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Customer Reviews * * * * * 9 reviews
* * * * *   February 22, 2011
Reviewer: ErnestoYes

I bought both the School (Extra fine point) and the School G (Fine point) and the warnings here about giving the ink a chance to flow are true. The first 3 or 4 times I used the Fine point pen I was convinced I wasted money on it. The line was inconsistant, laying down no ink for while, then I would change the angle a bit to get more ink to flow. The bright side is that it never let the ink blot and run puddles on the page. Once the ink gets going it's really nice. Other countries & brands claim a fine point on their metal nib cartridge pens but the School Extra fine is amazingly fine for a non-dip pen. You just have to work at it for a while. As for connecting the cartridge for the 1st time after you push the cart into the pointed "filler" piece it does seem to have a small gap between the pen (where the pen's filler pokes into the ink cart.) and the ink cartridge itself. I don't think there is a cover or cap that must be removed from the ink cart. But I cannot seen any reason to remove the cart's darker-colored top piece. It may just make a huge mess.

* * * * *   September 4, 2009
Reviewer: J. Chung

As mentioned several times in the user reviews, it is a very decent beginner pen. However, the pressure required to bring out a nice, swell & ebb line demands less finesse and more brute force. This is especially true for those who would like to try it out on their sketchbooks. While it may not be normally recommended in avg 65lbs sketchbooks (Of which I tried it out on an 80lbs sketchbook paper.) anyway, the force required to get a decent thickness in line will cause the pen tip to not only scratch the paper in a manner that may spread the ink, but also damage itself in the process. So, you have the balance of using an inexpensive, convenient pen with a much more higher-end quality paper to compensate for it, or settle for the more traditional methods of the dip-pen that allow you to settle for something less pricy as a surface work on. For a very nice price tag like this, however, it shouldn't even be an issue of at least picking up one to try yourself.

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