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January 10, 2013
First thoughts: This...
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First thoughts: This pen is very lovely in person. This is my first time ever owning a multi-pen. Before ordering this, I was concerned that the lower part of the barrel, where it's completely clear, would really annoy me. You see a good bit of the pen refills inside. When you're writing, this won't make a difference, you won't notice. If you love just looking at your "beautifully designed" stationery from time to time, well, to see all those colors (so much of them) through the lower part of the barrel. . . ehn. . . I can't say that I think it was a good choice for the two companies involved in the creation of this Majolica Majorca pen to have so much open space for you to see the colored refills inside. Well, they also don't allow you to see which colors you have inserted already from the top (where you depress the levers to push out or retract the refills), so, it was one or the other. I feel like they could have done something more, like what the regular Uni style fits do, in terms of having the lower portion of it a solid color, but still allowing that slight see-through window a short way up to see the colors.

About the Construction: Enough of that minor nitpickiness, however. The pen is gorgeous, the colors and sparkliness of it are very nice. It makes me think of a cosmetic item (lipstick mostly) when I look at the label, as opposed to just seeing a "pen" only first.

The mechanism that pushes the refills forward/retracts them is slightly noisy. You can hear the metal coils springing when you press them, and it makes low clicking sounds when they snap into or out of place. This same mechanism, though, requires very little pressure. It's very, very sensitive when pressed. It's very easy to load and unload refills, and the few refills I ordered (2 to start) are very beautiful colors. I've been using solid black, single-color Uniball Signo Micros for the past four years, and I'm a fan of those. This gel ink is the same, and so I expected nothing less in the quality and application of these inks.

I plan on buying more refills, and will more than likely purchase a lavender Uni Style Fit pen body later on as well.

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February 10, 2011
I received this in the...
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I received this in the mail two days ago, and so far it has been a pleasure to use. It's sturdy plastic, which means it'll stand the test of time for a long time, and it works like it needs to - oh so easily.

To reflect back on what someone before me had previously stated, I also wish I had more things that needed to be put into envelopes this tiny. It's just so much fun choosing papers, or creating my own patterns on papers, and then creating the envelopes themselves.

Loving to just craft things in general, this template has given me inspiration for wanting to do so much more with the envelopes I've made.

 
February 10, 2011
I would rate this a 4.5,...
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I would rate this a 4.5, with my only concern being the rather thin cover.The Buncobon notebook cover is actually thinner than I suspected from looking at these pictures. I had the impression that it was going to be a bit thicker. The plastic slip cover that comes with it is a good thing, though, to offer it a little bit of protection from wear.

The paper inside is more like standard weight Kokuyo paper, which is good. It does lie pretty flat when opened, and it's small, thin size makes it nice for short word lists, or to jot down fleeting thoughts, etc.

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February 10, 2011
The Mio paper is definitely...
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The Mio paper is definitely thinner by comparison to the standard Kokuyo paper weight, but the quality is still very good.

The Mio notebooks are just nice to look at in general, as well. I definitely will buy more in the future.

 
January 5, 2011
My systemic notebook...
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My systemic notebook shipped out and arrived sooner than expected in great condition.

It's a great notebook overall. The design is just as lovely and professional-looking in person as it looks in these photographs. The paper is very smooth to write on. With my current favorite line of ball point pens, shadowing from the other side does occur. However, there is no bleed through. I may just write completely in pencil, or try to find other equally as nice pens to write with while using the lined pages inside. I will be using this notebook system primarily for my Japanese studies.

I will definitely order more from Jet Pens and more from the Kokuyo line for its great, sleek design and quality.

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