I concur. This notebook is fantastic. It accepts technical pens, pencil, brush
pens and colored pencils beautifully. Very crisp edges are the norm for the
Sakura tech pens I use as well as pentels and sailor brush pens. It's a dream to
write on. I love the grid. It's there when you want it but fades into the
background otherwise. I believe it will replace the Moleskine journals tha I
have been using for years.
I keep an assortment of 15 writing instruments in this case. The top flap keeps
them from falling out when rolled up and tied. But the flap also doesn't extend
the entire width of the case. This works out perfectly because I have a Tombo
brush/combo pen that is super long and sticks up out of the case at that end. I
like the light weight fabric because this is my travel case. Some people will
want a sturdier fabric. I have another leather case that I also love but it
takes up too much room for travel and doesn't hold as many tools.
I love it. It is the only pencil case that I have that stands up on a steady
base and never threatens to fall over. I have 50 colored pencils in it. It zips
up really tight but I usually pack up my cases pretty full. So far very durable.
I use it on planes as well as at home. If I didn't have it so packed with
pencils it would easily hold an eraser and a compact pencil sharpener.
I have been using them for a few days now on a variety of papers (Moleskine and
regular paper). So far I love them. I've used a wide variety of technical pens
in the past from Rapidograph and Staedtler to Copic, Sakura and Faber Castell.
All of the traditional tech pens tend to clog up. The fiber tip markers like the
Copic and Sakura tend to push back up into the metal ferrule. Probably because I
push too hard but that's the way I draw. I also travel a lot so the pens have to
stand up to changing air pressure without leaking. I also ink on top of pencil
sketches so I need a pen that won't clog or skip. So far the Ohto line work
great. The line is very smooth and even and black. It dries fast and holds up
under erasure better than the others even when I have inked over pencil. They
don't leak on flights so far. And of course there is no fiber tip to mush down
or retract within the metal ferrule. I highly recommend them for sketching.