Zebra Mildliners and Sarasa Pens

My current favourite pens and highlighters are both from a brand called Zebra. I have been really enjoying them recently so I wanted to share them with you. The brand Zebra sells a lot of different pens but I am limiting this post to the Zebra Mildliners and Sarasa Clip 0.5

Zebra of Japan was originally established in 1897. Its founder Tokumatsu Ishikawa decided to use zebra print as its trademark in the hope that business’ employees and customers herd together like a big zebra family.
Zebra’s corporate philosophy is, “Revisit the past to reveal new knowledge (温故知新).” The company strives to develop writing instruments that are in step with the progress of culture.

I have been using fountain pens as my main pens the last couple of months but when I discovered the Zebra Sarasa Clip pens I stopped using fountain pens in my Hobonichi Techo Planner. I am still using fountain pens in my journal but the Zebra Sarasa Clip is now my go-to pen in my planner. The ink flow is amazing, the ghosting on tomoe river paper isn’t too bad (all pens ghost on this paper), the nib is really nice, it kind of feels like a ballpoint pen but with the benefits of a gel pen and it writes really fine. The range I use is the vintage one, the colours are all very vintage inspired. But it also comes in pastels, brights and standard blue and black. The vintage range looks different as well, with a vintage twist, compared to the standard Sarasa Clip pen.

The vintage range has 5 colours


left: ghosting on tomoe river paper
right: the 5 colours the vintage range comes in

The Zebra Mildliners are highlighters with a bold and fine tip. The bold tip is perfect for highlighting and the fine tip can be used to write with. It’s not a really fine tip like the Papermateflair but it’s a nice bonus to have on a highlighter. I use them to underline words and the bold tip is for highlighting words. I love the colours they come in, you can buy them in packs of 5 and there are 3 (0r 4, not sure) packs. I have two and am not planning on buying the other 2 as I feel like these are all the colours I need.

 left: ghosting on tomoe river paper
right: the 10 colours I own.

What are your favourite pens and highlighters?


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