Lamy Tipo Rollerball Pen - Pink Body - Medium Point - Black Ink

Lamy Tipo Rollerball Pen - Pink Body - Medium Point - Black Ink

2.7 (3 reviews)
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The Lamy Tipo is a fascinating pen that combines unique style, a convenient push button mechanism, and smooth-writing rollerball ink. By incorporating the push button mechanism into the Tipo's clip, Lamy has engineered a clever safety system to ensure that the tip can never extend and cause ink stains when the pen is in your pocket: When the clip is pushed down, it hooks into a slot on the pen body. As soon as the clip is unhooked so that it can be slid onto a pocket, the tip retracts automatically!


  • Smooth-writing rollerball ink installed.
  • Sturdy plastic barrel.
  • Plastic grip section with a ridged texture.
  • Safety system built into the clip that prevents the tip from extending while the pen is clipped onto a pocket.
  • Compatible with a variety of rollerball and gel ink refills, which can be found under Recommended Refills/Parts.

Note: When extending the tip, be careful not to press the top of the clip toward the body of the pen, as this can prevent the clip from latching onto the barrel. For best results, pull or press the top of the clip gently away from the body of the pen as you push down the clip.

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The pen wasn't great,...
November 15, 2014
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The pen wasn't great, it was scratchy and the ink skipped a lot. The pen's body looks great, though! The locking clip is a great, stylish touch.
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This pen writes OK, but...
July 23, 2012
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This pen writes OK, but really not worth the price. The pen is constructed out of light weight plastic. The retraction mechanism feels "cheap". If you are looking for a good roller ball pen, try the Tombow Zoom. I love my Lamy fountain pens for their quality and style, but this pink Tipo roller ball pen is not up to the normal Lamy standards.
(Note: I did not purchase...
June 18, 2015
(Note: I did not purchase this pen from JetPens.com, but from a bookstore. I very much like JetPens and their customer service, and want to point out that this review does not reflect on them in any way, just the Lamy product itself.)

I really liked the design of this pen as soon as I saw it, especially it's minimalist clip/button, and I liked how smoothly it wrote when I tested it in the store I bought it in. I bought all six colors, including the one with an aluminum body, for myself and for the office I work in. Unfortunately, after using them for a couple of weeks, I realized that their high price ($12+ each where I bought them) does not reflect the quality of the pens. I noticed several flaws that were hard to ignore:

- The pen is larger in diameter than I'd prefer, about the same width as a Crayola marker. This makes it feel a bit awkward in your hand.
- The pen is also heavier than you'd expect. The aluminum body pen is slightly heavier, but not by much. (The aluminum was the only one I liked)
- The ink is very smooth and consistent, but takes a long time to dry and is VERY easily smudged by anything damp, even when fully dried. I have to be careful to not let my arm and hand touch the paper when I write with it, which is really annoying.
- The cool clip-plus-button "bar" is badly designed. Even though this was what sold me on the pen's looks, I later realized that you can't clip it onto anything that moves (like a pocket on your clothes), because the bar slides around, extending and retracting the pen tip and getting ink onto anything it touches. The plastic that the bar is made from is also made from what feels like very cheap plastic, and is too flexible to be used as a tension clip or pen button. In fact, because the bar extends past the tail-end of the pen, I often worry that something will catch on it and snap the bar off completely.
Worst of all though, is that the little "hook" on the end of the bar that catches onto the hole in the body doesn't catch well at all. Just to click the pen "open" so the tip is extended for writing usually takes several tries, because the smooth hook won't catch on the smooth hole in the pen body. Then when it finally does catch and stays there, it sometimes pops out and retracts the pen tip while you're writing with it.

It's a real shame, because I've gotten lots of compliments on my "beautiful pen", but I rarely use it because it's such a pain to write with. If Lamy had made the clip-bars out of metal or a better grade of plastic, this would probably be a pretty decent pen. Not excellent, but alright. Sadly though, the flimsy plastic the bar is currently made of ruins what good qualities this pen does have.