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Very smooth and has good...
September 20, 2011
Very smooth and has good color but... it doesn't dry fast enough as my journal is full of smearing and smudges. The Uni-Ball Signo RT 0.38mm is my weapon of choice compared to this pen.
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This pen isn't bad. But...
June 27, 2009
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This pen isn't bad. But I bought it along with the Uni-ball Signo DX UM-151 Gel Ink Pen (also 0.38 mm), and I've found that one to be much better, so I don't think I'll be using this one much.

Unlike this one, the Uni-ball doesn't stop making a line if you tilt it to the side a bit, only to suddenly give a thick one when you press a little harder or tilt it back upright. This pen is a bit fickle, in comparison - it doesn't have a lot of in-between, it either makes a line or it doesn't.

I think that it should be a pretty good pen for writing, actually, but not for illustration (which is what I bought it for). But the Uni-ball is a better pen all-around, good for writing AND illustration and it's almost the same price... so I'd recommend getting it instead.
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I've used a couple of...
November 1, 2015
I've used a couple of these (but didn't buy them from here) and honestly, I wasn't that impressed. The Ink smudges pretty easily and it seems that whenever I get to about half a tank of ink, I don't know if the ball pops out or what but I'm left with a needle sticking out of the tip and an unusable pen. Really turned me away from these pens.
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I love this pen. It writes...
January 1, 2016
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I love this pen. It writes very nicely and makes my handwriting look very neat. I also love the sharpness and the thinness of it. It is smooth and even though the pen tip is thin, it does not scratch.
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It has a clear line that...
November 12, 2015
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It has a clear line that lends itself well to small writing, which I do. I take notes in study material and in order to fit as much in the margins as possible I often write smaller than the printing on the face of a quarter. While this pen writes quite cleanly with no smudging on normal note paper, it smudged really easily and badly on a 'semi gloss' workbook type of paper. If you're going to be writing on that type of paper, such as annotating a text book, I would not recommend this particular pen.
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Very smooth and I love...
March 2, 2015
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Very smooth and I love the ultra fine tip
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This pen has become more...
October 3, 2013
This pen has become more and more popular. The uniball is good but this much better for writing. It is hard to write with a wider pen once you have used it for a few minutes.
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A decent and affordable...
September 5, 2013
A decent and affordable gel pen - that's pretty much what you're getting here. I'm one of those people who finds the 0.5 mm G-2 annoyingly inconsistent. The 0.38 mm is much better, but it still falls short of the magnificent Sarasa, Signo, and Hi-Tec-C pens. Nonetheless, thanks to its massively filled cartridges you effectively get 90% of the performance for less than half the cost of the others. Not bad at all.
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Growing up in America,...
August 19, 2012
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Growing up in America, my favorite pen all throughout middle school was the Pilot 0.7 Pen because of its dark ink and smooth lines. When I found out they had a 0.5 I immediately grew attached to those because I naturally have small handwriting. In high school I eventually switched to the Zebra Sarasa pens just because they were more smooth but thats beside the point...

BUT when I started working at the froyo place called BerryCup, they had these pens and I was like "woah, these are so cool". So I went to staples to try and find them. Much to my demise, I couldn't find them so I was kind of like... "where did my bosses get these cool pens?" so I googled it and TADAAAA I came here and fell in love with Jetpens because it is an amazing site.

Darkkkkkk ink
Thin for pilot G2 standards
Would look good on a handwritten application for a job or something professional
Good for small handwriting, makes large handwriting look neater
Fairly cheap (in comparison to Hi-Tech-C but of course not as thin)

Writes scratchy on thin pieces of paper

Overall, I'm glad I finally found these pens. I love the blue color and the red is super bright! I'm a huge fan of pilot pens and wish they sold this stuff in american stores...
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A few notes about my...
June 6, 2012
A few notes about my writing style:
I write quickly with a light touch and my normal print fits nicely on college ruled paper. I’m a righty and my handwriting is mediocre at best, so I tend to choose finer point gel/ball point pens to help with legibility. I don’t use liquid pens because they tend to spew ink when I twirl them while I’m thinking.

This is my go-to pen when I'm studying. 0.38mm is really the perfect balance between fineness and smoothness, especially with Pilot pens. I've gone through over a dozen refills with this platform and haven't had any complaints. The grip starts nice and low which is important to me because I hold my pens relatively close to the tip. The click is satisfying and the pen itself is of the highest quality. I hate losing pens but at less than $2 each, I didn't get upset when one walked away. In my opinion, this is the best ultra-fine gel pen available but I've recently started experimenting with newcomers and old time favorites, so this might soon change!
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