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Pilot Hi-Tec-C Pens


Widely regarded as the ultimate Japanese gel ink pen, the Pilot Hi-Tec-C is the perfect choice for any writing or artistic endeavor. It has become a favorite of students, artists, architects and designers around the world.


There are two secrets to the incredible success of the Pilot Hi-Tec-C.

Secret number one involves the three-point mounting system which supports the carbide ball. Three dimples around the tip of the pipe allow the ball to rotate in a natural, frictionless manner. This allows for the highly precise lines that the Pilot Hi-Tec-C is known for.

Secret number two is all about the ink. No matter how small the pen tip is, it is impossible to write fine lines if the ink bleeds. The Hi-Tec-C uses a special "biopolymer ink" that uses resin made from microbes, such as yeast. This allows the ink to flow smoothly and cleanly from the tip, and prevents the ink from bleeding on the page.

Diagram of Pilot Hi-Tec-C

What We Think

The writing experience makes the Pilot Hi-Tec-C one of the most sought after Japanese pens on the market today. Pick one up and you will see why.

The super thin points allow for a precision unheard of compared to the thick, unwieldy pens found at your local office supply store. The wide range of tip sizes (0.25mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm) and colors (currently over 35) give you unparalleled flexibility and choice.

Students can take notes with the Blue 0.4mm, annotate with Lime Green, and highlight with Mandarin Orange. Artists can ink and letter with the 0.3mm Black Grip model. Writers can edit with the 0.3mm Red. Executives can upgrade to the Cavalier brass barrel. The Slim Knock and Grip models even have barrels made from recycled material.

Your options are endless.

Color Samples

Click on the color samples to see products of those colors.

Basic Color Series
Black Hi-Tec-C
Blue Black Hi-Tec-C
Blue Hi-Tec-C
Light Blue Hi-Tec-C
Green Hi-Tec-C
Orange Hi-Tec-C
Pink Hi-Tec-C
Red Hi-Tec-C
Violet Purple Hi-Tec-C
Brown Hi-Tec-C

Cosmetic Color Series
Sapphire Blue Hi-Tec-C
Aqua Blue Hi-Tec-C
Sear Blue Hi-Tec-C
Clear Blue Hi-Tec-C
Cherry Pink Hi-Tec-C
Pure Pink Hi-Tec-C
Elegance Pink Hi-Tec-C
Baby Pink Hi-Tec-C
Apricot Orange Hi-Tec-C
Mandarin Orange Hi-Tec-C

Yawaragi Color Series
Usuzumi Hi-Tec-C
Kurikawa Hi-Tec-C

Cutie Color Series
Muscat Green Hi-Tec-C
Mango Orange Hi-Tec-C
Strawberry Pink Hi-Tec-C
Grape Purple Hi-Tec-C

European Color Series
Camellia Pink Hi-Tec-C

Nature Color Series
Apple Green Hi-Tec-C

Other Pens with Hi-Tec-C Ink

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Ink Pens with Grip
Hi-Tec-C Pen with Grip
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Ink Pens
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Ink Pens
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Cavalier Executive Gel Ink Pens
Hi-Tec-C Cavalier Executive Pen
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pens
Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Slims Multi Pens
Hi-Tec-C Slims Multi Pen
Pilot Hi-Tec-C Slim Knock Gel Ink Pens
Hi-Tec-C Slim Knock Pen

Technical Specifications

Length: 136mm
Weight: 10.2g
Diameter: 11.6mm
Tip Sizes: 0.25mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm
Grip: Plastic
Ink: Biopolymer Gel
Waterproof: No
Archival: No