Laurie and Lauren at Zebra Pen Corporation sent me a 4-pack of the Zebra SARASA SE .07 gel pens to try.
(As always, click on any of the pictures for a larger view.)
Here’s a brief description of the SARASA SE from Zebra’s website, “Developed from the feedback of over 50,000 consumers, the SARASA SE boasts features most important to consumers including ink visibility, superior gel ink for a scratch-free write, a strong metal clip and a complex textured grip. This grip stands out among others due to its extreme durability, which can be tested pre-purchase through the package cut outs. Available in 8 vibrant colors – perfect for color coding.”
The 4-pack contains two black, one blue and one red ink gel pen.
The design of the SARASA SE is pretty slick and the textured grip is very comfortable.
I tried them out on both 90lb sketchbook paper and in a Rhodia Webnotebook. They write very smoothly, though there was a bit of scratchiness on the sketchbook paper. One thing I immediately noticed though, was that these pens don’t leave the usual skips in ink (or holidays as my dad calls them) that a lot of gel pens seem to do.
Here is some doodling I did with the Zebra SARASA SE. They did leave a few globs of ink in spots, but are still a fun pen to draw with.
Rumor has it that they can also be used to fight off Godzilla.
Overall I found the Zebra SARASA SE .07 a comfortable pen to use with good quality ink. I’ll use them more for note taking and doodling at work than for finished art. You should definitely try them out for yourself and Zebra has made it easy for one reader of David Wasting Paper to do that.
For your chance to win a 4-pack of Zebra SARASA SE .07 pens for yourself, just leave a comment on this post with your contact email address anytime between now and Friday, August 5, 2011, prior to midnight Eastern Time. Only one entry per person and this giveaway is limited to US residents. I will choose a winner randomly from all of the comments using Random.org. I'll post the contest winner on Saturday, August 6, 2011.
Thanks again to Laurie, Lauren and Zebra Pen Corporation for sending me the pens!
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