I had been looking for a set of marker pens for journalling for some time, but all the brands I tried had problems with bleed-through and shadowing especially on fine paper. No such problem with these! Because they are designed to be erasable, the soft colours stay on top of the paper where you want them and not on the page/s underneath! They are perfect for the purpose I wanted, and although I was hesitant about spending this amount of money I am so glad I did. They do erase cleanly as promised as well. I will be interested to see how the ink does over time but so far I am really pleased with their performance.