| If you expect to be able...
, June 9, 2014
If you expect to be able to pick up this pen and begin writing with it without
any hassle, you will be very frustrated. I ordered black, green, and red in 03
and black, purple, and red in 05. Both of the black pens work very well and
start writing immediately. All of the colored ones suck to be perfectly honest.
Even storing them nib down does very little. They will write a few sentences
then completely stop. You may or may not be able to get them going again before
putting them away in frustration. In addition, both the red and green colors are
very washed out. The purple is nice and dark, and the black is a bit grey, but
passable. I realize they were cheap. That is exactly how they perform.
| Nib Swap: I used parts...
, January 5, 2012
Nib Swap: I used parts of this pen to 'upgrade' my Plaisir 'Fine' to a 'Medium'
nib instead. The nib is a little to scratchy for the sketch book I am writing
in, but I think with usage, time, and perhaps some minor adjustment to make the
nib 'wetter' it will be perfect. I actually don't know how this pen writes
because I used it for parts :)
| Pretty cool pen, but...
, July 10, 2009
Pretty cool pen, but I have a couple of concerns and probably won't order
The red is on the pink side, it's not a good deep crimson. Not really a problem,
just need to be aware of it.
The other problem is the same problem I've had with all my preppy fountain pens,
the plastic is brittle (for lack of a better word) and the caps especially have
a tenancy to crack on you. Once the cap cracks, it doesn't stay on the pen well
and the tip tends to dry out. I've bought 3 of these over the years and the caps
cracked on two of them. One I dropped, but the other cracked just from normal
It's too bad. I love the pretty highlighters and love the idea of a refillable,
disposable fountain pen.