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Review written on Whitelines A5 paper:

Hi-Tec-C on Whitelines - Click for full-size image

Hi-Tec-C on Whitelines - Click for full-size image

A fellow pen lover [hello Kim!] asked to see what the Pilot Hi-Tec-C in Olive looks like. I’m going to do her one better and review LAVENDER also =) I ordered both pens from, and they arrived swiftly. Yes. Swiftly! As you can see from the other pictures, both pens have a needlepoint. They write very smoothly, and normally do not skip. For some reason, though, the lavender pen chooses to to skip on this White lines graph paper. [ notice up towards the top where I wrote “Lavender .4 mm”, and in the Y in “very” when I wrote “write very smoothly”. Ironic, no? ] It’s like the dog that chooses not to do tricks when others are watching. The barrel is comfortable to hold; not too thin and not too thick. However, I’m partial to pen grips because my hand fatigues easily when writing. I like the weight of the pens as well. Provides “balance” if you know what I mean…

Although it’s difficult to see where the lavender pen skipped in the review, it’s definitely there. I may end up scanning the review and posting it in hopes of a clearer picture. I think it’s time for a new camera =P

One thing I almost forgot to mention is that I accidentally left the Olive pen uncapped overnight in my backpack. Surprisingly, this wonderful gel pen did not dry out or skip on me. Another reason to consider Hi-Tec-C pens!

Olive on the left, Lavender on the right

Olive on the left, Lavender on the right

Needle close-upe

Needle close-up


I recently ordered the Uni-Ball Kuru Toga auto lead rotation mechanical pencil [again, I say “whew”]. If you use mechanical pencils, then you’re familiar with the fact that your .5mm lead can go from writing a very fine line to one that is almost .7mm after doodling away for some time. Rotate the pencil in your hand, and you’re back to writing a fine line. Sort of like “paper sharpening.” This pencil does exactly what its name says it does. As you write, a mechanism in the pen rotates the lead so that there is always a paper-sharpened edge of the lead touching the paper. I’m not an artist, but I can still appreciate a sharp line as I write notes. Genius.

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