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Technical pens were the mainstay of the designer and illustrator's craft before the development of computer graphics. Now, many artists and design professionals are rediscovering the technical pen because its handiwork, in expert hands, stands out almost magically against the bland precision of computer rendered graphics.
Dependability and high performance make Rapidograph technical pens the first choice among artists, designers, drafters, architects, and hobbyists. Rapidograph pens provide uninterrupted, productive drawing time.
Each Rapidograph pen has a white plastic barrel with a refillable ink reservoir (pens do not come filled with ink), and a color-coded cap and point section.The double-seal cap is air-tight to keep the point from drying out.
Each pen is identified by a standard point size or by its line width expressed in millimeters. (Point sizes do not correspond to points in the point/pica system of typographic measure.) Replacement point sections are available for all pens.
For optimum performance, use with Koh-I-Noor Ultradraw Waterproof Ink or Trans-Mix Media Brilliant Ink.
7-Pen Slim Pack Set
Sizes 3×0, 2×0, 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4, plus a bottle of Koh-I-Noor universal ink and nib keys in a hinged-lid plastic case.
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Rapidograph pens lay down dense, even-flowing ink lines of controlled and predetermined widths. Any type and color of ink can be used.
The pen's stainless steel nib handles as easily as a pencil. It can move in any direction, and on virtually any drawing surface, with very little hand pressure.
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It Gets The Job Done
By Franklin the Mouse
from Gorham ME
Comments about Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Pens:
The Rapid-O-Graph pen point replacements hold up well. I do a lot of ink cartooning and the fine points eventually wear out but are not so flimsy that I do not get my money's worth from them. It is a solid product. Also, Blick's professional approach in filling out my order is topnotch and timely. I recommend them whenever someone is looking for supplies from a reputable company.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Pens of a lifetime
from Crescent City
These pens have literally revolutionized the way I draw. Up until now I have used Micron pens, never knowing about Rapidograph. The ink flows so smooth and evenly and I have never been able to achieve the pointillism technique to this quality. These pens have brought a whole new style to my artwork! I am also an art teacher and am going to teach Rapidograph techniques to my young adult students.
Fine ink drawing
By Rick T
from Alexandria, VA
I've used Kooinoor technical pens for freehand drawing for at least 40 years and have only good things to say about them. They are very durable and give you many years a excellent use.
Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Pens
from Portland, ORE
I was first introduced to these pens when I was in a college drawing class. They have consistent stroke and if one takes care of them will last a very long time.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Pens are good, the ink is not waterproof.
from Taos, NM
The pens are very good -- except the 3x0 (.25) doesn't flow very well & is a bit scratchy. I wish I had more information about the sizing before buying -- my fault for not researching more -- but it would be simple to put in 'smallest to biggest' in the listing.I did have a problem with the ink that comes with the set. I was drawing & black & white & then wanted to use a diluted wash. It is not waterproof! It would run, get on hands even after drying for a day or so. When a wash was applied it smeared -- very frustrating!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Disappointed in Koh-I-Noor Pen!!!
By Aviation Artist
I am a professional artist and have used this brand for 30 plus years and the pens can last over 5 years each, even with daily use for HOURS. I have used the 3x0 for sooooo many years and have not had an issue. This new pen lasted ONE DAY. The small piece of metal that extends beyond the point BENT. I think that Koh-I-Noor has replaced this piece with an inferior quality piece of metal that bends easily. Luckily, I had an old pen that I could take the small metal piece that goes inside the pen and was able to replace it. I am TERRIBLY DISAPPOINTED in Koh-I-Noor because I KNOW it was just to cut corners and save money, thereby giving the customer an inferior product. I will definitely NEVER order from this company again because obviously money means more than QUALITY.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the issue you had with this pen, and we'd like to work with you to make this right. Please give us a call at 1-800-723-2787 at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!
Koh-I-Noor Pens are the Best
By TW Cowboy
from Chillicothe, Ohio
I have used Koh-i-Noor rapidograph pens for over 15 years. I have tried others, but find none to compare to the performance of the Koh-i-noor pen.
Being a retired illustrator, I've used these Koh-I- Noor Rapidograph pens for many years. They give a constant very sharp line suitable for photography. If you want the best illustration, use the best pens for a great end product.
They are the best overall
from Austin TX
These pens leave beautiful lines. Each nib size has its own personality and requires a little different handling (smaller ones can get scratchy, bigger ones can be uneven). But that's easy to figure out. I've been using these pens for decades without any desire to try anything else. They make lovely pen-and-ink drawings and outlines for colored pencil work too. Very highly recommended.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Points were no good
I have used Radiograph pens for over 45 years. I ordered #0 and #1 points and the needle in the points were too long causing the points to not give me a nice clean fine line. All five of the points were like this. I took them back to the store in downtown Chicago and the manager went through the points he had and I took one of each point size and returned the ones I ordered. The new ones were better. Is Rapidograph using a different pen point supplier? This is problematic.
Merchant response: We apologize for the issue you had with these points, and we're glad you took the time to bring this issue to our attention so we can look into it further. If there's anything else we can do to assist you, please let us know!
If you've ever worked in pen and ink before, you know how important it is to have a high quality pen. The Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph technical pen is a legendary art tool that produces consistent lines for fine illustrations and drawing. The Rotring Rapidograph pen is also a quality and versatile technical pen with a disposable ink cartridge.
Wondering how to clean your Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph technical pen? It is a very easy process; just follow these simple steps and you'll have your pen working like new!
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