What color ink is more professional? Black ink, blue ink, old ink, new ink, home ink, work ink, what the heck do YOU think? It’s confusing! The debate over black vs blue ink goes something like this:
Holy moly! Where’s the rhyme? Where’s the reason? When addressing the black vs blue ink conundrum, seems like our best bet is to recommend a multi-ink pen and call it a day (FYI, here’s a good one: Soft Touch Paragon Multi-Ink Stylus Pen). But we love a good riddle and we’re going to dig a little deeper than that. Below we unpack which color ink to pack for signing, filing, endorsing, and otherwise taking care of business on the daily.
When you want to see that signature easily against a sea of black print, and confirm the signature’s not a copy, blue is best.
For documents that will be scanned or photocopied or where your signature is ultra important (like in a passport application), it’s best to use black ink. Though dark blue ink may be acceptable, who wants to take the chance and run the risk of a paperwork rejection just because you didn’t have a black ink pen handy? Tip: If you’re the one handing out the forms or helping with the paperwork, set your customer up for success by giving them a customized black ink pen to complete their paperwork and keep afterward for long-term branding.
Though what color ink is more professional, blue or black, depends upon the business circumstances, there are a few colors you can safely avoid. For form filling and signing, steer clear of red, purple, and green, along with any light or metallic shades.
Help your customers and keep your name top of mind long after every transaction with custom pens that work for your paperwork and your branding.
Blue Ink: Working at a law firm? Shopping for students? Check out our wide selection of blue ink promotional pens.
Black Ink: If black ink’s the color you need at your bank’s customer service counter or your passport services office, add your logo to a selection from our customized black ink pens.
Our top choices for pens that are professional and promotional in blue and black ink:
Full Color Executive Alpha Pen & Flashlight Gift Set: The ultimate in professional gift giving, this set includes a soft touch keychain flashlight and an executive Alpha Soft Touch pen (with stylus!) in blue or black ink.
Satin Finish Paragon Pen with Rose Gold Trim: Satin finish, mineral barrel colors, rose gold trim, and professional black ink? Doesn’t get more executive level than this!
P.S. Looking to go beyond black vs blue ink? For more on pens including tip types, ink types, best brands, and more, check out these blogs:
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