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ZEB12221 ZEB12221 https://content.oppictures.com/master_images/master_variants/variant_500/628435.JPG Z-GRIP RETRACTABLE BALLPOINT PEN, MEDIUM 1MM, BLACK INK, CLEAR BARREL, 24/PACK A consumer favorite due to its budget-friendly value and reliability. The Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint pen features a fun, fashionable look and silky smooth low viscosity ink. You'll feel the difference when you write, but not at checkout. Writing Instruments Zebra Pen 222 Stock Available

    Z-GRIP RETRACTABLE BALLPOINT PEN, MEDIUM 1MM, BLACK INK, CLEAR BARREL, 24/PACK

    Zebra Pen
    Product Code: ZEB12221
    Product Unit: PK24
    222 Stock Available
     (49 Reviews)  |  Write a Review
    • Low viscosity ink is super smooth and skip-free.
    • Color tinted barrel and latex-free rubber grip matches ink color.
    • Sturdy and durable metal clip.

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Description

A consumer favorite due to its budget-friendly value and reliability. The Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint pen features a fun, fashionable look and silky smooth low viscosity ink. You'll feel the difference when you write, but not at checkout.

Product Details

Code ZEB12221
Unit Package of 24
Brand Zebra Pen
Country CHINA
Pen Point Size 1 mm
Pen Point Size Type Medium
Pen Style Retractable
Visible Ink Supply Yes
Pre-Consumer Recycled Content Percent 0%
Refillable (Yes/No) No
Total Recycled Content Percent 0%
Pen Grip Type Soft Rubber
Pen Ink Color(s) Black
Post-Consumer Recycled Content Percent 0%
Pen Sub-Brand & SKU Line Z-Grip
Pen Tip Type Conical
Pocket Clip Yes
Pen Barrel Color(s) Clear
Barrel Color Clear
Assembly Required No
Country of Origin China
Features Quick-drying Ink
Manufacturer Zebra Pen Corporation
Packaged Quantity 24 / Pack
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.zebrapen.com
Product Line Z-Grip
Product Name Z-Grip Retractable Ballpoint Pens
Pen Point Medium
Refillable No
Pen Point Size 1 mm
Ink Color Black
Recycled No
Retractable Yes

Reviews

2.9 out of Five Stars 2.9/5 | 49 Reviews Login to Review this Product
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5 out of Five Stars

Stephanie
June 19, 2022

The best pens!

The best pens!

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3 out of Five Stars

Cardesigner
May 30, 2022

The old formula was better

I read one of the reviews that the previous ink formula was better, and I wanted to add my vote. The new formula is better for writing, but the old formula was much better for sketching which is how I use them and go through several a week as a designer. It would be great to make that other formula with the clear barrels available as a different model or something. I know I'd buy them for sure. Also, consistently the upper cap pops off and the pen falls apart while I'm writing or keeping it in my pocket. This has happened with at least a dozen of these pens.

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5 out of Five Stars

Cheryl
May 14, 2022

Nice pen

I love the way this pen writes and feels in my hand. It is very smooth and just glides along.

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5 out of Five Stars

Mary
April 12, 2022

I would definitely buy this product again and recommend

I use them at work. Love them. Keep coming out with new colorfully designed barrels!

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1 out of Five Stars

Donner
March 5, 2022

Used to be my favourite pen...

With the formula change, this pen is no longer my favourite. I have not found another one that matches the prior formula sadly. I will never use this new formula. (old formula clear barrel, new formula has the barrel a see through colour that matches the ink). Please provide an alternative pen you carry that matched the prior formula please.

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3 out of Five Stars

CAROLE
January 29, 2022

lieve I have a rotten batch

We use these for our everyday pens! This recent order has not been as good for example, Evertime you go to write something it doesn't seem to write like it should and its brand new! Please advise and the second problem is it goes from light to dark and thinner lines. Please advise.

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5 out of Five Stars

JulieB
October 22, 2021

Product QA needs work, but great customer service

I originally wrote a negative review of this product because I had received a pack that did not write. I made sure to remove the little plastic tip protectors, so that wasn't the issue, but apparently I got an entire pack of defective pens. I wrote the company and they sent me a replacement pack right away and they all worked perfectly. I couldn't edit my review, so I am giving 5 stars to balance out my negative review last month. Product QA needs work, but their customer service is excellent.

