I really wanted to like...
June 11, 2013
I really wanted to like these pens, because there really is a lot to like about
them. The selection of colors is amazing and the ink is vibrant. And considering
the price, these are very cute, simple, no-fuss pens to tote around with you.
The grip is suitable for extended writing sessions, and the fact that they're
retractable makes them very handy in my opinion. However, they have one fatal
flaw--the ink takes way too long to dry completely, which is disastrous for both
note taking and lefties.
I spent a semester taking notes with 11 different colors of these pens, and no
matter what I did the ink would always smudge really noticeably onto my hands as
well as all over the backs of pages in my notebook. Even on days when my
notebook was left sitting out for 40+ minutes to dry, the ink would still not be
dry enough for safe storage. Spots where the pen had blobbed slightly onto the
paper would still remain wet, which sadly happens more often than not with this
If you can stand the smudge, these cute Juice pens offer a great variety of
colors. But if you're like me and can't stand smeary pens, I'd look elsewhere
before trying one of these.
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