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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.

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I like this series of...
August 28, 2008
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I like this series of gel pens. I have all 4 nib sizes. The nib, some say, is fragile but I don't believe that is the case, at least not in my experience. I don't have to press hard to get them to make a mark so I am less likely to break the nibs than someone with a heavy hand. If you treat these pens right they perform just fine.

The 0.25mm nib of course makes the finest line and the 0.5mm the widest. However, and it should come as no surprise, the smaller the nib the "rougher" the pen feels when writing with it. However the nibs being smaller in diameter than other pens their nib size they make for excellent drafting/drawing pens when you use a straight edge such as a triangle or ruler. Again one does not have to press hard to get these pens to produce a line.

The ink in these pens is dark and the pens write without skipping or the ink running out unevenly. The ink supply is typical of such pens, maybe a tad more generous. The clear plastic barrels have a ribbed surface for grasping near the nib. The are as comfortable as any plastic barreled pen or pencil. The only thing that could make these pens any better is to make the retractable.
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Inky. It's great...
September 28, 2016
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Inky. It's great
Great for writing and...
July 18, 2016
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Great for writing and for doodling.
Best pen I've tried....
June 7, 2016
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Best pen I've tried. I am left handed and need a smooth writing pen with thin line. I like this pen and the Tradio, but this one in the 0.5 is the smoothest. My ideal pen would be retractable but I haven't found one as good as this.
They write well enough...
May 23, 2016
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They write well enough at first, but unless you're writing on extremely fine comb paper (like Clairfontaine/Rhodia) the tips quickly clog, the line width becomes inconsistent, and eventually it starts skipping.

It's a fine pen, but unfortunately it demands fine paper to go along with it.