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Product Review :: The Gel Pens That I Actually Threw Away

Product Review :: The Gel Pens That I Actually Threw Away

GL-Sail(TM) 36 Pack Diamante Tipped Gel Pens with Case, for Adult Coloring Books and Drawing (Glitter ,Neon, Pastel)


Pens worked for a while but then leaked and wouldn’t write anymore, I was not able to get a replacement set

When I first received these pens I was thrilled with them. You can never have enough gel pens and these had so many positive things going for them. I had a great review in mind but had to change it after using these pens again after they had not been used for a few weeks.

Advantages:
* Great variety of colors, very fine lines
* Colors did not bleed through the page
* The Metallic colors especially were very vibrant and distinct
* Non-toxic and acid free
* Very nice case, this is the nicest plastic case I have ever received pens in. It is thick and has three tab closures on it. This was designed to last.
* These come with a Lifetime Guarantee, you will probably have to use Amazon’s A to Z guarantee though…..

Disadvantages:
* The pens are a little thin and wobble a little when you write with them. I think with a thicker shell they would be much easier to use.
* I was showing these to my daughter-in-law who also loves to color and she wanted to try them out. Right away she noticed that a few of them would not write, even though the caps had been placed on correctly. I told her to shake it gently and ink went flying everywhere. It got all over her brand new blouse, her t-shirt she was wearing under it, and my bedspread. After I discovered this problem I decided to shake each one to see if they were all okay or had the same problem. Shaking a pen gently is something I often do when the ink is not flowing. Two more pens broke right away and then a few days later, 3 more. Four of the pens will not write. So now I have a set of 36 pens but only 26 work. However, I don’t want to chance using them and possibly ruining more clothing or a coloring page work in progress.
* Since there is a Lifetime Guarantee I contacted them. I was promised a replacement set over a month ago. I have contacted them four additional times with no response. If someone promises a Lifetime Guarantee, they need to deliver on it. Since this is in the Product Description I do consider this to be part of the Product Review and not Feedback.

Recommendation:
If you would like to take your chances and you do get a good set, you will really like them. Be careful of all of the disadvantages I listed and keep some Stain Remover on hand. I have found that if you soak ink with hairspray first and then stain remover, it is an effective stain remover. Stain remover does not always work by itself on ink. My take away from this is that at least I got a nice container to use for other pens.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this set of GL-Sail(TM) 36 Pack Diamante Tipped Gel Pens with Case, for Adult Coloring Books and Drawing (Glitter, Neon, Pastel) on Amazon and received it at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way influenced or associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Product Review : US Art Supply® Jewelescent® 120 Gel Pen Set

Product Review : US Art Supply® Jewelescent® 120 Gel Pen Set

Jewelescent Gel Pens USART SupplyThis is the second time I have ordered gel pens from US Art Supply. I spend most of my time in bed due to my health and so have a lot of time on my hands. I like to keep myself occupied and one of my favorite things to do is color. I find it to be very relaxing and stress-free. There is nothing hard about it except choosing what to color, what to color with, and then what specific color you will use! To some, 120 pens might seem overkill but if you color a lot, you will go through a lot of pens, colored pencils, markers, crayons, and whatever else you use.

The first set of gel pens I ordered from US Art Supply was a 48 pen set, US Art Supply Jewelescent 48 Color Gel Pen Set Professional Artist Quality Gel Ink Pens. My review is basically the same but I do have a few different points to make so they are both worth reading for more information. At least my hope is that you find them useful 🙂

These are some really nice gel pens. I would say they are for anyone who is entry level to being a fairly serious colorist. Some of the colors, especially the Glitters, would be appreciated by professionals.

Of all the sets I have ever used by any manufacturer, no two are the same.
This set is one of the better sets that I have used.



PROS:
* 120 colors to choose from, tons of options which I love! *see complete list of colors below
* You are able to naturally blend with some of the colors if you do it quickly
* You can completely color over another color, not always possible with other setsDSC00545
* Fine tips, excellent for tiny areas
* You can actually use the case to store the pens in if you are careful
* The ink dries quickly, hardly any smearing
* Minimal color bleeding to the back of the page, only dark colors
* Color-coded tips and caps that are accurate
* Non-toxic, acid-free, meets ASTM D-4236 standards
* Great for coloring, doodling, writing letters and cards, journaling, scrapbooking, or any number of other possibilities
* I was able to write on greeting cards and shiny slick paper with these which is a bonus since a lot of pens won’t do that
* Lifetime Guarantee! If you have a problem with them, contact them and they will give you your money back. A Lifetime Guarantee is something not seen a lot anymore and something that can be very nice when you run into trouble.

CONS:
* The ink itself is not consistent, more or less can come out of a pen requiring shaking during use if not enough, bleeding out of the intended area if there is too much.
* The tips are almost too fine, leaving line marks instead of flowing into the fibers
* The tips will mar the back of a thin caliper paper such as copy paper and many coloring books


COLORS:

Jewelescent Gel Pens Glitter

24 Glitter: 2 each of Purple, Dark Red, Medium Pink, Red, Dark Orange, Light Orange, Yellow, Green, Light Blue, Blue, Grey, Black

Metallics and Blacks

20 METALLICS AND BLACKS : Teal, Dark Blue, Purple, Red, Lilac, Orange, Green, Silver, Gold, Dark Grey, Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 Pastel: Lighter Blue, Pale Blue, Lilac, Pink, Bright/Light Green, Yellow, Pale Pink, Light Orange/Melon, White

18 Pastel: Lighter Blue, Pale Blue, Lilac, Pink, Bright/Light Green, Yellow, Pale Pink, Light Orange/Melon, White 6 CLASSICS: Red, Green, Blue

 

Glitter Neon

24 GLITTER NEON: GN Light Green, GN Pale Pink, GN Medium Pink, GN Medium Green, GN Purple, GN Green, GN Bright Yellow, GN Light Orange, GN Orange, GN Red, GN Pink.

* 18 Pastel: Lighter Blue, Pale Blue, Lilac, Pink, Bright/Light Green, Yellow, Pale Pink, Light Orange/Melon, White * 12 Fluorescent Neon: Neon Purple, Neon Pink, Neon Medium Green, Neon Yellow, Neon Orange, Neon Pink

18 PASTELS: Lighter Blue, Pale Blue, Lilac, Pink, Bright/Light Green, Yellow, Pale Pink, Light Orange/Melon, White 12 FLORESCENT NEON: Neon Purple, Neon Pink, Neon Medium Green, Neon Yellow, Neon Orange, Neon Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jewelescent Gel Pens

These are a really good set of pens that I do recommend. The Glitters are by far my favorite group, with the Metallics coming in a close second. I have really enjoyed using them and have found them to be fun to work with. Out of 120 pens, I have only had one that broke after shaking it when it wasn’t writing very well.

One improvement I might recommend would be to add some kind of comfort grip. Whatever your favorite artistic hobby is, though, I think that you will really enjoy these gel pens. In my first set, I had a problem with the silver metal tips not being screwed on all of the pens correctly. I did not have that problem with this set.


In the spirit of full disclosure, I ordered this US Art Supply® Jewelescent® 120 Gel Pen Set – Professional Artist Quality Gel Ink Pens in Vibrant Colors – Classic, Glitter, Metallic, Neon, Pastel & Swirl Colors – 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on Amazon and received it for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All ratings are earned and never promised. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own and I am in no way associated with the manufacturer or seller. I received no compensation other than the product sample. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.