Friday, July 8, 2016

Tomoson Review: Chalko's 48-Pack Gel Pens Set

I recently received a 48-Count Gel Pen Set from Chalko for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Check out this awesome set below! The package arrived quickly too. I also received an e-mail containing links for a FREE 10-page coloring book in PDF format and a 20-page Kindle e-book. The color pages were a little small and grainy but contained cute designs. 

Product Description and My Thoughts
This is an impressive assortment of gel pens with a variety of vivid colors available. This set includes six types of gel pens with 5-12 colors in each set: 12 Glitter, 10 Metallic, 6 Neon, 9 Pastel, 6 Rainbow, and 5 Standard. The gel pens are acid-free with a sturdy .7 - 1.0 tip for vibrant fine line coloring. Many of the brilliant colors pop off the pages with minimal smudging as explained below. The gel pens were produced in China.  

The set arrived in a plastic container. I wish the outer container was sturdier so that it'll last longer. However, each individual set was stored inside a stronger, pocketed pouch package with snap closure. If the outer container were to fall apart, you still have a way to keep your pens organized. The caps can be removed and snapped back on easily. The caps match the colors except for the rainbow set. 

I love that the gel pens are clear so you can see the amount of ink left inside the pen for all of your art projects. There are a few duplicated colors. For example, there are 3 black gel pens but one is from the glitter set, one is from the metallic set, and the last one is from the standard set. One pleasant surprise was that the set included a hard-to-find white gel pen which is a wonderful highlighting tool and great for dark paper. The non-toxic pens are safe for children to use with supervision. Very little pressure is required when coloring for a smooth application without fading, skipping, running, blurring, or bleeding. I was most thankful that the colors didn't bleed through the paper. The ink dries quickly and evenly after application. There was a good flow of ink. I was impressed with the coverage of each pen. I didn't have to color a section of the picture over and over again. Obviously, if you immediately touch your artwork after coloring then some ink will smear as with any gel pen. The ink, especially the glitter pens, did NOT glob up and they were easy-to-use. We used the gel pens on both light and dark paper with success. My favorite sets were the Glitter and Neon colors. I was disappointed with the Rainbow set, but my daughter loved them. The colors didn't match the caps and weren't as vibrant. The colors in the Rainbow set mixed together as you colored. I suggest testing the rainbow colors on scrap paper to see the color before using them on any artwork.

The retail price for the gel pens ($19.99) is more than I would pay on my limited budget, but the sale price at the time I received them ($11.96) would be more reasonable. However, the retail price is comparable to others on the market. This assortment would make the perfect gift for your budding artists, crafters, scrapers, journalists, or writers. The gel pens will work great as a writing or art medium when utilizing adult coloring books, Bible journaling, scrapbooking, crafting, card making, or doing school work. The set worked wonders when coloring in small intricate details and designs.   

I recommend the high-quality 48-Count Chalko Gel Pen set for your artistic needs. It is worth the sale price if you are in the market for a reliable gel pen set suitable for both children and adults. Please keep in mind the colors are permanent and aren't washable. The selection of colors is absolutely amazing. My daughter and I enjoyed using this set as we colored in our adult coloring books. It was the an excellent set to add to our art supply collection.  

I received a complimentary, free 48-Pack Gel Pens Set to review from Chalko as part of the Tomoson Review Program in exchange for an honest, unbiased review on my blog. I was NOT compensated for this review nor was I required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

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