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New Products: Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Gel Ink Pens, Lihit Lab Aqua Drop Twist Ring Notebooks, Moleskine Fluorescent Roller Pens, and more!
February 13, 2013 - Posted by David to Announcements
New products are in!
As if to remind us about our own New Year’s resolutions, Pilot has slimmed down one of its most popular pens. The Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Gel Ink Pen is now finer and thinner. With a 0.38 mm tip, you can easily doodle in the tiniest details while still retaining the smooth ink flow you’ve come to expect from this gel ink pen. The slender pens are now clip-less so you can readily grab a large handful for your next project or simply pack more of them into the precious real estate that is your pen case. What makes the FiXion pens truly spectacular is its thermosensitive ink that can be erased by rubbing. To erase, use the special rubber “eraser” tip at the top of the pen and watch the ink cleanly disappear!
This week, we're giving away a Rotring Rapidograph Pen - 0.3 mm - Black Ink for you to try out! If you've read our article on Technical Drawing Pens, you know that the Rotring Rapidograph Pen is a well-loved classic that makes consistent, precise lines for professionals in various fields. Its capillary ink cartridges are easy to swap in and out, and its tip is made with durable stainless steel. The 0.3 mm size pen is suitable for diagrams, sketches, comic book illustrations, and even taking notes! Take good care of the pen and enjoy!
For this giveaway, you now have the option of entering either by leaving a comment below, or by signing up through Facebook. Please note this contest is limited to U.S. residents at least 18 years old.
Rules and instructions:
Technical pens were originally designed for engineers and architects, but quickly became popular among artists for their precision. Although software programs like CAD and SolidWorks have become the industry standard, technical pens are still often used during the early stages of the design process to draw flow-charts, schematics, equations, and the like. They’re good for projects that require exhaustive detail, like creating a pointillist portrait or detailing the ornaments on a building. The larger tip sizes (0.2 mm and up) can be used for writing notes, but the smaller tip sizes will feel scratchy and might even skip, depending on how fast you write.