Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pentel Slicci 0.25: A Review

The Pentel Slicci is marketed as an art pen.  While it writes beautifully narrow lines and can give the most delicate detail to your drawing, it can easily function as a regular writing pen provided you stick to the darker colors.

Pentel sent me the black and the pink pens.  From their website:

Journal and draw in fine detail with ease thanks to the smooth-flowing gel ink and precise metal tip. Personalize paper, cardstock, labels, tags, chipboards, and die-cuts. 0.25mm, extra-fine precision tip. Available in black, red, blue, green, orange, pink, baby blue, and violet colors. 1 pack or 8 pack assorted colors.
This image has been enhanced so you can read the pink paragraph.
As you can see, the line of ink is NARROW yet the pen writes very well.  As I wrote in the copy above, I have to slide on a cushion for the grip on this pen and the pink is a drawer-dweller for being too faint to read. 

On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being "meh" and 5 being "awesome", I'd have to give the Slicci line a 2.  Points for being a good writing pen and points away for being too thin, pale ink, and nonrefillable.