Ever since my first review of the Zebra Regal Roller back in February of this year, people have been wondering when and where they were going to be able to buy them. Spring came and went, then summer, but availability was sporadic at best, and non-existant at worst. JetPens came through though - as they always seem to do - and now stock a nice assortment of the 0.5mm needle tip and the 0.7mm arrow tip Regal Rollers. Hooray for JetPens!
I gave away several of the Zebras I recieved from the company back in the winter, so I was glad to pick up a few more to have on hand, and this pink needle tip was one of them. I love a nice dark pink, and this one comes out great on the page. If you have been fortunate enough to try out a Regal Roller since my last review, you will also know how nice of a pen they really are. The barrel design is a nice update by Zebra. It looks and feels great. The grip area could be a little better in my opinion (I would prefer a smooth plastic as opposed the the raised ridges).
In my original review I compared the Regal Roller to the Pilot Precise V5, and that comparison still holds true. In fact, is is darn near a 1-to-1 relationship. They are that close in feel and performance. The V5 is one of the smoothest liquid ink pens around, and the Regal Roller is its equal. Do yourself a favor and give one a try when you get the chance.
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