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I work in a science lab...
, December 6, 2010
I work in a science lab where we use and often spill stuff like water, alcohol
and acetone. I need a pen that won't run when it gets wet with water or
solvents. The Black Fine Point Pilot Multiball is perfect for lab use. It
doesn't run in any of these solvents and it writes on the slick label tapes
(Time Tape for those know) and on metal, glass and plastics of all kinds. On
glass and hard plastic, you have to write slowly and sometimes restart the pen
with a piece of paper, but it will write on hard smooth surfaces. True the
Sharpie can do all this, but it stinks and bleeds through paper too much to use
in a lab notebook. The Multiball does not bleed through and doesn't have any
The ability to rely on one pen all day to write on anything and at such a low
price and not worry about bleeding through, re-capping, smell, running when wet,
etc... makes my life just a little bit easier. We can all appreciate that.
Next, I'm going to test all the colors with solvents and surfaces, but I'm very
optimistic about the results. Good job Pilot!
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I own over 2500 pens...
, October 7, 2011
I own over 2500 pens that I used successively for studies, illustration,
typography and several design and art projects / jobs and this pens stays on top
of my best pens in the world list for several reasons. The first reason is the
ink with which it is filled - dries fast, stays on most surfaces that exist -
and really solidifies when dries. It is simply awesome to use it on glossy paper
for example, like on magazines, but also on bottles when you need to write your
name on a bottle, but it is also very versatile and stays perfectly on every
type of paper if you need to write a report - and the ink is almost impossible
to remove from paper, which makes it perfect to use for signing checks if you
are afraid of frauds. In art experiments, I have used it to write onto film
strips or photos, to write or draw on several types of fabric and plastic, to
ink pencil drawings, and every time I am mind blown by how sturdy the ink
remains after it's dry. My art might still exist long after I die because of
that, and it's not only an amazing ink to work with, velvety, soft, with deep
shades and a beautiful texture almost like water but that hardens - it's also
reassuring to see how solid it is ( especially with pen tips medium and up, as
the pen exists in medium, broad, and extra broad under the permaball model
name). You could almost write under water with it...
The second reason is the sturdiness of the pen itself, and the third reason is
its design. It's without a doubt for me one of the most beautifully designed
Well, I have nothing but praise for this pen. Get it !
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If I ever run out of...
, February 11, 2011
If I ever run out of paper, which probably won't ever happen, it's nice to know
that anything around me could potentially become my writing surface. So far,
I've tried it on glass and metal, and it really works well. On paper this thing
is a dream... it flows great and the ink is super duper jet black! It also feels
sharp, which is a bonus in my book!! I think this is destined to become my new
favorite pen! I can't wait to try it out on my bathroom mirror!!!
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I love the black Pilot...
, September 16, 2010
I love the black Pilot Multiball. The ink is dark and flows very satisfyingly
from the pen. Oddly, the other colors that I've tried (blue and pink) I would
only rate at 3 or 4 stars.
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I can\'t wait to use...
, February 1, 2011
I can\'t wait to use this pen to label everything.
The black lines this pen bears are so dark and smooth.