Product Reviews Written by anastas

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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!
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.
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!
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!
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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This is a very nice,...
February 20, 2015
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This is a very nice, very lightweight pencil. The "knock" mechanism works very well and the colour/pattern are super attractive. HOWEVER! What you can't really see in the pictures is that there's a giant barcode printed ON the patterned barrel. You can't remove it. I ended up drawing some stars over it with a blue sharpie. Not the ideal solution, and I wish I had known ahead of time. Be warned!
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This is incredibly tiny!...
December 6, 2014
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This is incredibly tiny! Like half the size of my thumb. The scissors work really well for cutting little things like threads, tags, bands and the like. They're nice and sharp.
I got the blue one as a gift for someone else, and ended up buying another one for myself because the mail-opening component is GREAT. I fail miserably at opening envelopes, but no more! I have this on my desk and no longer open my mail with anything else. Love it.

The chain portion is unbelievably fine and delicate looking. I wouldn't trust it on a keychain or bag, but I have it threaded through a pen clip and it's nice and safe.

Really nifty little gift, and a fantastic letter-opener!
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This might be the best...
December 6, 2014
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This might be the best looking mechanical pencil. Period. The photos don't really do justice to how seriously great this thing looks.
It's also a pretty big pencil, with what I think is a comfortable heaviness. Just as warning that this is definitely NOT lightweight, and might fatigue someone using it for long sessions of note-taking or whatnot.
The knock mechanism is really smooth, and I love that the tip retracts.

One star short because I'm a frequent pencil-rotator, and the clip really gets in the way. I mean, it's smooth plastic so it doesn't dig in or anything, but it keeps me from using it as often as I'd like in favour of my clipless pencils.

But seriously. Gorgeous.
I ordered this specifically...
December 6, 2014
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I ordered this specifically to hold all of my soft-bodied brush pens without squishing them. It works! It's long enough to hold the standard Pentel brush pen, and big enough to comfortably contain seven other brush pens, with room to spare. The sides are nice and rigid and it does indeed unzip into a flat box/tray shape. Very easy to find things.
As an added benefit, you can also stand the case on its end! Good for desk space and for storing brush pens upright to avoid leaking.
The zipper/handle with the snap is nifty, and the colours are great! I highly recommend it, especially for fat/squashy pens.
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