Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Dong-A Miffy Scented Gel Ink Pens 0.5 mm


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Giveaway is all the way at the bottom!
These adorable pens are Dong-A Miffy Scented gel ink pens with 0.5 mm tips from JetPens! I had a few for quite awhile now but I recently picked up the 10-color set because, well, I couldn't resist the colors. And I don't think you guys will be able to either...
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens
Aren't they super cute and desirable?? Yes, there is more than 10 here because it includes a few separate ones.
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens Set
I love this set. 
Obviously, the pen is very adorable. A simple plastic body with slight indents for grip, a short cap, and a color-matched clip and end plug. The body of the pen is decorated adorably with tiny little apples and two sweet little bunnies (Miffy?). The cap posts easily on the back of the pen and it has the most delicious, satisfying *click* for closing and posting! I love it. I often just sit at my desk and click it on and off.
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens
Easy to pick your colors!
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens
Oh Miffy, you are very cute.
The nib is 0.5mm and I would say it writes the size I'd expect for a 0.5 mm. It is a needlepoint-type nib, not a rollerball nib (such as with on the Uni-ball Signo). Sometimes people are wary of needlepoints because they feel they are not sturdy enough, but these have good ink flow and don't skip, so you don't need to press hard on the tip to write.
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens Tip

Dong-A Miffy Tips
Left - Dong-A Miffy 0.5mm gel pen. Right - Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.5mm gel pen.
The selection of colors for these pens is great and, obviously, drew me to these pens. I started out with a few colors but eventually, I couldn't pass up the others! The scents are reminiscent of Mr. Sketch scented markers, although not quite as strong.

The Dong-A Miffy Scented gel ink pens compares well to other gel pens. The ink doesn't blob or skip while writing. The tip feels ever so slightly scratchy on the page - but not such that it catches on the paper or drags. It's because the tip is thin, and scratchiness is not uncommon with thin needlepoint-type tips. It's scratchy in a nice way. It reminds you that you are using a pen and paper!
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pen Writing Sample
A fun set here! Written in my Leuchtturm 1917 notebook
Unfortunately, these pens are not refillable, which is an environmentally sad situation, but the price is really reasonable so they're not very expensive to replace. Which you will have to, because they're so fun to use. And sniff.

JetPens has a "Scented Pens" section with a few other scented pen options if you wanted to check it out!

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Hey Matthew!

Price
JetPens - $1.10 each

Overall
At $1.10 apiece, you can't go wrong with these scented gel pens! Unless you hate scented pens and adorable characters on pen bodies, you will more than likely enjoy these. There is a nice selection of colors and none of them smell bad or overpowering. They're super cute and would make great gifts for others, or better yet, keep them for yourself.

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Giveaway prize:
Dong-A Miffy Gel Ink Pens Set
YES. This whole set will be delivered to your mailbox. Surely, you must love me now. Right?

**These pens were purchased with the generous sponsorship of JetPens, but all opinions are my own!

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