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The only negative aspect...
, July 26, 2012
The only negative aspect of these Pilot Envelope Pens is that there are NEVER
enough of them in stock to purchase when you want to. I had received an email
telling me they were in stock (all three versions) and finally got a chance to
get online to purchase them a mere HOURS later, and they were already out of
I really do love the deep black line these pens create. I had expected, or hoped
rather, that the ink would dry with a more obvious shine but was disappointed a
little when it came down to it. While these pens have written their way into my
top 5 favorite pens, I am still on a seemingly endless search for a shiny pen. I
do feel the need to mention that you will be required to prime the pens on
another piece of paper before writing on an envelope in the event you find
yourself putting it down with the cap off for any length of time. This isn't a
big enough irritation to warrant a lesser rating however, which is why the
rating stands at a strong five. Also, I am extremely sensitive to fragrances,
and these pens don't register to me enough to complain about. I have on the rare
occasion smelled them, but the scent was gone as quickly as it had appeared.
Mine do not seem to smell the entire time I use them.
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This pen writes well...
, February 12, 2013
This pen writes well and the ink is quite nice (too bad there isn't a blue ink
However, please be warned that you probably shouldn't buy many extras if you
want to stock up and use them later.
I bought a couple dozen of these pens, in all point/tip sizes last March (2012).
In the past month, I've tried using them and they've all dried out except for
one of the medium/broad point pens.
It's unfortunate that the cap or the body fail to keep the pens properly sealed.
I'd suggest getting replacements every couple of months and not storing them for
more than a few months, at most.
FYI, I did try a few things to "re-activate" the pens after trying to write with
them on various types of paper. I soaked the tips of a couple of pens in 90%
rubbing/isopropyl alcohol and then in some warm water, both for a few hours,
testing the pens every 15 minutes, or so. Nothing helped.
Twenty plus pens worth nothing now...
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Is bleeding through 90g...
, December 5, 2010
Is bleeding through 90g Clairefontaine paper. Ink smells something awful. Nice
black ink but I won't buy again.
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Great pen for everyday...
, February 25, 2011
Great pen for everyday use. Ink is smooth and dark and the pen glides
effortlessly over paper. It smells a little like a Sharpie, but I don't mind.
It's cheap too!
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Very nice gel pen, writes...
, August 24, 2012
Very nice gel pen, writes very dark line and it does smells a bit only if you
come extremely close to it I really do not care about the smell at all because I
cannot even smell it. What really bother me was that the extra fine is not that
fine because the paper that I wrote on absorbed all the ink and the lines became
like a 0.7mm or 1.00