I am going to completely nerd out in this post. My pens from Jet Pens arrived!
I’ve always had a thing for pens and pencils. When I was younger, I collected good old fashioned pencils and had a huge collection filled with HB pencils of all sorts of body colours and wraps. I also had countless lead pencils from Japanese dollar stores, along with the cutest erasers of all sorts of shapes (you know the ones). Eventually I gave those up and moved on to the brightly coloured Agatha Ruiz de la Prada ballpoint pens. I still have a few of those…
Today, though, I get to nerd out about the arrival of my new stash of Japanese pens.
Going from left to right:
Pilot G-Tec C4 Ultra Fine 0.4 mm – Black Ink
This was a happy, gel pen accident. I was originally aiming for the Hi-Tec C equivalents but these showed up instead. I clearly got confused when I was shopping, overwhelmed as I was by the wonderful online menagerie of pens to choose from! These pens write like a dream!
The ink flows smoothly from a stainless steel tip and does not smudge. It is also archival-safe and acid free. It is also refillable!
Pilot Hi-Tec C Ultra Fine 0.4 mm – Pink Ink
I like to use pink in my bullet journal and this ultra fine tip is perfect. Also a gel pen, the ink is chemically formulated so that it won’t bleed after it dries. It writes with the same consistency as the G-Tec C4’s although its ink is not archival quality.
Uni-ball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Pen – White Ink
When I paint, I often like to add white accents towards the end of my process. I’ve been using the Gelly Roll pen but I decided to experiment with some new options. Enter the Uni-ball Signo. The ink is opaque and waterproof (to be tested soon!).
Sakura Pigma Micron Pens
I love these. I’ve been using them for quite some time and feel as though I can never have too many of them in sizes 005, 01, 02, and 03. These inks are pigment-based, archival quality, acid free and waterproof. Of course, the ink flows very well and I never have any issue until they run out or I’ve worn the nib down with a heavy hand (it’s a tough habit to break). Even with just a little pressure the ink will flow evenly. How I wish these pens were refillable!
Only once have I left one uncapped by accident and mourned its loss!
Sakura Souffle Gel Pen – White
Like the Classic Gelly Roll pen, this Souffle Gel Pen is made by Sakura. This pen features a 3D ink! It’s opaque and leaves a raised line you can see and feel. The only downside to that is the drying time, but that is to be expected from a 3D I suppose! The ink is waterproof on most surfaces, water-based, odourless, and non-toxic. I don’t know when I’ll be writing on plastic, glass or metal but apparently I’d have no problems if I did with this pen!
I can’t wait to start using these in my work!