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I really wanted to like...
June 11, 2013
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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 pen.

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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Unlike the other reviewer,...
September 12, 2013
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Unlike the other reviewer, I found that the drink dries very quickly. I graded some papers and then drew a bit on some scrap paper to continue testing it out. I then put my bare arm on top of the paper I'd drawn on, and none of the ink got on my arm.

The flow of the ink is consistent. The color of the ink is a true violet - much darker than most pens labeled "purple." The grip is very comfortable.

The pen is not scratchy, exactly, but I think it is better suited to writing notes in a notebook than to grading papers or writing on just a sheet of paper on a desk. It has a quality related to scratchy that I don't quite have a word for - you can feel it pushing onto the desk - it doesn't have the cushiony feeling at the tip that I prefer for grading pens. I actually think that this pen would be great for ink drawing.
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This is the perfect violet....
April 5, 2016
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This is the perfect violet. Most of the violet gel pens from other brands are way too purple for me, and lavender is too pale, but this is exact violet that I have been looking for.
Charlotte Ng
Color is consistent and...
March 10, 2016
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Color is consistent and vibrant, the fine point is perfect for precision writing. Pilot really knows how to make a fantastic pen.
This pen is absolutely...
January 30, 2016
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This pen is absolutely fabulous. It has never let me down. The flow of ink is even making it incredibly easy to write. One thing that I particularly love about the Pilot Juice pens in Violet (and in all sizes) is the color. It has a very unique, almost periwinkle type of purple. This is amazing for me, someone who loves the color purple and doesn't necessarily like a more pink or red toned purple. To date, it has the most unique and beautiful shade of purple of any pen I have ever used. Also, I looked back at some old notebooks and found that this ink does not fade, which is quite impressive. I could not imagine anyone being disappointed with this line of pens from Pilot.
This pen was also wonderful...
August 5, 2015
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This pen was also wonderful to write with the ink color is vibrant
Not a bad pen at all....
April 7, 2015
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Not a bad pen at all. The violet ink is more a purple to dark lavender color. Very smooth though for a 0.5mm pen and the spring-loaded clip is worth the pen's weight in gold. Will buy again, albeit perhaps in something a little darker.
Beautiful color -- very...
March 31, 2015
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Beautiful color -- very smooth going onto paper -- easy to work with and a joy to use!
I love this shade of...
February 6, 2015
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I love this shade of purple. It's more of a blue purple. As for quality, it's a great pen! I prefer 0.5 mm over the 0.7 mm. As the name says, these pens are juicy. I have to wait a few seconds for it dry, or blot my writing with a scrap piece of paper. The wait time for 0.7mm is longer.
I am a big fan of the...
January 24, 2015
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I am a big fan of the pilot juice pens, especially after buying it in Turquoise Green. The ink quality is excellent, but I'm not too happy with the violet hue. It doesn't seem as natural or easy-looking as a standard violet pen. I would have liked it more if it was darker and toned down.
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