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I bought this product...
June 23, 2012
I bought this product from a local Michael's.

Now onto specifics/quality: The pen itself comes empty with dry bristles under the cap. One of the refills it comes with must be firmly inserted into the tip unit. Then you are left with only one refill:(....so buy some more here online!

The quality of the pen is amazing! The ink flows nice and smooth, but only when you move slowly. The reason I only give this 4 out of 5 stars, is because when you move fastly with the pen, it has a bit of a dry-brush effect...the marks will not be clear, so move slowly! Overall, great brush pen - buy it;)

WARNING: Ink is permanent and will change its performance depending on the pressure or the temperature of the air!
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I love this pen. It has...
April 9, 2010
I love this pen. It has similar brush tip as the Pentel standard brush pen (http://www.jetpens.com/index.php/cPath/221_517) , so if you like the standard one, you will love this one, too.
I think it is using a thicker ink, the ink in Pentel standard is too thin to me, even though it's still very black.
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kzj890-pp
I first bought this pen...
October 24, 2013
I first bought this pen a few years back out of curiosity, after being recommended it by a friend. My pen of choice is usually a Steadtler refillable technical pen (0.05), I have also used Tombow brush and Faber Castell Pitt pens but I don’t like that they are disposable and they don’t have a huge amount of line variation or give in the brush end.

I have recently revisted the Pentel's GFKP brush pen. It has a flexible brush tip and can be refilled with specially made ink cartridges which are relatively cheap and seem to last for ages. The pen gives a nice lush line with an easy variability. The ink is dark and waterproof and can handle watercolour and ink washes over the top. On some types of paper the ink can take slightly longer to dry when heavily applied, but I have found this to be more about the paper than the ink used in the GFKP. The pen is a great way to start practicing inking with a brush before buying an expensive sable brush. You will probably end up liking it so much you will not want to even pick up a sable brush at all.

If you have used the Pentel Aquash before, the GFKP pen is a lot more controlled and better for finer more accurate inking. I still like the Pentel Aquash, but I find them better for ink washes rather than detailed inking like the GFKP.
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I love using this pen...
November 13, 2015
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I love using this pen after I put my watercolor down. It takes some getting use to after using the felt pens...but I like the finish of this pen more. Plus you do not get the dry spots like you do using a felt tip pen over watercolor.
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krystlejoy7
Best refillable brush...
September 17, 2016
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Best refillable brush pen on the market. Excellent value.
Great brush pen! Should...
July 8, 2016
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Great brush pen! Should be in everyone's collection
mr.greyhill
This brush pen is the...
March 7, 2016
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This brush pen is the bomb.com
daannieellee
Great Pen - recommended...
February 19, 2016
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Great Pen - recommended by an artist friend for sketchbook use. The line can be extremely varied; use with think nib pen to cover all sketching needs.
mgarrahan
The Pentel Pocket Brush...
February 17, 2016
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The Pentel Pocket Brush Pen is a really fantastic pen for beginners. With a little practice, it'll come naturally in no time. It offers amazing control and varied line quality and thicknesses! Can achieve a dry brush technique if used in fast strokes.

The ink it comes with is high quality, but it isn't really a true black.The refills run out very quickly.. When I bought this pen, I was under the impression that it came with two refills. Technically, since the pen doesn't come prefilled, you only get one refill.

I am a broke college student so the refills can be a bit steep for me. If you're in a similar boat, consider filling the refill cartridges with your preferred india ink! It lasts longer and is more economical.
dabigailwatson
One of the best brush...
January 13, 2016
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One of the best brush pens ever created. Only issue I've had with some of them has been too much ink going down to the tip. This happens sometimes and I'm not sure why that is. Sometimes it happens when the pen cartridge is being replaced. The two pens I currently have are doing the same exact thing. One of them wasn't doing this at all for a long time. Perhaps it's has to do with dryness or humidity in the studio. So when it's working it's amazing. I haven't heard anyone say they have the same issue.
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