I currently have 3 personal sized planners - 1 Kikki K in Mint with cute gold dots, 1 Filofax Original in yellow and 1 Kate Spade Wellesley Zip Around in pink. I am only using one as my daily planner and swapping the inserts. The other two would just sit in my planner basket do-nothing until I swap the inserts again. So now, I have decided to dedicate one of my planner to record my pen swatches and also random stationery stuff. Don't call me a stationery addict eh?
P.S. I omitted the m in the title. It should be 0.4mm (not 0.4m)
Today I am gonna do my very very first pen reviews - its a noob and newbie review because this is first, and I don't look at a lot of things when I buy pens. To sell me a pen, you just need to show me that the pen has wide range of colours and it writes smoothly. And that's it, I would go home with more pens than I ever need.
I first came across MonAmi Aquaplus Fineliner 0.4mm when I was looking for Staedtler Triplus Fineliner. I know Stabilo Point 88 is a good (and cheaper) substitute for the Staedler fineliner but i didn't want to get them because I want to try something new. I have been using Stabilo when I was in school. And then I saw this MonAmi Aquaplus which is a Korean Stationery brand in my local book store. The price is just slightly more expensive than Stabilo so I thought I would just give it a try. And you can get them from my shop too, here and here.
Features of MonAmi Aquaplus Fineliner (according to MonAmi website):
- Fineliner with metal-holder plastic tip
- Ergonomic triangular barrel for effortless, fatigue-free writing
- Water based ink
- Precise, consistant line width
p.s.: it is not permanent on non-porous surface like plastic and metal.
I didn't get all the colours available but they do have about 20 colours choice. And here's my swatch:
❤ Wide range of colours - I ❤ rainbow!
❤ Color is bright and vibrant
❤ Writes smoothly
❤ The ink dries qucikly
❤ Ergonomic - Triangular barrel what makes holding the thin pen quite comfortable even writing for long hours
And what I don't like about the pens:
✖ It bleeds and show through the other side of the paper (a little)
✖ non water resistance (because it is water based ink)
The pens are thin so I could slot into the pen loop in my Kikki K planner easily. And these 5 are my favourite colours from MonAmi Aquaplus - Yellow, Sky Blue, Aqua Marine, Pastel Pink and Coral.
They do resemble the look of Staedler Triplus Fineline, don't they?
Ergonomic design - Triangular barrel that makes holding the pen more comfortable. And the pens are also very light (but slightly heavier than Stabilo Point 88)
And recently I have gotten an acrylic pen holder from Muji. It holds my pens perfectly, but the only thing is I have more pens than it could hold. So I would need to get another 2, or maybe three. LoL.
It's funny how I started this blog blogging about scrapbooking and card making. And recently I have been obsessed with planners and stationeries and thus I am also blogging more about these. Next up would be the papers I used in my planners / Filofax. Stay tuned!