These Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens ROCK! I have an obsession with pens, seriously! I'm left handed and fellow lefties reading this know the struggle of Gel pens and our left hands. Nothing but smeared ink, colored hands, and smudged writing - but not anymore. A coworker had bought a single one of these paper mate pens and let me try it, within 30 seconds I was hooked. First of all the ink dries quickly, so I didn't smudge it, at all. Ever. Second, they write so smoothly. Third, the colors are vivid and bright and fourth, the pens feel nice in your hands! I have to hide these pens from everyone else because they are always trying to run off with them. I won't even let my coworkers use them anymore because everyone that does says "I'm going to take this!" or just tries to walk off with them. The only downfall I can find is that after about 2 weeks of daily use the ink starts to stall as you're writing, almost like it's run out, but not completely. But that is seriously after using 1 pen all day (I carry it in my purse to work, use at work all day, then back with me in my purse again! I'm telling you, they are that amazing!) for a couple days over 2 weeks! I love that this package has all of the different colors and even multiples of some of them because I can't get enough!
***Update- after finally getting around to using more than just a couple pens I've found at least 3 so far that don't work at all. I remove the plastic stopper (there's a little bead on the tip of the pen before you use them) and it doesn't work. Nothing comes out, no matter how many different things I try. Or how long I spend trying.