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I purchased this pen...
, September 10, 2011
I purchased this pen after I recently bought the 0.3mm Linemarker. The 0.3 made
a line roughly the width of my 0.5 gel pens. Therefore, I expected this pen to
make a finer line, perhaps close to 0.4 or even 0.3 gel pens. Unfortunately, I
cannot see any difference between the two pens. I've tried both of them on all
types of paper, and the results are visually the same. I compared the nibs under
a magnifier, and didn't see any size difference between them. So I'm
disappointed. Like the 0.3 pen, it makes a nice consistent line on most papers.
(It skipped a bit on rough sketch paper.)
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Holy. Cow. My new favorite...
, February 23, 2012
Holy. Cow. My new favorite pen. I have been using the Linemarkers in the 0.3 and
0.5 sizes for a few weeks (which are also great), but I just got this in the
mail, and I cannot contain my enthusiasm for how much I love this one! I am
drawing at the time of writing this, and I keep stopping to admire the line and
the pen itself! I have to disagree with the previous review about the lack of
difference between point sizes on the 0.1 and 0.3 (honestly, I feel the size
difference between the 0.3 and 0.5 is where the difference is least
These pens come with two cartridges of black waterproof ink. On cheap paper
(which I really like unfortunately) sometimes the tines of these pens can catch
some fibers which might cause skipping, which is easily remedied by a tissue. On
cheaper or lighter weight paper, I also avoid wet-ink areas or filling blacks to
avoid the clogging. I suppose they prefer a very smooth and thick paper, like
hot-press bristol. These pens take a little experimenting to get used to; they
don't appreciate hard pressure! It's better to press lightly, as if using a
brush to get the best line quality and to avoid clogging the tines, which are
not flexible, at least not by much.
I have not had the chance to refill any of my LMs, but I am cautious to heed the
frequent use warning! There is a little fiber pad inside that feeds the ink, and
understandably if this dries with waterproof ink...it's bricked! I left one
uncapped for a half hour and had a panic attack...
The ink is waterproof, but a little slow to completely dry. It dries fairly
quickly once applied, but in some areas where ink likes to collect on a line
(the start and stop) might not completely dry as quickly. I also avoid erasing
or rubbing for a few minutes, because it can smear. This again could be due to
my absorbent cheap paper...but once dry, it's heavily dark and doesn't bleed or
feather (20-24lb printer/bond paper).
I first encountered these pens in France in a shop window and was in love at
first sight. I was incredibly pleased to find that JetPens stocked them once I
returned...I wanted a fountain-style pen that would handle waterproof ink for
art and they fit the bill perfectly. I am glad I took a leap to try this size.
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When I first tried this...
, February 11, 2013
When I first tried this pen for my illustrations, just to compare it to my Copic
SP pens, I was about to throw it away.
Like other users mentioned, it wouldn't write for me-- the ink was present, but
wouldn't transfer through the nib and onto the paper without me using a
particular amount of force. (And even then, it was still worth a few scratches
before the nib went dry.) It drove me crazy. I was about to give up, but after
replacing the ink cartridge with a new one, it suddenly works like nothing was
ever wrong. Really creepy and awkward, but now it's my favorite pen to work
with. I have no idea why it works after such a lag, but it is worth it.
The best point about this pen is its stability. I have to put more effort into
my SP's in order to achieve the cohesive lines that I make with this pen. Line
variation is also possible, but it's not remarkable (lighter pressure makes
thinner lines that are simultaneously kinda shaky, heavier pressure thickens
lines but causes the ink to momentarily clog in the nib).
A negative factor: I will mention that it's a pretty spoiled pen. You have to
use it VERY often, or else the ink does get kind of dry and forces a scratch on
Overall, I find this pen great for my big illustrations. It pairs perfectly with
my SP's, which get the smaller details.
| I agree with @sambuco.adam....
, January 18, 2013
I agree with @sambuco.adam. This never even STARTED working for me. Just seems
at best temperamental and at worst badly made.
| I bought one of these...
, March 9, 2013
I bought one of these a few months ago and I've never got it to work yet.