|Brand Name||Paper Mate|
|Item Weight||5.1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.3 x 2.8 x 4.6 inches|
|Item model number||8430152|
|Number of Items||1|
|Point Type||Medium Point|
|Manufacturer Part Number||8430152|
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Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point, Black, 12-Count
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- Point Guard prevents the tip from fraying even after repeated use
- Quick-drying, water-based ink resists smearing
- Specially designed ink will not bleed through paper
- Medium point produces bold and expressive lines
- Includes: 12 Black felt tip pens
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From the manufacturer
About Paper Mate
Paper Mate, with its recognizable two hearts logo, has been providing progressive, performance-driven pens, pencils and correction products for more than 50 years. Today, Paper Mate is introducing a wide range of leading edge, new products that meet the demands of today’s consumers. From students to professionals, Paper Mate continues its love affair with the American public and the world.
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Marker Pen
Classic writing tool in modern colors
The world’s classic felt tip writing instrument lets you express yourself with true style and color. Available in 26 colors with a medium and 8 colors with an ultra fine tip. The Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Marker Pen provides bold and expressive lines and is great for editing documents and papers. This writing instrument features Point Guard technology to protect the felt tip, and quick-drying, water-based ink that doesn't bleed through paper.
- Water-based ink dries fast
- Point Guard extends felt tip life
- Contoured grip for ease of use
- Wide range of colors available
Fast Dry Time
The Flair's quick-drying, water-based ink rarely smears, making this pen perfect for left-handed users in addition to general use. The special ink formula also significantly reduces the potential for bleed through.
Wide Range of Colors
Paper Mate Flair pens are available in bold, vivid colors that add weight to your written words and sparkle to your sketches.
The comfortable, contoured grip is easy on the hand to provide greater control for precision writing and drawing.
Point Guard Technology
The Flair's special tip features Point Guard technology that prevents tips from fraying, extending writing life.
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|Point Guard No-Crush Tip||✓|
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|Multiple Ink Colors Available||✓|
|Retractable Version Available||✓||✓|
The Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pen will make you love writing. Each of the pens has Point Guard to prevent the tip from fraying, so you always produce neat lines even after repeated use. Featuring quick-drying water-based ink that resists smearing, these porous pens always leave a great impression. The ink is also specially designed so that it won't bleed through paper. The bold ink featured in these medium-point pens makes it easy to express yourself with flair. Every stroke produces bold, clean lines that are perfect for drawing, editing documents and checking papers.
From the Manufacturer
Felt-tip pens deliver bold vivid lines. Point Guard tip prevents tip from fraying. Felt-tip pen features quick-drying, water-based ink and a contoured barrel grip. Ink won't smear or bleed through paper. Ink is acid-free on paper.
Top customer reviews
Sadly the times have changed and while Pilot Fineliners have remained the same great classic product, the PaperMate Flair has become an infinitely more inferior product that pales in comparison to the original. In short do not buy this pen if you're looking for a Papermate flair of the 80's and 90's and pre 2008 ish
Like many of the reviews before me....why change something that wasn't broken?
What you need to do is to go back to the original design. Get rid of the point guard and go back to the all felt bolder tip. (see photos below for comparison)
The original larger all felt tip (without the point guard) allowed for more expressive lines. One could vary the line from bold by using the side of the felt (which you can't do with the point guard) to a finer line by using the tip. Similar to a pencil this allowed you to sketch with both the sides and the point. By changing the full felt tip of the old design you have changed the superb sketching felt pen of old into a normal boring writing pen.
Like many other reviewers the ink load and intensity of this new design again pales in comparison to the original flair felt pens. From the get go they seem dried out.
So like many other viewers and colleagues we are all looking for other products to take the place of the once ubiquitous PaperMate Flair. Thankfully Pilot has stepped up to the plate and now has a "Sign pen" all felt tip pen, try it out. All in all I would still prefer having my good old Flair back. I only have a few left of the hundreds I have used. Also loved the ability to make a wash with a wet finger.
Now all that being said here are the differences between the old and new Flairs (a lot of sites provide pictures of the old ones but the descriptions are of the new Flairs. So beware)
* says PaperMate on shirt clip
* Overall the pen casing is glossy
* Felt pen tip was much larger with no plastic point guard
* Bottom of pen had a 1/2" tapered
* No writing down barrel of pen
* Larger more intense ink load
* doesn't say PaperMate on shirt clip
* Pen casing has Matt finish
* Felt tip much smaller and has plastic point guard
* Smaller tapered end missing
* Has writing down barrel of pen
* Brand new the tips seem dry and not as intense
A few tests, photos included.
A couple lines on 20lb typing paper. For comparison an ink pen. PILOT FRIXION size .07 size. Not sure if its a jell.
Pretty similar in size lines to my eyes. Neither showed signs of bleeding into or other side of paper.
Smear test. Drew hashes and quickly pulled thumb over. Both pens smeared, both no longer smeared at about 8 seconds.
Tip close-up attempt. The plastic cone around the flair felt tip is visible and what is currently being shipped (just bought these at time of review)
I must bear done when I write. When flipping over the cheap typing paper to look for bleeding, there are impressions visible from the ball point, but not the flair felt pen. The tip of the felt pen maintains its point, even though I guess I write with allot of pressure. This writing was done on our smooth wood kitchen table, no table cloth.... so there's that.
Reason I keep buying these. I use to mark on all kinds of brand new walls, floors in construction (lay-out marks. I need non-permanent ink that can be washed off and these have been tremendous for that.
Have yet to experience any leaking and do not have to worry which way up it goes in my pocket. If cap is left off for a short period of time, not totally dried out on me.
Will re-order again when I run out. Yet to find a better felt tip that not a permanent marker and at this price.
Hope this review was helpful