The BIC® Round Stic® Pen is one of the best-selling BIC® ball pens in America! Over the years, this classic pen has been modernized without changing its core appearance, and that is why it continues to be one of our top performers.

This versatile writing instrument features a lightweight barrel, ventilated cap, and medium ballpoint for smooth and consistent writing. Assembled and decorated in our Clearwater, Florida, facilities, the BIC® Round Stic® Pen features no set-up charge and comes in four different styles, including the #RSECO BIC® Ecolutions® Round Stic® Pen, which is made of 76 percent pre-consumer recycled plastic.

But just what goes into this popular pen? Let’s take a look at the anatomy of a BIC® Round Stic®.

Durable Tungsten Carbide Ball

The only substance harder is diamond! The perfectly spherical shape of the tungsten carbide ball contributes to smooth and consistent writing.


The part of the pen that covers the writing tip is known as the section. In terms of color, it can match the barrel and cap. The BIC® Round Stic® pen offers over 600 trim and barrel color combinations! You can even mix and match colors to complement your logo.

Cartridge & Ink

Held within the cartridge, the inks used in all BIC® writing instruments are reviewed by a toxicologist at Duke University Medical Center according to the Art and Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) Program.


The barrel is the main external section of the pen that houses the ballpoint, cartridge, and ink. It is also where the imprint is placed.


The button is welded onto the barrel to prevent separation. All BIC® writing instruments meet cap and end-closure safety standards.


The BIC® Round Stic® has a ventilated cap to reduce the risk of choking.

Find out more about our BIC® Round Stic® pens and other great writing instruments by checking out our The Mighty Pen book.

Fun Fact: The BIC® Round Stic® was the first in the industry to have a ventilated cap to reduce risk of asphyxiation in children. The cap complies with international safety standards, and today the ventilated cap is an industry requirement.

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