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GREAT for bible highlighting - and more colors available at Pentel
on February 25, 2012
I recently got a beautiful new bible, didn't want to mess it up with regular pens and highlighters as I have with other bibles, saw this 8-color pencil on Amazon and decided to give it a try. I agree, it is excellent, the best I've used. It took a little experimenting to find the right way to use it, works much better as a highlighter than as an underliner, as the leads are a bit too thick for fine lines. I use a regular pencil for underlining. But the highlighting is great, text shows through really well and the color does not bleed through at all on fine bible paper.
Notes about the colors: included are red, pink, yellow, orange, brown, light green, light blue, and dark blue. The yellow, red, orange, and pink are all very nice, but the brown is too dark for highlighting so I don't use it at all.
The two shades of blue look very different in the tube, but almost identical on the paper; the darker one shows up a bit better, but you have to work at the lighter one to get it to show, so I use the dark one the most. The light green is very light on paper, almost a yellow-green, but useful.
No purple or violet, which I really like for certain types of passages.
So, I looked around for more colors. Amazon only carries the 8-color refill with the same colors included in the pencil. But I found that the Pentel website carries three more colors: violet, regular green, and light peach. You can order them individually, so I re-ordered colors I know I like, and ordered the three I didn't already have so I could try them.
I love the violet, a nice purple shade, but not too dark for the text. The green is great, too, a nice fresh medium green, really pretty on the paper and a nice contrast to the light green. The peach is very light, so I probably won't use it as it doesn't show up as well as the other colors. So I just got rid of the brown and the light blue, and replaced them with the violet and the green. I'm happy now, all the colors I want, and can re-order individually from Pentel as I need them.