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Friday, 5 December 2014

Staedtler Triplus Fineliners Review

   I showed you some Christmas cards I made with Staedtler triplus fineliners a couple of days ago. They're such great pens! The colours are true to the pen lids, the lines are indeed fine - 0.3mm lines, in fact! But the colours are also vibrant, and I was really surprised by the brightness of the yellow. Many pens I've used in the past have had dirty yellows, darker than they should have been, but these were as bright as the sun. The turquoise pen, much to my excitement, is also very amazing, and it has to be since it's my favourite colour!


   The pens are easy to hold, making them easy to use for both drawing and writing. I was writing thank-you notes for my shop in a ball-point pen the other day as I'd lost my usual fineliner, and it hurt my hand to use after two notes. I changed it for one of the new pens - the first use they actually had - and not only were they more comfortable than my usual pen, they also allowed me to write in colours that suited the picture and patterns on the back of the thank-you note, making them extra festive! It also allowed me to have the return customer discount code stand out a little more, too.

   I'm really impressed with these pens. They're water soluable, which means that they wash off of your clothes, but it also means that you can do a little bit of pen and wash with them, too! The pigments are strong enough to carry. I don't like to do pen and wash on one piece, I prefer to scribble the pen on one sheet of paper, wet it, and then use it sort of like a watercolour on the actual sheet I'm drawing on. It avoids thicker lines and flooding, giving me more control. I was quiet surprised by the pens' ability to work this way, actually, as their nibs wouldn't suggest it, being very hard and conservative of ink, but they do work, making it great for highlights.


   I always use pencil lines before inking a drawing. I can't just start drawing in pen right off the bat like some incredibly annoying talented people can, so once I've inked the lines, I have to erase them. The ink takes a little longer to dry than other pens I've used, so while with some I can erase the lines 30 seconds after inking, with these I have to wait about two minutes. However, despite that, I've noticed that the ink of Staedtler Triplus Fineliners stays more bold and vibrant than others, even if they're left to dry for 30 minutes! I usually find that black in particular lifts off of the paper while the pencil lines are being erased - not smudged, just dulling. These pens don't do this. The black and every other colour stays just as bold as when I laid it down, meaning I don't have to go back over it and risk messing up the fine lines, and that's really, really valuable.

   So, the ink is great - water-soluable to be washed out of clothes and for minor pen and wash work, but also bold and permanent enough to not be lifted off while erasing underlying pencil lines - the pens' comfort is great, the nibs are amazing, and the fact that this new set of fineliners includes every single one of their colours makes it a must have for comic artists, ink artists, manga artists and general crafters. And guess what? I've got five - yes, five, vijf, cinq, go  - sets of 30 pens up for grabs! So, comic, ink and manga artists, come on over!
   The giveaway is open worldwide, and it's with rafflecopter so it's easy to enter. Make sure you use an email address you're active with to make sure you don't miss the winning email. As always, winners will have 72 hours to respond with their postal address, and if they don't respond within that time another winner will be chosen, and they'll be notified that they missed out.


The giveaway is now closed and all winners have been contacted. Several have accepted their prize but a few still remain. If responses aren't received in 24 hours, new winners will be picked in their place.



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Disclaimer: I was sent this product to review by the brand itself. The quantity and precise products sent were their choice, not my own. All opinions and images are my own, and all appropriate research has been done by myself from a range of sources rather than relying entirely on the product's website, especially where health products are concerned. I do not accept a product to review if I do not believe it is safe or worth my own time, regardless of any kind of reimbursement. I trial the products for an appropriate amount of time before writing reviews to check for wear-and-tear on physical items and side effects from edible (be it supplements or food). If I have negative points to voice, I will voice them, and I never, ever accept product reviews or reimbursement on the promise of a positive review. My reviews are and will only ever be honest.



79 comments:

  1. I would use them to write out christmas thank you letters!

    Ashleigh

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  2. I like to draw with pens, I don't really like drawing with pencils. I like to draw when I am sad or anxious. Mostly scifi fantasy type things like fairies.

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  3. I have just bought an adult colouring book from Amazon - garden designs - so I would love to use these pens to colour in the illustrations! It is my first adult colouring book and I cannot wait to start!

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  4. i would let my daughter do something with them perhaps thankyou cards

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  5. If I won, I'd give them to my son who would use them in his art work.

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  6. if i were to win i would use to those in my different craft projects ( bookmark, keychain etc) to create little gift but i would definitively try to make some postcard as well as they seem perfect for that

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  7. I'd give them to my son for to drawing

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  8. I would use them for my illustrations c:

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  9. I would use the pens for drawing, making handmade cards, and doodling with.

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  10. I'd use this 30-piece pen set for making Christmas cards for my family and friends!

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  11. I would use the pens for my sketches of architecture (:

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  12. I would love to try to make some Christmas cards with these, as well.

    Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  13. Im not really sure what I would use them for. But Staedtler pens have always been the ones that Ive pined over. Im more of a write than an artist and I love using them to jazz up my journals.

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  14. I would love to use them to make my Zentangle drawings colourful :-) (Crochet AddictUK)

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  15. I like doing all sorts of drawings. Upon seeing these pens, my first instinct is to go back to something I used to do; celtic note designs. I'd love to take that up again and these fineliners would be perfect!

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  16. I've been desperate to purchase an adult colouring book so if I won these it would give me the perfect opportunity!

