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Gel Ink Pens
My everyday notetaking pen. Consistent line thickness, fast drying speed, super smooth writing experience. 0.3mm is super thin, perfect for mathematics (small exponents with exponents with exponents with... ...with exponents.) I'm tempted to go even smaller, but I'm happy with the 0.3mm. I've had a great experience with all colors of this pen (except brown, but that's been discontinued), not just the black. The black is a nice dark black, and not scratchy. The barrel is very narrow, with a ridged grip. I prefer this type of narrow, rough grip but it may not be for everyone. I use black, dark green, and royal blue more than any other colors, with beautiful results.
The name "Pentel" is derived from the combination of "pen" and "tell" and was originally the name of a product line. In 1971 however, Pentel Co., Ltd. of Japan adopted it as its company name after the product line of sign pens became wildly successful.
Originally founded in 1897, this writing instrument manufacturer is primarily known for its intelligently designed Pentel "Sharp" (i.e. Japanese way of calling a mechanical pencil). Other fan favorites include the metallic body Graphgear line, the variegated Graph series, and the all American beauty Kerry series.
Recently, Pentel entered the gel ink pen and brush pen categories. Both its Slicci gel ink pen and Pocket brush pen have been well received by its customers.