Damn this ink is some nasty stuff. Super deep black, has a very unique smell that let's you know it's serious and stains like hell. Don't get it on your clothes, it's not coming out without some trouble. You get what you pay for with ES-3, it's worth the spare change. One of my favorite inks right now. Great for stickers.
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This is a nice little, must have marker. I use it for outlining sketches with High Solid or CoversAll. I always have a few of these empties around in case I need to drop some different colors on the fly. Good quality, super reliable and nibs are easily replaceable. TIf necessary, the nib is can be washed with water (acrylic) or denatured alcohol (my solvent of choice for ink).
I always need a good refillable outliner in the arsenal. The AP 4mm Grippy fits the bill perfectly. I keep it full of Signal Black for my frequent blackbook emergencies. It's got a decent ink capacity and nibs are replaceable. Unscrews the OPPOSITE way, kids.
This is an essential starter kit if you want to check out a nice variety of colors in the High Solid line. Super silky smooth paint and effortless valve action keeps these guys within arms reach. Not to mention the nibs are replaceable. I use these primarily for canvas work. I sand down the gessoed canvas with a fine grit to smooth it out and the nibs last MUCH longer. Get some 30ml refills, you'll need 'em. Now I need Kit 2!
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I'll give this marker another shot but my first impression was not that great. The marker is decent, the nib is good (Uni-style 4-8mm chisel) but the ink was weak as hell. I thought there was something wrong with it and shook it for another 10 minutes, juiced up the nib. Same thing. My Lennox Blewis = transparent Kool-aid with drips. blech. I'm gonna add one to my next order just to be sure. I hope I just got a bad one.