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I am a student, and am constantly on the hunt for something that will make revision easier/more effective and that's why I settled on these pens as there was a pack of 20 in WH Smith for about £10 and I thought writing in different colours would help me.
They are relatively simplistic looking - bright orange and striped around, like old fashioned pencils - with a lid (and the base of the pen) the colour of the ink in the pen. Sounds silly but this is a very useful feature so I know which pen is which and never get the lids mixed up!
They write very nicely and have never bled through to the next page which has always been a problem with coloured pens I've had in the past. The colour is bright and true to how it looks on the lid, which is another common problem I've had before.
The pens are pretty standard to write with, they're not especially comfortable and just feel like a normal pencil. But this isn't a huge issue, can always pick up a cheap pencil guard from a stationary shop if you're that bothered.
However, I have found that at times the pens dry up with very little use. I don't know why this is, it may just be because of how small the nib is, but it's very annoying as the seperate pens cost quite a lot more so I end up just being without that colour!
Overall, I would recommend these just as a simple way to brighten up any work/writing you are doing. Just be especially careful that they don't dry out.
I like to write, I like makings lists, I keep a diary, I have a notebook that I write my ideas and inspirations down in....and I like to use nice and colourful pens to write all this down with.
So, many years ago I thought i'd invest in a nice set of pens and these caught my eye. They retail between aroung £5 and £7 depending on where you buy them from, I find Wilko's to be the best and cheapest place to buy them from. Stabilo are a well known and good quality stationary brand so although they might be considered to be quite expensive, I would definitely say they are worth the extra pennies.
These particular ones are fineliners - with a width of 0.4mm which is great for writing and for sketching and drawing, they come in a wide range of colours - perfect for making colour co-ordinate notes! (yes I am a bit of a geek!) They also dry quickly so there is no smudging across you page, if like me you have a bad habbit of accidently doing this. They are also long lasting, I have had the same pack now for years and I use them all the time and they still havent ran out! They do dry up quickly however if you forget to replace the lid or fail to put it on probably...so I would recommend not doing this!
Overall - as pens go - these are great pens and I would definitely recommend them!
Something I frequently talk about is the fact that I am a student. As such I try to buy good quality products that aid me with my work and my revision. I recently bought a pack of 10 Stabilo Point 88 Fineliners from Rymans for £6.99. This is a lot more than I would ordinarily pay for a pack of pens, but Stabilo is such a well known trusted brand, I knew I wouldn't regret it and would get lots of use out of them.
The quality of the pens is excellent. The pen produces a 0.4mm line which is just thin enough to make eligible writing and at the same time thick enough to make underlining and highlighted words stand out. The ink is smudge proof, or so I've found, which is great as I always tend to lean awkwardly across my page and make a mess out of my hand and forearms as well as sometimes my work too sadly.
These fineliners are also ideal for drawing and sketching for fun or even at work and you are not limited to simply use them for written work. They produce equally excellent results no matter how you use them, and are great for drawing diagrams or tables especially I have found.
They are long lasting pens and the ink so far hasn't lost any sharpness or colour. The lid has a metal cap inside of it which is supposed to increase the life of the pen and means that you get as much as you can out of your pens.
Stabilo Point 88 Fineliners can be purchased from most stationary stores or online on stores like Amazon. A 10 pack of these fineliners can be bought from anywhere between £4.40 to £3.00, so as always there are deals to be had online. The colours include yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, light green, dark green, brown and black.
These are definitely pens I would recommend and are as great quality as they are expensive!
Most of the ink based pens made by Stabilo are made in Weissenburg in Germany, including popular products such as the Point 88 Fineliner Pens.
The Schwan pencil factory launched a thin lead type pencil in the mid 1920s
and named it the Stabilo! Intrigued then read on.
Easily breakable leads quickly became a thing of the past, due to the Stabilos design and its success gave a clear advantage over the companys competitors. It took another 20 years or so for the Stabilo name to be trade marked as Shwan-Stabilo in 1954.
What I like about the 88 Fineliner pens is that they are great for doing detailed work when crafting or card making, as they can be used to highlight the areas you want, without being too heavy. You wouldn't really use these for any large areas of colouring in, as the tip of the pen is really fine, but they are great for texturising and cross hatching effects.
They are also good to use as outliner pens, which can be used over the top of water colour paintings, to give a nice sketchy look to a piece. I think that they give a really nice effect if used over a neutral mono tone/ sepia style artwork, especially when you use the soft brown shade. Its very subtle.
You can use them similarly over some acrylic paints too, but the thin tip does take a while to get used to.
Once you have tried a few of the colours on offer you can easily see why they are Europes number one fineliner pen. The range is available in 25 colors ranging from the usual black, blue and brown shades right through to hot vivid pink, lilac and turquoise, to fresh greens and even gold and silver (handy for christmas card crafting/ making etc)
The pen has a sturdy metal enclosed tip for a longer life span when in use and the inks stay moist and usable even when the cap has been off for a while. The cap is ventilated for safety when in use and if you ever loose the cap which I have done, you can ask Stabilo via email or post for a replacement one. I think its a very useful service. Do make sure to place the pen in a plastic bag, carefully making sure you have wrapped it tight enough so that it doesn't dry out before the replacement top arrives!
These pens can be put to good use in offices too as they cannot be erased with ink eraser and whilst they do not claim to be a permanent marker pen they have been proven to stay clear and readable for several years.
