I was lucky enough to get one of these to try and they are lovely markers-- the
tip is firm and the ink quite dark. As a lefty, I worry about ink smearing when
using markers, but it dried quickly, even when writing in cursive and there was
no smearing or ink all over my writing hand at the end of the day. The ink is
DARK as a warning-- at least in green; while it did not bleed through the pages
of my one notebook, it did ghost enough that I did not use both sides. For the
price, it is a lovely addition for notes or doodling... I'll be getting all the
other colors myself eventually.
I really like these for fast lettering and linework that doesn't NEED to be
precise; I've had some problems with ink blobbing every so often, so I won't use
them for anything important, but I've found that the ink is smooth, albeit
taking a few seconds longer to dry than I like (something a lefty notes, trust
me) , but it is colorfast, and I've had them last a LONG LONG time with a LOT of
writing done with them, so they are rather nice for an inexpensive pen to carry
around for writing in a notebook, or minor personal art projects.
I cannot say enough about the entire Sakura Micron line -- as a lefty who loves
inking my own pencilwork, I have to worry often about smearing ink and lines not
holding true. I have never had a problem with that when I use these pens. I love
the crispness of the finepoint, and how long they last. I've left them overnight
in a car in over 100 degree heat and not had them dry up. Simply said, I
consider these platinum class pens that are beyond affordable.