Product Reviews Written by carolyne

Product Reviews Written by carolyne

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In spite of good reviews...
August 18, 2015
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In spite of good reviews here and from other artists, I can't recommend these leads the way others have. The colour is fine, the line is smooth and not-too-light/not-too-dark, though its waxiness makes it too shiny to see if the light/glare hits the paper wrong. The line erases completely with a Pentel Ain Hi-Polymer eraser. But the leads are fragile. I have a light touch, and I've tried them in several mechanical pencils, but at the end of a drawing session my lap looks like I've been eating a cupcake with blue sprinkles. I'm soldiering on with these until I find something better.
Liked it when I first...
July 8, 2015
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Liked it when I first got it--90% of the time the Kuretake pens are terrific. But it seems to be a pen you have to use quickly: the ink leaked into the cap and the inside of the pen after a little while of keeping it in a pen case, after which it was dried out and unusable (but, fortunately, did not leak at all outside the cap). Probably would have had a better outcome if I had stored it upright, but I'm often on the move with my pens.

I have other pens that leaked into their caps in storage but still carried on writing after minimal cleaning. This one is so inexpensive, I was considering trying it again or trying a refill, but the one I have is such an inky mess, and there are so many other good pens, I decided that it's not worth it.
Stopped functioning soon...
January 30, 2015
Stopped functioning soon after I got it. Every now and then I pull it out and think maybe this time I can get it working again. I never can.

I hear complaints here and there about its unreliability. Maybe it's only this particular size. But I feel I need to warn people away from it, especially consider its cost.
Unlike everything I've...
December 29, 2014
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Unlike everything I've heard about these highlighters, I find the Mild Gray to be very dark--and a much darker effect than in the product photos. A bad batch? A change in formula?
Cute washi, but the scalloped...
December 16, 2014
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Cute washi, but the scalloped edges are so wrinkled/crushed, they don't stick. The roll came in a box, not just a plastic wrapper, so I'm surprised at the condition and would have to blame the manufacturer. I would be cautious about buying any other washi with "nami nami" wavy edges.
Some of the individual...
November 19, 2014
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Some of the individual stickers are tiny (the right size for using on a calendar), but they're so adorable. It's hard to resist stocking up on more.
This pen didn't work...
December 4, 2013
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This pen didn't work out at all. The ink comes out blobby and with an inconsistent line--sometimes very thick, sometimes super-thin, only occasionally as I'd expect a 0.38 tip to behave. I wouldn't try this one again :(
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Not sure whether it's...
August 15, 2013
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Not sure whether it's this model pen, or the individual pen I received, but this performs extremely poorly. It's difficult to get it started writing, then either there's barely any ink flow and a lot of skipping, or the ink comes out blotchy with thick flow. Not a good micro point pen. A major disappointment.
A very smooth writer...
April 27, 2013
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A very smooth writer with a very fine line. And beautiful to look at. (Note that I write with a very light hand, so the tiny point is plenty sturdy enough for me.) The hotel-style crest is maybe a little silly, but it plus the faceted cap (which posts aesthetically) plus the overall style just makes it nicer than the average pen to have lying around on the desk or whip out for note-taking in meetings.
Contrary to the other...
April 15, 2012
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Contrary to the other reviews, I'm having a terrible experience with this pen. I've cleaned it, changed inks, and it still writes "dry" to the point of not writing at all unless I scribble a bit with it to get it started--not only every time I uncap it, but sometimes every time I pause a bit to move down to the next line. I purchased it as a gift, and I'm glad I decided to load the cartridge and check it out before giving it.

I'll give it one more try with the wettest inks I have before I declare it completely defective, but after fussing with it for two days, I'm not sure it's worth spending a lot more time on this pen.
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