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Uni-ball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Ink Pen - White Ink - 10 Pen Set - UNI UM-153 .1x10
  This is the best white..., September 2, 2014
By kri...
This is the best white gel pen I've come across. I use them frequently for card making and these are the only pens I've come across that I don't have to go back and re-write or re-draw what I've already worked on. The white is vibrant, it doesn't disappear into the paper and dull out and I have never experienced any skipping. They are such good quality I'm so happy I bought a box!
Rhodia Pad No. 18 - Black - 8.3" x 11.7" - Graph - RHODIA 182009
  These are great practice..., August 31, 2014
By rit...
These are great practice and layout pads for calligraphy. The paper takes the ink beautifully.
Morning Glory Mach 3 Roller Ball Pen - 0.38 mm - Black - MORNING GLORY MACH3 BLACK
  This pen is really nice,..., August 31, 2014
By sunkisshan
This pen is really nice, I have nothing to complain about the design or ink flow/opacity. However, the only downside is that the ink isn't waterproof at all.Otherwise great pen!
Platinum ZeroShin Mechanical Pencil - 0.5 mm - Black - PLATINUM MZ-500A 1
  SO NICE to have this..., August 30, 2014
By jimmykitty
SO NICE to have this solid pencil.

I'm an artist and I use mechanical pencils (0.5) all the time. At first, I used the Kuru Toga pencil so I wouldn't have to stop to click and advance the lead, however Kuro Togo basically works when the lead is lifted and placed back on the paper -- which happens less with drawing versus writing. Then I moved to a shaker system, so I can advance the lead with just a flick of the wrist instead of stopping to click it with my thumb.

However, in all cases one thing that irked me was the loss of lead / breakage. And THAT was the real loss.

The ZeroShin is a great solution for lead loss/breakage. It holds the lead VERY close and uses a LOT more of the lead right to the end (well, there's a little bit that doesn't hold, but it's far better than other pencils). I have to stop and click with my thumb to advance the lead, but the amount of lead I am saving makes up for it.

The pencil is light. A bit too light for my tastes and the rubber on the grip is hard. If you're into gel grips you may have to buy one of those slip-on grips (since the pencil is thin enough).

Loading the pencil is easy, and it holds the usual amount of leads. I don't use the eraser so I can't comment on that.

The ZeroShin may not be the fanciest pencil on the shelf, but it is the most practical and makes up for it by using 97% of your lead instead of usual breakage and loss of control when the lead gets short. As an artist I can depend on it, lean on it a tiny bit more, and I have MORE control because the lead is SOLID with the pencil.

There is NO *wobble* as the pencil holds the lead. The wobble (inside the lead sleeve) is one of the main reasons for breakage. The ZeroShin is rock solid and feels like a wooden pencil lead. I appreciate this as an artist.
Lamy Fountain Pen Nib - Black Finish - Extra Fine - LAMY LZ50BK-EF
  hi just nw recieved the..., August 30, 2014
By siddharthasahana
hi just nw recieved the lamy extrafine black finish nib.
1) the packaging, the delivery, service by jet pens is excellent.
2) nw the nib. the nib is good. writes pretty well, no skipping issues, but it is scratchy. it is not smooth. though i have heard that lamy fp nibs get smooth by use. lets see this one. i have a lamy safari fine nib, shifted to ef nib. both were scratchy. the fine nib is nw a little smooth. overall i dont think its that a great issue. i am satisfied.