“ Brand: WHSmith / Misc House Type: Pen „
I bought these at the end of last summer for my uni work this year. I paid £5.99 for them in an online sale which I thought was a good price for 10 fineliners, especially when other branded packs of 10 were selling for double this. I had some WH Smith fineliners many years ago and found them really good so I was hoping these ones would be the same. The pens come in a pack exactly the same as the one you can see above. There are 10 different colours in the packet and you dont get any duplicate colours. The colours included are black, dark blue, red, dark green, orange, yellow, brown, purple, light blue and light pink. I like the range of colours and think it is good, I would personally prefer the green to be a brighter green but most of the rest of the colours are bright so I cant complain! The pens are rounded and easy to grip. They have a snap on lid which prevents them from drying out when they are not being used. The nib is fine and about the same size as a tip of a biro, therefore these are perfect for writing out things with. I often use these to write out bits and bobs for my uni course, I have always learned much better with colour and therefore I have found these to be really useful. Writing with these is easy and they glide smoothly across the page. I never find my hand gets sore when using these and the pens provide bold and bright colours on the page. The ink does soak through thinner paper but I have found this not to be an issue with premium notepaper. I use some colours more than others and my favourite ones are the brighter colours. The colours on the barrel of the pen are pretty representative of the ink but the purple is quite a bit darker than shown. I have used these on and off for a few months now and I really like them. I much prefer writing with these than I do with coloured biros and also think they look better on the page. For £5.99 I think they are good value for money as that works out at less than 60p a pen. These are great for students who are busy revising as the colour often helps.
We often pay a visit to our local W H Smith. The store seems to stock stationery goods that are sometimes hard to find. Our W H Smith's store is not large so there is a tremendous range of products all stored within a small space. Poundland and the many other good discount stores are fine for back to school children's pens and pencils but sometimes you need to go one step further to find a good quality fountain pen or writing pad. A pack of W H Smith fineliners will set you back about £6 but as long as you hide them away from the kids they last for ages. The W H Smith fineliner pens have a fine fibre tip that allows you to create the finest of lines. The pack of pens contains an assortment of colours which include pink, blue, black, red, green, orange, yellow, sky blue, purple and maroon. Each pen has a casing that is the same colour as the ink held in the pen. The tops of the pens have clips that let you attach them to the paper. I expect a lot would look at these pens and think that they offer little value for money but nothing is further from the truth. When the grandchildren come to visit they write with pens from the discount stores and they colour onto cheap A4 paper that comes from Tesco. I enjoy my arts and crafts and from time to time I make my own greetings cards and these fineliner pens come in really handy. You try drawing a fine line with an ordinary children's coloured felt tip pen - it just does not work. If you have these Smith's fineliner fibre tip pens then drawing a very fine line presents no problem. The tips of the W H Smith fineliner pens are strong, as you press they do not bend and the ink flows freely but precisely. There have been the odd time or two when I have inadvertently coloured a bit of the table or worktop and the ink has always wiped away without any bother. These fineliner pens are good if you love making up scrapbooks. You can mount your pictures and add some finely written text. If you enjoy making your own greetings cards then these fineliner pens allow you to write neat little messages inside of them. I have noticed that some sets of fineliners come in a plastic case that helps you to keep all of the pens together. The W H Smith fineliners are not packed in this way and mine live in a pencil case. I have had my set of W H Smith fineliners for months now and from time to time they come out of the pencil case and are used. I feel that they are a good buy for anyone who loves crafts. I don't know about you but very often I write little messages in my cards and if the cards are for the grandchildren I draw one of their favourite cartoon characters too. You can buy cheaper finelining pens and if you are feeling flush you could pay more. But the W H Smith fineliners offer decent value for money.