I bought my set of 20 coloured fineliners for £13.99 in Staples but they may be cheaper to buy elsewhere as a set. For a smaller pack of 10 you should aim to pay £8.99 or so.
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Have had these pens for my first term at Uni and love them!
They make every lecture interesting and really help with learning and concepts. The pens are bold and bright and attractive, they are fine liners so they can be used for writing as well as drawing pictures and illustrations and other fine detail. All the major colours are present in the sets of twenty, and many shades of colours aswell to make amazing looking drawings!
They are quite expensive - I got twenty for ten pounds which was apparently on offer, but i use them every day and none of them have run out yet, so I think it is very much worth it for the price.
They look attractive and many of my friends also own them because they are so useful. Multi purpose, would also be good for kids to use in drawing, and do not smudge, drying quickly which makes them very suitable even for messy people!
Stabilo Boss is a very popular brand that makes pens of all descriptors for millions of people around the world.
I absolutely love my fineliners and use them in my artwork and for doodling. The pens are easy to hold and don't cramp my hand. The nibs are very thin at just 0.04mm - perfect for making fine lines or adding detail to your work. And the colour selection is immense as they come in different size packs containing a whole range of assorted colours.
They are also long lasting and the special indian ink always runs smoothly leaving no messy blobs on your page.
They are popular with students too as they are great for work and organizing revision notes. And they price tag won't break the bank either - with sets starting from as little as £5.
Great little tools - the ones I own last for ages and I will be sure to purchase again when they do finally run out.
I first found these pens whilst working weekends at an art shop, these being very popular amongst the local art college students. At 0.4mm, the fineliner nib allows for accurate detail in drawing, but also show up vividly due to the wide range of vibrant colours - however, the lighter colours are not designed for making notes, and will prove hard to read.
I personally use these for college and university notes and revision - I find it easier to recall information if it's appealing to the eye, and these pens help do that! I wouldn't suggest using these for day-to-day lectures, as fineliners do tend to run down far quicker than biros when writing a good deal, but instead for titles, highlighting, or diagrams.
Very practical, Stabilo fineliners use waterproof ink so do not bleed or smudge easily, and the rounded ink tip means that you can write or draw with the pen at an angle. The coloured ends of the pens also make it easy to find whichever you need. Packs are very affordable for students, working out at less than £1 per pen. I have found that they last slightly longer than the Staedtler alternative also. I would recommend these to anyone of any age or professional as a desk essential.
"The universal fineliner for school children to professionals"
As a constant doodler I go through pens very quickly (very apparent by the numerous discarded empty ones in the bin under my desk). At present, my favourite writing implement is the 'Stabilo 'point 88' fineliner' - designed for writing, drawing and sketching. Due to its precision tip (0.4mm) it is ideal for working with rulers and stencils.
In terms of its performance, the Stabilo Point 88 (marketed as 'Europe's number one fineliner') doesn't provide the smoothest writing experience, giving a rough feel when you use it. I actually like the generally graininess of the tip, which works well even when you apply a tiny amount of pressure to the paper - as a result, very fine lines can be created. These particular pens are water-based, which is handy as I do a fair bit of pen and ink sketching, and the ink reacts well to having a wash of water brushed over it.
Available in 25 different colours, the Point 88 features an ingenious hexagonal (rather than circular) design which means it is comfortable to hold and doesn't slip in your hand as you use it. They are long lasting, and I have previously used one everyday for a couple of months before it has run out.
Cost-wise, you can purchase the ten colour assorted pack from Amazon for only £2.85. Alternatively, (and the maths don't really add up with this one) the pack of three black pens retails at £3.86.
Due to its quality of line, comfort, and longevity, I highly recommend the Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner as an essential purchase for any artist who works with a pen based medium. It's also great as a general multi-purpose writing tool, which is suitable for a wide variety of writing needs.
Summary of Features
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-Available in 25 colors
-Hexagonal striped design
-Metal-enclosed tip for a long lifespan
-Suitable for use with rulers and stencils
-Long cap-off time
these stabillo pens are great! They come in a set which includes lots of bright, interesting colours. I love using these pens because they write smothly and the ink does not bleed through to the other side of the paper. They are fine line at just 0.4 mm yet still write with a decent sized line. They are easy to write with, wether you join up your handwriting or not. I always use thes for when I am studying for exams or just. Revising work from last term. The information is much easier to follow when each topic or paragraph is in a different colour.These fantastic pens can be bought in most supermarkets or sationary shops. These usualy retail at about £4-£5. They can be bought n many forms, including a plastic pencil case, yellow tube or a handy refil set in a thin disposable packet. The former is usually slightly cheaper as it does not come with the holder, which really is unnecasary. A good old pencil tin will do!
These pens are fantastic. They come in a range of colours - everything from standard practical black, blue and red, to fun and funky purple, green, sky blue and orange. The colour range is great, and using the more unusual colours is very useful for students using them to identify specific sections in revision notes etc, however be warned that some of the lighter colours (orange etc) can be a little difficult to reading as plain text. These are better used for underlining or for more fun / crafty sort of activities.
The pens are light, thinner than your average fineliner when held in the hand, and are hexagonally shaped rather than round, making them very easy to grip and write with. They have a fine felt tip like a fineliner but the tip is quite a bit shorter, meaning that you don't have the same problems as with a fineliner where the nib gets pushed back into the pen itself.
The pens seem to last really well without either becoming blunt / the nib spreading, and without drying out. All in all they are very useful, come in a great range of both practical and fun colours, and are very reasonably priced. A great addition to the office or study bag!