There is a lot of information I put on a piece of paper and these pens do a great job helping me get everything done.” This one almost broke into the top ten in our list of the best pens, making a strong showing at No. Editor Katy Schneider raved, “I love to use this for checklists — you can make the list with blue or black ink, then put little stars next to the urgent items in red ink. ” Over 1,800 verified five-star reviewers praise the Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen — which came in the 97th spot in our list of best pens — for its smooth writing and “heft,” with many recommending it as an “entry-level” fountain pen. According to one purchaser, host Ira Glass is reportedly a fan, too: “[Glass] mentioned these and since I’m a fan of the show and a bit of a pen nerd, I thought I’d give them a try. They produce crisp, thin, very dark lines on most paper types.” Many mention loving these pens for the “fine line” they yield.
One fountain-pen beginner says, “I saw this referenced as a great entry-level fountain pen and gave it a shot. One purchaser was actually “a bit put off” by the very fine tip at first, but was quickly converted into a fan after trying them out.
This pen also appeared on our list of the best pens, as a classic choice for a reliable, inexpensive pen.
(Author Curtis Sittenfeld happens to be a fan, too).
“I love that there are three sizes to this set — 0.25mm, 0.35mm, and 0.45mm — there is just enough difference in the sizes to be of good use to me.” Plus, a version of these Pigma Micron pens were recommended by a hard-core bullet journaler in our guide to the best bullet journal supplies for beginners.
testers, the pen has a vocal fanbase on Amazon, many of whom are lefties who appreciate its fast-drying ink that “dries almost instantly” and doesn’t smudge when they write. ” Another raves, “Writes really smooth and dries quickly. ” Almost 200 purchasers mention using this Stabilo pen set for adult coloring books.No pain.” One reviewer sums it up: “I’m a writer, I evaluate pens the way a connoisseur does wines.After trying this one I came to Amazon to buy a bunch of them.Many reviewers mention the “strong pocket clip” and quickly retractable nib that make this pen extremely portable and easy to carry around, including a teacher who writes, “I have been using the G2 gel pen for years, and wish to use none other.It opens and retracts quickly and easily, and gives a quality smooth print.” Another says, “These pens are so inexpensive that they’re practically free.My plan is to saturate the population with them so that no one ever again has to steal a pen. ” Dozens of reviewers write about using Micron pens for bullet journaling.As one lefty says, “Being left-handed, I have always had a problem of ink smearing and making a mess, not just on me but also on the card or letter that I was writing. “I purchased these because my wife was frustrated that colored pencils did not have a fine enough tip for her adult coloring books,” one reviewer writes, explaining, “Most of the new adult coloring books have very small detailed patterns and these fine tip pens are perfect for that.I also have not been able to find a pen that doesn’t skip, one that writes smoothly and just feels good using it. Plus, so far the ink seems to be lasting nicely, and the color on paper is bright and rich.Product Disclaimer: Officeworks cares greatly about the safety of our customers and makes every effort to ensure that the images, descriptions and formulations of each product we sell are accurate and up to date.However, product formulas can change and there may be slight delays in updating the information online.