Being somewhat financially deficient (and down to the fact that I have a lot of crafty hobbies running simultaneously), I’m always on the hunt for craft-related dupes. As anyone who loves art and craft-related hobbies knows, Faber-Castell is well known for producing some of the best quality art supplies. These are also high-end as far as art supplies go.
The advantage of gel highlighters is that they give smooth, fluorescent lines that don’t smear inkjet printing. They have broad, crayon-like tips that wear down as you use them, so they’re best for highlighting large areas. They are not suitable for precise highlighting. They also don’t bleed through paper (i.e. they can’t be seen on the other side of the page).
Most bullet journalers (like me) sometimes like to colour code and decorate our planners using highlighters. So, for me, knowing that gel highlighters exist is something of a godsend (so to speak).
As far as I can tell, gel highlighters do not smear pencil or gel, rollerball, or fountain pen ink, but can cause ballpoint ink to feather. (According to JetPens )
As I also like having lots of colours to choose from, buying multiples can get very expensive, very quickly. So I was really chuffed to find these today at my local Domesky (one of the more recent Asian brand “dollar store”s that has opened in Sydney).