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Friday, April 26, 2024

Friday, April 19, 2024

Review: PILOT Juice Up 04 Classic Glossy Color 6 Color Set

Here at TN5C we are a big fan of black ink pens with a tinge of color! Previously we reviewed Sakura Craypas Ballsign iD and PENTEL Black Colors Collection 
Today we will be talking about these~
PILOT Juice Up 04 Classic Glossy Color 6 Color Set

Nib: 0.4mm (ultra fine) Also available in 0.5mm nib
Ink type: water-based pigment gel ink
According to the official website, Juice up pens use a newly developed synergy chip and new pigment gel ink to achieve a smooth writing experience despite its thin nib. 

Colors available: 
CGB (Classic Glossy Black)
CGR (Classic Glossy Red)
CGL (Classic Glossy Blue)
CGG (Classic Glossy Green)
CGV (Classic Glossy Violet)
CGBN (Classic Glossy Brown)


Recently I have come to like thin nib pens and this 0.4mm nib is perfect for writing in small details and drawing illustrations. However, the ink colors though dark are not as dark as the options from PENTEL or Sakura.
What do you think? 

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Review: Pilot Frixion Waai Ballpen Set


I'm always on the hunt for coloured pens. 
The colours on this set from Pilot's frixion line looked good. 

It's called Waai, it's the stylish version of the frixion line and the pen colours have romantic names to match. 

The set has 8 colours, each pen is 0.5mm. 
The colours are black, velvet red, turqouise, sand beige, dry peach, cheek pink, chilly blue and mini gray.

The colours are really pretty. If you don't want to buy a set, I recommend getting sand beige, chilly blue and mini gray. 

The design of the pen is very stylish and if you're looking for a certain aesthetic, these will fit into your collection well. 

When it comes to the writing, frixion is a very consistent good quality pen. 
The erasing feature is second to none.

So if you love frixion and always wanted a more stylish version, the Waai line is for you. 

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Review: MUJI A5 loose leaf paper polypropylene cover

A while ago whilst reviewing the eric×kleid loose leaf diary A5 I briefly mentioned using the loose leaf notebook cover from CAMPUS [Kokuyo Smart Ring Binder]. Today I'm here to talk about an alternative loose leaf paper cover.

MUJI A5 Loose Leaf paper polypropylene cover[Pictured here with the Kokuyo Campus smart ring binder]

Usage instructions
The main difference between the one from MUJI and the one from Kokuyo is their capacity.

MUJI A5 Loose Leaf paper polypropylene cover : 40 sheets
Kokuyo Campus Smart Ring Binder : 25 sheets

This is due to the size of their spine.
Note that the one from MUJI is a frosted plastic whilst the one from Kokuyo is more of a clear plastic.
So if you are conflicted about which to buy, consider how many pages you intend to insert.

And of course, should you need even more capacity, you can consider the A5 slim binder notebook from Campus. Despite its name, you can insert up to 65 sheets of paper.

Do you like using loose leaf paper? Will you be giving one of these covers a try?

Tell us what you think!

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