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Top 10 Best Inkless Pen & Inkless Pen Reviews (Metal Alloy Tip)

Top 10 Best Inkless Pen & Inkless Pen Reviews (Metal Alloy Tip)

A curated list of the best inkless metal pens, featuring the top reviewed and best inkless pen by Beta and Napkin Forever — plus video reviews and affordable options.

If you’re relatively new to inkless pen products and are curious how they work, we’d be happy to provide you with a brief overview. And, no, it doesn’t require any prior knowledge of graphology or metallurgy to understand their inner workings. First and foremost, nothing truly lasts ‘forever’. Although this may seem commonsensical, while researching for the best inkless pen and inkless pen brands, we saw reviews from customers asking if and how these pens can possibly last forever. Honest answer: they don’t. But realistically speaking, you’d have to write with this pen everyday for years and years before buying a new one. Again, nothing lasts forever. These inkless pens, however, certainly last longer than conventional ink pens. Secondly, inkless pens write by depositing a small amount of metal material on the page. This metal material is often made of a metal alloy. We couldn’t find the actual material makeup, as this technology is patented, but we guess that it uses silver and small amounts of lead. Lastly, inkless pens are smudge-proof, won’t erase, and their markings are water-resistant. Interestingly enough, writing with metal is an ancient practice, performed by many before the invention of ink and the quill. Nevertheless, for this collection, we curated for the best inkless pen and inkless pen brands, selecting those that met our standards for quality and good design. You’ll find pens by Napkin and Beta — in addition to a few relatively cheaper options. We’re curious to see how our audience likes these pens, so feel free to leave a review if you end up trying one out.

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Qualities we looked for overall:

+ Able to write without the use of ink (i.e., ‘inkless’).
+ Metal alloy tip.
+ Smudge-proof writing material.
+ Erase-proof writing material.
+ Water-resistance writing material.
+ Features a slim barrel / shaft.
+ Ergonomic design.
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, featuring simple and minimal lines, colors and assets (relatively subjective quality).
+ Well made, with long-lasting materials like stainless steel.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., when reviews available via company or seller website).

Qualities we tried to avoid overall:

– Ink pens.
– Plastic barrels.
– Non-reusable design (i.e., disposable, one-time use).
– Products with a high number of bad reviews.

Editor’s Top 5 Rated Selections

Top 10 Best Inkless Pen & Inkless Pen Reviews (Metal Alloy Tip) // In our opinion, these are a few of the best products we came across in our search, given the overall qualities that we were curating for in this collection. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Metal alloy tip.
+ Smudge-proof writing material.
+ Erase-proof writing material.
+ Water-resistance writing material.
+ Features a slim barrel / shaft.
+ Ergonomic design.
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, featuring simple and minimal lines, colors and assets (relatively subjective quality).
+ Well made, with long-lasting materials like stainless steel.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

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Beta An Axel Weinbrecht Inkless Pen, in Silver, Designed to Not Smudge and Eco Friendly.
By: Jac Zagoory

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Napkin Forever Prima Inkless Pen, in Black, Uses an Exclusive Metal Alloy Patented by Napkin.
By: Napkin

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Designer, Napkin Forever Pininfarina Inkless Pen, in Satin Finish, with Ethergraf Top and Solid Walnut Accents.
By: Napkin

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Forever Cambiano Pininfarina Inkless Pen, with Ethergraf Tip and a Patented Metal Alloy, in Dark Wood Finish.
By: Napkin

Editor's Note

Similar to the pen on the left and the one above, this pen is designed by Napkin — a leading inkless pen brand — and is part of their Pininfarina series. Inkless pens by Napkin utilize a ethergraf tip and a patented metal alloy, which deposits small amounts of metal on the page to give the appearance of an ink pen. Although slightly lighter in color than a standard ink pen, inkless pens won’t run out, won’t smudge, can write in wet conditions, and are relatively more eco friendly than conventional ink pens since you won’t have to throw them out every month. Here’s a video on YouTube that shows how this model writes.

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Cuban Style, Inkless Pen, in Black Titano Wood Finish.
By: Napkin

Editor's Note

As another design series, Napkin launched, Cubans. Cuban inkless pens utilize the same writing technology, but feature a different look and feel. As you’ve probably already noted from the image, they’re shorter and a bit bulkier than standard Napkin pens, which are usually designed with a longer, tapered barrel. If you prefer a heavier, more compact pen design, we recommend giving this one a try. Here’s a video that reviews this pen model.

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Top 10 Best Inkless Pen & Inkless Pen Reviews (Metal Alloy Tip), Featuring The Top Reviewed Mental Inkless Pens by Beta, Napkin Forever & Jac Zagoory.

Budget Picks

Top 10 Best Inkless Pen & Inkless Pen Reviews (Metal Alloy Tip) // These are a few solid choices if you’re on a budget. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Metal alloy tip.
+ Smudge-proof writing material.
+ Erase-proof writing material.
+ Water-resistance writing material.
+ Features a slim barrel / shaft.
+ Ergonomic design.
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, featuring simple and minimal lines, colors and assets (relatively subjective quality).
+ Well made, with long-lasting materials like stainless steel.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Beta Inkless Pen, in Black, Designed Not to Smudge.
by: Jac Zagoory

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Beta Inkless Pen, in Gold Aluminum, Designed Not to Smudge.
by: Beta

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Beta, Pocket Inkless Pen, in Silver Stainless Steel.
By: Axel

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Beta Inkless Pen, in Copper.
By: Axel

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Continued, Part 3, 1 Also Great
Top 10 Best Inkless Pen & Inkless Pen Reviews (Metal Alloy Tip), Featuring The Top Reviewed Mental Inkless Pens by Beta, Napkin Forever & Jac Zagoory.

Also Great

Top 10 Best Inkless Pen & Inkless Pen Reviews (Metal Alloy Tip) // These are a few more great options that follow the overall qualities we looked for. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Offers a useful alternative to inkless pens.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

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Best Selling, Top Reviewed Space Pen, Bullet Space Pen with Clip, in Silver, Made in the USA.
By: Fisher

Editor's Note

If you’re still not really sold on inkless pens, we recommend checking out ‘space pens’. Space pens have risen in popularity since their inception due in large part to their versatility. If you’ve ever tried to write with a conventional pen at an angle other than with the tip pointing towards the floor — perhaps while holding a clipboard — you may have noticed that your average pen isn’t great at calibrating different angles and may not write effectively. Moreover, if you’ve ever tried to write in a relatively cold environment with a standard pen, you may have noticed a similar degradation in performance. Space pens are designed to write at any angle, even in Zero Gravity, and can write in extreme temperatures from -30F to 250F. If you like to write on the go, we recommend taking a look at space pens.

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