I have no idea why these...
July 3, 2009
I have no idea why these are called "markers". They are fine tip, roller ball
pens. I cannot get them to write on plastic - which is a bummer, since I
intentionally bought them because I'm a mixed media artist. Granted, they are
good pens - the ink flow is nice and smooth and the colors are true - but there
are loads of "good" pens on the market. I specifically purchased these because
of "their ability to write on multiple surfaces".
I bought these because I was looking for something to write over acrylic
paint...whch, I've found out, is asking for something close to a miracle.
I can't get these to write on anything other than regular paper - I can't even
get them to write on glossy card stock. Forget about glass and fabric...not
gonna happen! (They will mark on fabric - but they skip.) Maybe it's just me,
but I doubt it. I have a lot of experience with pens and markers, having spent
years as an artist - and even longer drawing and doodling. These pens are nice -
but pass on them if you are looking for something to write on a variety of
surfaces. There are other pens out there (at reasonable prices) that will do a
much better job.
I would rate these a 2.5 out of 5. Points given for the ink flow, the true
color, and the smoothness of the ink. Points deducted for not living up to the
claims made in the description (which is all I have to go on, since I can't read
the Japanese printed on the package).
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