One thing that I can't *stand* when I use a pen, for any reason but especially for underlining tight Bible passages, is when the ink skips and/or blots. Maybe it's my military past that has made me so obsessed, maybe it's just that I don't want to obscure any of the words with wandering ink.
I've tried gel pens with varying success ~ because their ink does, and will, skip and blot. I've tried highlighters but they are overkill, I've tried crayon-like Bible marking pens but they are quite messy. Then I tried PIGMA pens....
These PIGMA pens are the *best* pens yet!! The tip of the pen is evenly saturated with the ink and it glides onto the page in one continuous perfect line. This ink also sinks into the paper so that you can shut your bible or turn the page without worrying about wet ink marking the opposite page or smearing all over the place. And while you can see a hint of the lines on the other side of the page, the ink doesn't actually penetrate *through* the page, causing the mess that I once created when using fine line felt-tip markers. (Aiyeee!)
The line made by the PIGMA pens is the perfect width: enough to draw attention to the underlined passage without dominating it by making the words look teeny in comparison.
I ordered this to coordinate with my highglider colors (so that my notes would match the highlighting). They are vibrant and the ink is consistent. The tip is very fine, which is a must. The only problem I have with them is that while they do not truly bleed through, they almost do. However, they are the best I have found without using colored pencils. I will take the "almost bleed through" and get the vibrant coloring over the dullness of a colored pencil. .
Non-smear, and the ink does not bleed through the pages of my Bible. The only down side - this set should also include black and red; and a brown and light aqua blue would be helpful too as more colors are needed for a variety of effective symbols during inductive study.