Blinki Gel Pens


Review of Blinki Gel Pens

Test Picture Colored with Blinki Gel Pens

Test Picture Colored with Blinki Gel Pens

Disclaimer: This review was conducted by Suzy Goodyear. This item was purchased by me as part of my personal collection. Some of the links below are associated with affiliate programs which provide me with a small commission from any orders you may place. This will not affect the price or quality of products you receive but will assist me with the costs involved in running this site. For more details please see our Disclosure Statement.

Basic Description

Blinki Gel Pens are gel pens with a hexagonal barrel shape. The set contains glitter and metallic gel pens. They are sold in a maximum of 30 count packets at Target stores in Australia.

Pros

  • Inexpensive gel pens
  • Hexagonal barrel
  • Smooth flow of ink with no skipping during coloring
  • Good range of colors and ink types eg glitter, pastel, neon and metallic
  • Vibrant colour
  • Able to color in tight, detailed spaces

Cons

  • No classic gel inks
  • No comfort grips
  • Wet ink on application requires drying time and can easily smear until dry
  • Some bleed through and shadowing on basic photocopy paper
  • Thinner papers can buckle due to the wetness of the ink
  • Pens can be “scratchy” when first used but ink flow frees up once pen has been used
  • Color indicator on lid is not always a reliable indicator of the gel ink color

Price Range

  • $ – typically AUD $5.00 / US $3.75 / £2.60 / €3.30 or less

Comments / Recommendations

  • A good cheap starter pack of glitter and metallic gel pens with a good color and ink type range
  • These pens do not require any pressure to get the best out of them so if you have any fine motor, hand or arm problems these may be a suitable option

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