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Excellent. I've used...
, April 21, 2012
Excellent. I've used these before and am glad JP has them now. Could be the best
liners out there. Remind me of Rapidograph without the need to refill and fuss
with fragile tips that Rapidograph from Rotring or Koh i Noor has OR with faber
tips that wear out after a while and produce different line thickness.
Regarding tip sizes, as with all manufacturers the tip size (eg 005 = 0.3mm not
005 mm) is not universal but company assigned.
So, as per some Japanese web sites, Ohto Graphic liners are as follows:
005 = 0.3 mm
01 = 0.4 mm
02 = 0.5 mm
03 = 0.7 mm
05 = 1 mm
1 = ? (could not find this one)
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Love the ink and the...
, November 28, 2012
Love the ink and the feel of this pen, though I find the 0.05mm to be a little
scratchy to my liking. I press pretty hard with my pen as I write, so if you
share a similar writing style, consider a slightly larger width. I do like the
sturdiness of the pen and the point—I have never felt like it could break if I
pressed too hard. Not the most comfortable grip of any pen I've used, but I
don't find it bothersome. Overall a great needle point pen!
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This is NOT like a Rapidograph...
, October 8, 2013
This is NOT like a Rapidograph pen. The Jetpens description (both on the item
itself and in the "Graphic Drawing Pens" blog article) is, in my opinion,
misleading. This is not a technical pen, it's a rollerball with pigment ink.
If that's all you're looking for, great.
If you aren't familiar with technical pens, Wikipedia has a good article, but in
essence you have a needle in a shaft fed by a reservoir. The diameter of the
shaft determines the width of the line, and the needle inside regulates ink
flow. They require a different technique for use from traditional pens and
pencils, as the tip (particularly on thinner gauge pens) has a tendency to dig
into and/or cut paper if they are pushed rather than pulled. If you want to
write, sketch, or otherwise futz about, you don't want a technical pen; they're
precision tools for precision work.
The term "needle point" has expanded to describe rollerballs on the end of a
cylinder a la the Pilot Hi-Tec-C, differentiating them from rollerballs at the
top of a cone, a la the Uni Signo, and that seems to be the source of the
confusion here. This pen functions similarly to a Precise V5, Hi-Tec-C, Slicci,
etc. It is much smoother than a technical pen... and also much less precise. It
tends to be slightly gloppy at the start of a line. If you're an artist or a
writer, you might never notice. If you're an architect or a drafter, or anyone
who demands a consistent line, it's unacceptable. It most certainly would've
affected my grades back in school.
So much for what this pen is not... what it IS, is a good, thin rollerball with
pigment ink. I hope this means archival ink... the barrel states that it is
water proof and fade proof, but it doesn't say anything about its pH level. At
least, not in English -- I can't read the Japanese! I bought a pair of them, and
they both write well, with no skipping or trouble starting. For anything but
precise production work, it's a darn fine pen.
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Finally, a durable liner...
, October 21, 2012
Finally, a durable liner pen with waterproof ink even. One thing though, the
pen I took on a recent plane trip has started to blob/leak out the vent hole
above the point (hence minus one star). Other than that though this pen is great
for sketching and fine line work.
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Bought a 03 Graphic Liner...
, January 15, 2013
Bought a 03 Graphic Liner based on positive reviews and I'm happy with the fast
ink flow. The line weight is consistent.
I'll purchase more of these.