Black Pens Or Blue Pens?

Published: 05th July 2010
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The two most popular ink colors for pens are black and blue with black having the slight edge. However, whether you are a student or business professional, the question of whether to use black pens or blue pens has been raised. Some teachers and professors will only accept assignments that are done using one of these colors and some employers are sticklers when it comes to ink colors for pens. There are strongly held beliefs on both sides for the superiority of their pen color with both sides arguing form and function is on their side....and the debate rages on. Listed below are the arguments for both. After seeing the arguments and weighing the pros and cons, I would urge you to provide your preferences and options.

Those who advocate the use of black pens argue that black is a more formal and elegant color. Other ink colors including blue are seen as too casual for the workplace or school. Though most people use black pens it could be argued that they only use it because black was the only color available when ink was first used. Either way you look at it, black pens are produced and used by more people than any other color. Some teachers prefer that students write in black ink so the red or blue ink they use to grade them will standout. While there are many practical reasons why people prefer black ink pens, some just prefer the aesthetic appeal of black as a formal color.

Blue ink pens have a smaller yet dedicated group of followers. Many teachers and professors claim that blue ink is more soothing on the eyes; and since teachers have to read a lot of handwritten material many prefer and demand that their students use blue pens. Blue pens also have a particularly strong appeal for those writing on yellow-colored paper. Black ink tends to blend in with a yellow background but blue ink stands out. Blue pens are also used for note-taking and editing purposes when dealing with black ink.

So the questions stand, are blue ink pens better or black ink pens? On one side of the argument you have the majority of the population that used black pens and on the other a smaller yet fervent group of supporters who are trying to change the black ink trend. Are black ink pens used more often because of tradition and their availability or do people actually prefer the black ink color to blue? Provide your thoughts in the comment section below and tell us whether you are a black pen person or a blue pen person.

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