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March 12, 2011
This used to be my go-to...
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This used to be my go-to white pen of choice (before I discovered Uni-Ball's white pens). It has a nice consistent line and on plain paper it works very well; for most people who will only be using it to write on dark paper, they're excellent pens.

However, for what I use white pens for (drawing highlights overtop of marker colored drawings), often it would soak up the pigment from the marker underneath and turn a light shade of that color, rather than a flat white. If that's a look that you want (a lightly colored mark to match the color under it, instead of just flat bold white), than these work very well. However, if you want your white pen to be WHITE, no matter what, I'd try a different pen.

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October 4, 2013
Simple...Best white ink...
Simple...Best white ink pen I have used.
I use copics and adding highlights to my character's eyes are a lot easier with this. The ink is nice and very white. The price is great. But it's not meant to do a large area. Small to medium areas.
Overall, recommend this.

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July 1, 2013
I draw quite a bit, so...
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I draw quite a bit, so having a good white pen for 'shines' is important to me. The Gelly Roll works pretty well, probably the best pen I've found so far (not that it's had much competition). The ink is thin enough that it's not too cakey, but thick enough that one good layer of it does the job. The only big problem I've really had is that the ink I use on my drawings is NOT compatible with this at all (the ink is not water-proof, but is alcohol marker proof). Thank God I tested it before using it on a real drawing, the pen swirls about the ink as if it were dipped in black. If used with other Sakura pens though, it works like a charm. Overall, good pen.

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January 4, 2012
Really great pen! It...
Really great pen! It does as well as the Uni-Ball Signo Broad in white but good for spot work and half the cost.

This pen works twice as well as Pentel Sunburst Gel in white and Pentel Hybrid Gel pens but again, not nearly as costly. I've two and am glad of the investment. qu.png

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November 7, 2014
Fun, sometimes a little...
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Fun, sometimes a little blobby, but excellent on black paper.

November 7, 2014
The Sakura gelly roll...
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The Sakura gelly roll pen is create to use when you need to draw a fine white line.

November 2, 2014
not a bad pen,, I mean,...
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not a bad pen,,
I mean, for the price that it is, this pen does a pretty good job. But, as expected for the shockingly low price, there are always drawbacks that make this pen less attractive.
1. Not a thick, consistent line. Say you have an alcohol-based marker, and you want to cover up a spot where you went outside of the lines. Is it going to cover it 100%? No. Will it cover sufficiently? Yes. About 60-70% (Which isn't desirable, but you are paying less than two dollars for this pen, so you have to deal with it.)

2. Line hollows out in the middle. So you have a dark surface, and drawing a simple straight line will prove this point easily. Even with a brand new pen, fresh out of the packaging and shaken a few times for ink consistency, this pen will pull ink, but it will look like two lines with space in between them instead of one thick line.

3. Not purely white. Doesn't make that much sense, since it's sole purpose is to be pure white, but whatever. Draw on a black surface. Dried watercolor ink, alcohol markers like Prismacolor/ Copic, whatever. The jelly pen will look light gray, not 100% white.

Do I reccomend it? Yeah, it's not too bad. Most of the time you'll get what you're looking for with this cheap pen. I've been using them for about a year now, and starting buying the different colors at Michaels.
Is it a good white pen? I guess. I have yet to find a better one, and these last a pretty long time as long as you are using them constantly. Letting them sit un-used is a reaaallly bad idea (it ruined a brand new pen for me!) ((I've boughten a bunch of these))
Is it worth the price? Yes. Because 9/10 times, if you're buying a white ink pen for this price, it's your first one, and it will be the best thing in the world to you until you find a slightly more expensive better one.
So give it a try! Every time I place a JetPens order, my friends all make me order a few of these and pay me back when the order comes.

good luck
May 21, 2014
this is a pretty nice...
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this is a pretty nice pen!

I bought it from Michael's, and now I;m buying an new one from here :D
I used Prismacolor and Copic markers, and when I need to highlight or accent dark things, this pen works pretty well. If you make a mistake and color out of the lines (or always color out of the lines, like me) it does a nice job of covering up... about 60- 75% of the stain. watch out for dark colours.

Though it does run a little dry if not used for a bit, and sometimes instead of solid lines, it leaves the inside blank, overall it does it's job. And for a nice price, as well! I guess you get what you pay for.

You can't really overlap with this- one coat and it will just junk up and gross-ify itself if you try to make a second coat. So don't do that. But in itself, it's not a bad pen. I recommend it to anyone who needs a quick white jelly pen! My friends all steal this from me when we're together.

great product!

good luck
July 10, 2011
I have to respectfully...
I have to respectfully disagree with lizardbethart and say that I like this pen better than the uni-signo. It does not have a thin less opaque line as one review on this site indicates. I love this pen and every product that Sakura puts out. They are an exceptional brand.

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June 3, 2010
I've purchased two of...
I've purchased two of these pens and found that in general, this is a good pen for basic work. For details it's not too good. The lines are inconsistant and it gets thin in places. Also, if you don't use it for a while it tends to dry out a bit and you have to work the dried part out before it will work properly.

I did not purchase this through JetPens, but from my local art store, so they could have just picked up a bad batch.