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What makes the Zebras...
, November 3, 2011
What makes the Zebras a step above my previous favorite Uniball brush pen is the
mere fact that they are re-usable!
All I did to mine was remove the back cover, tap out the sponge reservoir and
drop some PERMANENT ink into the sponge with a dropper (took just about 5 drops
to really saturate it) and the pen was back in action with the added bonus of
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This pen has successfully...
, March 20, 2013
This pen has successfully replaced my whole set of sakura microns at a fraction
of the cost! No longer do I have to switch between pens to get line variation,
rather, with a simple flick of my arm I can get a beautiful tapered line! I have
also noticed no bleeding which combined with the fact that it appears to be
completely waterproof, makes this pen a keeper!
Unfortunately my review isn't all praises. After a bit of use I found that the
tip has worn down quite a bit, but that is to be expected of a disposable pen.
The pen also isn't the best to sketch with due to the fact that the ink doesn't
seem to flow fast enough for me. This also means that it probably isn't the best
pen to take notes with for all you journalists out there looking to buy a nice
pen.Finally, I have found that none of the Zebra Brush Pens could compare to a
real brush, so if you are looking for a pen to replicate that feeling for
calligraphy I would go with a pentel pocket brush pen. This pen has however
filled a nice little niche as my go to pen for more detailed work and for
All in all, I will definitely be buying this pen again. At 2.50 a piece it is a
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This is easily the best...
, March 29, 2008
This is easily the best ever drawing pen [sort of a felt tip brush pen] that I
have ever used. And I have used many different types, from France, Germany,
Japan etc. This one is the mother of all drawing pens. Can also be used for
other stuff such as caligraphy and any work where you need variation of line.
Easily can go from thin to thicker line. Perfect for comics, manga etc. Hobby.
This pen is a secret by many artists who ordered it via 'special' connections
from Japan and now available finally on JetPens. BTW, all other brush pens from
Zebra are great and I use them all but this one is used the most together with
fine and medium one completes a perfect set for drawing.
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MY FAVORITE BRUSH PEN...
, March 8, 2011
MY FAVORITE BRUSH PEN FOR COMICS AND ILLUSTRATION. I AM A PRO COMIC BOOK ARTIST
& ILLUSTRATOR. THE "FINE" AND "EXTRA FINE" ZEBRA BRUSH SIGN PENS HAVE BECOME MY
MAIN INKING TOOL. THE TIPS OF THESE "SUPER FINE" ZEBRAS ARE SO STURDY AND
RESPONSIVE THAT I USE THEM FOR DETAILS THAT I USED TO DO WITH A CROWQUILL PENS!
(PS- A FEW "TIPS" FOR SOME OF THE OTHER REVIEWS: 1) I ALMOST NEVER HAVE TROUBLE
WITH THE TIPS FRAYING, BUT ON RARE OCCASIONS WHEN I DO I FIND THAT SIMPLY DOING
SOME "ROLLING" BRUSH STROKES ACROSS A SHEET OF SCRAP PAPER WILL USUALLY PUT
THINGS BACK IN ORDER. 2) IF INK SEEMS TO BE SLOW OR THE TIPS DRY, I DIP THEM IN
WATER OR A FEW SECONDS, DRY OFF ANY EXCESS WATER, DO A FEW PRACTICE STROKES ON
SCRAP TO MAKE SURE ALL THE WATER IS GONE, AND THEN TRY AGAIN. IT USUALLY WORKS.)
PS- THE GRAY INK VERSION IS AMAZING FOR HALF-TONE WORK, BUT SADLY ARE NO LONGER
SEEM TO BE AVAILABLE FROM JET PENS.
ASIDE TO JET PENS: PLEASE (!!!) MAKE THE THE GRAY INK "FINE" VERSION AVAILABLE
AGAIN IF POSSIBLE! I CAME TO DEPEND ON THEM FOR MY HALF-TONE WORK AND MISS THEM
MUCH! THE KURETAKE GRAYS ARE GOOD, BUT THE COLOR OF THE ZEBRAS WAS MUCH MORE
PLEASING AND VERSATILE.)
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I bought two Zebras along...
, March 19, 2014
I bought two Zebras along with two each of Sailor and Kuretake brush pens. In
order, I preferred the Sailors most of all with the Kuretakes least.
These Zebras, fine and super-fine, have a nice stroke compared to the Kuretake's
scratchy line, but has a similar grey/thin ink.
If jetpens are out of Sailor pens, I would get these Zebras as alternatives.
These are used for drawing, not writing.