order of pen in picture = numerical order of list except for the staedtler highlighters
1.muji gel pens- assorted colours 0.38mm
vibrant colours, the ink flows continuously until the last drop, the light blue colour is a bit too light for my tastes but there are people that prefer lighter colours so yea
2. pentel slicci 0.38mm- blue and black
expensive for a pen that lasts about 2 weeks (I only wrote notes for only 1 subject using the pen and it run out too quickly). Ink flows continuously but so does a lot of pens that costs less than this pen
3. sakura ballsign 0.5mm (I think)- assorted colours
cheap, large colour selection, vibrant colours. The ink flow is not that great, some pen writes for a while and the ink stops flowing for a while (this was especially worst for the olive green colour). The lighter colours (yellow and light pink) are almost impossible to write with, they are too light for me, so don’t get them in a pack.
4. pilot spotlighter dual tips- assorted colours
honestly I don’t use the fine tip lol. But the chiseled tip was pretty nice, colours were vibrant, and ink doesn’t overflow and dries in a short time (especially for textbook highlighting). The chisel tip is pretty much eradicated to a round tip after the initial ink cartridge had run out, so I won’t recommend getting the refills for this highlighter, just get a new one because the tip can only withstand one-time use.
5. zebra sparky liquid highlighter- blue
honestly the blue colour was a bit dull and was more like navy blue, the text below the ink is still perfectly visible its just that the colour was too navy for my taste. Once again, the chisel tip is half dead after ink had run out. If you are highlighting on smooth paper like textbook paper, the ink might not dry in time when you flip the page, but this is a problem for pretty much all of the liquid highlighters I’ve used. Also the pen has a special clicking mechanism in the tip such that if you press the tip a bit harder it will click and draw the highlighting ink into the feed of the pen, which makes the ink a bit more easier to control than just having continuously flowing ink.
6. uniball vision needle- micro tip- blue, black, and red
the liquid ink dries a lot faster than gel pens would and you don’t have to press as hard to get the ink to flow continuously. The pen have limited colour choices but the pen is a bit heavier than normal cheap plastic gel pens so they write a lot more comfortably.
7. pentel RVSP- fine- purple, blue, black
nice colour choices for a ballpoint pen, write smoothly but you do have to press harder than an ink or gel pen. Lasts longer than most normal pens and the pen body is a lot more ergonomical than most cheap plastic pens
8. I think this is a muji highlighter?- liquid green ink
Runs out really fast lol, I didn’t really have an impression of it. Once again, the ink doesn’t dry fast enough on smooth paper. This pen also has the clicking mechanism I talked about earlier.
9. papermate gel ink pen- assorted colours- 0.7mm
writes pretty smoothly, large colour selection, tip is a bit broad. I also doubt the visibility of the yellow pen so yea don’t buy them in a pack
10. staedler textsurfer classic- assorted colours
nice ink flow, dries faster than liquid highlighters, vibrant colours, and a more sturdy chisel tip. The tip after ink had run out is still usable, even though it is a bit more worn out than a fresh new tip. Since they sell refills for this highlighter, if you don’t press as hard as I do when you write, then it will probably be perfectly fine to get refills and use the pen again.