Review: Styb Pens

StybThis slew of Styb pens was sent to me by Pen Addict reader Carmen from Puerto Rico (sorry this took so long).  She emailed me about these pens, mentioning how she used them everyday at work, and was wondering if I had heard of them.  I hadn't, and she graciously offered to send me some in the mail.  Little did I know that "some" meant "an envelope stuffed to the gills" - thanks Carmen!

The variety that Styb offers is pretty impressive, especially since this is only a sampling.  From plastic tip pens, to liquid ink, to fountain pens - both large and small - Styb looks to have things covered.  My favorites of the bunch are the first two pictured at left, which are the Styb Precision 04 and 08.  They are a plastic tip pen, but the firmness of the tip is something I haven't experienced in a pen like this before.  It is very rigid, and writes a very sharp line, which I like.  The other pen I liked a lot was the Styb K2 Megaroller 07.  It reminds me a lot of the Uni-Ball Vision, which is an excellent liquid ink pen and high praise indeed.

I was shocked to see a fountain pen included in this lot, but there was one, and reminds me a lot of the Pilot Petit fountain pen, size wise at least.  I couldn't really get the ink flowing well with this model though, so the jury is still out on this one.  I'm not sure what the difference is between the Styb Sprinter Roller and the Styb Glider Megaroller are, but I didn't really care for either.  The ink bled too much on both, especially the Sprinter Roller.  It also laid down a line much wider than the 07 K2 and it is apparently supposed to be an 05 width.  The Signpen, on the other hand, is great.  It is the perfect size and design, and writes just how I would expect it to.

Overall, there are some good pens in this bunch, and only a couple that I really didn't care for.  Huge thanks to Carmen for sending these to me.  You can read more about Styb pens and additional products at their website.

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Posted on June 26, 2009 .