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Do you remember those pens with three colors of ink in them? They were probably your favorite pen growing up. Or maybe you still use one today! Either way, you might be surprised to learn that the multifunctional ballpoint pen has a long and interesting history. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the origins of the multi-pen and how to use it effectively. We’ll also explore who can benefit from using a  multifunctional ballpoint pen in their everyday lives.

The origins of the multifunctional ballpoint pen

The first patent for a pen with multiple colors of ink was filed in England in 1803 by James Perry. However, it wasn’t until the early 1900s that multi-pens began to be mass-produced. The first mass-produced multi-pen was created by the Japanese company Ohto in 1963 and in the year 1964 ZEBRA multifunctional ballpoint pen also arrived on the market. Since then, multi-pens have been popular among people of all ages for their convenience and ease of use.

Tips on how to use a multifunctional ballpoint pen effectively

Multi-pens are most commonly used for writing and drawing. The three colors of ink (usually blue, red, and green) can be used individually or in combination to create different effects. For example, you can use blue ink for regular writing, red ink for corrections or editing, and green ink for highlighting important information. Or, you can use all three colors together to add a touch of fun and creativity to your work. Did you know that all ZEBRA multifunctional ballpoint pens come in 4 colors? Blue, green, red, and blue. 

Who and how can benefit from using a multifunctional ballpoint pen like Clip-On-Slim? Tips for usage:

Multi-pens are not just for kids! In fact, there are many professionals who can benefit from using a multi-pen in their everyday lives. Here are just a few examples: 

  • Teachers can use multifunctional ballpoint pens to correct papers or make notes on student work. 
  • Doctors can use multifunctional ballpoint pens to make charts and records more legible. 
  • Lawyers can use multifunctional ballpoint pens to mark up documents during trials or negotiations. 
  • Artists can use multifunctional ballpoint pens to add color and dimension to their work. 
  • Business people can use multifunctional ballpoint pens to take notes during meetings or make presentations more visually appealing. 

As you can see, the humble multifunctional ballpoint pen is much more than just a childhood memory—it’s a versatile tool that can be used by people of all ages in a variety of professions. So next time you need to write or draw something, don’t reach for just any old pen—reach for a trusty 4C Rose Gold or a Clip on Slim multifunctional ballpoint! Clip-on Slim is environmentally friendly and made of 84% recycled materials.