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#1 888007888

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:48

Just purchased a 4 pack of these Limited Edition TUL gel pens from Office Depot. These are wonderfully smooth. Medium black gel ink 0.7. Refills are available in different tip sizes as well as needle point for those precision writers. Great pens. They may even dethrone the G2. I prefer the look and design of the TUL over the Pilot G2, however, the TUL is just a bit too long. Nothing crazy. Just a bit longer than my ideal length. Best part about these limited editions are the all black barrels with Gold, Rose Gold, Copper, and Platinum accents.

Has anyone else tried these pens with the gel refills? What is your opinion on them?

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 14:46

I gave up G2s a long time ago. Got bored with them. I bought a stack of the TUL lmtd ed. on sale. Very smooth to write with. I have run across a paper or two that has some kind of sizing, coating or something that the TUL gel did not write well on with skipping. I think it was an odd batch from moleskine and ARC, but overall its a good pen.

Also, the gel refill works in my Montblanc rollerball by dropping in a short spring into the bottom end of the barrell. Screw on the writing end and it works perfectly. IMHO the TUL gel is better than my MB rollerball refills and cost a fraction of the MB price and lasts longer too.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 16:10

Studio97 ... Great tip on the MB rollerball. I have stopped using my StarWalker and other model Montblanc rollerballs as I started to dislike the MB refills and they are pricey. I'm going to pop in a TUL gel with a spring today and give it a shot. Thanks for the tip!

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 17:46

Is Office Depot having a sale on these TUL gel pens?  Is 0.5mm the finest size available?  

 

I've actually found that the plastic end piece from the wide Parker style refills works as a nice spacer with refills that fall a little short.  You can also trim the plastic to suit a specific pen.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 17:52

Is Office Depot having a sale on these TUL gel pens?  Is 0.5mm the finest size available?  
 
I've actually found that the plastic end piece from the wide Parker style refills works as a nice spacer with refills that fall a little short.  You can also trim the plastic to suit a specific pen.


The only sale I see on TUL pens is for the refills. The pens themselves are regular price as far as I can see.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 19:27

Studio97 ... Great tip on the MB rollerball. I have stopped using my StarWalker and other model Montblanc rollerballs as I started to dislike the MB refills and they are pricey. I'm going to pop in a TUL gel with a spring today and give it a shot. Thanks for the tip!


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 15:27

Just purchased a 4 pack of these Limited Edition TUL gel pens from Office Depot. These are wonderfully smooth. Medium black gel ink 0.7. Refills are available in different tip sizes as well as needle point for those precision writers. Great pens. They may even dethrone the G2. I prefer the look and design of the TUL over the Pilot G2, however, the TUL is just a bit too long. Nothing crazy. Just a bit longer than my ideal length. Best part about these limited editions are the all black barrels with Gold, Rose Gold, Copper, and Platinum accents.

Has anyone else tried these pens with the gel refills? What is your opinion on them?

I love both Tul and the G2.  But until today, I ... don't even think I realized they were refillable.  I feel so upside-down, both because they are refillable  :) and because after using them for a decade I had no idea  :huh:  :wacko: .



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:27

I've got a TUL 0.7 purple refill that I'm using in a Papermate Inkjoy pen body. It's fine, but the line is too broad for my liking. If I ever buy another TUL gel pen, I'll make certain it's 0.5.

 

The color is nice, though.

 

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#9 Conan the Grammarian

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:13

I never liked the clip on the TUL gel pens.  Even on the Element Limited Editions, it struck me as cheap.  Beyond, that, however, I found them to be good pens with smooth writing characteristics.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:16

I never liked the clip on the TUL gel pens.  Even on the Element Limited Editions, it struck me as cheap.  Beyond, that, however, I found them to be good pens with smooth writing characteristics.

 

If you like the refills but not the body, you can use the Tul refill in several other hosts. It'll fit the Uniball Signo, Papermate inkjoy gel, Zebra Sarasa, Pentel Energel, and probably several other brands that I can't think of right now.

 

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