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MATINAE Pens – Pentel EnerGel Pearl Deluxe RTX

Full disclosure, I purchased these pens because I thought they were cute. As a writing instrument, the Pentel EnerGel Pearl Deluxe RTX Gel pen outperforms said cuteness.

Writing is a smooth experience with a super clean line emanating from a .7 mm stable needle tip.

In general, a narrow tipped pen is not desired because I write hard and loopy and think the tip will break. Breakage is not an issue with the EnerGel Pearl. The non-slip rubber grip absorbs some of that pressure as well.

One thing I noticed and it may not be as clear in the photo, is that the manufactured date on the ink chamber says 2019. The pen was purchased in 2021 and is still writing in 2022👍🏾.

The clicker does the job and the clip bends out and snaps back into place when clipped to a notebook or shirt pocket.

The ink color stays true regardless of the paper color. The paper on the left is a grayish blue while that on the right is white.

If there is one thing that precludes the Pentel EnerGel Pearl Deluxe RTX from receiving that perfect rating, it is that thing it does similar to white clothing. The grip yellows over time. Otherwise this pen is a go to and highly recommended for your writing needs ✍🏾✍🏾✍🏾✍🏾1/2.

Photos: MsThorns

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MATINAE PENS – Pilot B2P is Bottled Up

I was looking for new pens but not exactly clear on what I wanted. Amazon, of course will do what it does to get a sista’s money and suggested this pen created from recycled bottles, the Pilot B2P retractable gel pen.

I was no doubt skeptical but for naught, as the pen was definitely serviceable.

The barrel, favoring a bottle of water, is translucent, brightly colored and fairly represents the ink color. The grip is nice, no slips.

The clicker is tight, no play in it so it should be able to withstand being pushed down for the life of the pen.

For a .7 mm medium point the B2P line is closer to fine than medium. So far, only the blue has given the dreaded ink blob. However, the gel ink renders brilliant color.

Overall the Pilot B2P is a great idea with fairly good execution, certainly good enough to grace the pages of my journals. The B2P is a solid 🖊🖊🖊1/2.

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