August 17, 2009
One week later: This pen is still impressing me. I thought that the tip might
have gone by now, but after a week of nightly sketching it is still as new.
While it can't handle super-quick long strokes, this is still a very impressive
cartooning tool. I'm a brush and ink guy, but if I had to take one tool on a
desert island, this would be it. You can do controlled lines, plus brush style
and even lettering (although there are better brush/sign/fude pens for this) all
in the one pen. Plus, there's an ink window, which I didn't notice when it was
full. Great feature.
Downsides: Sometimes the line quality is a little scratchy on fast strokes, but
not bad for a pen under five bucks! Also, I really hate the colour. The blue is
a little brighter than in the Jetpens photos, and is very bleh as far as I'm
Next I'm going to update how it goes refilling with fountain pen ink. I've used
this technique on other pens, and have kept them going for as long as the tip
holds out! Watch this space.
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