|Model Number||SAKURA 38173|
|Diameter - Grip||9.5 mm|
|Diameter - Max||9.5 mm|
|Ink Characteristics||Opaque, Waterproof, Archival Quality|
|Length - Capped||15.3 cm|
|Length - Posted||16.5 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||14.9 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Blue|
|Tip Size||1.0 mm|
July 11, 2013
Pros: - Looks fabulous...
- Looks fabulous against dark papers, really stands out with a bright sort of Mediterranean blue.
- Not so pretty over white/pale colours, where it looks like such an ordinary blue that it's really not worth using such a thick, blobby pen when another lighter, brighter blue pen would probably give better results.
Save this one for medium-to-dark backgrounds only.
- Takes a while to dry and is prone to smearing unless you're careful.
- Although it's advertised as waterproof it's not waterproof at ALL, hence the low mark. :/ When shown a little water the line bleeds colour all over the place! For that reason I wouldn't use another pen over this one as I'm sure the second pen would pick up the blue ink.
However, I also got a Gelly Roll pen in fluorescent yellow, and that was perfectly stable and waterproof. So it seems different colours from the same range perform differently and some experimentation may be necessary.
2 people found this helpful
October 26, 2014
pleasant gel pen...
pleasant gel pen
June 5, 2010
This pen really POPS...
This pen really POPS on black paper! Highly recommended.