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Jetstream ink is the...
January 24, 2009
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Jetstream ink is the best on the market for ballpoints. Wow. How the get it to be so smooth and quick drying is almost magic! LOL, magic.
Anyway, I was a bit skeptical about this pen because of the 0.5mm size; I figured that it would be too small and not work well.

I was partly right. If you are writing on a pad, notebook, journal...something that has a few pages to it, it writes very well. Incredibly smooth, unbelievably precise and beautiful in output (unless your hand writing is as bad as mine).

But if you are writing on a single page or something that is a bit rough, it doesn't work that great. I was trying to write on some post-its will holding them in my hand...ink was sporadic. Single piece of paper? Well, not so much. Pen is a bit to sharp for that and it doesn't give a great surface for the pen to roll on.

But for most things, it is awesome.
I do find it a bit to fine for my overall tastes, but that's just me. I will use it, but not for writing my life story or translating War & Peace.

The fit and balance of the pen is very very good. A little on the light side, but it's a plastic pen that you are paying $2 for. The rubber grip handles well and isn't too sticky. Overall this is a great pen.

Just remember: Uniball ink = magic
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So far my favorite pen,...
October 20, 2013
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So far my favorite pen, I plan on buying a replacement shortly.

(if you don't like reading skip to the bottom for the summary)

Functionality ( 7.5 / 10 )
It's hard to get a better pen than this when it comes to functionality. It writes very smooth, the resistance when writing is extremely low, to the point where it's almost too little resistance. This pen flies so it takes a steady hand to write neatly. I like thin line pens, so this pen being a .5mm is great.

Ink ( 8 / 10 )
The ink has been very steady through out the life of the pen, responds to relatively sharp angles (with respect to the page) well. Virtually no blotching; as stated earlier the pen writes very fast very easily, so if you start going really fast it can get a small build up or ink on the top of the ball. This was never a problem for me though.

Comfort and Style ( 8 / 10 )
Really, there is nothing wrong with the style or comfort of the pen. It fits in your hand nicely, the grip at the front is really rubber, not just some sort of plastic. The grip has not worn out or began to shed bits of rubber. I like the look of the pen, sleek and somewhat futuristic looking. The thickness of the pen is appropriate, just what you would expect from any medium sized pen.

If you like: Pens that write thin such as other 5mm pens and if you like to write very fast with very little resistance. Buy this pen. The only fall back is that if you are a sloppy writer, this pen will not help you with writing neatly at all. All others, Buy the pen you'll like it.
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This is the best pen...
May 1, 2011
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This is the best pen i have ever owned! It always runs so smoothly. The only times it isn't smooth is on cheap paper, when there's only 1-2 sheets between the pen tip and the desk, but even then the overall flow is mostly smooth as can be.

What I really love is the precision. I used this of Organic Chemistry, where on the tests we have to draw little chemical structures in small answer spaces. I was able to get everything down that I needed to only because of how thin this pen writes, and how precisely it dries on the paper. I could give it a higher recommendation! I only wish they had a compact version. Then I'd be set for good.
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My current go-to pen;...
February 11, 2012
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My current go-to pen; I'm in love. I carry it with me everywhere.

- ink does not smear (so perfect, especially since I'm left-handed)
- lines are crisp
- color is rich (compared to ordinary ballpoint pens)
- tip is sharp, but not to the point of being scratchy

- If you write with it at a really low angle with the paper, the tip gets scratchy and the line a bit blotchy.
- When making initial small marks (e.g. bullet points, tiny writing), it won't work at first. Gotta try a few times, or make a large trial stroke.

Pros definitely outweigh the cons, considering the two cons are circumstantial.
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My favourite pen, it...
October 31, 2011
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My favourite pen, it writes so smooth and the lines are crisp. Absolutely recommend!
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A big letdown. I bought...
March 10, 2016
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A big letdown. I bought one of each color {black,blue and red}. They all suffer from real bad ink blobbing. You have to clean the tip constantly. Draw a line clean tip draw another line clean tip etc. Not usable have joined all the other blobbers in a deep dark drawer. Bummer.
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Simply amazing. Before,...
November 25, 2012
Simply amazing.

Before, I was reluctant to use ballpoint pens as I was addicted to gel ink pens. But, I couldn't deny the amazing feel and smoothness of a Jetstream ballpoint pen. The Jetstream Ballopint Pen - 0.5mm is superb. It grips the paper just the right amount so that the appropriate amount of smoothness is applied. This pen glides across the paper. Like me, this pen is perfect for a student who takes a lot of notes.

If you're having trouble deciding between the 0.7mm and the 0.5mm, go for the 0.5mm. True, the 0.7mm is smoother but the 0.5mm has the perfect amount of smoothness AND precision. Recommended!

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love this fine, VERY...
May 11, 2016
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love this fine, VERY smooth point!
This is an excellent...
May 10, 2016
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This is an excellent everyday pen. Writes smooth and is comfortable to hold.
Does not write like a...
March 24, 2016
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Does not write like a ballpoint.
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