As soon as I received this pack of 40 Uni Emott pens, I was immediately impressed by the look and feel of the packaging. The white box is sturdy and gives the feel of a high-quality product. The design of the box allows for easy access to the pens, with all of the colours being immediately on display.
Both the box and the pens are extremely aesthetically pleasing – they were built for Instagram! White stationery is very much in fashion and the pen barrel is square, meaning they are great to use for flatlays, with no rolling around and falling off the desk.
Sometimes I have found that the more fashion-conscious stationery can be something of a let down when you put them to proper use. This was not the case at all with these pens. I use lots of fineliners in my journals so I’m always interested to try new ones out and see how they compare.
These pens not only write very well, but their coverage when you use them for colouring is really impressive. Fineliners can sometimes be a bit scratchy when you use them for block colour and leave streaks in your designs. These pens are smooth to use, with a durable nib, and the pen lines blend in really well together, giving the look of having used a thicker pen. I really like the fact that you can use these for both small design elements and for bigger blocks of colour.
I created a colour swatch with the pens in my Moleskine Bullet Notebook and had no bleed through at all. The ink dries quickly and you can use highlighters with no smudging. The colour palette range is great, with a lovely selection of bold colours, alongside some very attractive more muted shades. The colour indicated on the side of the pens is a really close match to the colour of the ink.
Each pen has a number on it, which indicates the colour on the back of the box. This makes it easy to quickly identify the pen you would like to use in your project.
The only tiniest drawback is that they are water resistant, rather than waterproof, but with the way I plan to use these pens in my journal, this really won’t cause me any issues.
I can see myself using these pens every day in my journal and I think they will be hugely popular amongst the journaling, creative and student community. These are definitely a new favourite in my stationery selection.