Good price and nice dark lines. I compared with the OHTO Graphic Liner 1.0mm and
the line thickness (of the Envelope Fine) is similar. However, on an uncoated
envelope, you can tell this one is much dark than the OTHO. I'd say this about
0.7mm. There's a smell, but not very strong to me. I like the non-smudgy-ness.
I've used this pen for about a month. It's very smooth, and the shape of the pen
and tip make it so my hand is a little farther away from the page, which I like.
It writes well on several types of paper (nice paper, crummy paper, photocopy
paper). The green color is standard, but could be a little different/jazzy and
that would make me even happier. But for this price this pen writes very well
and isn't tragic to lose.
I notice no difference between this blue-black and black ink. (I bought an
orange jetstream and this one, and wrote side-by-side on the same paper.)
While I love the orange one, this style pen is also useful and pretty. I love
the dark color and silver-y accents. It feels solid in the hand. The cap (as
opposed to push-type) is nice because sometimes push-tops stain the insides of
I love these. I love mini things, and use the different colors for different
types of notes. They turn smoothly in my B5 notebook. The thickness is just
right - not like index cards, and not thin like paper. The colors are soft, so
you get good contrast with your writing.
So cute! I wanted to mention how the rings work: the "spine" is like the tube in
a ball-point pen. You push on the top, and the force transfers to a little
spring at the bottom of the notebook. Then the rings can be opened, all at once.
I was confused if it was like the Lihit-Lab, which seems to open in sections. I
like this mechanism -- all the rings at one time.
I also wondered whether this A5 paper could fit into my Campus B5 26-hole
notebook. It can, but with some labor. The ring-holes align, but to make the
notebook pretty, there aren't top-bottom rings. If you put it into a B5 binder,
you will have to trim the corners off the top or bottom where the B5 notebook
I like this a lot, for carrying in a really small bag, when even the B5 is too
The color is the classic highlighter-yellow, and as advertised doesn't smear
over ink-jet printing. The cap is secure when closing the pen, but a little
loose when placed on the end of the pen (in active use).
I also bought the little pot of refill ink, but I haven't needed it yet, after
several months. It seems to last a long time, probably due to the chubby barrel.
I like the flat shape -- easier to control when marking text.
So these are the reasons I have abandoned the other highlighters in my desk. Too
bad -- I have some nice Mildliners and Staedtler highlighting pencils, but I
this one is the one I use all the time.
The covers are not too stiff or sharp. The tab dividers have a few lines printed
them on -- I like that so I can write general notes for that section, such as
phone numbers or big deadlines, etc. The rings/coil moves very smoothly. It
doesn't snap open or closed. Instead, you pull the bottom tab and the right half
of the coil slides to the right, along a little track. Then when you pull it
closed, you use a little more force at the end, so it slots into place. It's
less jarring than ring-binders that snap open loudly, or pinch fingers or other
papers when they pop closed.
To me, having 26 rings instead of just three (as in some other binders) makes
the pages turn more smoothly.
I like this size better than the American Letter (too big to carry around campus
easily) and the Junior -- which is sometimes to small to take real notes.
Fun! I hope JetPens carries more loose-leaf binders in different sizes! I also
ordered the Maruman loose leaf mini (like thin index cards) and I like the
gentle colors much more than dark/vibrant ones. And the Maruman bi-fold refills.