I was a bit disappointed...
February 16, 2014
I was a bit disappointed with these pens; I had bought colored pens for the
first time a few years ago, opting to purchase Staedtler's colorful ballpoint
pen set on Amazon. I never use the green or the orange in that set because
they're so light that it makes them hard to read from a distance. These Pilot
pens are much more legible from a distance (2 ft away) but they aren't as
saturated as I would have expected--although more saturated than the
coordinating Staedtler colors. I suspect that this is a problem inherent to the
color, not to the pen or ink. However, the colors on the Jetpens example are
deeper than the actual output. The pink that I bought matches the example, but
the green and the orange are not an exact match--looks like the contrast was
bumped up or something.
I will not be refilling these colors once they run out. Possibly the other
colors perform well, but the orange and the green aren't dark enough to make
useful pens. The pen itself, though, is really nice quality pen for how cheap it
is! I expect that I'll probably just refill it with different colors in the
series in the future.
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