Brush Pens OCD

This morning, I went a little OCD on my work pens in preparation for doing some lettering today. I sorted out all the brush pens from the felt tip and rollerballs since they all behave differently on paper.

Then I did a little warm-up and test drive of all of them to figure out if the paper I was using would work. The paper is Hammermill Color Copy paper that I took out our copier because its bright white and super smooth. I didn’t have any issues with the pens. There was one alcohol pen that feathered a little bit but otherwise, the Hammermill was a good stock and even had a bit of tooth.

My favorite brush pens from this test are listed below. Thanks to JetPens who probably provided most of these.

Do you want to try these pens? Leave a comment below and I’ll pick one person who will win a fresh set of my favorite Jet Pens brush pen assortment.

FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Sunday, April 5,2015. All entries must be submitted at, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Monday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone β€” pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 30 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS first class is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money.

DISCLAIMER: This item was sent to me free of charge by Jet Pens for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.

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  1. I suddenly have the urge to go home and re-organize all of my pens & pencils. Also, I think our office has some of that paper I might just have to borrow a few sheets to try. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. I just purchased my first ‘brush’ pen from JetPens. Although it is in the calligraphy section, the tip of the Kuretake Zig Letter Pen CocoIro Pen is a brush type. I’ve used calligraphy pens a lot but the brush pen takes a little getting used to. I liked it so much I bought a second one. I appreciate your reviews…of EVERYTHING…I’ve made purchases based on your reviews. Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  3. Oooh, I don’t have any of these. I got a Fudebiyori metallic green and it’s making me fall in love with the thicker brush pens – my only other one up to now has been the Zebra disposable extra fine (blue, sparkly body~) Looks neat!

  4. I would love to try these out! I am hooked on fountain pens and have seen the brush pens but never gotten a chance to try them out. Thank you for the giveaway! I love your blog πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for the pen demonstration. I love pens and have only a few brush pens, but could use more. Just finished listening to you on Episode #149 of The Pen Addict – LOVED IT!! Have fun at the pen show!

  6. Great giveaway. I have just recently tried brush pens for the first time, and I love to use them already. I do not have any of the ones listed above though, so thanks for letting me join.

  7. OoooOooh. I do calligraphy and I have been wanting to try brush pens out but don’t know where to start. Your blog post alone really helps but the pen sampler would be awesome!

  8. Looks quite interesting. I am a pen addict myself. I tend to purchase gel pens but I still do use ballpoint pens. I have yet try out brush pens. But, perhaps, it willbe part of my future purchases.

  9. Hey Ana, really love the blog and appreciate the contest! I had never heard of brush pens until recently and I’m really curious to try one.

  10. I was wondering how that kind of lettering could be done so well. Wanted to learn, so I could teach my kids. Those brush pens look awesome.

  11. I’ve been wanting to try some brush pens for a while, but was never really sure of which one to get. Thanks for the suggestions and giveaway!

  12. I am always so fascinated by (and jealous of) your lettering! I would love the chance to play with all of these fun pens. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  13. It would be such fun to try brush pens in my Midori! I’ve been doing hand lettering of titles, but haven’t tried using those and would love to!

  14. Hey!! Thank you for this giveaway πŸ™‚
    I was thinking on trying a brush pen, here’s an opportunity! πŸ˜€

  15. Thanks for offering this; I’ve tried a few brush pens at the local art supply store and they’re very fun.

  16. I didn’t know there were so many kinds of brush pens! Would love to try them all out.

    Thanks for your great work on this blog!

  17. I have several of these brands too. I like the comparison exercise but most of all I love the ball jar organization and labels!

  18. I’ve been curious about brush pens for a while now but haven’t purchased any yet. I’d love to try them out!

  19. Sorry to hear about recent bad news at Hallmark, I was just looking for some brush pens yesterday in my local store, no luck. They do have thousands to pens and pencils to choose from, just not brush pens.
    All the best for you. Sarah

  20. I keep thinking about getting a couple of brush pens and then sort of chicken out. I’d love to try one (many).

  21. Thank you for the giveaway. I’m just getting started at mail art and would love some brush pens.

  22. Now I cannot wait until I can go home and sort my pens too!

    Oh how I do enjoy a bit of Friday afternoon OCD inspo !!

  23. How fun! I’ve been wanting to learn brush calligraphy and just haven’t gotten around to buying any pens yet. Crossing my fingers! πŸ™‚

  24. I enjoy the blog and the variety of information you share. I haven’t tried brush pens yet. This would be a great opportunity for me to give them a try. Thank you.

  25. I’ve never used a brush pen before, except for once when I had to write Chinese calligraphy! Would love to try these…

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