Six 56 mm True Writer Clutch Pencil Refills
I decided to splurge and get the pencil highlighter with pencil refills. I read through the negative reviews and almost didn't purchase glad I trusted my gut. In my line of work I have to review a lot of paper work with clients I like the ability of being able to subtly mark up a paper without the garish neon paint that distracts from the rest of the information on the page.
If you need a very loud, bright, pronounced highlighter this is NOT for you. If you need to see a yellow streak from a mile a way this is not for you.
All things considered when I factor in the cost of this pencil highlighter and how long the lead will last I consider this an excellent investment.
And let's be honest at this price point unlike traditional highlighters that get lost you will be very careful of holding on to this pencil. Added bonus this is the most elegant highlighter I have ever seen. Tons of compliments and people have tried to steal it on multiple occasions.
February 28, 2014
My experience is the same as the reviewer who was unable to see the highlighter on the page. And it pulled at the paper.
In addition, you used to carry graphite leads for this lead holder. That made this really nice as a drawing pencil. But you no longer carry graphite refills. What happened to them?
May 12, 2012
Bring the old ones back!
I purchased a set of 3 highlighting pencils from Levenger several years ago. Now that it is time to reorder I have learned that they no longer carry them. They were great and relatively inexpensive. I don't want to purchase 3 of the true-writers so that I can have the 3 colors I use all the time in highlighting text. Nor do I want to purchase one true-writer and continually have to change out the color of the refill. The old - "AP10745" Dryline Line Pencil set is much preferred.
April 1, 2012
Falls a bit Short
I use 3-4 different highlighters everyday. I like the way the drywriter feels in my hand and the job the yellow does, however, Since I can only get yellow replacements, in quanity, I doubt I will be purchaing additional ones. If the pink and green would come in larger quanities, as well as other colors, I'm sure I would ultimately purchase mutilple Clutch pencils.
January 9, 2012
Yellow highlighter lead
I purchased the holder with yellow highlighter lead. I wanted something to use instead of a highlighter. I must report that it does not do the trick. It's almost impossible to see in ordinary room light and given with the price, it simply lacks the value. Sad to say, it's just not up to the quality I'd expect from Levenger.
July 19, 2011
I LOVE these
I LOVE these highlighters. There is no better highlighter in existence (that I know of!). I get very vivid color with no bleeding and absolute control over where I highlight. I was concerned because of the reviews that said they are too light, but I found them NOT to be too light! I use these also on science/math drawings to color in areas I want to emphasize. . I really like the yellow which I "color" on the way you might with a colored pencil. I use this for textbook highlighting and notes because it never ever bleeds through to the other side and I am able to control exactly what I want highlighted. The brightness is similar to liquid highlighters but it is so much superior due to lack of bleeding and control over what part is highlighted and it erasable. The yellow is a true primary yellow color.
May 17, 2010
PLEASE re-think packaging
I really LOVE my True Writer highlighters. Have several stashed around (home, office, etc.).
BUT...I really wish they'd re-think how they package the refills. My favorites are the green and pink, but I never use the graphite, so now, with pencil refills that I'll never use floating my house, I've stopped ordering.
March 15, 2010
Waste of money
It works marginally. But I won't buy anymore because the yellow is invisible-way too light to see, except outdoors. The pink is the only one that has enough "pop" to see, but you have to spend $8 for a multi-pack in order to get only *1* pink lead. They're very short, too.
April 8, 2009
Just what I was looking for
I am very pleased with these dry highlighters and apprecaie the variety of colors. I've found the subtle shading to be wondeful for highlighting verses in my bible, with no bleeding through to the otherside of very t hin pages. I highly recommend this quality product.
October 22, 2008
A few extra tips.
I'm responding to several OTHER reviewers about the colored dry highlighters. One reviewer warned others about using the highlighters over text written with the graphite pencil. I only wanted to say: Is that really a surprise? That isn't exactly a defect in the product, and it may be something that most people already know. I don't think any highlighter can be used over pencil, or newly applied ink on a page without leaving black residue on the highlighter. Whenever I'm working in pencil that I know I'll want to highlight (especially a wet highlighter), I always draw the yellow line on the page first, in the place and length I know I'll need it to be, then I write the text in pencil over the yellow after it's dried.) It's just as effective without messing up my highlighters.
Next, I wanted to offer a suggestion to everyone who requested Levenger to carry the colored highlighters in packages of single colors instead of only multi-colored packages. I'm an artist, and I don't know if others are aware of it or not, but all fine art grades of colored pencils in the best brands are transparent (as opposed to opaque colors like markers). This means they can ALL be used as highlighters because you can read through them if you want to use them for highlighting over text. I do this all the time. They are used to create beautiful colored pencil art by layering the colors over each other in "glazing" affects that look very much like watercolor paintings when done well. The good news is that many brands of fine artist grade colored pencils can be purchased as open stock (which means you can buy them one at a time) at fine artist supply stores. Many are online like DickBlick or JerrysArtarama, where you can choose only the colors you like! Look for PrismaColor, Caran d'Ache Pablo, Faber-Castell, Koh I Noor (same brand as Levenger's graphite), and many others. I hope this solves the color choice problem for many of you. Some are thicker than others, so you may need a multi-hole pencil sharpener (also available at the same stores).
My third comment is about those who complained that the highlighters are not vivid enough for them. I did see the Levenger description carefully point out that the colors as "subtle" and not jumping off the page as the conventional wet highlighters do, which is what caught my interest. Sometimes that's just what you need, especially in an important book, with expensive fragile pages like the Bible. Or maybe even a dictionary or other reference book like a thesaurus, where you don't want the color to bleed through and be distrtacting in the text on the other side. They also work well in catalogues where conventional highlighters bleed through.
Well, I guess, I'll stop commenting on the comments of others now, and let you all get back to your shopping. All in all, I would think these pencils may be an excellent alternative to the BRIGHT wet highlighters for some special projects (I haven't tried them yet, but I do know how these materials work). And if you want a larger selection of colors, you might try the fine art supply stores.
For myself, I plan to order the Levenger Dry Line Pencils AP10865 set of 6. They are uniquely FLOURESCENT while still being dry and not bleeding through the page. I don't think I've seen flourescent artist pencils. I just ordered these from Levenger and look forward to their arrival. I'll let you know what I think after I try them!
September 30, 2008