Review: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Venet 0.4mm

Pilot Hi-Tec-CI am bringing this review out today for two reasons:  1. I need to post a review anyway, and 2. I just came across a cool new blog whose first review was this very same pen.  Melinda from School Supply Dance (awesome name!) dropped me a comment on my Saturday Ink Links post, and I clicked over to her blog and loved what I saw so far.  She is just getting started, so be sure to drop by and say hi.

My love/hate relationship with the Pilot Hi-Tec-C runs pretty deep.  When the pen is on, it is one of my favorite pens to write with.  But when it is off, it leads to more frustration than any other pen I own.  I have sworn off buying more of the Hi-Tec-C's on too many occasions to count, but I keep going back to the inkwell for just one more color.  This time, the color is Venet.

I started off using this pen in an extra large lined Moleskine Cahier, and the color was a bit too bright for me on the ivory background.  Plus, I was having fits over what color it favored - was it green?  blue?  turquoise?  In the end, I decided it wasn't the right color for me.  The ink actually shows up darker on the white background of my Doane Paper.  While that is an improvement, it is not enough to make me a believer in the Venet color.  The pen wrote great, which is a plus, but I don't see a lot of uses for this pen right now.

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Posted on February 23, 2009 .