|Brand Name||Paper Mate|
|Item Weight||4.3 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0.4 x 7.8 x 7.6 inches|
|Item model number||74423|
|Number of Items||1|
|Ink Color||Black, Blue, Green, Lilac, Lime, Magenta, Pink, Purple, Red, Sky Blue, Tangerine, Yellow|
|Manufacturer Part Number||74423|
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 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: Black, Blue, Green, Purple, Magenta, Red, Tangerine, Sky Blue, Pink, Lilac, Lime and Yellow felt tip pens
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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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|Shock Absorbing Tip||✓||✓|
|Point Guard No-Crush Tip||✓|
|Ergonomic Cushion Grip Available||✓||✓||✓|
|Multiple Ink Colors Available||✓|
|Retractable Version Available||✓||✓|
The Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pen will make you love writing. Each of the pens features Point Guard to prevent the tip from fraying, so you always produce neat lines even after repeated use. With 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 colorful ink in 12 fun colors makes it easy to express yourself with flair. Every stroke produces bold, clean lines that are perfect for drawing, editing documents and checking papers.
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Top Customer Reviews
PEN CASING: The shaft and casing for the old set has a fluted barrel and a white holder for the felt tip. The new barrels are smooth with a clear holder for the felt tip. I thought I would dislike this change in texture at first, but I have not found it to affect my writing in any negative way and I still find them easy to hold onto. I actually really like the changes. I purchased the 16-pack with wallet case. I did not realize that "wallet" meant that it comes with its own reusable plastic holder. I have shown this in the images and I love this feature!
TIP: The tip of my old set and new set are both medium thickness. The width is still very similar as you can see from the images.
SATURATION: Since my old set is, well, old, you can see from the text I wrote that they are starting to dry out a bit (especially the olive one). But hey! 10+ years and I am so pleased that these have lasted this long! I am super happy with the new set. You can see from the image that they obviously makes a smoother and more saturated line than my old set. They feel smoother to write with as well. I am also a LEFTY, so pen smearing is an issue with graphite pencils, gel pens, and other types of inks that don't dry to the paper immediately. These pens provide no smearing and are colorfast to page as soon as I write with them.
USAGE: I use them for note taking, calendar colorizing, old school letter writing, but mostly for drawing and creating custom typefaces for artwork and graphic design. Perhaps it just depends on what you need to use them for as to whether or not the change will bother you. For me, these pens are still my #1 brand. I have tried a number of other felt tip options and these are still the most awesome!
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A few months ago, I went to the supply cabinet at my office to grab a couple of my trusty paper mates. I popped open the box (not a whole lot of people go for the felt tip pens, so I usually open them up) and was very very surprised by what was inside. For as long as I've been around, paper mate pens were glossy colored, smooth, and had half millimeter lines that ran parallel to the shaft of the pen. I used to put my thumbnail in the grooves and spin the pen to make a "ZZZZIPPP" noise. These new pens though... they were not right. They're matte in color, the shaft is bare, with a very cheap quality screen print "Paper Mate" marking on it. I would bet my paycheck that the factory in Mexico where these pens now come from, make pens for 100 different companies. I'm sure they're all the same pen, with the only difference being the screenprinted name on each pen. My old paper mates had a white tip guard, with just the colored tip sticking out about a millimeter. These pens now have a clear tip guard and the tip sticks out about twice as far. I know, big deal right? Well, yes, it is a big deal. Now, if you press too hard, the tip will deform, and the pen will be useless.
So, having discovered these new style paper mate pens, I had to know if they were all this poorer quality. I came to Amazon and ordered 2 boxes of black, 2 boxes of green, and 2 of these multi-color packs. Yes, every single one of them was this cheap knock-off pen. I did a side by side comparison with my old green pen and a new one. The new ink is significantly lighter. All of the colors seem to get much lighter after the ink dries. The caps are much lower quality, as would be expected.
The pens themselves are not terrible, but compared to the old Flairs, they are complete garbage. It's unfortunate that companies are still sacrificing quality and customer satisfaction, all in the name of our hyper-inflated dollar.
In the face of the United State's current economic crisis, and the obvious need for American manufacturing, it is shameful of Paper mate's parent company to kill even more jobs and pass this low quality product off on the consumers. With the economy the way it is, consumers now want more bang for their buck. NewellRubbermaid is the company that now owns Paper Mate, so it is no surprise that they would move manufacturing to foreign soil. They have ruined the name of a fantastic American company by sacrificing quality and integrity for an easy buck, the same as they did with the original Rubbermaid containers.
I apologize for the long winded review, but here's what I think in a nutshell. These pens are okay for what they are. They should NOT be called paper mate flairs. If these pens were XYZ Corporation Felt Tip Pens, they would be a fantastic product. At over $1 per pen though, these are absolutely NOT worth it. You pay a premium for Paper Mate pens, because they WERE premium pens. NewellRubbermaid thinks they can fool us and charge more for cheap, low quality knock-off products. Show them we are smarter than that. Avoid these if you can, if not for quality, then for principal.
Beware, these markers soak through thin and cheap paper even when used carefully, so TEST THE PAPER FIRST! Also, they are not permanent or color-fast, so water will make the ink run or spot (which can make cool effects), so if you want to protect something, look into a protective cover or poly-spray.
Live with Flair and have more fun! (Feel free to use this in ads, Paper Mate!) Maybe these markers will inspire manufacturers to bring back the semi-glossy white school folders with cool thin-line pictures to color! I loved one I had with a unicorn on it (a lot more realistic than the "Pretty Pony" style) and some others. [ If you know where I can find authentic items, leave a comment & picture. ]