Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Review: @PentelofAmerica Handy-line S Permanent Marker - Green

Pentel Handy-line S Permanent Marker - Green
ABOUT

Price: $2.09USD
Where to buy: Pentel

APPEARANCE
Pentel Handy-line S Permanent Marker - Green
The Handy-line S permanent marker is pretty cute. It has a green plastic body with a matching green clip and knocker. There is a lot of writing on these markers - they are well labelled so you can't miss what it is! The clip is small and cute, I like it! When extended, you can see the plastic cartridge around the base of the marker tip.

Overall, it looks a lot like a Sharpie retractable marker, although it is smaller.
Pentel Handy-line S Permanent Marker - Green and Sharpie

PERFORMANCE & USE

I really like this permanent marker. It is shaped like a Sharpie retractable permanent marker, but it's a little shorter so it's even more comfortable for me to use. They're light and because of the length, a perfect reach for my thumb to get to the knocker to retract and extend the tip. The tip is solid, has good flow that isn't too wet, and a nice shape. It's not meant for writing small letters because of its size. It certainly will bleed through most papers because it is a permanent marker.
Pentel Handy-line S Permanent Marker - Green Writing Sample
When writing with the marker, you'll probably notice the ink hardly smells at all, which is really nice for when you don't want to be suffocated by fumes! There is no compromise in the quality of the ink or performance of the marker.

PROS
  • Refillable.
  • Made of 55% post-consumer material by weight and part of the Pentel Recycology line.
  • Low odor ink.
CONS
  • Not very "polished" looking when you compare it to something like a Sharpie retractable marker, but I prefer it because it's more environmentally friendly.
  • Only available in black, blue, red, and green.
OVERALL

I love this marker. I love that it is refillable (with low material refills), I love that it has recycled materials in it, and that the ink is low odor. The only downside is that there aren't many colors available, whereas the competitor I'd consider (Sharpie) has a HUGE range of colors. If you only need a few colors and black, blue, red, and green would be fine for you, I urge you to consider this environmentally-friendly alternative!

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