I cannot remember why I decided to buy these pens. Maybe it was the promise of dark and shiny lines. Or the fact that they were only $1.80 each. Probably the latter.
It’s a simple, lightweight, plastic pen. No surprises here.
These pens sort of look like what I’d imagine some cute little post office stocking up on. Not really what I’d imagine being billed as for postcard writing. But, foolishly, I didn’t test this out on a postcard. Whoops.
The grip of the pen is just smooth, hard plastic; nothing remarkable, nothing much comfortable. I would think that after a while, writing postcards with this pen would start to hurt your hand.
The ink has a nice smell to it, and the pens are both smooth rollers. The broad tip rollerball, however, did squeak a lot when I was writing, which I think would eventually drive me nuts if I were using it to write hundreds of postcards.
So the body of the pen is nothing special, but I will give a few props to the ink. It really is shiny, and dark, and smells of almond extract.
I can see this pen having some artistic applications, but my handwriting looks abysmal, and if your paper isn’t absorbent (like the Dot Grid Journal I use for my writing samples) then the ink does take a little while to dry (and if your paper is absorbent, then the broad tip will bleed through the page)–just long enough to be a hazard to the left-handed individual, especially with ink so thick and dark as this ink is. I think the ink is fun enough, and the pen cheap enough, to have made it worth the money, but this probably won’t be a highly-used pen in my collection.