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So I actually used one...
, June 15, 2012
So I actually used one of these pens for day to day writing until it stopped
working, and simultaneously used a Uniball Signo 0.28mm for the same purposes
until it ran out of ink. I filled up one Doane pad, and two Clairefontaine pads
with notes. I'll compare the two:
-The Uni-Ball pen lays down a thick, smeary river of ink, while the Pilot pen is
far more sparing. I used both pens at about the same rate, and the Uni-Ball ran
out when the Pilot was at about 2/3 expired.
-Both pens stopped working at around the same time. The Uni-ball ran out of
ink, but the Pilot's tip just stopped functioning for some reason. There was no
obvious mechanical failure, but with about 1/3 of its ink reservoir remaining,
lines became spotty, faint, or not inked at all. I'm not very hard on these
pens-- My writing style does not put very much pressure on the tip.
-The Pilot pen made the better line. Lines had superior definition, and smudged
-The uni-ball pen made a much more consistent line. It smudged more easily, and
had poorer definition, but it performed in exactly the same manner until it ran
out of ink. The Pilot pen sometimes took a few lines of writing until it
started acting normally, and the quality of the line varied from day to day and
line to line.
-Both pens were very nice to write with. The Pilot pen had a slight advantage,
but both felt very good compared to other pens.
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This pen lays down an...
, April 24, 2009
This pen lays down an amazingly fine line. However, I usually write with the pen
at a heavy slant (I'm a lefty) and the Hi-Tec-C doesn't like that one bit. When
taking notes in class, the ink frequently sputters which is, needless to say,
annoying. They work just fine for my girlfriend though.
| When I first started...
, November 21, 2013
When I first started writing, this pen was great. Nice fine line, consistent
ink, did three pages of notes without trouble. The next day (today) I go back to
my notes (pen has been capped and stored point down, as I keep all my pens) and
3/4 of a page in, the ink is drying out. It's inconsistent, and only picks back
up when I shake the pen, which results in an inconsistent, messy looking page of
Would have given this a great review- if I only planned to use it for one day.
As it is, the 0.3 Hybrid Technica by Pentel has all the same benefits, and has
lasted much longer than one day of writing without giving me trouble. If this
one gives out on you quick like it did to me, you might check out the Pentel.
| I bought this pen along...
, October 14, 2013
I bought this pen along with the uniball signo UM-151 - .28 tip & uniball signo
RT UM-138 - .38 tip. Initially all three pens worked great. The first to go was
the .28 uniball, either the tip failed or it ran out of ink. The RT .38 was
next, it seemed flow liberally onto the pages of my moleskin. The Hi-Tec-C out
performed them all. It has a slight scratchy feel at first but that goes away
after writing with it for a while. The ink does not bleed through and it sips
the ink! I recommend this paper to anyone keeping a journal or who likes to have
high detail in their sketches.
| This is a good pen, I...
, May 26, 2013
This is a good pen, I use it mainly for taking notes in tiny/small lettering in
*The ink doesn't smear, does not seep through thin papers
*Good for writing in strokes (Chinese characters)
*Ink is not waterproof, doesn't fit my preference as I take notes that will last
*The ink does not flow smoothly from the initial stroke, needs to "warm up"
*The needlepoint is a bit scratchy for my preference. I prefer the smoother flow
of the Uni-ball Signos but those tend to use up ink quicker than the Hi-Tec Cs.