Ever since the Sharpie Pen began to grow in popularity, it seems like porous point pens have eaten up more and more shelf space. This, honestly, comes as no surprise to me; porous points, even the super cheap ones, tend to write very crisp and clean lines. They make handwriting noticeably nicer and neater.
The Foray Stylemark is definitely among the better porous points out on the market. It has a plastic barrel and cap, but comes with a sturdy clip and a rubber grip. It looks nice, but it’s nothing flashy. Still, it’s a step up from its competitors, which often have short caps, crummy clips, and no grip section to speak of.
In fact, I think I’ll go out on a limb and say that the Stylemark has ousted the BIC Intensity to become my new favorite porous point pen. The only issue: Foray is an Office Depot house brand. So you’re unlikely to find it outside of that company’s stores. But if you are a fan of porous point pens then it might be worth making the trip.
- Here’s a review from the ‘Does This Pen Write?’ blog, which mentions that the Stylemark doesn’t bleed through paper as much as the Sharpie Pen. And apparently it doesn’t smell as bad either (though I’ve never noticed an offensive smell from the Sharpie Pen).
- Here’s another review from Scrappy Business that also highlights the lack of bleed-through with these pens. This review also goes into detail about the Stylemark’s color variations.
- On the other side, Nattosoup deems these pens “not bad” but says there are better options out there. Staedtler Triplus Fineliners are mentioned.