These pens are great!!! Before I had these, I took apart a pen and wrapped some sticky notes around it to make it fit in the pen holder, which wasn't very easy. I also used some markers, which this machine ended up flattening the tips!! These pens solved all those problems!!! Before using, just get the ink flowing, pop it into place and hit cut!!! They did not skip or bleed...they had a fine line and were great for my work! I actually journalled with them!!! It's great that you don't have to mess with the pen holder either!!
I can't wait until they come out with even more colors!!!
Used in this layout: It's Your Birthday - Pg 2
These pens are a great product, the machine comes with a pen holder but these pens work better because they fit perfectly into the machine and draw your letters great with the thin fonts. My layout is featured for this product as I used the pens to write and then I used the blade to cut the tabs.
Used in this layout: Today hidden journaling
I do love the pens, but I was under the impression that the tips where a little wider so that when item is cut out after drawing it would have a color outline like one of the other die cut machine, but instead it cuts on the line and you only have just a small outline on some parts of the item depending on how the machine recut.
I've had these pens for quite a while, and finally opened the package the other day. OMG! I love how well they work. I can now have the look of a handwritten name, paragraph, etc. without messy handwritting! I used it to put a vinyl phrase on the inside of a card for my daughter this morning, and then used it to do a "Happy Birthday" for the outside so they perfectly coordinated. Then I did a very small offset of the Happy Birthday design, switched to the blade, and cut it out. LOVE IT! If you have a Silhouette, these are the accessory to get!
These pens are so easy to use with the Silhouette! No adapter needed with them. Sketch your designs, then cut it out for a kind of look you can't get with regular die cutting systems. And so easy to use.