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September 24, 2012 - Posted by David to Multi Pens



The Pilot 2+1 Miyabi Emaki Multi Pens recently graced JetPens as elegant masterpieces of Japanese culture and beauty. Before taking a closer look at the pens themselves, let's delve into the inspiration behind the Pilot 2+1 Miyabi Emaki.
April 27, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Multi Pens

To refill the eraser component in the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen you just need to insert the refill eraser into the tip of the multi pen!

First, make sure that you are clicking down on the tab for the eraser component before inserting the eraser refill. If the tab is not clicked down, you will not be able to fully install the eraser refill. Insert the side with the little plastic rod first.


While holding down the eraser component tab, insert the eraser refill all the way until it stops.


The new refill should stop with a little bit of the eraser tip left out, when the tab is still clicked. Now you are ready to start erasing again!

April 22, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Multi Pens

Sometimes, you need to go from writing in black ink to writing with pencil, and maybe onto red ink, all in minutes. Multi pens are a great way to have multiple writing tools at your disposal, all wrapped up in the convenience of one pen body. We have compiled a list of our top 10 multi pens with different features, in no particular order, featured below.

The Pentel Sliccies Gel Ink Multi Pens are very customizable, allowing you to choose from a variety of gel ink colors in both 0.3 mm and 0.4 mm sizes. The pen bodies are sold separately from the ink components, and the 2 color version is available with or without a mechanical pencil component pre-installed.


The Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pens are another highly customizable line of multi pens. Not only can you choose from a variety of ink colors and line widths in the famously smooth Hi-Tec-C gel ink, but mechanical pencil and stylus components are also available. The pen bodies come in 3, 4 and 5 color capacities and the components are sold separately. For installation tips, please see the corresponding Penpedia article.


The Zebra Sharbo X Multi Pen System is our high-end multi pen line, which is also very customizable. The pen bodies come in a variety of styles and finishes and are sold separately from the ink components. Every pen body requires a mechanical pencil component, as the lead tube inside is not removable. You can choose from ballpoint, gel ink, as well as stylus components and 3 different pencil point sizes. The Sharbo X also features an ultra-smooth rotating mechanism which gives it a sleeker and more refined look than its tabbed multi pen rivals.


The Platinum Double 3 Action Transparent Body multi pens also have a rotating mechanism to select the different components. These multi pens come with black and red ink, as well as a mechanical pencil component, and blue ink refills are also available. They come in several different colors, and the transparent bodies give this multi pen a cool, fun look.


The Rotring Tikky 3 in 1 2 Color Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil is available in two different body colors and includes a black ink, red ink, and 0.5 mm mechanical pencil in one. Select the different components, hold the pen horizontally with the desired instrument name facing upward, and click. Internal weight mechanisms change the pen setting automatically!


The Pilot Dr. Grip 4+1 multi pens take the all time American favorite Dr. Grip and make it into a 4+1 function instrument! Includes black, red, blue, green ballpoint pens and a 0.5mm mechanical pencil, and is designed to relieve writing stress and fatigue, and is recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation for Ease-of-Use.


The Uni-ball Jetstream Ballpoint Multi Pen Series gives you the ever-popular Jetstream ink which is specially formulated to have good ink flow, density and color pigment that dries quickly. The multi pens with a pencil components are available in 2 different body styles, and an all ink version is also available.


The Uni-ball Alpha Gel 2 Color 0.7 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil includes one 0.7 mm black ballpoint pen, one 0.7 mm red ballpoint pen, and a 0.5 mm mechanical pencil, but does not include an eraser. The squishy grip of the Alpha Gel is filled with silicon gel that is famous for keeping an egg from breaking even when dropped from a 5ft height, and will soothe your tired hands with extra squishy softness.


The Zebra Surari 4 Color Emulsion Ink Multi Pens includes a black, blue, red and green Surari ink pen in one multi-pen body. These pens feature the new Emulsion ink from Zebra, which combines the best qualities of a ballpoint and gel ink pen. It has the smoothness of an oil-based ballpoint ink pen but features the vibrant colors of a gel ink pen, and is also smear-proof and water resistant.


The Zebra Sarasa Gel Ink Multi Pens write the same beautiful gel lines like the rest of the Sarasa family, but in a multi pen form! These pens are available with or without a pencil component, and features a binder clip that can be used to clip the pen onto thicker objects without fear of breakage.

April 15, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Multi Pens

The Uni-ball Style Fit multi pen system is a very customizable line. You can have anywhere from 3-5 different components, choosing from pen refills available in gel ink or oil-based ballpoint ink, and also a mechanical pencil component.


The ballpoint line contains the famous oil based, water and light resistant Jetstream ink that writes incredibly smooth. The gel ink line contains the popular Signo ink that is the same as that in the popular selling Uni-ball Signo line. The mechanical pencil is pre-filled with Uni-ball NanoDia Low-Wear pencil leads, which are infused with nano-diamond pieces to create an unusually strong and high-quality lead. The combination of all the above allows you to create a multi-pen that has all the best Uni-ball qualities in one single instrument. In addition, the system is eco-friendly since you can refill it again and again.

To get started with or refill your Uni-ball Style Fit multi pen, first, take the pen body apart by unscrewing the grip area away from the main barrel.


If you look inside the barrel you will see different circular holders for each component tube. Press the back of these components into each of these holders.



It helps to hold the tab which corresponds to the space you are installing the refill in, as this can add some extra stability to the process.


Once you have filled all the available spaces, screw the pen body back together and you're ready to use your Style Fit multi pen!



(A good thing to know is that you can refill a lot of the multi pens we carry in similar fashion.)



To refill the lead in your Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto multi pen, you must first remove the pencil component altogether from the pen body.


Then, hold the component tip-side up while grasping the main metal tube, and remove the lead mechanism piece

The piece should come off right where the metal tube ends and the white plastic piece begins.

Insert your refill lead, then put the component back together.


After you place the pencil component back into your Coleto multi pen, you're ready to go!


(A good tip to know is that most of our multi pens with pencil components refill in the same way!)