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Reviews Written by stevedoxas

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Pilot AirBlanc Mechanical Pencil - 0.3 mm - Violet - PILOT HA-20R3-V
  Air-filled grip works..., July 8, 2012
Air-filled grip works great at keeping my finger tips cool. It's firm, but not hand fatiguing firm.

Looks cute. That's a plus, right?

Feels like I need to rotate the pencil more often. Probably due to the .3mm lead.

Almost writes too smooth on Clairefontaine paper. I like a little friction when writing with mechanical pencils, especially when solving math problems.
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen Ink Cartridge - 0.3 mm - Black - PILOT LHKRF-10C3-B
  These refills are my..., June 23, 2012
These refills are my first experience with the vaunted Hi-Tec-C. I'm concerned that these may not be writing as well as the original Hi-Tec-C pen (I've read a lot of glowing reviews). I know that is the case with the Slicci 0.3mm refills, that write no where near as well as the original barrel.

Anyway, on to performance. The ink flow isn't the best. The line gives out/sputters a lot while writing. I found myself having to slow down a little to get a good flow. Even then, these tips are really scratchy.

When the refill does manage to work, it puts down a nice, thin line (thinner than the 0.3 Slicci). The colors are really cool.

Bottom Line: These refills can't keep up with my writing speed. I need to try the original HTC pen and a 0.4 refill, to see if those will be smoother and more consistent. Until then, it's all about the .28 Signo DX.
: 3

90g Clairefontaine Paper
Coleto 4 Color Body
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen Ink Cartridge - 0.3 mm - Blue Black - PILOT LHKRF-10C3-BB
  These refills are my..., June 23, 2012
These refills are my first experience with the vaunted Hi-Tec-C. I'm concerned that these may not be writing as well as the original Hi-Tec-C pen (I've read a lot of glowing reviews). I know that is the case with the Slicci 0.3mm refills, that write no where near as well as the original barrel.

Anyway, on to performance. The ink flow isn't the best. The line gives out/sputters a lot while writing. I found myself having to slow down a little to get a good flow. Even then, these tips are really scratchy.

When the refill does manage to work, it puts down a nice, thin line (thinner than the 0.3 Slicci). The colors are really cool.

Bottom Line: These refills can't keep up with my writing speed. I need to try the original HTC pen and a 0.4 refill, to see if those will be smoother and more consistent. Until then, it's all about the .28 Signo DX.
: 3

90g Clairefontaine Paper
Coleto 4 Color Body
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen Ink Cartridge - 0.3 mm - Aqua Blue - PILOT LHKRF-10C3-AL
  These refills are my..., June 23, 2012
These refills are my first experience with the vaunted Hi-Tec-C. I'm concerned that these may not be writing as well as the original Hi-Tec-C pen (I've read a lot of glowing reviews). I know that is the case with the Slicci 0.3mm refills, that write no where near as well as the original barrel.

Anyway, on to performance. The ink flow isn't the best. The line gives out/sputters a lot while writing. I found myself having to slow down a little to get a good flow. Even then, these tips are really scratchy.

When the refill does manage to work, it puts down a nice, thin line (thinner than the 0.3 Slicci). The colors are really cool.

Bottom Line: These refills can't keep up with my writing speed. I need to try the original HTC pen and a 0.4 refill, to see if those will be smoother and more consistent. Until then, it's all about the .28 Signo DX.
: 3

90g Clairefontaine Paper
Coleto 4 Color Body
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen Ink Cartridge - 0.3 mm - Apricot Orange - PILOT LHKRF-10C3-AO
  These refills are my..., June 23, 2012
These refills are my first experience with the vaunted Hi-Tec-C. I'm concerned that these may not be writing as well as the original Hi-Tec-C pen (I've read a lot of glowing reviews). I know that is the case with the Slicci 0.3mm refills, that write no where near as well as the original barrel.

Anyway, on to performance. The ink flow isn't the best. The line gives out/sputters a lot while writing. I found myself having to slow down a little to get a good flow. Even then, these tips are really scratchy.

When the refill does manage to work, it puts down a nice, thin line (thinner than the 0.3 Slicci). The colors are really cool.

