Product Reviews Written by LDMonster

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I still have to play...
March 10, 2015
Verified Purchase
I still have to play with it a little, but the cartridge was not already installed so it toook literally about 5 minutes to get the ink from it to the tip. Eventually I decided to dip the tip into the cartridge opening to the ink flowing which worked, but a little annoying.

The ink so far seems to be nice and the shape of the lines are decent yet sort of stiffer than the other brush pens I have used like the more vinyl tipped disposable brush pens (Standard) by Pentel.

Not looking to replace any other brush pens, but wanted to give it a try. I think it would take something amazing for me to continue to use this pen, but nothing is impossible.
I love this pen and the...
February 8, 2014
Verified Purchase
I love this pen and the Hard version (blue exterior). It works perfecting for signing prints on matte paper (not glossy). It doesn't dry up the tip on the paper which is why I like it. Most pens that aren't brush pens would dry up after a few signatures. I also use this for inking art and it's also superb. My only quarrel is that it isn't waterproof and the ink is not pigmented which it's safe to say may change color in the future (not archival). If it were to be archival it would be the perfect pen. It does tend to smear on less porous paper, too. If you are able to keep your hands away from the ink until it dries it works great.

My work can be seen at: www.killerrabbit.com
I love this pen and the...
February 8, 2014
Verified Purchase
I love this pen and the Soft version (black exterior). It works perfecting for signing prints on matte paper (not glossy). It doesn't dry up the tip on the paper which is why I like it. Most pens that aren't brush pens would dry up after a few signatures. I also use this for inking art and it's also superb. My only quarrel is that it isn't waterproof and the ink is not pigmented which it's safe to say may change color in the future (not archival). If it were to be archival it would be the perfect pen. It does tend to smear on less porous paper, too. If you are able to keep your hands away from the ink until it dries it works great.

My work can be seen at: www.killerrabbit.com
Putting Lead Through...
October 6, 2011
Putting Lead Through the Front is NOT Possible! (as stated by description)

I just bought one and took me a few minutes to figure it out. I wanted to use blue lead instead of graphite so I bought some 0.7 Blue Eno lead from Pilot also sold in Jet Pens. I will use it for some preliminary draws before I ink or draw on top of. My review is to facilitate people who want to change the leads. It's not as easy as regular mechanical pencils, but it's not too bad. First you have to pull out the lead from the from by pushing back on the grey plastic tip that is suppose to look like the tip of a pencil. The you can pull the lead, but nice and slowly always retracting from the place it's coming out and not simply pulling from the end out (that will snap the lead). The you twist off the eraser holder (not eraser) until you pull out the container that is filled with extra lead (2). I removed them and the one the pencil came with and stored it for another mechanical pencil later. I grabbed the blue leads and unlike how it states you put by the front it's not possible. You can only add 1 lead through the inside. You have to let it slide in the hole (you can see it) and then you basically begin to draw on a scrap piece of paper until it comes out. If you do this for less than a minute it will come out. Once it starts drawing you can simply pull the lead out and pushing the pencil tip in a little to desired length and you are set.
Putting Lead Through...
October 6, 2011
Putting Lead Through the Front is NOT Possible! (as stated by description)

I just bought one and took me a few minutes to figure it out. I wanted to use blue lead instead of graphite so I bought some 0.7 Blue Eno lead from Pilot also sold in Jet Pens. I will use it for some preliminary draws before I ink or draw on top of. My review is to facilitate people who want to change the leads. It's not as easy as regular mechanical pencils, but it's not too bad. First you have to pull out the lead from the from by pushing back on the grey plastic tip that is suppose to look like the tip of a pencil. The you can pull the lead, but nice and slowly always retracting from the place it's coming out and not simply pulling from the end out (that will snap the lead). The you twist off the eraser holder (not eraser) until you pull out the container that is filled with extra lead (2). I removed them and the one the pencil came with and stored it for another mechanical pencil later. I grabbed the blue leads and unlike how it states you put by the front it's not possible. You can only add 1 lead through the inside. You have to let it slide in the hole (you can see it) and then you basically begin to draw on a scrap piece of paper until it comes out. If you do this for less than a minute it will come out. Once it starts drawing you can simply pull the lead out and pushing the pencil tip in a little to desired length and you are set.
Putting Lead Through...
October 6, 2011
Putting Lead Through the Front is NOT Possible! (as stated by description)

I just bought one and took me a few minutes to figure it out. I wanted to use blue lead instead of graphite so I bought some 0.7 Blue Eno lead from Pilot also sold in Jet Pens. I will use it for some preliminary draws before I ink or draw on top of. My review is to facilitate people who want to change the leads. It's not as easy as regular mechanical pencils, but it's not too bad. First you have to pull out the lead from the from by pushing back on the grey plastic tip that is suppose to look like the tip of a pencil. The you can pull the lead, but nice and slowly always retracting from the place it's coming out and not simply pulling from the end out (that will snap the lead). The you twist off the eraser holder (not eraser) until you pull out the container that is filled with extra lead (2). I removed them and the one the pencil came with and stored it for another mechanical pencil later. I grabbed the blue leads and unlike how it states you put by the front it's not possible. You can only add 1 lead through the inside. You have to let it slide in the hole (you can see it) and then you basically begin to draw on a scrap piece of paper until it comes out. If you do this for less than a minute it will come out. Once it starts drawing you can simply pull the lead out and pushing the pencil tip in a little to desired length and you are set.
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Putting Lead by the Front...
October 6, 2011
Verified Purchase
Putting Lead by the Front is NOT Possible.

I just bought one and took me a few minutes to figure it out. I wanted to use blue lead instead of graphite so I bought some 0.7 Blue Eno lead from Pilot also sold in Jet Pens. I will use it for some preliminary draws before I ink or draw on top of. My review is to facilitate people who want to change the leads. It's not as easy as regular mechanical pencils, but it's not too bad. First you have to pull out the lead from the from by pushing back on the grey plastic tip that is suppose to look like the tip of a pencil. The you can pull the lead, but nice and slowly always retracting from the place it's coming out and not simply pulling from the end out (that will snap the lead). The you twist off the eraser holder (not eraser) until you pull out the container that is filled with extra lead (2). I removed them and the one the pencil came with and stored it for another mechanical pencil later. I grabbed the blue leads and unlike how it states you put by the front it's not possible. You can only add 1 lead through the inside. You have to let it slide in the hole (you can see it) and then you basically begin to draw on a scrap piece of paper until it comes out. If you do this for less than a minute it will come out. Once it starts drawing you can simply pull the lead out and pushing the pencil tip in a little to desired length and you are set.
1 person found this helpful
Amazing1...
March 10, 2011
Verified Purchase
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