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HyperG Pen from Pentel Delivers 'The Smoothest Line'

Aug 12, 2008, 01:00 ET from Pentel of America

    TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentel Buzz teams will be on
 college campuses this fall videotaping students giving their "Smoothest
     An example of a smooth line (also known as a pickup line) is "I brought
 you this cold one 'cause you look really hot." Prizes for winning entries
 include pens, cameras, gaming systems or the grand prize of a trip to
 Panama City for a week in 2009.
     Pentel of America,, a leading provider of writing
 instruments, office products, and art materials, wants to hear your
 "Smoothest Line." The contest was born out of the idea that the Pentel
 HyperG pen is one of the smoothest writing pens on the market.
     A panel of judges will review the videos and the selected videos will
 move to the next round until the finalists are chosen. Peers will also have
 the opportunity to vote for their favorite "Smoothest Line." Participants
 aged 18 and older can upload their own smoothest line to a dedicated
 website beginning August 15. Go to to
 access "The Smoothest Line" contest site**.
     Perfect for taking notes in class, or writing a "smooth-line" note to
 pass to that favorite person during class, the HyperG pen uses
 high-performance archival-quality gel ink that makes it write smoothly.
     "College students use some type of writing instrument everyday, whether
 it's a pen, highlighter, or marker," said De Verges Jones, Director of
 Marketing for Pentel. "The HyperG pen, known for its smooth writing style,
 is also known as a pen that won't hurt the environment. It's made from
 recycled plastic but it's also refillable so the user can keep the pen and
 it won't end up in the landfill. It's an easy way to go green at school!"
     Ecologically aware students will love the HyperG pen for its
 environmentally friendly benefit. The HyperG is made from 57% Recycled
 Plastic* and is part of the Pentel Recycology family of products.
     In addition, the gel ink is AP non-toxic. The pen has a sleek new
 diamond cut barrel design with silver accents and is available in black,
 blue, red, and violet ink and barrel colors.
     College students will be able to sample the pens, as the Pentel Buzz
 Squad will be handing out pens on the college campuses during the videotape
     Known for quality and innovation, Pentel is a world leader in the
 manufacture and sale of writing instruments and art materials. Pentel's
 Recycology(TM) Program is a way of helping the environment by reducing the
 amount of waste and increasing recycling activity during manufacturing. The
 Recycology(TM) products have the same quality, reliability, and
 dependability as other Pentel products.
     * Excludes consumable content and refills.
     ** Contest Rules available at

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