This is my favorite pen, but I must grudgingly admit that it seems slightly less
reliable than other UM-151 colors. The ink occasionally runs thin, and a few
firm taps of the pen point onto paper are needed to get it going properly again.
These magnets are not as strong as I had hoped, but I've been thoroughly spoiled
by rare-earth magnets. I confirm that a single magnet from this pack is just
strong enough to hold 7 sheets of 8.5 x 11-inch, 24-pound (90 g/m2) paper.
The green-black UM-151 is the pen I use every day at work and home, and I have
several. The ink color is conservative enough for work but a nice change from
black, blue, or blue-black, and the ink is smooth, waterproof, and provided in a
extremely generous quantity (lasts months for me).
(Minor) issues noted over a year of use:
1) Occasional skipping with one particular pen, but a firm tap on the paper
corrected this easily.
2) The ink dried slowly on a postcard made of some kind of slick coated paper.
It works great on all other papers I've used, though.
This is a great stapler. I was initially a little worried about availability of
No.10 staples, but the stapler's performance is so good that it completely
trumps the resupply concern. It really takes surprisingly little effort to use,
and the fact that JetPens sells compatible colored staples is a bonus!
This is pretty nifty and works exactly as described. My only problem was
figuring out how to fill the pen cartridge with water, since I can't read the
Japanese instructions. The cartridge is rigid plastic (not squeezable), and its
opening is small (water won't flow in freely). I used a small eyedropper to
fill the cartridge.
Other than that, my only other observation is that writing fades pretty quickly,
which may hinder your ability to review your work. On the other hand, it
definitely saves a lot of paper!
This pen is great-- very light, comfortable to hold, and lays down ink very
smoothly. It's stylish in an understated way and feels tough enough to take
anywhere, which means that it'll get a lot more use than my possibly-too-pretty
Watermans. Also, you get some nice flexibility from the fact that the nibs are
easy to change.
This is a great color, noticeably brighter than the slightly darker/redder
e/pd/88). In general, I prefer the 0.38 mm Uni-ball Signo and Style Fit tips
over the 0.4 mm Hi-Tec-C needle point, but this is a very nice pen and the
apricot orange color makes it one of my favorites.
The pen is light in the hand and writes very smoothly. I think the needle point
would particularly suit someone who has a light touch, whereas a Signo DX would
probably be better for someone who likes to put more pressure on the paper.
The blue is much closer to the "sapphire" than the "aqua" shown in the photo
samples, to the extent that I double-checked the label to make sure that it
really was aqua (-AL suffix).