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113 of 114 people found the following review helpful
on May 23, 2009
These have to be the greatest writing pens on earth. I have been writing for 60 years and I have never found a better writing instrument. These pens don't write, they glide. They are perfect for the writer on the go, the student or anyone who needs a reliable pen that comes in an array of vivid ink colors. They are perfect for doing editorial work with the use of red over blue. For color illustrations where a clear green and red distinction must be carried out. The gel technology is a fantastic improvement over the old "ballpoint" pens that I grew up with. Even felt pens cannot match the reliability and smoothness that these pens provide the busy writer.

They are cost-effective on two fronts: first, they have a generous ink supply and second, they're not much more expensive than the older type pens. The translucent body is a fabulous way of keeping track of your dwindling ink supply. And, they are comfortable. I say, if you want to fly, get a Pilot!
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2010
Can you imagine that you can actually buy these in a 20-pack? These are by far the most fun pens you will ever own! I'm a journaler, and I LOVE these pens! I can be writing along on one color, and when I come to a word I want to emphasize, I grab a contrasting color...this makes it really stand out and easy-to-find when I am searching for a thought later. One of my favorite things to do is to take a handful of these to a lecture. The notes not only come out great looking--I change colors as the subject matter changes, but if the lecturer goes down a rabbit trail, I can start drawing flowers in all sorts of colors in the margin. What fun! I do agree with another reviewer, however, that some of the colors tend to dry up for lack of use. Solution? Never stop drawing--and rotate your stock! According to the Pilot Pen website, some of these colors are no longer available, so snap up these sets now. Some of the colors are: Turquoise, pink, Periwinkle, Burgundy, purple, Teal, orange, hunter green, light forest green, brown, red and of course blue and black. The Pilot website now lists their set of colors as: Black, blue, purple, green, red, burgundy, turquoise, pink, navy, hunter green and orange.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2009
Of all the varied pens swimming about my cubicle -- we're talking about 2 dozen and that doesn't count the sharpies -- my G2 fine point blacks are my favorite. The ink is nice and dark, it comes out easily, there are no clogs. I don't have to press really hard like some ballpoints require and with the advent of arthritis this really matters to me. Yet normal pressure is enough to get a legible image on the second sheet in my carbonless-copy phone message book. I also like them for home use. Alas, so does our puppy....yum yum.
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91 of 101 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2010
I used to swear this pen was the best but was forced to change my story. This pen has a couple of major failings. Fist the ink takes some time to dry so I am constantly smearing it. Second if you bump the tip at all the ball point gets damaged and leaks everywhere. If the tip is damaged it'll also not roll properly and write intermittently instead of a smooth consistent line. If you are using an edge to make a straight line the gel collects on the tip and will leave a blob on your paper, and also on your edge. Finally, while this pen is not a small fortune it is more expensive then my new favourite alternative the EnerGel from Pentel which is a better solution for the problems I've listed. When you write a letter or anything really, you should not feel the need to clean up like after you've been painting. This pen gets on everything even when you're careful.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 2011
These pens are as awesome as any I've ever owned, and they're even great for solid coloring. My 5 year old daughter also loves them, and it's so handly that they're "cap free" - you can easily tell by the height of the buttons if the pen needs retracting. An unadvertised added bonus is the package is a completely reusable, clear, bifold folding case that the pens snap into and the case snaps shut - it works great, even for my daughter, and acts as a reminder to her to retract the pens when she's done!

But just one warning: Despite the claim of "20 colors", 8 of the pens were BLACK. And despite having a dozen pen colors, some I've never seen in my life on a ballpoint (like brown), they did not include a yellow pen, which comes up surprisingly often when drawing pictures... I'd still recommend the set, but you need to scale back your color expectations a little, and prepare for a lot of pictures with orange suns. :)

If you're a fan of great ballpoint pens, this set is pure bliss.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2010
These are nice pens. I use them for making flash cards for my college classes and to divide lecture notes. They make a clean line and don't leak. Be aware that of the twenty, five are black and two are blue, the balance are still a wide variety of colors.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
I really love the wide range of colors you can get in the G2 pens. The reason I buy them over and over again and have for years is because I love the way the ink flows out of the tip. They are very smooth. I have a purple one and a teal one in my purse right now. The mini's are just as fun, but obviously don't last as long as the big ones. I like writing with the fun colors that are available. If you buy a pack of these- guard them well. People will try to borrow them and never give them back. I've had to start buying them for my teenage daughter who loves using them at school for note taking and such. She's hooked on G2s also! The ink almost has a metalic sheen to it.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
I bought these pens because the pilot precise V7 pens were so expensive. I find that they work very well, and they have a very nice rubberized spot at the bottom that enhances holding the pen. I like the way one can tell the amount of ink remaining, it is quite visible. The click mechanism seems strong.

I find that the ink flows well, but not quite as well as the V7, which remains my ultimate standard in a good pen.

Overall, I prefer the V7, but if you like a click-style pen, this one is a good performer.

The pen is functional rather than elegant; this device is appropriate for work-a-day use. If you want an stylish pen I would not opt for this model. It emphasizes functionality rather than style.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2009
These are great pens! I use them for everything. The ink does not smear or clump. It's smooth writing from the first click.
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful
I love GEL pens in bright colors. I like these pens for how they feel and write, but have found if I do not use them continually, they 'dry up' quickly and I am unable to get them to produce ink. This is an awfully expensive fine point for it to poop out so quickly. I have 3 green pens (favorite color) and 2 purple pens in my desk drawer that I cannot use. And, I have tried several different techniques to get the ink flowing.

On the other hand, although boring from the color-wheel perspective, the Pilot EasyTouch is a very durable pen and lasts forever.
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