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3 out of Five Stars

DavidP
October 20, 2021

Not that bad

I'm a teacher so I write a lot and try a lot of different brands of pens. I like a lot the zgrip but they have to be used fast otherwise they dry from within. My advice: don't buy a lot of them at a time!

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3 out of Five Stars

Pen_Man_5000
August 29, 2021

Decent Pen, Has Room For Improvement

Goods pens, but they are a bit wobbly at the tip compared to say the Zebra F-301, making the writing experience less confident and precise.

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1 out of Five Stars

Jacqueline
August 10, 2021

Horrible Product

I opened a brand new multipack of Zebra Z grip med black pens this morning for back to school and NONE of the worked

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1 out of Five Stars

Grunt49
August 9, 2021

Total junk

Use pen periodically for checks and lists.Ink dries in pen and must be scribbled with to start flow.This is unacceptable.You have lost a customer.

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1 out of Five Stars

Dustyn
May 28, 2021

New is not better!

This was one of my favorite pens for years, then the ink was changed. Now they dry up between uses and have to be scribbled with to get to write, also not as smooth. Please bring back the old style ink!

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5 out of Five Stars

JEFF
May 28, 2021

I WILL by these pens again!

Daily @ work! Love ZEBRA Pens!!

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1 out of Five Stars

Nanatowill2365
April 23, 2021

Like the way it writes, Does not hold up well

I purchased an 18 pack of the black ink ZGrip ballpoint for him to use at work. At first he really liked them, but then the clicker top started falling off of all of them. Would not buy again.

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4 out of Five Stars

Bern
April 13, 2021

I was siding with the negative reviewers until...

... I finally realized the pens ship with the smallest of little caps over the writing tip. Looks at first as though the tip is slightly absorbent like a Sharpie, but is not receiving ink. I finally discovered it's the tiniest of protective caps. Just knock it off and you're good to go. Marking the box with this little instruction might be helpful, but I could just be a knucklehead. I'm a lefty too, and no smearing problems for me. Love 'em!

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4 out of Five Stars

joanna
February 23, 2021

writes well and love the colors

These write really well. I love that they come with a cover over the ball point when they arrive. They write very well and color (purple and pink) are true colors. Now, can you put a logo on them, too? My clients would love these!

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2 out of Five Stars

Megan
February 19, 2021

So sad they changed the ink in this pen

This pen used to be my favorite! But when they changed the ink the quality went DOWN! It does NOT write smoother like they state! I want the old pen back! They were my favorite and now I hate them!!

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1 out of Five Stars

Lily
February 17, 2021

Half the time it doesn't work

Some pens were good at first and then after a while they stopped working properly and the ink has kind of stopped working so it looks grey. Some pens just didn't work at all at first and still don't. I wouldn't recommend this!

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5 out of Five Stars

Jayden J
February 3, 2021

I would 100% buy this pens time and time again because they

These pens are so useful and they write so smooth. I have had my pens for almost a year and I use the, 24/7 and the still have not ran out. These pens are by far the most amazing pens I have used in my whole entire life.

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5 out of Five Stars

Nina
January 1, 2021

Best Pen EVER

I am writing this review because I see it has a low rating and I'm worried it will be discontinued as I've found it's difficult to find in stores near me. Please, please don't stop making this pen. I've used it basically my whole life; at every school and job I've ever had. I even wrote my wedding vows with one of these pens.

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2 out of Five Stars

mom of 2
November 10, 2020

NOTHING smooth about it

I purchased the 18 pack multi colored. Each and every pen I have used so far is FRUSTRATINGLY anything but smooth. It skips, it has to be coaxed to keep writing.I bought these for us to use at school and it makes me miss notes in class because I cannot get my pen to finish the word! save yourself the trouble and use papermate!

