Black or Blue pen?

Philippines
June 20, 2007 3:22am CST
Which one do you use when signing a document? or even in writing do you still use that too? I use black pen everyday. I only use blue pen when no black pen is around. They say when signing a document you must use a Blue pen to sign above your name, it's the right color. But I know this applies to other countries specially in USA. I don't know in your country do you use blue or black pen when signing? Please do share...thanks! :)
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@shan_ab (377)
• India
20 Jun 07
There is no rules in India enforcing the colour, but I like to use blue colour pen. Infact I never use black colour pen unless otherwise insisted.
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• Philippines
20 Jun 07
Yeah..you're comfortable with that. thanks! ;)
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
20 Jun 07
I've never really thought too much about it, I just like black and that is what I use. Always use my Parker pen, and when I buy a refill, I always buy black!
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• Philippines
20 Jun 07
Oh..maybe it's just a habit of using a black pen. thanks for sharing. :)
@ElicBxn (61147)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I use purple if I have a choice. I have heard that the only color they really don't want is red. If I don't have my purple pens around, I'll use whatever they have to sign with.
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Wow..I think you're the only person I've known using purple pen. Maybe it's your favorite color huh?
@ElicBxn (61147)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Ya think? But there wouldn't be all these purple ink pens around if it wasn't a popular color. The 4 colors you can buy easily are blue, black, red and purple, and it seems that purple is easier to find than red these days.
@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
20 Jun 07
for signing documents, I use black. But for everything else I use blue. I have been partial to blue ever since I started using ink pens in school. I don't know why i just like writing in blue better than black ink.
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Oh..maybe you're favorite color is blue too? :)
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
20 Jun 07
i use whatever is handy to be honest. but when i am writing notes i use turquoise or purple or some other fun colour...who says life has to be blue and black??
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Yeah..you have a point there...to add color to your life...not just blue or black. Is ok with you peers or teacher or whoever is asking from you documents that you use neither blue or black? Coz some don't accept that colors specially in offices.
• United States
20 Jun 07
I prefer dark blue pens... gel ink, medium point, if you want to get more precise. With ALL my writing, not just when signing my name. :) I think the color restriction for blue is simply to easily tell the signature is original compared to the black print.
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Oh..let me guess...mmmm..blue is your favorite color huh? :)
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Generally U I use black pen as if U want to make photocopy black gets better. But some cases they dont allow black as its hard to realize the black is original or phtocopy. So if they dont mention I use black for my convenience but if they told already then I use blue for their convenience.
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Yeah..some are so strict when it comes to signatures so they prefer blue ink. thanks cmsk2005! :)
@jianhong (740)
• Singapore
20 Jun 07
I will prefer to use blue pen to write or sign. In school, i always use blue pen. I can see better with blue pen. Black color is kinda hard for me to see the content since the content is mostly in black too. Blue is also my favorite color. ;) ... http://pay4effort.blogspot.com http://cool2share.blogspot.com
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Yeah..blue is my favorite color too but I only use blue pen in checking documents now but sometimes in signing some documents. thanks! :)
@jbelle (913)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
When I was in high school I use either black and blue. But when i enter college I use only black pen for our school prefer the black one. I think blue pen is not formal especially on important documents. To play safe it would be better to use black pen. So until now I used to use black pen no more blue pen anymore...
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
thanks jbelle! :)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
Black pen usually.
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
thanks crazypumpkin! :)
@dpauli (407)
• Indonesia
20 Jun 07
Most people use black ink for signature. Actually it's fine to use blue ink for it but I prefer to use black. Writing with black ink also provide readable text when the documents are send by fax.
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
Most fax documents with blue ink is not readable maybe because the ink of a fax machine is black. thanks! ;)