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I've been using the hardbound...
December 13, 2015
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I've been using the hardbound version of these books for the past couple of years and they really grew on me!

Important points:

-There IS a distinct smell when you first unwrap the books. It's an unpleasant, chemical-type smell BUT it does dissipate. My first book took a few months to stop smelling completely, and I took my second one out of its shrink wrap right away so by the time I got to it it was scent-free. It wasn't too bothersome for me, but fair warning for sensitive noses.

-The paper really is virtually bleed-proof! It resists soaking up wet media (including markers) and even though the paper is fairly thin it can take a real beating. The only time I ever bled through it was with heavy, heavy marker doused in rubbing alcohol, and it only resulted in some specks on the next page.

-There is really no tooth to the paper at all. I work mainly in pen and ink so this is a plus for me, and it does take/erase pencil nicely, but I wouldn't use it for graphite-heavy stuff. Pencil grades end up looking pretty similar and softer leads just smudge right off.

-Wet media WILL wrinkle the pages! Like I said, the paper is pretty thin and soft compared to your conventional mixed-media sketchbook. I deal with it by using a couple of paper clips. (I use the Midori P-51 ones)

In summary, I'm a huge convert to Rendr. They're great for pens and markers as well as standing up to some of my crazier art supplies. I highly recommend it to anyone who sketches with marker and mixed media on a regular basis.

As a bonus, these things are super expensive at my local art stores, so I'm glad to see Jetpens carrying them! Definitely where I'll be getting mine in the future.
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This pencil is super...
August 27, 2015
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This pencil is super pretty and the cushion idea is really neat, but I want to reiterate that it is VERY small and VERY light! I gave up on it after a while due to post-sketching hand strain. If you consider your hands average to large in size, be warned!
I love having a ruler...
August 27, 2015
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I love having a ruler that's both transparent and non-slip! The plastic is nice and thick as well.
Only problem I've encountered is that if you have this guy lying bumps-down the edge won't be completely flush to the paper, and you have to press down pretty hard to make it so. So "reversable" is questionable, but it's not a dealbreaker by any means.
I ordered a whole bunch...
August 27, 2015
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I ordered a whole bunch of these and this, the Smoke Blue and the Blue Green are my favourites!
The colour is definitely an olive green and it might be a little dark if you're looking to highlight passages in a book, but I'm using them to colour code my own handwritten notes and it works PERFECTLY. The broad side makes a nice, even line and the fine tip is great for writing little parenthetical additions/corrections.
I've been using the other colours all over the place, but the Green is dedicated to one project along with an off-white notebook, brown-black writing ink and the olive green Staedtler fineliner. Beautiful and utilitarian!

Another bonus is that, unlike fluorescent highlighters, YOU CAN SCAN OR TAKE PHOTOS OF THESE COLOURS! No weird miscoloured blotches as your scanner struggles with neon orange! Definitely a new staple supply for me.
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I have to jot down a...
July 22, 2015
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I have to jot down a lot of notes at work and was tired of jamming handfuls of pens into my apron. This was a good solution! All the ink cartridges flow nicely, there's a wide range of ink colours, and I get a lot of compliments on the body from co-workers and customers.
The only (minor) issue I've encountered is that sometimes the tips drop and seem to get stuck and it takes some fiddling to get them to retract again. It hasn't caused my much grief and I don't imagine it would be an issue at all to someone in a gentler workplace.
I definitely recommend it!
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Quick note: This case...
July 22, 2015
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Quick note: This case is JUST wide enough to hold a Field Notes or Word notebook! That was a pleasant surprise.
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A lot of what I said...
July 22, 2015
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A lot of what I said in my review for the Medium Point set applies here:

" No problems with running dry, skipping or scratching. The paint also resists bleeding on every paper so far (even sticky notes!).
The only real inconvenience I've run into so far is the expected one: the lighter colours (especially the white) are weak on non-porous surfaces. Almost every artist I know is looking for the perfect white for highlights and drawing over black ink, and I'm sorry to say this isn't quite it. It's close, though!"

However! I hit a slight problem with this set.
As I went through the colours I found that the fine-tips are a pain in the neck to prime! At least with my set, it seemed even the quickest little dip of pressure was enough to exude a blob of paint and leave me with a mess to clean up. Be warned.
After that, though, I'm happy to report that the Posca markers still perform far better than any other paint markers I've tried. I just regret the waste right off the bat!
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I wound up with a black...
July 22, 2015
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I wound up with a black Posca paint marker and liked it so much I wanted a whole set! The medium tip is pretty broad, good for filling in space and writing in large letters but there's not a lot of flexibility or line variance, so if you want something to do double duty for bold and detailed work, this is NOT it.
The markers are easy to prime and I've found the flow a lot more faithful than other paint markers I've tried. No problems with running dry, skipping or scratching. The paint also resists bleeding on every paper so far (even sticky notes!).
The only real inconvenience I've run into so far is the expected one: the lighter colours (especially the white) are weak on non-porous surfaces. Almost every artist I know is looking for the perfect white for highlights and drawing over black ink, and I'm sorry to say this isn't quite it. It's close, though!
Even so! I love using these guys in my sketchbook and for accents on acrylic paintings. The black is an absolute champ. Highly recommend!
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Quick note that these...
May 20, 2015
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Quick note that these do NOT stick well to smooth surfaces! The adhesive is pretty weak. I've had the same trouble with other puffy stickers, too. Good on paper/cardboard, though, and adorable!
I've been trying a variety...
April 19, 2015
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I've been trying a variety of white inks/pens for highlights on art, and this was a really disappointing one.
Like others have mentioned, the brush is very tiny and difficult to use (also mine came bent?), but even dipping a better brush into the bottle I found the ink/paint behaved strangely. It didn't want to flow to the tip of any brush I've used and instead collects in a big drop neeeeaaarrrly at the tip. Very weird! It also tends to dry transparent and suck up the colours underneath, staining the highlight.
Not worth it, in my experience! I've had the best highlighting luck with Windsor & Newton white and a dip pen and I think that's what I'll be sticking with.
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