not a bad pen,,
November 2, 2014
not a bad pen,,
I mean, for the price that it is, this pen does a pretty good job. But, as
expected for the shockingly low price, there are always drawbacks that make this
pen less attractive.
1. Not a thick, consistent line. Say you have an alcohol-based marker, and you
want to cover up a spot where you went outside of the lines. Is it going to
cover it 100%? No. Will it cover sufficiently? Yes. About 60-70% (Which isn't
desirable, but you are paying less than two dollars for this pen, so you have to
deal with it.)
2. Line hollows out in the middle. So you have a dark surface, and drawing a
simple straight line will prove this point easily. Even with a brand new pen,
fresh out of the packaging and shaken a few times for ink consistency, this pen
will pull ink, but it will look like two lines with space in between them
instead of one thick line.
3. Not purely white. Doesn't make that much sense, since it's sole purpose is to
be pure white, but whatever. Draw on a black surface. Dried watercolor ink,
alcohol markers like Prismacolor/ Copic, whatever. The jelly pen will look light
gray, not 100% white.
Do I reccomend it? Yeah, it's not too bad. Most of the time you'll get what
you're looking for with this cheap pen. I've been using them for about a year
now, and starting buying the different colors at Michaels.
Is it a good white pen? I guess. I have yet to find a better one, and these last
a pretty long time as long as you are using them constantly. Letting them sit
un-used is a reaaallly bad idea (it ruined a brand new pen for me!) ((I've
boughten a bunch of these))
Is it worth the price? Yes. Because 9/10 times, if you're buying a white ink pen
for this price, it's your first one, and it will be the best thing in the world
to you until you find a slightly more expensive better one.
So give it a try! Every time I place a JetPens order, my friends all make me
order a few of these and pay me back when the order comes.