I also looked up more info online and found out more about why is this pen so different that it deserves an entire post dedicated for it.
Firstly, in engineering the Fast Gel Z, Faber-Castell developed a new and innovative multi-channelled tip that is paired with ultra-low viscosity ink that results in an unrivalled smooth Writing performance. This innovative combination results in The Fast Gel Z Pen delivering the smoothest writing performance out of any other pen in the market. Basically, like some gel pen out there, especially gel types, it gets pretty darn annoying when the gel don't dry up fast enough that it smudges everywhere, I repeat E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E and it is just horrendous like a horror story waiting to happen. Did I mention, the gel ink gets stuck on your hands too? It does on mine. But this Fast Gel Z, I don't have any of such issue.
With the new tip technology, there is less friction between the pen and the paper, resulting in a smooth laydown. In laboratory friction tests conducted with other competitor gel pens in the market, the Fast Gel Z pen achieves the lowest friction. Basically what this means is, you don't scratch your paper for once. And even the feeling as your write on the paper and feel the smoothness as the pen tip glides throughout the entire piece of paper as you scribble your note down, that feeling is very enjoyable. It just makes you want to keep on writing. It is that smooth!
“Faber-Castell always strives to produce innovative products that cater to the demands and needs of consumers. Some of the concerns we noted among consumers when using a gel pen is its inability to glide smoothly coupled with constant ink smudges and slippery especially during a long writing duration, which do not give consumers a good writing experience. This has prompted us to innovate the Fast Gel Z pen that can take users’ writing experience to new peaks,” said Mr Andrew Woon, Managing Director of Faber-Castell Malaysia.
“With the inclusion of the latest technologies, such as the precision tip technology and ultra smooth ink feature, one can now experience pure writing pleasure using the Fast Gel Z Pen as it ensures an effortless, vibrant and intense line; without skips, smudges and lags,” added Andrew. Andrew said the gel pen is an important business segment for Faber-Castell Malaysia. According to a study by Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company, the market size of gel pens in 2019 stands at RM43 million in Malaysia.
I had to quote the above excerpt from Faber-Castell because I totally agree with Andrew. It's one thing to find the right pen to fit your hands, it's another to find one that gives you just the simplest pleasure of writing smoothly without the mishaps and pressure. The new Fast Gel Z pen includes the following features:
- Ultimate smoothness in writing performance
- Fast-dry ink with no smudges
- Intense, vibrant inks
- Extra-soft grip for superior comfort when writing
So if you haven't already, you better go and discover the ultimate smoothness of the Fast Gel Z for yourself today! This gel pen comes in two variants - 0.5mm and 0.7mm, both of which are available in black, blue and red ink.
Each Fast Gel Z Pen retails at RM5 a pen while its refill retails at RM3.50. They are also now available at major stationery stores and hypermarkets nationwide as well as Faber-Castell’s eShop at https://shop.faber-castell.com.my/ (that's where I got my pen from, safe from home)
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