I seriously LOVE these pens. I use them for all my doodling and writing. I love that there are so many different tip sizes to choose from (although I use the .05 and .03 sizes the most). What I love about these pens is that they never smudge. I have had problems with that in the past, but never with these. Even if I turn my paper and end up resting my arm where I've just written, the ink doesn't smudge. Another thing I love about these pens is that I have never had one "dry up" from not being used or from being stored veritcally. In fact, I always store these pens vertically since I use them so often I just have them in a pencil cup on my desk. These pens write smoothly and I've never seen the ink blot, bleed or fade. I've been using these pens for YEARS! In fact, I've been using the same .05mm and .03mm pens for close to 3 years and they are still going strong! I have a 9-yr.-old daughter who scrapbooks so I bought her a set of these pens for Christmas last year and she loves them too!
What a versatile set of pens this is - the varying tip widths insure that you can create and convey whatever look you want with your writing, drawing, doodling, etc. The ink is smooth, dark and doesn't run or smudge on almost all papers (if writing on glossy paper, I use pens specifically designed for that, such as Slick Writers). This is fabulous for beginners who want to equip themselves with a set of pens guaranteed to provide multiple uses, but even scrappers who are beyond the novice level will find themselves coming back to these pens - I know I do! Write on!
This is a great buy for the five marker set. I use the two smallest tip markers the most. They are my favorite because I have not found a fine tip marker or pen that does not bleed when drawing fine lines on the torn bears/mulberry paper. I also have not had any problems with smearing when doodling or writing on vellum. Zig is known for the "better" markers and now I see why!
Just a note: store these vertical with the tips pointed down. I had mine in a drawer stored horizontal and the smaller tips dried up.
I moved from using technical pen nibs and bottled ink my work to this pen set years ago. I know that sounds like I'm from the dinosaur age, but that's what was used in graphic arts a few years back. I use the .03 and .05 pens most but LOVE the other tips just as much. The .005 nib tends to wear out first because it is so delicate; almost like a pin point. The pen set makes it possible to have options in doodling and lettering and like so many know, this ink doesn’t smear.
Jill Davis, Founder