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  17. My daughter would LOVE these, she loves doing art, and she is really good, this would be a great Christmas gift for her :)

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  18. Actually, I'd give this to my friend who is a graphic artist and love doodling her ideas!

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  19. I'd use them to make handmade bookmarks for friends. I used to make a lot of bookmarks years ago but off late have had no time. Been wanting to get back to that.

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  20. I would use it for my sketches! Thank you for this giveaway!

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  21. I'd use this pens to decorate a my baby's first footprint, which I'm planning to frame as well x

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  22. My daughter will use them to make greeting cards for her grandmothers :)

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  23. I would definitely use these for my everyday drawing hour, where I let all my feelings out on paper :) (More often than not it is always more than an hour though haha). Amd ofcourse I would use these for my Chrostmas postcards :)

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  24. I'd use them to sketch in my sketchbook I keep in my purse.

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  25. I would love to try to make some Christmas cards with these :)

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  26. i'd give it as a Christmas present for my close cousin, he loves to draw and i want him to become an expert on that.. crossing fingers :)

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  27. For a differet approach in art, i'll be definitely using these in school and story board class :)

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  28. I would use them for drawings in my sketchbook

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  29. I like to make handmade Christmas cards and other things, these pens looks great!

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  30. I will use them to make visual/instructional aides for my daughter. I'm homeschooling her.

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  31. I don't want them for me, i just thougt of a friend who loves pencils.

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  32. Im gonna use it for my drawings and designs whenever i will make some arts and crafts

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  33. I would do some of my drawings since I'm trying to catch up with new stiles~ and since we're near Christmas and some of my friends' birthday I would use them on the cards I'll make~~~~~ gorgeous ;3;
    valeria.12345 [at] hotmail.it

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  34. I would use them for my adult coloring books :-)
    Thanks for this lovely giveaway ♥

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  35. I would use these pens to decorate a photobook of my todler which I will give to my parents as a Christmas and New Year gift. Also, I will surely use them on my art works :)

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  36. I would use it for some architecture drawings for my portfolio :)

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  37. I will be using it for designing Christmas cards.

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  38. Drawing and for writing :)
    I also want to add that if I win, I made a mistake with the task for following. I pasted the wrong link. I'm following via my account on bloglovin' http://www.bloglovin.com/agnethafaltskogfan but can't edit my post now :(

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  39. A friend has recently introduced me to card making- she has lots of cutters and stamps. I'd love to incorporate some pen coloring and color washing with the stamping. It would be very effective and individual I think.

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  40. My illustrations & other crafts like card making!

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  41. I'd like to improve my drawing skill. since I'm so bad at coloring. I hope this pen can help me to drawing easier :3 I'd like to draw my own Christmas/New Year cards to my cousins in Indonesia~
    Thank you!

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  42. Some fashion illustrations or inkings :)

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  43. These pens would be handy for sketching.

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  44. My daughter will use it in school!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I would use for great sketchings, this is a must have for a drawing lovers !!!

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  46. I would mostly use them for writing my poetry, etc.. but I do art as well, would love to try these out!

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  47. i will use them to pain all my design projects in the university

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  48. I love the STAEDTLER fineliners! I only have the pastel colours, I need more for my illustrations! This summer (in Chile is summer now) I'd like to practice my drawing, so I'd use these fineliners if I win!

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  49. I will give this pens to my daughter she likes to draw

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  50. Filling out my baby's 'first year' book :)

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  51. I've recently started journalling - these would be perfect!!

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  52. Didn't realize I could "paint" with these - your idea for making a puddle to avoid the lines you get when you draw on the page is amazingly helpful!

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  53. awesomeness!!!!definitely need it for crafting :)

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  54. I would use to create pages for my creative journals.

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  55. I would use them for zentangles and drawing.

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  56. It would be useful for me to create amazing craft...thank you...

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  57. I would definitely use them in my art journal

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  58. I'll give them to my brother .. he likes drowing and graffting

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  59. I'm in the third year of Fashion Design, we are now doing the illustrations of our collections and we are in search of our identity and these pens are perfect to give color to my illustrations and drawings in my daily chart.

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  60. Love the idea of a true yellow. I would use these to add color to my handmade cards.

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  61. Would love to win the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens to do my Zentangle patterns and other Zentangle inspired art. Have heard many good things about them and would love to have a set.

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  62. About everything and anything, I adore writing by hand, and drawing, and painting, so I'll use these in all ways possible! ^_^

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  63. I must confess that I am a pen and marker addict and would keep this fabulous set all to myself. Your cards are lovely and I aspire to create similar cards with the set.

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  64. these would be great for scrap booking

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  65. I would love to have these for my class. I am a preschool teacher. Would love to teach my kids how to use and take care of good pens. Get back to basics. Fine art. So much is on the computer now. Not many are learning to "draw". So excited about 30 colors!!!! I have been using these pens for years!! LOVE THEM!!!!

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  66. I think it's good for drawing with my daughter ♥
    ps Elena Rudaya in the rafflecopter

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  67. My daughter is very creative and good at drawing so these would be very useful to her

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  68. I would gift these to my nephew for Christmas. He is a very talented artist, he would draw for hours with these beautiful pens.

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  69. I work at school so I always need something like this

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  70. If I won, I'd give them to my grandson, he loves to draw

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  71. I'd use these for my drawing classes x

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    1. So sorry, in the Christmas rush I forgot to update the blog post. All five winners have been contacted and I've heard back from three of them. If the remaining two don't respond in 24 hours then two new winners will be chosen in their stead.

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