October 8, 2011
A superior product. I use the .1,.3,.5,.8 for comic book pages. The .3 gets used
about %80 of the time.
The tips are hard and durable but have some give when pushed hard. They never
wear down or change shape. The .1 and .3 have great bounce and spring. Like
other felt tip pens, the larger ones are stiffer.
The ink is very dark and never fades or comes up when I erase over it. I draw
with hb lead on Strathmore 400 regular board and erase with a Rotring Tikky
eraser. The ink flows out of these pens unimpeded. They are much Juicier then
similar brands. That works great for me since I draw on a rougher board.
Without a doubt, though the best feature is the ink delivery system, I used
these to replace Sakura Micron pens (also very good) and I went from drawing
about 3 pages with the 5 micron, to 10-11pages plus several illustrations with
the .3 Tikky before the ink started drying up. You really can use the pen until
almost the last drop. I never noticed it gradually getting drier. It stayed
basically the same until it suddenly dried up and stopped one day. You can even
view the ink in the pen and see when it will run out. They are really big too,
which may be bad for some, but it holds more ink that way.
The negative is the price, but for me it is worth it to eliminate the slowly
drying up aspect of drawing with disposable pens. I have bought them in bulk
from Rotring which cuts the price down per pen to something similar to the other
brands, but it is great to be able to buy individual ones from Jet pens when I
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