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Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pen - Black - PILOT 90010
  After eschewing Fountain..., July 21, 2013
After eschewing Fountain Pens for many years for various (and very tenuous reasons) I bought a couple Preppys at a local Pen Store (I had to drive 3 hours to find one...) and I found I actually liked writing with them. Looking at reviews of "Beginner" Fountain Pens I kept getting confronted with the Pilot Varsity. So I added one to my order. When it arrived I found it nice to hold and well balanced. Writing with it was very nice. It's really smooth and lays down a nice dark line. The only time I had any issues writing with it was when I was writing on very bad or on the backside of heavily marked paper. In this instance I have had Ballpoint and Gel pens do the same! I'm going to try taking this to work, where I have to write a whole lot, and see how this handles. I am already looking into a "Next Level" Fountain Pen!
Pilot MultiBall Liquid Ink Pen - Fine Point - Black - PILOT LM-10F-B
  This was a neat find..., July 21, 2013
This was a neat find on the JetPens website. I have seen several reviews of this pen online and all were unanimous in their adulation of this pen. So I had to order a few. It's a 0.5mm point so it's a tad smaller than I prefer, and it's not quite as smooth as the Precise V5 but I think that the ability to write on multiple surfaces is quite valuable, and I'm willing to pay a smoothness penalty for it. A couple of these are worth adding to your pen collection!
Pilot BeGreen Precise V5 Liquid Ink Roller Ball Pen - 0.5 mm - Black - PILOT 26300
  This is a refillable..., July 21, 2013
This is a refillable version of the Precise V5, and it uses the exact same refill as the Pilot V5 RT. Strangely though, I really think so far I prefer the way this refill handles in the BeGreen Precise V5 body, rather than the V5 RT body. It's worth getting and since it uses the same refill as the V5 RT refills are available both locally and online, Including here at JetPens.
Uni-ball Signo 207 Retractable Gel Ink Pen - 0.7 mm - Black - SANFORD 1754843
  This is essentially the..., July 21, 2013
This is essentially the same pen as you can find in the USA in "Big Box" stores and Office Supply places. I'd never had a good experience with the Signo 207 in 0.7mm until just recently I bought on sale the Signo 207 Premier. I really liked this and the ink wrote rather well. So with the cheap price here at JetPens I bought a single to see if I had the same performance as the 207 Premier. I did! These are quite nice. I still count the Pentel Energel as my favorite but this is my No. 2 and will remain so as long as they continue to perform!
Ohto Fude Ball Liquid Ink Roller Ball Pen - 1.5 mm - Black Body - Black Ink - OHTO CFR-150FB-BLACK
  UPDATE: After a few..., June 25, 2013
UPDATE: After a few weeks of use I have to completely reassess my earlier review! It seems that this pen must have needed a little bit of startup time, but now both of them write beautifully! Dark, juicy lines that draw your attention, and the huge tip just glides across the page. I only wish it were refillable!
Zebra Surari Emulsion Ink Pen Refill - 1.0 mm - Black - ZEBRA REQ10-BK
  I don't always use Ballpoints...., May 27, 2013
I don't always use Ballpoints... But when I do it's either the Surari 1.0 or the Power Tank! Gel pens are more "fussy" then Ballpoints but give dark bold lines. The Surari and other so called "Hybrid" inks go about halfway to Gels. No skipping and very little white areas in writing. Pretty consistent lines. If you want a Ballpoint in 1.0 tip size give this one a look!
Pentel LR10 Gel Ink Refill - 1.0 mm - Black - PENTEL LR10-A
  The word you're looking..., May 27, 2013
The word you're looking for is WOW! In my opinion If you're going to use a Gel pen Pentel's EnerGels are some of the best out there, if not the best. I've tried the 0.5, 0.7 and the 1.0 and all of them in my opinion beat out anything commercially available in my area. The only huge drawback to these refills is they can get a little choppy if you're writing a lot at a time. I think this is due to the gel ink being drawn down and maybe an air bubble or two forming. Best to go between 2 pens if you're doing a lot of writing.
Ohto Fude Ball Liquid Ink Roller Ball Pen - 1.5 mm - Black Body - Black Ink - OHTO CFR-150FB-BLACK
  Maybe I'm doing it wrong,..., May 27, 2013
Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but this pen doesn't impress me. It's well made, and feels good in the hand, but when the lines go down on the page they're not dark. They're light Black although they are big and the pen does not skip. I ordered 2 of these along with 2 EnerGel 1.0s and the EnerGels blow this one away. I tried both pens, at different angles and different pressures and nothing helped.
Pentel EnerGel Deluxe Gel Ink Pen - 1.0 mm - Black - PENTEL BL60-A
  I have long been a fan..., May 27, 2013
I have long been a fan of the Pentel EnerGel series. I have tried it in 0.5 and 0.7. I had to try the Stick and Refill versions of the 1.0. And all I can say is WOW! Smooth writing, darker-than-dark lines, and for me being a lefty, little to no ink transfer! It seems like most people are trying to find the smallest tip sizes they can. I think the EnerGel 1.0 is definitely going to be part of my regular rotation!
Pilot Acroball Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Soft Blue Body - Black Ink - PILOT BAB-15F-SLB
  I own all the "Smooth"..., May 21, 2013
I own all the "Smooth" Ballpoints (Jetstream/Vicuna/Acroball/Ink Joy/Dong-A/Surari) and in the 0.7 tip size this one is my absolute favorite. It writes as smoothly as any of the others but writes darker than all of them. If you must have the absolute darkest line possible in 0.7 IMO this is it.
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