Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen with Grip - 0.3 mm - Black

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pen with Grip - 0.3 mm - Black

$3.30
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3.9 (23 reviews)
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This line of Hi-Tec-C pens have a comfortable rubber grip on them to prevent fatigue from writing. Available in 0.3/0.4/0.5 mm tip sizes and black/blue/red ink colors.

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. The pens have .25mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm and 0.5mm tip sizes and are available in a variety of colors.

Model NumberPILOT LHG-20C3-B
Weight0.4 ounces
ManufacturerPilot
Body Color Clear
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Plastic
Clippable Yes
Color Set No
Diameter - Grip 8.9 mm
Diameter - Max 9.2 mm
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Rubber
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 13.6 cm
Length - Posted 15.4 cm
Length - Uncapped 12.6 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Black
Tip Length 3.9 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size 0.3 mm
Tip Type Needle Point
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So I actually used one...
June 15, 2012
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So I actually used one of these pens for day to day writing until it stopped working, and simultaneously used a Uniball Signo 0.28mm for the same purposes until it ran out of ink. I filled up one Doane pad, and two Clairefontaine pads with notes. I'll compare the two:

-The Uni-Ball pen lays down a thick, smeary river of ink, while the Pilot pen is far more sparing. I used both pens at about the same rate, and the Uni-Ball ran out when the Pilot was at about 2/3 expired.

-Both pens stopped working at around the same time. The Uni-ball ran out of ink, but the Pilot's tip just stopped functioning for some reason. There was no obvious mechanical failure, but with about 1/3 of its ink reservoir remaining, lines became spotty, faint, or not inked at all. I'm not very hard on these pens-- My writing style does not put very much pressure on the tip.

-The Pilot pen made the better line. Lines had superior definition, and smudged less overall.

-The uni-ball pen made a much more consistent line. It smudged more easily, and had poorer definition, but it performed in exactly the same manner until it ran out of ink. The Pilot pen sometimes took a few lines of writing until it started acting normally, and the quality of the line varied from day to day and line to line.

-Both pens were very nice to write with. The Pilot pen had a slight advantage, but both felt very good compared to other pens.

6 people found this helpful
porkbyproduct
It performs excellently...
December 30, 2013
It performs excellently when you first buy it; the lines are finer, the writing crispier, and writing in general gives a much better control in comparison to Ball pens and speed in comparison to traditional Fountain pens.
But as the weeks pass by, its quality starts falling. The writing ink becomes inconsistent; for example, if you have to write "following", it will write "foll" well, then skip "ow" and again write "ing", and this problem happens a lot. Secondly there is this problem with the ball at the tip; I have bought two Pilot pens till date, in both cases, the ball just disappeared one day! And since there is no refill that you can change, basically your whole pen becomes useless because of the ball falling off (or going inside, because sometimes if you keep the pen lying useless for a year or so, the ball comes back in place). Thirdly, the pen is just not the same as time goes on. I mean, by the time the ink runs out and you have to do a refilling, the tip becomes quite blunt, so the crisp writing is no more and it starts feeling like a ball pen. Add to that the inconsistency, and you have a quite frustrating experience. Finally, I made the mistake of washing the pen couple of days ago, since the ink dried up after not using it for so long. Now the pen doesn't write a single word. Fill it up with as much ink as you want. It will start leaking from that small hole, but still it won't write.
Overall, the idea behind this pen was creative and innovative. But it gets old way too quickly, and the problems are serious and common. I will give it a 2/5 rating.
2 people found this helpful
This pen lays down an...
April 24, 2009
This pen lays down an amazingly fine line. However, I usually write with the pen at a heavy slant (I'm a lefty) and the Hi-Tec-C doesn't like that one bit. When taking notes in class, the ink frequently sputters which is, needless to say, annoying. They work just fine for my girlfriend though.
2 people found this helpful
dasRatsel
Love it....
August 28, 2015
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Love it.
Blackhorse
I loved them! The one...
June 8, 2015
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I loved them! The one that i gave away was really loved and they write so smooth that when others saw how thin, and great they were they asked me where i had gotten it from. I have a feeling i will be oredering quite a few more soon..
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