Check these beauties out, absolutely spectacular on First Aid pages too:

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Ballpoint-Black-Barrel-Point/dp/B001HA4UTE/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1270085259&sr=8-11

I've read on various Pen Blogs that the creator of this marvel of human ingenuity is up for the Nobel Prize in Desk Accessories.
Lol, you guys are funny.

For what its worth, the new Sharpie pens are practically made for FA...no run-through and fast drying. I wont use anything else anymore.

http://www.sharpie.com/enUS/Product/Sharpie_Pen.html