FORAY� Soft-Grip Retractable Gel Pens, 0.7 mm, Medium Point, Assorted Barrels, Assorted Inks, Pack Of 20
2 pens didn't work
I love the variety - but 2 of the pens are skipping and don't work.
March 7, 2014
Foray assorted inks
Not much ink in the barrel. Writes smoothly
February 24, 2014
Many colors, 5 black pens
This is a good assortment of colored pens. However, there are 5 black pens interspersed among the colors, so it's really 14 colors plus black. The very dark green and very dark blue pens also write as almost black. The rest of the colors are nice enough.
The pens are really only half-filled with ink: you can see on the barrel where the ink is. I don't think there are many, if any, pens these days that are actually filled with ink. I am not sure how long these will last - I have read reviews on some brands of gel pen that say they will run out of ink after only several pages of writing, as in a short paper or letter! That seems absurd to me, but with a half-full pen, I suppose it's possible.
I have used 2 of the pens so far - a medium blue, and the purple one - and both of them have randomly just stopped writing as if they were running out of ink. I shook them and scribbled on a paper to get them going again, but if you were working on an important project such as a scrapbook, you sure wouldn't want a pen that would stop writing in the middle of a word! The purple pen has done this twice so far. I'm rather patient or that pen would have been tossed into the garbage.
The feel of the pen on the paper is average, neither very smooth nor very rough. They feel much like any other fine-point gel pen.
February 16, 2014
Good pens, but...
There are 15 pens with different colors. 5 of the pens are black. They are interspersed with the colored pens so you don't necessarily notice that you are getting 5 black pens. The other colors are good although the very dark green and blue are hard to tell from black. I'd like to have 4 neon colors rather than 5 black pens.
Also, the ink is only halfway up the barrel of the pen, so I don't expect each individual pen to last that long with constant use. They are a good value at less than $1 each but I'd like to see a full barrel of ink.
February 15, 2014