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Pilot Drawing Pen - Pigment Ink - 005 - Black Ink

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Pilot Drawing Pen - Pigment Ink - 005 - Black Ink - PILOT S-20DR05-B
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The Pilot Drawing Pen is a cornerstone classic for artwork and technical drawings. Popular in Europe and Asia, these pens have pigment type ink that makes them excellent water and light resistant pens. They write with sharp, clean colors that allow illustrations to keep their clarity and depth.

Available in black, blue and red color ink.


Model NumberPILOT S-20DR05-B
Weight0.3 ounces
Body Color Dark Blue
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Color Set No
Diameter - Grip 10.3 mm
Diameter - Max 10.3 mm
Grip Color Dark Blue
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Characteristics Pigment Ink, Water-Resistant
Ink Refillable No
Length - Capped 14.0 cm
Length - Posted 16.0 cm
Length - Uncapped 12.4 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Black
Tip Length 6.7 mm
Tip Material Fiber
Tip Type Needle Point


January 26, 2009
These pens have a really...
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These pens have a really stiff, sharp tip that causes them to spray and make irregular, scratchy lines. If you are trying to do a fine, clear line drawing you will find yourself very frustrated. However, if you are using them for cross hatching and shading they are absolutely brilliant and produce a very nice, almost dip pen quality line. Take that for whats its worth. I use the 005 for the finishing touches on all of my ink drawings.

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January 26, 2011
This pen was great while...
This pen was great while it lasted.By the second week i had it, the nib, was fully smashed in, and I could not use it anymore. And even though it was not much $ I still find this is a real bad pen.

I don\'t recommend it.

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November 18, 2010
This pen in very good...
This pen in very good for inking drawings, or even writing, Although, They never lasted to long, I think because i used it on thick paper. Don't use this on thick paper like sketchbooks, then they will only last about a week. Very good pen, but bad for sketching.

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May 12, 2010
To reviewers below, you...
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To reviewers below, you must use smooth paper to use super thin point pens such as these. This also goes for fountain pens. You cannot use regular cheap recycled paper found in common stores such as Staples etc...has to be smooth paper e.g., Clairefontain paper pads or notebooks, Rhodia etc. Also, some of the better photocopy papers will work good with these, the smooth more expensive type (usually for color copy).

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May 3, 2010
I use this pen frequently...
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I use this pen frequently in school projects because the lines are extremely thin. I am an artist, so this is helpful for fine lines. However, the lines don't come out to be perfect lines, and they are somewhat scratchy.

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