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This is my first try at alcohol inks. The price is great and the pens are as advertised. However, all the color families lack a very light color. I am disappointed. Having looked at other brands, not including copics, most include 4 choices in a color family. Nuvo includes 3 pens in each color family. In addition, it is very difficult to see the color numbers at the end of each pen. The numbers and color samples are on the narrow end of each pen. It's difficult to see the identification numbers on a storage shelf as well as on the work table because of the shape of the pens. I suggest trying one set first to see if these work for you.
I think these pens offer great value. Being new to alcohol markers, I have a lot to learn. I found some of the colors will change depending on the type of paper they are used on. Also with alcohol markers, each brand can react differently with your choice of stamp pad brands. Some experimentation is required, and like anything new, it is a fun learning experience. I do recommend this product. It is packaged very well, all work wonderfully with no dry pens.
Although called 'Rich Reds'...but is a very odd choice of colors and not ones I would consider the more used in the red spectrum. Colors are Fresh Watermelon, Strawberry Jam and Black Cherry. Although the pens themselves are well made and budget friendly, it is hard to get the caps off and hard to read the colors on the ends themselves.
Color goes on smoothly and is exactly as pictured on the packaging. None could be considered usable for holiday projects. I can't imaging using them on a regular basis when there are so many other, better brands out there. This set is a miss unfortunately.
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