Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Muji Gel Ink RT (Steel Blue)

I stopped by Muji this past weekend to look for some supplies, and saw this retractable gel ink pen. I have several Muji RTs, but it was the color of this one that caught my eye: a medium blue-gray/steel blue that looked quite inviting. There was another color I hadn't seen before as well, so I bought both and went on my way (the other will be posted later this week, as I haven't tried that one out yet).

Muji pens are fantastic and inexpensive, and there are now some interesting colors beyond the standard blue-black-green-red to choose from. This steel blue comes in0.38mm only, or at least only at the one Muji I went to on W. 19th Street. For $1.50 I am inclined to buy several with this color and some other refill colors and just swap out the steel-blue when I need to change. The point is sharp, which makes the line crisp and thin. And the steel-blue color complements the Doane Paper I used for my try out, rather than fading it out and making the writing hard to decipher (a problem I've had with some thin line pens). All in all, a definite keeper. If you are near a Muji, check this pen and color out.

10 comments:

  1. I haven't seen these retractables before, but absolutely agree that Muji gelpens are the fantastic, cheap and comes in a broad range of colours.

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  2. Ooooh - steel blue! Looks fantastic.

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  3. I suppose some would think I'm a bit nutty that I'd actually contemplate a trip to NYC just to hit some pen and paper stores. I saw NYC is the only place in the US that has Muji stores! And they don't sell them at Jet Pens. Oh well, I think this means I don't really need one. :o)

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  4. Lol, Zuzu. I'm lucky to be here in the city, there isn't much I can't find. :) I'd be happy to send you a few if you ever want to try them out.

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  5. very cool- love those Muji RTs, can't have enough of them. and the refill system rocks!

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  6. All my Muji's are non RT. Do you see and difference between the two different styles? I just rec'd a Muji RT mechanical pencil and love it.

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  7. I have used both the normal Muji gel ink pens and the RT ones and I have to say I prefer the RT pens. Even though my pens are both 0.5mm, the RT pens just seem to write better. I also find the ink is more gel-like and bolder.

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