I wish I could give this...
, December 25, 2013
I wish I could give this set 10 stars. Pilot does it again with this pen set,
and has forever instilled in me a love for the brand and its products. With
many gel pen sets, you always have a few pens (usually oranges and pinks) that
lay down a light, too-white line that renders the pens unusable on normal white
stock paper. Not so with the Maica.
The first thing I did when I got this set was test out the lightest pen colors,
particularly Apricot Orange, Baby Pink, and Light Blue. As soon as the pen tips
touched paper, however, all of my fears for having three unusable pens were
absolved. Not only are these colors usable, they are distinct colors in
themselves. Both the Apricot Orange and Baby Pink are softer, warmer colors than
their Orange and Pink counterparts. The Light Blue pen was the best surprise.
The color is not light at all and is more like a vibrant sky blue hue. This
became one of my favorite colors in the set, and I would even purchase this
color by itself.
Also, despite the needlepoint, the pen writes incredibly smoothly with no skips
or line unevenness, and wow, are the colors super vibrant.
I would recommend this pen to anyone who is looking for a needlepoint pen with
vibrant ink. The packaging is a little girly (of which I am not particularly a
fan, especially when I use it at work), but the writing experience is so
wonderful that this is a very minimal concern for me.