Bottom Line: These refills can't keep up with my writing speed. I need to try the original HTC pen and a 0.4 refill, to see if those will be smoother and more consistent. Until then, it's all about the .28 Signo DX.
: 3

90g Clairefontaine Paper
Coleto 4 Color Body
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen Ink Cartridge - 0.3 mm - Apple Green - PILOT LHKRF-10C3-AG
  These refills are my..., June 23, 2012
These refills are my first experience with the vaunted Hi-Tec-C. I'm concerned that these may not be writing as well as the original Hi-Tec-C pen (I've read a lot of glowing reviews). I know that is the case with the Slicci 0.3mm refills, that write no where near as well as the original barrel.

Anyway, on to performance. The ink flow isn't the best. The line gives out/sputters a lot while writing. I found myself having to slow down a little to get a good flow. Even then, these tips are really scratchy.

When the refill does manage to work, it puts down a nice, thin line (thinner than the 0.3 Slicci). The colors are really cool.

Bottom Line: These refills can't keep up with my writing speed. I need to try the original HTC pen and a 0.4 refill, to see if those will be smoother and more consistent. Until then, it's all about the .28 Signo DX.
: 3

90g Clairefontaine Paper
Coleto 4 Color Body
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 4 Color Multi Pen Body Component - Clear - PILOT LHKC20C-NC
  Wow. These multi-pens..., June 23, 2012
Wow. These multi-pens are really neat. This one looks even cooler than the Slicci 3-Cartidge barrel. I don't even want to take the sticker off because it looks so cool.
It has a decent rubber grip and a snappy mechanism that switches the pens.
Pentel Sliccies 3 Color Gel Ink Multi Pen Body Component - Orange - PENTEL BG3-F
  Wow. These multi-pens..., June 23, 2012
Wow. These multi-pens are the neatest thing ever.

This barrel is much more comfortable to write with versus the original Slicci barrel. That was way too thin.
Easy to install. Very smooth and snappy mechanism makes it a joy to switch to different colors.

Unfortunately, the 0.3mm Slicci refills write nothing like the original Slicci. The ink flow sputters constantly and is much more scratchy. Maybe the 0.4mm are better.

90g Clairefontaine Paper
Pentel Sliccies Gel Ink Multi Pen Refill - 0.3 mm - Black - PENTEL XBGRN3A
  These refills are a big..., June 22, 2012
These refills are a big disappointment (Carrot Orange and Milk Blue). Especially after using the original Slicci 0.3.
I was expecting the same performance.

First, these refills are different than the ones found in the original Slicci barrel. The nib is shorter, smaller, and maybe even thinner. The tube itself is very skinny, not storing much ink. (These will not fit in the original Slicci barrel, in case you're wondering.)

On to performance. The ink flow is terrible. It gives out on almost every word. The pen needs to be held too perpendicular to get a consistent flow. Too uncomfortable for most, and even then, it sputters. I found myself augmenting my writing just to get it to stop skipping (severe angle, slowing down, writing smaller).
It puts down the same width of the original Slicci, but it is much more scratchy.

I love the idea of the customizable multi and these great colors, but these refills are terrible compared with the original Slicci.

Installed in Slicci 3-Color Barrel
90g Clairefontaine Paper
Pentel Sliccies Gel Ink Multi Pen Refill - 0.3 mm - Milk Blue - PENTEL XBGRN3S2
  These refills are a big..., June 22, 2012
These refills are a big disappointment (Carrot Orange and Milk Blue). Especially after using the original Slicci 0.3.
I was expecting the same performance.

First, these refills are different than the ones found in the original Slicci barrel. The nib is shorter, smaller, and maybe even thinner. The tube itself is very skinny, not storing much ink. (These will not fit in the original Slicci barrel, in case you're wondering.)

On to performance. The ink flow is terrible. It gives out on almost every word. The pen needs to be held too perpendicular to get a consistent flow. Too uncomfortable for most, and even then, it sputters. I found myself augmenting my writing just to get it to stop skipping (severe angle, slowing down, writing smaller).
It puts down the same width of the original Slicci, but it is much more scratchy.

I love the idea of the customizable multi and these great colors, but these refills are terrible compared with the original Slicci.

Installed in Slicci 3-Color Barrel
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