Review: Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.3mm Blue

Zebra SarasaI have long been a fan of the 0.4mm Zebra Sarasa Clip, so I was pretty excited to get the 0.3mm version in and test it out.  I used a black gel ink model for a week straight at work and really enjoyed it.  I have to say it even writes better than the Uni-Ball Signo DX 0.28mm, which can get a bit scratchy and dry.  That didn't happen at all with this pen.

When writing with a tip size as small as this 0.3mm model, you really just need one thing to work well for it to be a great pen - line consistency.  By that I mean sharp, clean, and skip free lines - things I have harped on for years.  Even though it is a micro tipped pen, you don't want to have to micro manage writing with it, such as having to scribble with it a bit to get it flowing.  From the time I took this pen out of the package, it has worked flawlessly, and I am completely happy with it.

I have never really cared for the blue Zebra gel ink though - I've always felt it is too dark, but not really a blue black shade either.  So, I will mostly use the black, and so far I have also ordered orange and the very cool viridian green.  I need to grab at least a red, and probably a purple too, so I'll surely write those up sometime in the future.

Click here for the XL review.

Products used:
Zebra Sarasa Push Clip Gel Ink Pen - 0.3 mm - Blue from JetPens
Large Writing Pad from Doane Paper

(Sorry about the photo quality on this one.  My wife got a new camera for Christmas and I apparently need to learn how to use it.)

Posted on January 3, 2011 and filed under Pen Reviews, Sarasa, Zebra.