Review by Laura Cameron
I always love new office supplies so I was happy to put a set of the Iconic 2-way Marker Pens in Pastel Colors ($8.00) in my cart and give them a whirl.
These Korean Markers are double-ended, giving you a variety of options. One end has a chisel tip, great for highlighting or laying down a heavier line, whereas the other end has what they call a “bullet tip,” a fine liner.
The Iconic 2-way Marker Pens come in 3 sets (Retro, Pastel and Deco) of 5 markers each. From the photos on Jetpens, it appears that the Deco Set produces the most saturated colors.
I like the colors in the pastel set, and I feel like they’d be great for highlighting, but I’m less sold on the fine liner use since the colors are light enough that I think they’d be hard to read in any large amount of text. I did also find while doodling a bit, that the ink in these pens needs some time to dry – I smeared one of my sad little drawings right away.
Overall this was a fun set to try, but I think I’d pick up the Deco set if I wanted to use it for any kind of writing because those colors would be saturated enough to read easily.
- Papers: Galen Every Day A5 Tomoe River (set of 3 for $32.00)
- Pen: Iconic 2-way Marker Pens in Pastel Colors (set of 5 for $8.00)
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