As some one who exclusively...
April 25, 2012
As some one who exclusively used Crystal BICs throughout college, I can honestly
say I thought that I would LOVE this pen, unfortunately...I really don't even
As a plus: The ink does flow incredibly smoothly right out of the gate and the
ink is really dark. (Usually only seen once you've used a smaller ball point
regularly for a longer period of time.)
The negative: The wide tip shows the ink streaking that ballpoints cause to be
instantly apparent. What I mean is that the ballpoint ink does not write in one
clear line (say like a gel or liquid pen). Instead, as it is distributed along
the page as you write, there is a clear lack of ink in some of the strokes.
It's likely because the ball is so big that ink cannot be evenly distributed
over it. In smaller tipped ballpoints you probably wouldn't notice it at all,
but in this 1.6 mm tip you will likely see it immediately. At least, I did.