You are viewing a breakthrough in ink history, the development of a new ink type!! The new Emulsion ink from Zebra combines the best quality of a ballpoint and gel ink pen. It has the smoothness of an oil-based ballpoint ink pen but features the vibrant colors of a gel ink pen. That's an incredible new development. The Emulsion is supposedly even smoother than \"low friction\" ballpoint pens, is smear-proof and water resistant. The Zebra Surari is available in multiple tip sizes and colors.
I recently decided I wanted a nice ballpoint pen to join my daily kit, alongside
my fountainpen. I got a few of the top rated pens here on JetPens (Dr. Grip,
Acroball, this Surari and two Jetstreams). Of the five I tried out... this one
smeared the worst, despite claiming to be smear proof! I found the ink to be a
bit 'spurty' at times. Ink flow wasn't consistent and left heavier ink on the
page at points, which I think contributed to the smearing. It looks nice and is
comfortable enough, but I probably won't get much use from it.
For the price, it's a nice pen. It has wonderful design (except for the top. I
don't appreciate the sparkly white click. It detracts from the sleek feeling of
the pen). The ink is not the smoothest in the world, nor the darkest. The ink is
noticeably grayer than many other pens of mine. The pen is also a little bit
scratchy, and I have seen it skip on me once or twice, but it's never gotten in
the way. There's an interesting little visual effect in the pen. The plastic is
smooth on the outside and 5 sided on the inside of the barrel, magnifying the
ink cartridge making it look like it has a lot more ink than it does. I actually
appreciate that, it makes me laugh and it reminds me of my jetstream pen's ink
cartridge. Being a surari (owned by zebra) pen, you can write as fast as you
want with it and it will write pretty smoothly. It's not perfect, but I would
definitely recommend it for the price. Definitely not as good as a jetstream pen
though. I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you don't have one, don't worry,
it's not the end of the world. If you have one, don't worry, there are better
things to move onto.