I think I have found my new favourite pen. It’s called the Pilot Juice, it’s a gel pen, it comes in 36 different colours and it’s imported from Japan. I’m being totally serious here when I say, this is my new favourite pen, like I prefer these to the Staedtler fineliners.
Which is kind of amazing because I hate gel pens. But I think I’ve realised the problem, I hate gel pens with large nibs. These pens have .38mm nibs, the smallest you can get (I think!) and I love them.
So far I have had no problems with these pens, unlike other cheapish pens these write super smooth, though I’ve found that the smoothness depends on the type of paper you use. They work fine in my dot grid notebook but on Moleskine paper they write like a dream.
The pens are also pigment based which means they are fade-proof and water-resistant. I’ve been doing little doodles using these and watercolour paints (not something you can do with the Staedtler fineliners).
The only problem I have with these pens is the pastel colours, the ink is very light making it hard to see. But with 36 colours to choose from that isn’t much of a problem. The pens retail at around £1.25 a pen. You can get a pack of 10 on Amazon.co.uk for £12 or you can get a pack of 36 on Jetpens.com for $60.
TL;DR Sorry Staedtler, now you’re just a pen I used to know.