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1 out of Five Stars

GIGI
November 5, 2020

New style is awful!! PLEASE bring back the original

I have been using Zebra pens for years. As a left handed person, they are the only ones that do not smear, write smoothly, and made my handwriting not look so atrocious. The new pen is AWFUL. Just like all the others I hate. PLEASE PLEASE PLAESE BRING BACK THE OLD PENS!!!

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3 out of Five Stars

Greg
October 23, 2020

Not a fan of the "improved" pen

I have been using Zebra's Z-Grip retractable pens for as long as I can remember -- well over a decade. I recently purchased a package billed as improved with "smoother" ink. I disagree. Rather than gliding along the page as it has in the past, the ink is much more splotchy, which causes the letters to blend together. My handwriting is not the best to begin with, but now it's often difficult for me to read what I've written. I wish there was a way to buy a package of the old pens with the clear tips, rather than the improved pens with the tinted tips.

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1 out of Five Stars

Jill
September 21, 2020

DO NOT BUY THIS PEN

This pen is the worst ballpoint click gel pen I have ever bought. Unfortunately I purchased 52 of them. They only work half the time if that and when they do work the ink doesn't dry and it smears. This pen is not worth your money.

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4 out of Five Stars

Dee
September 18, 2020

favourite black pen

I've probably gone through at least 25 of these pens (long time student). I think they have a nice weight and they feel comfortable, the ink doesn't smudge like my Inkjoy pens. I have noticed that once you hit about halfway or two-thirds through the ink, the ink suddenly starts skipping and the ink doesn't come out evenly. It almost feels like the pen is going to run out. Eventually, if you keep writing with it (half a piece of lined paper or so), the ink will go back to normal. This has happened with every single of the new pens I've tried - it didn't happen with the older ones. It's really annoying but I still like these pens the most.

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3 out of Five Stars

Tried it
September 17, 2020

Decent

Just bought these hoping they will work great for me. So far I am not super impressed. They leak a little and leave ink blobs at the beginnings of some words. My biggest question that I can't find an answer to: are these pens acid free?

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3 out of Five Stars

JJ
August 30, 2020

How about some Instructions on use?

Just bought a pack of Z-Grip ballpoint pens and find each pens tip is covered in a blob of some type of rubbery substance. If you push hard enough and long enough it will break through but collects ink on it and smears. If you pick it off it will work. No where on the packaging or on your web site does it address this issue. Now this maybe a common feature in today's pens but not everyone knows and if so, then your company should know the definition of "ASSUME"

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5 out of Five Stars

Natalie
February 4, 2020

MY FAVORITE PENS. Metal b

MY FAVORITE PENS. Metal barrel of course

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2 out of Five Stars

Sarah
November 23, 2019

We have been buying these

We have been buying these for years, and do NOT like the new ink (and my group buys approx. 20 boxes at a time 4 times a year). New does not always mean "improved," it just means different. The new ink does not write as smooth as the old ink, kind of scratchy and blobs compared to the old ink. The new pens do not last as long as many just quit.

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1 out of Five Stars

RONNIE
September 23, 2019

THE PENS LEAK INK WHEN U

THE PENS LEAK INK WHEN UPRIGHT. WHEN YOU START TO WRITE THERE IS A BLOB OF INK ON THE POINT. GO BACK TO THE OLD INK.

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5 out of Five Stars

Sammy
August 26, 2019

It is a good pen. I used

It is a good pen. I used the blue ink most of the time. I wonder if Zebra sell the core ink separately. It is a waste once the ink is finished and I need to throw away the body of the pen. There are a lot of good at this pen.

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1 out of Five Stars

MC
April 2, 2019

The "new ink" is horrible

The "new ink" is horrible! This pen used to be great because its ink was smooth and blob-free. Now it blobs ALL THE TIME, through multiple boxes and different pens. This used to be the absolute best pen. Why did you ruin a great pen????????

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4 out of Five Stars

Saule
February 3, 2019

I bought one as an experi

I bought one as an experiment and was suprised by the superior ergonomy compared to any other ballpoint pen. However, don't like buying a new body every time it runs out - I would strongly recommend making these refillable.

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2 out of Five Stars

Ruby
January 17, 2019

I love writing with these

I love writing with these pens but the last few packets I've bought, pretty much all of the pens have just stopped working for no apparent reason. Ink is more than half full but not coming out? Really annoying!!!

