It does dry fast, I will give it that. It is also a very saturated nice true blue. Very consistent in flow and color, no shading at all; which i do not mean as a bad thing. BUT, it bleeds like crazy. I mean excessively bad, even on paper that is made to no be bled through. Does not bleed through file folders, but feathers like crazy. The Mead spiral notebooks we buy by the pallet are right out.