This pen writes very boldly and smoothly, but it globs too easily. Also, when I
use it to write notes on adding machine tape, the ink bleeds a little bit, so
that the ink becomes slightly "blurred" after a day. On regular paper it
doesn't do that, though. I prefer the Pilot Acroball; it's almost as bold,
writes even more smoothly, and doesn't glob.
This is the best ballpoint pen I've ever used. The Pilot Acroball writes
smoothly, with dark/bold ink, and very rarely globs even a tiny bit. The pen
body feels nice and light. Also, even though it's .7mm, since it writes so
smoothly, the line is finer than some .5mm pens. It's really a great pen for a
great price. Since I found the JetPens site, I've also ordered the Uni-ball
Jetstream Ballpoint Pen,.5 mm; the Zebra Espina Pearly Rubber Ballpoint Pen, .7
mm; the Kokuyo FitCurve Ballpoint Pen,.7mm; and the Pentel Vicuna Supersmooth
Ballpoint Pen, .7mm. The Pilot Acroball is by far the best of these. My only
complaint is that it doesn't come in more ink colors; I really like a variety of
colors of ink.