I've used these pens for years and always found them to be an excellent buy. The
ink is smooth, crisp, and dark. However, if you press too hard, the tip will
push into the barrel, so these need to be used with only light pressure.
I'm rather torn about this pen. I really love the feel of the tip against the
paper--it's very responsive, and reminiscent of an actual brush. The ink leaves
something to be desired. Writing quickly makes the ink streak a bit, but not
nearly as much as the Kuretake disposable sign pen. Writing slowly and
carefully, while it fixes the streaking problem, also makes the edges of the
text bleed a bit. It's not incredibly noticeable--you have to look closely--but
for someone like me who prefers crisp, clean lines in their kanji, it's
irritating. I would still recommend this over the disposable sign pen.
This pen has a sturdy tip that doesn't get bent out of shape. The ink is dark
and smooth, and doesn't streak at all. I found it to be superior to the Kuretake
disposable sign pen, and you can't beat the price!
Both tips on this pen are very sturdy and don't get bent out of shape. However,
the ink is a bit dry, especially on the medium tip. The fine tip was manageable,
but the medium tip was very dry if I wrote with any sort of speed. Additionally,
the ink is NOT waterproof. If you're looking for a fine-tip sign pen, I would go
with the Zebra one instead.
This pen has very vibrant color and doesn't bleed through at all. Very thick
lines, but can draw thinner lines with a little practice. As with most brush
pens, the tip becomes a bit soft with repeated use, but it's nowhere near as bad
as some other pens I have.