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1 out of Five Stars

Paula
December 27, 2018

The old ink was WAY bette

The old ink was WAY better (5 stars). If you get one with a CLEAR barrel they are the best. the new pens are horrible to write with and blotch every other time the pen touches the paper. I've just contacted customer service. I truly hope you bring back the old pens. AND - as someone else mentioned, refills would be better for the planet.

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1 out of Five Stars

Lanita
August 10, 2018

I have always purchased t

I have always purchased the Pilot G2 retractable pen but had a coupon for the Z Grip Retractable pen x 2 packages. Not at all happy with them. I have to press hard to get ink flow and the color is not very black, hard to see. I'll stick to the G2's and I can get refills for them.

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2 out of Five Stars

Dale
August 6, 2018

These use to be my Favori

These use to be my Favorite pens! I am in sales and go through a lot of pens. They have recently changed the ink and now they are junk. They smear when writing on leagal documents and leak in my pocket. Never had that problem before. Please Zebra go back to original ink it was the best ball point pen for the price hands down.

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1 out of Five Stars

Michael
July 17, 2018

I hate to review this so

I hate to review this so poorly, but ever since they updated to a new ink it smudges every time you write after not using the pen for a period of time. I thought it was just a bad set of pens I got, but the problem repeated itself. Thankfully I found an older pack in storage that had the old design, so for now I am good. Please fix the ink smudging!

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2 out of Five Stars

Rebecca
April 11, 2017

I started out really liki

I started out really liking these pens. I purchased a number of them, because I thought I had found the perfect ballpoint pen. The grip was perfect, the ink was perfect, and the medium point was perfect. Until they each stopped working after about a month. I can see in each one that the ink tube is not empty, yet they have stopped writing. I will not be purchasing these again and instead am back searching for the perfect ballpoint pen.

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2 out of Five Stars

Lori
April 1, 2017

I bought the multi pack,

I bought the multi pack, and not one gray or turquoise pen worked. I have twice filled out a contact form, referencing my online order number, and I have yet to hear from customer service. The pens that did work, worked beautifully.

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5 out of Five Stars

Matthew
February 4, 2017

As a teaching assistant,

As a teaching assistant, this pen has become my favorite for grading. But where do you get ink refills? This site does not seem to carry any.

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3 out of Five Stars

raniisabelle
January 22, 2017

bought your stupid pen in

bought your stupid pen in red and it didnt work the second i opened the package.

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2 out of Five Stars

Aaron
December 7, 2016

Hit and miss. They're gre

Hit and miss. They're great pens... on the rare occasions they actually deign to work. When they do, has good black and coverage, but arbitrarily doesn't write on certain parts of page, even when no indentation or anything else is present. Doesn't matter if you grab a new one out of the package, it won't write there either. Have bought multiple times over the years, thinking I'd just gotten a bad batch or from bad store, but same problem across the board. Refuse to waste any more money on these, which is a shame because I really like them... WHEN! THEY! WORK!

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3 out of Five Stars

Ally
November 5, 2016

How to remove ink from wa

How to remove ink from washed clothes

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2 out of Five Stars

John
October 31, 2016

Feels good, but stops wri

Feels good, but stops writing when I'm taking writing in school notebook... Constantly having to scratch somewhere else to make ink flow again. Very frustrating!!

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5 out of Five Stars

Robin
September 6, 2016

Favorite pen at work and

Favorite pen at work and at home. LOVE VIOLENT and PURPLE ink to distinguish my work. Please do not discontinue carrying as so many stores have.

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5 out of Five Stars

Thomas
July 30, 2016

I just purchased this pen

I just purchased this pen and tested it on the smear test I am lefty and an artist. Found that it does no smear. And it does not smear over watercolor.

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5 out of Five Stars

Audy
May 17, 2016

These are great pens! The

These are great pens! They work super well and are just like they are described. I decorated them and they look great! Great high-quality pens for a low price!

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5 out of Five Stars

Jade
August 11, 2014

It's a good pen. Yah.

It's a good pen. Yah.

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