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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.
3-Pen Slim Pack Set
Sizes 3×0, 0, and 1, plus a bottle of Koh-I-Noor universal ink and nib keys in a hinged-lid plastic case.
4-Pen Slim Pack Set
Sizes 2×0, 0, 1, and 2, plus a bottle of Koh-I-Noor universal ink and nib keys in a hinged-lid plastic case.
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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Quality has suffered the past few years
By Southern Art
Comments about Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Pens:
This review applies to the pens with the 00 nib only. The other sizes may be fine. Having used the 00 version of this pen on and off for 45 years for both line and stippled ink drawings, I recently noticed that the stippled dot and the line ends were becoming undefined, which for my art, is disastrous. A close examination revealed that the center wire was longer than usual, causing ink to flow before the tip fully engaged the paper, and the ink to continue flowing while the nib was removed from the paper. These "flares" gave the impression of being viewed with uncorrected astigmatic vision. My stippled art lost contrast. I followed up with the manufacturer, who sent handmade replacement nibs. Unfortunately, the replacement nibs were the same. Older pens (older than 2-3 years) that I have do not exhibit the excessively long center wire and operate satisfactorily. Since Koh-i-Noor USA was unable to resolve this issue, I shall have to use Rotring or Faber-Castell pens instead, which, unfortunately, are not available from Blick.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Nothing but trouble with these pens.
from Richlands, VA
Did as instructed and it never would work propery. Inconsistent lines and ink would stop. Bought a cheaper disposable-MUCH BETTER!
Merchant response: We're sorry for the issues you had with this pen. Please know that Blick has a knowledgeable team of product information specialists on staff who are happy to troubleshoot this and come to a determination as to why it's not working well for you. We hope you'll feel welcome to contact us at 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am - 5:30pm CST) or email@example.com for further assistance.
Magic in My Hand
from Chillicothe, OH
Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Pens are my favorite for creating fine art pen-and-ink drawings. I cannot get the same effect with any other pen, and I have tried them all. In my hand it takes on a life of its own, creating images that no other pen can come close to. The Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph is my magic wand, doing things that leave me wondering how this is possible, but not with any other pen! Even after decades of use, I am still amazed by what happens when I put this pen to paper (or any compatible surface).
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Limerick Sycamore, by Ellen Doerres
Tags: Made with Product, Penandink, Sycamoretrees, Miniatureart, Fineartillustration
Best pens ever
By La Graphiste
from Essex Junction, VT
I used these pens back in 1970 as a graphic artist, but there was no easy way to keep the nibs clear back then. However, I recently ordered the set of 7 pens and also ordered the cleaning kit. I look forward to a long and happy relationship with my new pens. You will never regret buying these top-quality pens.
Timely Delivery and Good Products
from Los Angeles, CA
* Drawing* Top Quality* Somewhat Pricey
Pointillist best friend
By KG live art
from Columbus, OH
Easy-to-use, clean, fill and fall in love with. Plenty of tip sizes to create whatever you are working on.
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Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Pens
from Dover, DE
Before I became a watercolor artist, I was a Civil Draftsman. Either Mylar or vellum was used to draw plans on. Koh-I-Noor pens were always used, but we had to use the much more expense diamond or titanium points. When I would create a painting, I would draw the picture first in pencil, then go over it in ink(pen-stainless steel point) and then erase the graphite. I then would be left with an ink image that is then really to paint. Koh-I-Noor pens the best pens for this process. Koh-I-Noor pens are the only ink pens I'll ever use.Koh-I-Noor pens seem help distinguish or separate similar objects in color. These pens can make an object seem to pop.
Take Care of Them; They take Care of You
By Sinbad the Sailor
from Portland, Oregon
I use Rapidograph pens both for drawing and writing. I have a few of these pens that have lasted a decade or more. If you clean them gently and frequently, the ink flow is excellent. The points are rigid, so you will not get a varied line, but you can get different thicknesses by using different width points. And over the years I have found their customer support to be superb.
great line control
from Rockford, IL
Ink flows beautifully. Purchased for my sons art class. . It works great but he has a bit of a heavy hand and the pen has such a fine tip that he snaps the tip off. I have had to replace the tip 3x this semester. I'm sure it would last far longer if treated more gently.
I love my pens and Dick Blick is the place to buy them Thank
from Douglas Alaska
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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