Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen - 0.3 mm - Brown

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen - 0.3 mm - Brown

2.0 (1 reviews)
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What are Hi-Tec C pens?

Pilot Hi-Tec C pens are special pens that are currently very popular in Japan. They are highly sought after in the US, but are very difficult to find in stores.

The fine tipped point of Pilot Hi-Tec C pens allow you to write with incredible precision. Moreover the ink is chemically formulated so that it will not bleed after it dries.

Hi-Tec C fans immediately recognize the brilliant design of these pens. They are available in .25mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm and 0.5mm sizes and in a variety of colors.

Model NumberPILOT LH-20C3-BN
Weight0.4 ounces
Body Color Clear
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Color Set No
Diameter - Grip 9.0 mm
Diameter - Max 9.0 mm
Grip Color Clear
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 13.6 cm
Length - Posted 15.6 cm
Length - Uncapped 12.6 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Brown
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size 0.3 mm
Tip Type Needle Point
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Disappearing ink! This...
April 1, 2013
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Disappearing ink!
This pen writes very nicely and appears to be well designed except for one killer flaw: the ink is extremely light-sensitive. As part of a lightfastness test, I tried out a range of inks and writing pens, including this one, on strips of paper. One test strip went into a window that receives several hours of sun on sunny days. A duplicate went into a closed drawer.

I was shocked when I peeked a week later, not expecting any changes so early. None of the other samples had faded yet, but the sample of writing from this pen was ALMOST GONE. After another week, it had entirely disappeared! (The duplicate sample in the dark drawer had not changed.) Meanwhile, my other standard writing pens, also with black or brown dye-based inks, had not faded noticeably.

Now, this is early March in New England,not known for its powerful sun exposure anyway, and there were at least as many cloudy days as sunny ones. That ink disappeared faster than any I have ever seen. I would assume that even in a normally lit room it would fade so much that documents left out on a desktop would fade within a week or two. This is not acceptable. The people at Pilot know what dyes are in its inks and knows that this ink is extremely fugitive, much more than other dye-based inks. Shame on them!
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