|Item Weight||13.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.2 x 7.1 x 1.2 inches|
|Item model number||334 C42|
|Line Size||0.3 millimeters|
|Manufacturer Part Number||334 C42|
Staedtler Color Pen Set, 334C42 Set of 42 Assorted Colors (Triplus Fineliner Pens)
|Price:||$25.35 + $5.95 shipping|
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- STAEDTLER Triplus Fineliner 42 Pack in BRILLIANT COLORS, Jumbo-Pack; 0.3 mm Fine Point, Assorted, DRY SAFE, Minimal Bleed Thru/Acid-free Ink.
- Fineliner with superfine, metal-clad tip and ergonomic triangular shape for relaxed and easy writing.
- DRY SAFE - can be left uncapped for days without drying up (Standard atmosphere according to ISO 554, except neon colours).
- Line width approx. 0.3 mm. Water-based ink. Washes out of many textiles. Packaged in cardboard box.
- Includes 6 new colours: bright yellow, salmon, indigo blue, kalahari orange, pale green, burnt sienna.
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42-Piece Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pen Set, not just for children but for adult coloring books, artists, students or just for everyday coloring fun; these pens are simply the best! The #1 coloring pens by Staedtler are now available in a Set of 42 assorted colors with more color choices than ever including 6 Neon Colors. STAEDTLER Triplus Fineliner 42 Pack in BRILLIANT COLORS, Jumbo-Pack; 0.3 mm Fine Point, Assorted, DRY SAFE, Minimal Bleed Thru/Acid-free Ink; these are the preferred coloring pens. Fineliner pens have a superfine, metal-clad tip and ergonomic triangular shape for relaxed and easy writing. DRY SAFE - can be left uncapped for days without drying up (Standard atmosphere according to ISO 554, except neon colours). Assorted colors: yellow, red , magenta , Carmine Bright , burgundy, Tuscany Red, carmine, blue, light blue, aqua blue, cyan, orange, light orange, green, yellow green, lime green, French green, green earth, olive green, purple, red lilac, lavender, delft blue , red-violet , brown, van Dyke, brown, sepia colored, grey, silver grey, black, neon yellow, neon red, neon pink, neon blue , neon orange, neon-green, + 6 new colours: bright yellow, salmon, indigo blue, kalahari orange, pale green, burnt sienna. Staedtler Color Pen Set, Set of 42Assorted Colors. Packaged in simple cardboard box. Made in Germany.
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|Item Dimensions||7.09 x 8.15 x 1.18 in||1.2 x 7.1 x 5.8 in||0.67 x 8.35 x 6.69 in||1 x 9 x 7 in||6.7 x 8.6 x 1 in||7.87 x 3.54 x 2.17 in|
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Top Customer Reviews
These are extremely fine, 0.3. However, they are still not fine enough for some of the details of certain coloring books I've seen, such as Mystical Menagerie Coloring Book and the similar style I've seen in even smaller coloring books. This is in no way fault of the pens, but of the coloring books. I do not understand how they can make details thinner than a hair that you could only color with a 0.1 pen and a microscope, and this is coming from someone with 20/20 vision and in her 20s with no issues of arthritis.
These can, however, do the job better than any other pen, including the 88s. Unlike other reviewers, I have yet to have any issue with them drying out, and I haven't been soft on them at all.
The other thing is that they have much more colors available, 42 compared to 30
I do have some complaints, however.
Unlike the Stabilo 88s, it is rather difficult to find these sold individually, which is a pretty major downside for me. I have one site I go to for refill art supplies and I find myself having to find another website just for these. As professional art materials, I should be able to find these sold individually because there are always going to be colors you use more than others.
My larger complaint on that note, is that the pens are not labeled with their color or number, and I had to spend more time than I should have looking at photos and comparing them to pens to figure out which color was which, and then add the necessary labels to each pen. I had a hard time tracking down a website that sold these individually, it's pretty hard to figure out which exact pen it is that you need. I used Color Charts: Color Collection Edition: 50 Color Charts to record your color collection all in one place for this. This is especially frustrating because:
A lot of the colors are too similar. I thought Lime Green was supposed to be Pale Green because the cap was a very light green, however it's not. There are subtle differences between, say Van Dyke Brown and Brown Sepia, but there's only one color that could really qualify as "turquoise." Aqua Blue and Neon Blue are indistinguishable from a glance, and so are Cyan and Blue, Cyan doesn't even really look like Cyan.
Another small complaint I have is that the pen cap does not really click to the top of the pen and stay there. So I'll be writing, and make one jerky movement, and the cap will go flying. This is somewhat annoying because then I have to take time to find the pen, and I don't understand why such a simple mechanic as making sure the cap stays on the top of the pen hasn't been integrated.
All in all, as a very fine tip point you can use in coloring books, so far so good, but there are some issues I wish the company would sort out that I don't understand why they haven't.
These pens color smoothly, with deep, brilliant colors. Even the dark olive green shows up as a distinct color, even in quite thin lines. It's always difficult to fill space with fineliner pens, and these aren't great for that. I would never use them to color in an open space larger than my smallest fingertip - that's what I use colored pencils for, and if I didn't want to mix media, I'd get a second set of wider-tipped pens to go with these. It's not reasonable to expect fineliners to fill big spaces. However, for things like filling in a whole (smallish) leaf, or the border of a mandala design, these pens do very well at evenly covering the space.
The selection of colors is excellent, although I'm never fully satisfied. There aren't enough real purples, for instance, though there are a lot of shades of bright berry/pinkish red colors. There's a better red-orange-yellow selection than green-blue-purple, and I find that the blues and greens in particular disappoint me because there are a few vivid light colors, and then a few shades that are much darker than I want. For something advertised as '42 brilliant colors', I wanted more of the colors to actually be brilliant. I would totally buy an auxiliary green-blue-purple set of 6-12 pens, if there was one.
The first two pictures below are from The Time Chamber (Daria Song). The green bottle was done with ink for the fine green lines and the tassel, and pencil for everything else. The lock was done entirely with these pens, including coloring in the keyhole black. The second two pictures are from Summer Nights (Hanna Karlzon): the detail work on the birds and the butterflies and the stars was all done with these pens.
But for all their flaws, these pens are simply fabulous. The width is very fine and very consistent. The tips are never scratchy or mushy. I've been using them for a while and there's no sign of them running out. They produce rich, stained-glass clarity of color in very small spaces, and I love using them. When they finally do run out, I'll buy more.