Product Type: Berol Art / Craft
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Berol- a must have for everyone!
Berol Color Broad Fiber Tip
Member Name: alfiepeaches
Berol Color Broad Fiber Tip
Advantages: cheap, last FOREVER, nice colours, washable, great for posters and colouring, great for small kids
Disadvantages: limited amount of colours for more experienced 'artists' haha
I remember always using felt tips when I was younger and they also seemed to run out within weeks and always had awful gaudy colours that never went with each other. I first used Berol pens at school (like I'm guessing most people did), they were only ever brought out for particular projects we did which made them seem very special. They were perfect at the time seeing as they are quite thick pens with thick nibs making them very easy to use for small children. The colours are very nice too, one of each main colour you would need, including a dark and light of both green and blue. I remember the red, black and yellow would always be the first to run out as they were used the most though but even then you could use them for a fairly long time before they really needed replacing.
Moving up to middle school I was introduced to berol 'brush tips' which are the same as these broad pens except the pens are yellow not red and the nips of the pens are ore pointed and soft to create the 'brush.' They were only allowed for the more arty students as others would often press too hard or draw and colour for the top instead of colouring with them softly. The good thing about the brush pens is they can create a softer line and are quicker for colouring in larger spaces of colour. This is good because sometimes trying to colour quick with the broad ones creates lines in the space you are colouring. I personally prefer using the broad ones as you do not need to be too gentle with them and they are great for writing with for posters. They always last longer than the brush tips too.
Since becoming really into art I tend to opt for sharpies, pro markers or CrayolaPro as they have many more colouring and allow for more detail. I still have a pack of these in my art box though as they often nice to write in and are great for when I need to write posters for revision among other things. I've actually had my current pack for almost 5 years now and although admittedly I do not use them all the time they still work perfectly fine as the lids are very secure.
They are priced at about £5-£6 which I think it very reasonable as they really do last a very long time, even with a lot of use, I remember the ones at school didn't get replaced very often. They are also washable and do not stain clothes or skin so they are great for children.
Summary: Amazing value for really great pens!!
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