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This pen provides a quality...
, February 7, 2012
This pen provides a quality nib for the price. However, it may not be as solidly
constructed as others in its price range. I was initially intrigued with the
Clear Candy when I saw that they made a clear-body version, hoping I could
convert it to an eyedropper. Unfortunately, the barrel is not airtight. While it
is possible to seal it, I’m just not sure I want to go through the trouble and
possibly ruin the pen.
The pen came with a Sailor cartridge and inked up quickly, though a little ink
seeped out of the feed. I am impressed with Sailor ink. With it, the Clear
Candy lays down a consistently even and dark line. Only time will tell about the
construction of the pen. It doesn’t look like it will take much abuse. For a
more durable pen that is an equally good writer, I recommend the Rotring Surf or
perhaps Sailor’s other entry-level pen, the HighAce Neo.
It took between three...
, July 25, 2012
It took between three and four minutes for ink to start flowing form the nib. It
flows approximately a letter's worth of ink and then stops flowing. During the
few seconds that ink is coming from the pen, it's difficult and scratchy to use.
I tried several different kinds of paper with no success. The ink will not flow
I would not recommend this pen to anyone. I don't know if it's the nib or the
ink cartridge, but it's horrible. I realize it's an inexpensive fountain pen,
but the Platinum Preppy pen (which is significantly cheaper) writes smoothly. I
thought that the more expensive sailor pen (which has good reviews) would be
better. Instead, it is a miserable pen to write with. I plan on checking what
jetpens return policy is if I can't get it to work right soon.