There are so many fibre-tipped pens on the market now, but only a few well known fineliners (namely Staedtler and Stabilo)-- but what if you could have the best of both worlds in one pen? Yes, it's been done before, but the quality of these new dual-tipped Schneider Link-It pens are second to none! Not only are they brilliant to use but they're eco-friendly too, made of biobased plastic that comes from sustainable raw materials. I'm also reviewing their Line-Up range of fineliners available in 30 different colours.
The Line-Up Fineliners are standard length pens with a rubberised triangular barrel for ergonomic grip, and feature a 0.4mm tip to colour in the most intricate of illustrations. The Link-It pens are identical in length & texture, and are made up of two pens: a 0.4mm nib the same as the Line-Ups, and a 1mm fibre tip for your larger areas.
The Link-It pens are joined by a special modular click system which pairs the two together with a sturdy, perfect fit. By simply pulling them apart, you separate the two and can link any two ends together- whether you want all your fineliners together and all your fibretips together, or all of your favourite colour duets joined in one pen, the possible 496 combinations are all up to you!
The Line-Up Fineliners come in a variety of 30 different colours, and the Link-It come in 16. The colours all have unique names, which I love as it's so much more interesting than 'light green, dark green'.
There are some really unusual shades included in the Schneider range, including Apricot, Coral, Alaska Blue and Nautic Green, which is a gorgeous marine tone.
The pens themselves perform really well, with smooth nibs that glide across the page and juicy flowing ink that appears very vivid on the page. I think the Link-It pens in particular are so handy as you can quickly switch from 0.4 to 1mm when you're colouring illustrations with varying line spaces.
The price is very reasonable at £0.95 - £1.30 per pen or in sets from £4.95 - £16.95, and the Link-It ends can be bought separately so you can purchase your favourite combos in either fineliner or fibre tip. Here's a page I coloured using the whole range of Line-Up and Link-It pens.
You can browse the Schneider range and purchase with FREE UK DELIVERY over at Cult Pens.