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It writes beautifully,...
, July 21, 2011
It writes beautifully, smooth as butter. The ink is a deep rich black - superior
to any other gel ink pen I've ever tried. It looks like India ink, for anyone
who has done pen and ink work. And the ink is absolutely waterproof. The pen
writes rather wet, but it dries quickly. It's a terrific bargain.
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I bought all 3, fine,...
, January 29, 2012
I bought all 3, fine, extrafine and broad. These pens are great, as others have
said it is indeed "like writing on glass!" One thing is that all 3 of these pens
occasionally the first pen stroke will be very light, but then it will "catch"
and flow normally. My solution is to make a tiny scribble on scratch paper
first. No big deal!!
As for running out of ink, obviously this broad tip will lay down a LOT more ink
per pen stroke, so yeah, it will run out faster than the the fine or extra fine.
But the pen writes so beautifully, and if you are just addressing envelopes with
it, the pen will last.
by the way, I addressed all my Thank-You cards from Xmas with the broad pen, and
the lady @ the post office complimented the nice dark ink. She thought it was
still wet ink at first! It really is best for addressing envelopes because the
slightly reflective, super-dark ink is easier for the robotic mail sorters to
read (says the post office lady)
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, January 19, 2012
I've never before used a pen this awesome. It lays down a thicker and way darker
line than the similar Ohto Fude and it literally glides across the writing
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OMG, I love this pen!...
, April 26, 2012
OMG, I love this pen! It writes _beautifully_ on envelopes and heavier paper --
just glides across the surface like a dream. (It's not so hot on lighter paper,
but that's not what it was designed for.) As soon as the broad size is back in
stock, I'm ordering a couple in every size.
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For comparison - I would...
, April 25, 2012
For comparison - I would link these to Sharpies as a good way point to something
similar available to US consumers. They are very dark and just a little bit
I love broad pens, but I found this to put down a very thick line, almost a
little to thick for me! I found it to feather quite a bit as well, the smaller
nibs are not as likely to do this, so I would take that into account if you are
looking at this broad version.
I loved the way the ink went down on the paper though, the pen definitely feels
like it glides across the paper.
It could be just me, but I find that these pens (all sizes) DO bleed through
paper. If I use them as they intend, as envelope pens, I make sure I write out
the envelope prior to inserting the card, bill, etc. so that I am sure that the
ink will not bleed through and mark up whatever is inside.
I would rate them higher if they didn't bleed through to the other side of the