|Model Number||E+M 2843-ER6|
|Lead Color||Light Green, Pink, Yellow|
|Lead Diameter||5.5 mm|
|Quantity in Pack||6|
February 10, 2014
This is a bit of a story,...
This is a bit of a story, and it starts when I'm 19. A VERY EXPENSIVE CATALOGUE PEN COMPANY sold "German highlighters", clutch pencils with highlighting lead. For Christmas, my mom and grandma bought me a set--I had 2--plus replacement leads. This was the perfect gift for an undergraduate English major. The leads came in 3 colors: green, orange and yellow. A year later, they introduced pink. Several years after that, they (first) discontinued the leads/clutch pencils, and then (second) REINTRODUCED THEM, for a much higher price, and sold replacement leads--3 at a time, for about $10.
I used these items--my highlighters--more than ANY OTHER ITEM in my nerd arsenal. I completed an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in literature, using these highlighter leads. They never bled. They never damaged the paper. They never smudged or faded. They were crisply neon--beautifully highlighted--and the differences in colors adapted to different types of paper. Green, for example, is the softest, and is best used on small paperbacks (or Dover Thrift Editions) with pulpy paper. It's also best for any vintage book one may find, on the cheap, at a used bookstore. Yellow works best on heavier paper stock--the type that's cream or white colored, not the pulpy grey-brown of cheaper editions.
And for years, I could not get replacements for my clutch pencils. And I hoarded my wee stash of replacement leads and used them--literally--down to nubs.
And then JetPens came along, once again sold packs of the highlighter leads, and my world is now complete.
So every time I get myself a little something from JetPens, I add on a pack of these highlighter leads.
Because I just cannot rely on the future, and I cannot live in a world where I am unable to highlight my texts with the zeal necessary in my trained version of reading, my true vocation toward literature.
So if you want to highlight the crap out of your books, buy these, because that's what they are for. They are for highlighting that will stay with your literature, that will be there the next time you pick up your book to find that necessary, moving passage, that bit of profound truth that made you nod your head as you read.
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August 23, 2013
This product works great...
This product works great - haven't found these in a while until now! Thanks JetPens!
1 person found this helpful
August 27, 2011
The colors are beautiful...
The colors are beautiful but not very vibrant on the page.
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