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Here's are some tricks...
September 2, 2012
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Here's are some tricks I've discovered that will help the skipping. First off, the skipping will typically happen for me when I haven't used a particular color for a while. Put a tiny drop of water on some sturdy scrap paper and slowly doodle in little circles within that droplet. You're getting the roller ball moist again. Do this for a solid minute. If it doesn't work immediately, try it up to 3 times.

If THAT doesn't work, start but running the the same pen over a very fine-grit sandpaper (I use the little pad of sand papers I keep with my colored pencils for this). You don't have to do it much, just enough so that you would be able to "scratch" off any dried, built-up ink stuck to the entire ball surface. Follow by rubbing the tip of the pen with a paper towel to get off any scratched off bits. Next, do the water drop thing.

If even those tricks together don't work, and the following has only failed for me twice in umpteen years, bang that pen into a thickish wad of paper. Yes, the roller ball tip. It COULD ruin the pen for good, but it could also be the jolt needed to get the ink flowing again. Besides, at this point you'd be pretty frustrated and ready to toss it in the trash anyway :)
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I also found my very...
November 18, 2010
I also found my very first Sakura Gelly Roll Gel ink pen in a college bookstore in the early 90's. After it was used up I could never find another one. It was one of the absolute best pens I ever used. I was thrilled when I found them here at JetPens. There are many applications: scrapbooking, journaling, note taking--the possibilities are endless. I love the way the ink looks and the fact that it does not skip at all. Love these pens! You won't be disappointed.
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Sakura pens are my favorite...
June 15, 2016
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Sakura pens are my favorite gelly roll pens.
Gelly Rolls. Who doesn't...
April 6, 2016
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Gelly Rolls. Who doesn't love a good Gelly Roll? I use the black one and the red one. LOVE them, and the black one stays in my "favorites" pen bag. Juicy and smooth. They take a while to dry though, so be careful. I still wouldn't like to be without the black one.
The ink flows well most...
March 11, 2016
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The ink flows well most of the time, but it skips sometimes. Other than that, nice pen.
great pen, writes so...
February 16, 2016
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great pen, writes so smoothly.
I love felt rolls-smooth...
October 17, 2015
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I love felt rolls-smooth writing, dark ink. It looks like paint when you are done writing!
Excellent pens. One of...
September 25, 2015
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Excellent pens. One of the best all-around drawing pens, consistent, reliable, smooth. There's always one in my backpack or purse.
Perfect gel ink pan for...
April 1, 2015
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Perfect gel ink pan for lab notebooks. No bleeding, despite pressing hard, on carbon paper. A no frills dark black that gets the job done. Can be a bit scratchy on carbon paper, but smooth on all other papers I've used it on.
Love these pens. Nice...
November 24, 2014
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Love these pens. Nice dark color and flows well.
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