Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Ink Pen 0.3mm Review
Penmanship Taken To The Next Level
My love for fine writing started in the 7th grade, where my classmates made it a challenge to see who could write as small as possible and still be legible. Back then I was only aware of the existence of the 0.5mm pen. It was not until two years ago, my husband’s aunt (who is a teacher) introduced me to the Foray 0.3mm and I instantly fell in love with the thinness of the pen. Unfortunately, last year the Foray she gave me run out of ink and when I went online to buy them I discovered they did not sell them anymore. I tried several other 0.3mm pens but when I found the Pilot Hi-Tec-C I felt like I hit the jackpot.
The writes really fine and smoothly. It does not blot and there is no feathering. It comes in several colors. The cap is transparent with a hue of the same color of the ink, has a keychain loop and the top is jewel-like. The body is plastic and is embellished with the letter M as per the name, Maica. Made in Japan. Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Ink Pen 0.3mm
- The Maica creates very smooth, crisp thin lines.
- It won’t smear easily.
- It is a very nice looking pen.
- It’s refillable.
- It comes in several colors, black, blue black, blue, light blue, green, apricot orange, orange, red, pink, baby pink, violet, and brown.
- It won’t scratch like some 0.3mm pens do.
- It has a keychain loop. I am thinking about getting a lanyard to put one of my Maica’s in it along with my keys.
The Maica may be too thin for some people.
It is a very nice pen. I love collecting all sorts of office products (I guess you could say I have a “office products” fetish) and it has become one of my favorite pens. The pen’s ink flows easily. I have had mine since April of this year so I can’t say how long it will be until I have to buy refills. I have seen them sold in singles, packs of 5, and the pack of 12 that includes all colors. They are cheap and well worth the money.