The fine folks at Jetpens sent me a Marvy 4300 LePen Porous Point Marker Pen for review. It sounds impressive indeed, but it’s a basic, plastic tipped marker pen. It sells at JetPens for $1.15 and comes in 18 great colors. The one they sent to me was light blue. The pen’s dimensions are: 5.67 inches (14.4 cm) long and 0.32 inches (8.2 mm) in diameter.
The LePen is Marvy Uchida’s most popular pen and has a smooth writing micro-fine plastic point and a sleek barrel design. The ink is acid-free, non-toxic, smudge-proof on most paper. It’s good for business forms, notebooks, diaries, memo pads, letters, journals, yearbooks, and scrapbooks. The fine point seems to be about .5mm in size.
When I first tried out the pen I was immediately impressed with the smooth and clean line that the fine point delivered. The color was bright and solid, no fading or feathering. I was able to use a lot of pressure on the paper and never smashed the point or caused any distortion in the line. The clip was strong for an inexpensive pen and would not easily bend or become mis-aligned.
I was a little disappointed in the plastic cap, it seems to have a poor fit on the point end and when I tried to post it for writing, the cap did not want to snap on the end of the pen. Other then the cap, I liked the pen and for the $1.15 USD price, you can afford to purchase an entire set of 18 colors, or at least a set of 10 that JetPens is selling for $11.60. Check it out for yourself at www.jetpens.com.