I'm not convinced with...
May 25, 2015
I'm not convinced with "sevgar's" contention that the retractable refills have
an internal spring that pushes the ball up inside the tip when not in use blah
blah. The little I know of tip engineering makes me dubious of this claim.
The real proof, though, that the refills on these Euros is he same as the RTX,
is that you CAN compare the refills in the Euros vs. the knocking RTX ones:
the retractable energel needle-tip, the "Deluxe RTX Retractable," has the LRN1
refill inside, right out of the package.
The Energel Tradio pen, a capped pen, similar to the Euro, has the LRN1 refill
right inside as well! This pen is marketed as the SAME pen as the "Euro" pen,
but with an upmarket pearlescentbody color. Plus it can open so you can replace
the refills. So, voila. The refills are the same across the energel range.
So, ya - SAME REFILL in both. I leave my caps off all the time and have no
problems. And obviously no problems with the RTX.
My next experiment will be to cut off the bottom of the Energel NV and pull one
of those out just to erase all doubts that it also uses the LRN1. My money is on
the same as the Tradio -- LRN1.
Either way, these Energels are at the top of the pile as far as Gel ink refills
in this world. Smoother, faster, blacker, brighter -- we Energel users have
tried ALL the competition and they don't come close.
The only thing some inks have over the Energel is the pigment based inks, which
are better "quality" and are harder to wash off paper. So that's something the
folks at Pentel can get working on.
But as far as impact and quality of writing, these Energel inks are absolutely
the best thing in writing besides fountain pen and ink! SO SMOOTH!! Keep it up
Pentel we love what you do!!