Review: Copic Multiliner SP 0.5mm Black

Copic MultilinerRaise your hand if you are part of the "uses drawing pens as your everyday writing implement" crew!  This type of pen is actually what started my addiction way back in my youth.  It is not a drawing pen per se, but the Pilot Razor Extra Fine has the same type of felt/plastic/porous tip that many drawing pens have, and I bought them by the dozen.  While the Pilot Razor hasn't really changed over the years, new pens have taken over for them in my arsenal, mainly lead by the Copic Multiliner SP.

While I have talked about and reviewed various Copic pens on this blog, I have been using this 0.5mm model a lot recently so I thought I would throw out another quick review.  If the sleek looking aluminum barrel doesn't have you at hello, then all it will take is a few strokes with the smooth writing tip to have you sold.  The pen is lightweight and very well balanced in the hand, and the black ink is very dark, which is a key for me with this type of pen.  I haven't done it yet, but the SP is also the refillable Copic model, so while the initial $6+ price tag may be steep, you can continue to purchase refills for the same barrel.

What other drawing pens make for good every day writers?

Click here for the XL review.

See also:
Review: Pilot Drawing Pen 05 Blue
Review: Sakura Pigma Micron Orange 05

Posted on July 15, 2010 and filed under Copic, Drawing Pen, Pen Reviews.