Zebra Z-Mulsion EX Ballpoint – Review

The Z-Mulsion ballpoints have been around about a year now. With their emulsion ink Zebra claim to have found the perfect balance between oil & water.

The Z-Mulsion EX Ballpoint is retractable, in my mind a bonus point before we start, it has a 1.0mm tip & is available in a variety of eight colours. All pens have black barrels, shiny chrome features & the ink colour is defined by a relatively small section that sits between the clip & push button.

Zebra Z Mulsion Ex BP Black

This pen has a long rubber grip section that is contoured with the plastic to complete the barrel. It is shaped in such a way that the grip is the widest point, add to that the ridges embedded in the rubber & you have a comfortable grip to behold.

I like the way that the clip has the emulsion emblem cut out at the top, adds some interest as I twiddle & twist it when deep in thought. Although the pocket clip feels sturdy it doesn’t have a lot of give, I got the impression that attaching to anything more than a couple of sheets of paper would be difficult, Zebra proved me wrong, it slipped onto a thick notepad with ease.

The hybrid ink is a mix of oil water & pigment, which I have sampled in blue. Being right handed I don’t often have a problem with smudging, but for those lefties out there it may be another story. Although the writing experience was smooth & effortless, as the ink doesn’t dry instantly it is liable to smudge a little, so maybe not the best choice if you are looking to fill up your autograph book with a few priceless signatures.

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Peter Warrior: Pen & Pencil Expert

With nearly a decade of experience in the pen industry, I successfully ran an online pen business for 9 years. My deep-rooted passion for pens and pencils led me to become a part-time blogger, where I've dedicated myself to sharing the wealth of knowledge I've amassed over the years. I'm a firm believer in the power of the written word, as echoed by Malcolm Forbes: "Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will." My expertise is not just rooted in business, but in the genuine appreciation and understanding of the art of writing instruments.

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