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Sakura is the developer of the original gel ink pens. Sakura Gelly Roll ® Gel Pens (Artist Pack) are quality gel pens with a round barrel shape with the 74 pen set coming in a hard clear plastic carry case. Set contains Classic ™, Moonlight ® (opaque) , Stardust ® (glitter), Metallic ™, Silver Shadow ® and Gold Shadow ® (dual color metallic) gel pens. They are sold in a maximum of 74 count sets.
- 58 unique colours
- Color id (number and Stock Number) are printed on the pen barrel
- Beautifully smooth flowing ink with no skipping during coloring
- Color indicator on lid & Comfort Grip is a good indicator of the gel ink color
- Vibrant color
- Some colors and ink types have multiple nib sizes
- Unique gel pen effects eg Silver Shadow ® and Gold Shadow ® which are dual color metallic gel pens
- There is a clear glitter pen and a white gel pen included in the 74 set
- Able to color in tight, detailed spaces
- Pens can be purchased as individual stock
- Excellent range of colors and ink types
- Expensive pens
- Cap color is not always a true indicator of ink color
- Wet ink on application requires drying time and can easily smear until dry
- Round barrel
- Some bleed through and shadowing on basic photocopy paper
- Thinner papers can buckle due to the wetness of the ink
- $$$$ – typically AUD $50.01 + / US $40.01 + / £26.76 + / €33.01+
Comments / Recommendations
- An excellent quality set of gel pens with an excellent color and ink range
- I love these gel pens, they are smooth and have a great range of colors and effects.
- The biggest downside is their cost.
- 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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