I don't leave a lot of reviews but I just had to for these because I'm just so impressed. I am in love with these pens! I bought them for journaling and so far they are wonderful. They aren't bleeding through the paper (though, admittedly, if my paper were thinner they might, I wouldn't recommend these for using in a bible for instance) and they don't explode or leave ink blotches like my color BIC pens were doing. The variety of colors is good and the price is even better! I will almost certainly buy these again.