Readers of this blog brought Copic pens to my attention as I talked about Sakura Pigma Microns and other drawing pens, and boy am I glad they did. I had been meaning to pick some up for a while, but never got around to it. Then, out of the blue, Marianne from the excellent Copic blog I Like Markers (and who also happens to be the product specialist for Copic Markers) offered to send me some samples to try out. Needless to say, I was a very happy Pen Addict the day my Copic package arrived!
Out of the group of pens I recieved, the Copic Multiliner SP caught my eye, mainly because that was the model I had heard the most about and was planning to buy first. On top of that, the pen is flat-out striking to look at. The long aluminum barrel makes for a lightweight and well-balanced writing experience. The tip performs admirably as well, laying down a very solid and dark black line. I need to spend more time with it, but this pen is definitely one of my favorites.
An added bonus with the SP model is that the ink is refillable and the tip is replaceable, so you can keep filling up this fine looking barrel as long as it doesn't vanish from your desk in the dark of night.
If you want to learn more about Copic pens and markers, drop by Marianne's blog I Like Markers and spend some time going through the archives. She does an amazingly thorough job.
Look for more Copic product reviews soon - and thanks again Marianne!