The Pentel Slicci Metallic gel ink pen is not a pen I was super anxious to try, but color me impressed, in a crafty, glittery kind of way.
I'm generally a fan of all things Slicci as it is, and the metallic Slicci's are built just like the regular ones. The barrel is the same shape, size, and weight, with the only difference being a few additional graphics around the label and the end of the pen. My one concern prior to using this model was the 0.8mm tip size. I reviewed a regular 0.7mm orange Slicci earlier this year, and didn't like the bluntness of the pen and how the ink transferred to the paper. I felt I couldn't get as sharp of a line as I wanted. The metallic gel ink Slicci does a better job when writing, and I wonder if the tip is slightly different. I'll need to break out the magnifying glass one day to check them out.
The blue glittery gel ink wouldn't play too well in my office, but it is a really fun color and I am surprised at how much I like it. The line is solid, almost like you would get from a felt tip pen. I was worried that the color would be washed out and watery, but it is not in the least. The gel ink also doesn't bleed through the page, so it would be perfect for scrap booking and craft projects. My good pen friend Alberto at Lung Sketching Scrolls did a great review of all the available colors on his blog, so be sure to check it out.
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