Today, I had a chance to play around with the BIC Marking pen set. I hope this review helps you decide if these pens are right for you.
This is a set of BIC Marking pens. These markers have an ultra-fine tip so they will be good to use for drawing or lettering. The package didn’t say exactly what size they are but if you want a comparison, they are equal to the Sakura Micron 05’s.
These markers have really fun names like Key Lime and Playful Purple. I like it when companies name their markers. It is also helpful for those of you who like to swatch out your new pen sets. Pen swatching makes it easier to find a certain pen and is especially helpful when you have a huge collection.
The first test was to see how smooth they write and if they will bleed through the paper. I used a Scribbles That Matter A5 Bullet Journal. They are ok for smoothness I’ll give them a 3 out of 5 for that but what I did notice was that the Blue Skies Blue and Fandango Pink had some spreading. And from this set, I think I like the sunset orange color the best.
If you want to learn more about the B5 bullet planner above mentioned, I have a review and unboxing of it as well! You can check that out right here! We love planners and bullet and dot journals here at DIY Craft Club!
Next was a dryness test to see how long they take to dry and if they smudge. They get a 5-star mark for this because they dried instantly. So if you need a super quick drying marker, you’ll like that a lot.
And another test I like to do is a highlighter test to see how they will react or smudge and again I’ll give them a 5 star for this because each color stayed put without any smearing at all.
But they did have major ghosting on the other side so beware of that if you are thinking of using them for your bullet journals or planners and you don't want color coming through the other side of a page.
I did, however, love the way they colored. They were pretty smooth on this plain white paper and I could color in this rose without the markers leaving lines, so if you make your own stickers or doodles they will be great for that. The colors are nice and bold.
They also wrote nicely on glass!!! They were smooth and the colors showed up really well.
I also tried them out on a metal pendant tray because on the package it says you can use them for metal. I found the colors showed up nicely and they worked great.
I hope this review helped so that you can make a better buying decision whether these are right for you. This set will go into one of our craft box giveaways. If you would like to be entered in our giveaways click the become a member link from our front page here.
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