I 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.
(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.)