I would really like some fineliners that I can rely to provide an intense pigment and always write when I need them to. Another thing that I would really like would be for those pens to be comfortable to write with due to the awkward way I hold my pens.
Aesthetically I like the design of these pens. The clips and the decoration on the barrel of the pen indicate what colour the ink will be. I find the pen comfortable to grip – for a short while at least. My one hangup would be the fact that the pen grip is smooth and therefore my hands start to slide and can become quite uncomfortable.
I have to say that I am disappointed about the pigmentation of these inks. I expected them to be bold and bright, especially because they are archival quality, however, they are dull and made my numbers quite hard to read when I used them to colour in my time tracker.
Despite my dislike of the pigmentation, the pens wrote well and did not skip. The pens do, despite their lack of pigmentation/boldness, ghost badly and bleed through the page making every letter/number/shaded box extremely visible on the other page. This isn’t something that bothers me particularly but can put some people off pens instantly.
I picked these up for around £6.00 from Sainsbury’s. Would I repurchase? No probably not but then I have so many other similar pens that I would be more inclined to use those regularly instead. Would I recommend them? I think you can get much better pens than these in that price bracket such as staedtler and stabilo so I would recommend using those instead.
Overall, I think these are a bit ‘meh’ however they are not going to put off the Zebra line in general because I have other pens from the brand that I swear by.
Have you tried these? Would you be tempted?