This was my 1st Jetpens...
February 25, 2012
This was my 1st Jetpens purchase, the one that started the addiction ;-) I read
about Jetpens on BoingBoing.net, and one of the commenters said these Letter
Pens are the best writing experience ever! I checked them out here, found them
to be pretty inexpensive and decided to give it a try.
I bought this Rose Komachi Pink Cocoiro pen body w/ matching Rose Pink ink
refill (also bought the blue body & black body and 6-7 different ink colors to
try). Of course you don't have to match the ink color to the body color, but its
just so much nicer to do so. And others have said you can write with the refills
alone, no need to buy the pen body--but it just looks so cute and feels so
comfortable to write with the pen body.
JJust buy the pen body along w/ the refills, you won't be sorry. Get it in your
favorite color, you REALLY only need one pen body since you (probably?) only
write with one pen at a time...
On to the review: Ink is lovely, translucent, bright, and richly pigmented. Pen
tip is unlike any I've seen, theres no comparison. You can write with the tip
for super-fine lines, or at an angle for thicker lines. IIt doesnt dry up if you
don't use them often--I set mine aside for like 6 months, and they still write
exactly the same.
I give 5 stars for the Letter Pens' ability to make plain handwriting look
almost calligraphic, especially Japanese writing, which pourrs forth
effortlesslyy from these lovely pens. The ink never skips no matter how fast you
bwrite, and feathering is kind of rare, depending on the paper...I'd save them
for actual letter-writing, not note taking or furious emotional diary writing
sessions, because they look so fancy, and dark ink colors bleed thru the pages
of mostt notebooks (even Moleskine, sigh!).
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