March 30, 2013 § Leave a comment
This wonderful multi pen will roughly set you back £15.98 and comes in a wide range of barrel colours. The one I received for this review is black. One thing to bear in mind is that you don’t receive any refills for the Lumio, these have to be purchased separately. They come in a 0.4mm or 0.5mm option, cost £1.90 each and come in at least 10 different colours. I am using the 0.4mm refills.
I have been using the Lumio for nearly a month now and I have loved every minute of it. What has impressed me the most is the quality and consistency of the ink flow. I have been using the Lumio mainly for highlighting or making notes during logo and type proofing and its been a real asset. The Lumio, even with all four refill slots used, is still very light in weight which is great for extended periods of use. The barrel still grips very well and I didn’t find my hand losing grip at any point.
Even though this is a tad expensive I still love the Lumio and would happily recommend it.
* This is the final review for my sponsored month with Cult Pens
March 23, 2013 § Leave a comment
This pen can be purchased from Cult Pens for £3.05 and is available in Black, Red, Blue and Green. The Nib is a 0.7mm that actually lays down a 0.5mm Line. One interesting feature is that the barrel is made from 71% recycled plastic.
The Pilot V7 uses a cartridge system which makes it a cost effective pen to use. The cartridges come in packs of three and cost £2.59. The pen feels very light and durable and lays down a great and consistent line. One aspect of this that impressed me the most is the drying time, it only took a few seconds to dry. While writing the nib hasn’t felt scratchy at any point and in fact feels very smooth whilst writing. I have found the line width to be a tad on the thick side but I really like a thin line so I can’t hold this against the Pilot V7.
Over at Cult Pens Blog there is a very interesting post where they attempt to use different converters with the Pilot V7 to see if you can use bottled ink with it. I really would recommend you head on over and give it a read.
This is a good pen that I think is cost effective to own but doesn’t let you down in quality.