It outperforms not just the Cross, but even the Parker! It writes smoother, darker, and contains more ink. The Cross is a little cheaper but it will not write as dark or smooth.
The Cross is also very easy to sharpen. You can get a fine point out of it by simply grinding the end of the pen down. Then, rinse and re-dry it and you're ready to go!
The Parker is more difficult to sharpen but it offers a wider choice of points and finishes. It is also worth mentioning that the cost of the Parker grows with its quality. The best ones are expensive.
Overall, these are two great options that will serve you well. They both come in different sizes, styles, colors... you name it!
Parker pens are clearly superior to Cross pens for ballpoints, whereas Cross pens are superior for rollerballs. Parker rollerball cartridges are average. The ink is available in most color combinations you could want.
The main advantage of a Cross pen over a Parker pen is price: a good-quality Parker pen can cost as much as $60 while a similar quality Cross pen will only cost about $20. There are also certain features that are available on some models of Cross pens that aren't available on Parkers. For example, the Lamy Gelly Roll and the Uni-Ball Marathon have unique features not found on comparable models from other manufacturers.
Another consideration is quality: Cross pens tend to be of lower quality than their more expensive Parker counterparts. They don't last as long and won't write in very cold conditions. However, if you're looking at budget options, a Cross pen is the way to go.
Finally, there's the issue of availability: Most brands of cross-point pens aren't made anymore. The few models that remain on the market are either owned by large corporations or vintage models that people collect. This means that if you want a particular color combination or design, you'll need to find someone who owns one of these rare pens.
The Waterman is a liberal medium, but the Parker is a more frequent medium. The Parker line is narrower and contains less ink. In an office setting with photocopying sheets and poor selections, the Parker's thinner line and less ink make this pen a preferable option.
Parker also makes several different models of pens that are not made anymore. The Pilot Gold Classic is almost identical to the Parker Jotter except that it does not have the gold coloration. It is available in three different sizes: 1.5mm, 2mm, and 3mm. The Pilot G-Tec is very similar to the Parker Jotter Light except that it uses G-Tec technology instead of stainless steel for its core. It comes in only one size - 3mm. The Pilot Vanishing Point is nearly identical to the Parker Jotter Light except that it uses vanadium oxide instead of titanium for its core.
All these pens are made in China and they sell for about $10 each.
The Waterman company was founded in 1872 by Charles Waterman. He invented the plastic tip pen design that we know today. Although originally designed for fountain pens, they work fine with ink cartridges as well.
Waterman still makes several different models of pens that are not made anymore.
The quality, fit, and finish of current premium Waterman pens are unquestionably superior to Parker pens. But you're searching for lower-end models, and I don't think there's much of a difference between them. They both make good products at a low price point.
Waterman was founded in 1884 and has made a name for itself by making affordable writing instruments that last. Its low-cost model pens often feature steel instead of aluminum bodies, which can be scratched more easily. The ink comes in a wide variety of colors including red, black, blue, green, and purple.
Parker was founded in 1866 and is one of the oldest pen manufacturers in the United States. It started as a manufacturer of fine writing instruments and today sells more inexpensive pens than it does high-end ones. In fact, almost half of its sales come from just four brands: Bic, Pelikan, Rotring, and Parker.
Both companies make excellent products at a reasonable price point. If you can find their low-end models on sale, they might be worth checking out first before spending your money on higher-quality pens from other brands.
Parker pens are practically the polar opposite of Mont Blanc pens. Parker Duofolds and Premiers, particularly at the upper end, are of equal quality, with appealing packaging and even a comparable price point. Parker pens are functional. They perform just as stated on the label. If you want a pen that does everything well, then a Parker is your pen.
However, if you want a classic pen that looks good on your desk, one that will attract attention when you enter a room with other people, then a Montblanc is the pen for you. These pens were not made to be practical tools but rather works of art that can also write very well.
Montblanc is a luxury brand that was founded in 1833 by Pierre-Jacques Millon in Paris. It is now owned by the Japanese company, Mitsubishi Corporation. The modern-day Montblanc line of products includes accessories, furniture, and jewelry that all use parts of the pen design created by Joseph Breuer in 1921. This shows how popular the original pen design has remained over time!
There are two main types of Montblanc pens: fine and classic. Both come in various sizes from No. 2 through No. 5. There are also extra-fine and miniature models available. Each type of pen features a different material used for its barrel: either stainless steel or celluloid.