Okay, I'm removing a star from my last review. Slicci's overall are wonderful
pens, but for some reason I have had trouble with the brown-ink pens.
I have had not trouble with the black or blue black pens. However, all of my
brown-ink Slicci pens (3 so far) keep dying on me with at least 3/4ths of the
ink left. For a $3 pen this is very disappointing. I tried all sorts of methods
to revive the pen, but nothing worked.
I have used .25 Hi-Tec-C's and .25 Pentel Slicci's. They're both wonderful gel
pens, but I think the Signo DX UM-151 is superior to both.
Although the Signo is not as slick as the Slicci, it has a thinner more
consistent line. The pen feels like a Hi-Tec-C but the tip of the pen does not
stick or catch on the surface paper like the Hi-Tec-C. The weight of the pen is
wonderful and does not feel too thin like the Slicci's and Hi-Tec-C's sometimes
The "Blue Black" label is misleading. The pen I received says "Midnight Blue" on
the cap which is a closer description in my opinion since the ink is lighter
than what "Blue Black" (which to me means a really really dark blue that looks
Here's an a good example I found of what the ink looks like (via Pen Addict):
I am an art student and I was originally a Hi-Tec C user, but decided to buy
this Brown Slicci on a whim.
This pen RARELY skips, in fact, I only remember my Blue Black Slicci skipping
once. The pen fits comfortably in the hand and is great for sketching. The flow
is so smooth that I can use it for quick gesture drawings and receive a clear
solid line. I can also vary my line weight very easily while sketching with this
I am currently an art student and this is the best eraser that I have ever used.
The difference between this eraser and my last eraser (Staedtler Mars Plastic)
is astounding. This eraser erases with even the lightest touch. It gives me
finer control. The material itself also has a very smooth/soft touch that I find
pleasing to hold.
Essentially, it's effective and produces great results!