The Bic Mark-It is a great marker for general use. The line is strong, and the black color is quite dark. I appreciated the low odor of this marker, as it allows for longer use on a project without a headache from the fumes. The grip is nice squishy, and the tip wears well. Due to the amount of pressure I put on writing utensils, I tend to get that odd fuzz ball on the tip of my markers. If you write like me, you know exactly what I am talking about. If you don't, then I might sound like a nutjob.