What are the best pens to use for autograph signings? I will be getting a couple baseballs and a basketball signed. Also, might get a photo signed. What pen is most ideal to use?
I prefer anything with Iron gall ink for permanence.
Registrar's ink is usually that or micro-particle.
I use a fountain pen almost exclusively but they feather badly on some of this new junk paper.
Probably a registrar's ballpoint would do the trick but test it on similar paper to be sure.
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Baseball-Regular Bic pen type will work Blue ink works best. No sharpie type ink pens as they tend to bleed over time.
Photos-Blue Sharpie Fine point works best
Basketball-Gold or Silver Metalic Ink Pen Medium Point Check arts and crafts stores as not avaialabe at regular retail stores. This type has a darker color compared to the sharpie brand .
If you use a paint pen be sure and shake it before handing it as you have to get the ink flowing.
Hope that helps. Check ebay to see what above look like.
Something like this?
I would say no. That is a paint pen and I believe they are harder to use than the recommended Sharpie.
As has been said, Sharpie on photos. Bic or Papermate blue ball point pens on leather baseballs.
By the way, only use a "Rawlings official major league baseball", not a cheaper ball.