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Best Technical Pens 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated December 1, 2018
Best Technical Pens of 2018
The best technical pens will make your fairytale dreams come true! There is a wide range of products available on the market today, and below I have reviewed 3 of the very best options.
I want to find something that’s designed well (both for aesthetic purposes and efficiency). There are dozens of choices for an technical pens these days. These are composed of modern styling with modern technology to match it. Here are some good examples.
Test Results and Ratings
Why did this technical pens win the first place?
I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch! The rear part fits perfectly! It is mounted really tight and reliable. I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack.
Why did this technical pens come in second place?
I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. The design quality is top notch and the color is nice. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. The material is pretty strong and easy to wash if needed.
Why did this technical pens take third place?
We are very pleased with the purchase — the product is great! This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time.
Technical Pens Buyer’s Guide
Some Basic Definitions
I could write a whole glossary just on the terms and terminology used in the fountain pen world, but that’s not my goal here. My goal is simply to give you the most basic definitions you’ll need to understand the rest of this article. I want to focus on things that someone who doesn’t know much about fountain pens wouldn’t know, while not getting into details that are unnecessary for someone just getting started.
The nib is the part of the pen that touches the paper, and that the ink comes out of. On most pens it will be stainless steel, and on higher end pens it will be gold. By changing a nib, you can completely change the experience of writing with a pen. One of the first decisions you’ll have to make when buying a fountain pen is the size of the nib’s tip.
On most standard fountain pens, nibs can come in various points from extra fine to bold. The tip of the nib will determine just how much ink is released, and the thickness of the lines that you will put down. In addition to extra fine to bold, there are also a variety of other nib types like a cursive italic, or a stub. These special grinds are best suited for specific handwriting styles.
To further complicate matters, nib sizes aren’t standard. A “fine” nib on a Japanese pen, will tend to be finer than a “fine” nib on a German pen.
Certain nibs work better with certain inks, and certain handwriting styles.
Nibs made of softer materials, like gold, will wear in such a way as to adapt to the handwriting of the person using it. As such, if you have a very soft nib on a pen, and you lend it to someone else, the ink flow will seem strange to them, because the pen will have literally adapted itself to you.
A converter changes a cartridge filling system into refillable solution. There are various types of converters and filling systems, but the main purpose remains the same: a refillable reservoir that holds the ink that your pen uses to write. Some pens come with converters, others need to be ordered. For instance, a Pilot Metropolitan comes with both a cartridge and an empty converter, whereas a Lamy Safari comes only with a cartridge. If you want to refill a Safari, you either need to buy more cartridges, or you need to buy a converter plus ink.
Get Used to Writing With It
The day I got my Lamy Safari, I started using it immediately. Admittedly, my first impression was less than stellar. I found the pen scratchy to write with, and found that it was skipping. I began to wonder if I was doing something wrong, and then questioned whether getting a fine nib might have been a mistake.
I stuck to it, and a few hours into taking notes with my pen, somethign magical happened: the ink started to flow better!
This was my first fountain pen lesson. The way a fountain pen works is different from the way a ballpoint or a gel ink pen works. Pen doesn’t just start flowing automatically. The ink needs to work its way through the entire nib. In addition, if ink has been sitting in the pen for a while, it may have dried slightly, which will give you a less smooth writing experience. In general, using it will allow you to get through the drier ink and then it will start to flow.
As I continued to write with my fountain pen, the more I found I liked it.
Try it on Different Papers
As I started using my new pen, I began to notice something that I had never really taken stock of using my old ballpoints or gel pens: paper quality. I soon found that some papers worked great with my pen, while others made it feel scratchy, or caused the ink to bleed.
You can read exhaustive articles on which paper is the best to try with what ink and pen combination. However, my best advice is to try a bunch of different things.
Write on whatever plain pad of paper you have lying around the office. Write on post-it notes. Write in your favourite notebook. Write on scraps of paper.
You’ll soon get a feel for the difference that paper can make.
Brad recently wrote a great piece for Rhodia about how paper is like the tires on a car, and it’s true. You don’t really notice what kind of tires are on your car until you have a high performance car that can take advantage of them. The fountain pen is a little bit like the high performance car.
Returning to my car analogy, it’s kind of like having your every day tires for the commute to work, and saving your performance tires for the track on weekends.
Notice the Colours
One of the great things about fountain pens, and refilling them is the sheer variety of different colours. It’s not unusual for a single ink company to produce a few dozen colours. And before you think that after a few primary colours, all other inks are just variations of the same thing, you are missing a huge part of the ink experience. It is only when I started using fountain pens that I started to truly understand what it meant to appreciate an ink’s texture and depth of colour.
Even the standard blue that came with my Lamy Safari had more variation and depth than any other ink I’d ever written with before.
The moment you start getting excited about watching the ink of your pen dry, that’s when you know you’re hooked. So, at this point, I would suggest that you buy at least one ink refill.
Try Different Inks
Before you spend a fortune on a Nakaya or some other crazy expensive pen, realize just how much fun you can have just by trying different inks.
In my mind, inks are a seriously under-appreciated part of the fountain pen experience. Most articles you will read about fountain pens focus on the pens (with good reason, it is what you’re using to write!). However, changing the ink in your pens is a more affordable way to get a great variety of experiences with your fountain pen.
Think about it. Instead of spending multiple hundreds of dollars on new pens, you can spend a few bucks on a new bottle of ink, ink your favourite pen, and boom, just like that, whole new writing experience!
At this point, you’re probably thinking to yourself, this all seems like a lot just to buy a pen. And you’re right. It is. However, if you just want a pen that you can pull out at any time and it just works, then I’d suggest grabbing a roller ball or a gel pen. There’s a ton of great ones out there, and you can read through Brad’s reviews to find the best of the best. If you’re looking for a utilitarian tool, that’s the way to go.
However, if you’re approaching fountain pens as a piece of art, a hobby, or worse, a potential addiction, I think it’s worth taking the time to understand the basics with a few of the cheaper options before diving head first into the vast selection of premium pens that exist out there.
And then there’s using a fountain pen.
Putting aside one’s ballpoint and picking up a fountain pen is akin to making the switch from shaving with a cartridge razor to using a safety or straight razor. The nature of the tool requires more skill and attention on your part, but the experience is richer and the result sharper.
If you’ve always wanted to see what it’s like to literally get the ink flowing, this article offers an accessible primer on the basics you need to know to get started.
A Brief History of Fountain Pens
While the earliest record of a fountain-like pen dates from the 10th century, fountain pens as we know them today didn’t exist until the late 19th century. In 1884, an American named Lewis Waterman patented the first practical model after supposedly having a sales contract ruined by a leaky precursor. Before Waterman’s version, fountain pens were plagued with ink spills and blots, and were unreliable and inconvenient.
Waterman solved this airflow issue by cutting a series of three fissures in the pen’s feed. This created a capillary-esque mechanism that functioned by drawing ink into these small channels at the same time that air came back in over the fissures and entered the reservoir. The modern fountain pen was born.
Though Waterman’s innovation made fountain pens much more effective and convenient to write with, filling the pen remained a messy and tedious affair. You had to unscrew a portion of the barrel and use an eyedropper to fill the reservoir drop by drop. At the turn of the 20th century, companies began introducing self-filling reservoirs that allowed users to put the nib in the inkbottle and fill the reservoir by pulling a lever or twisting the barrel.
Despite the introduction of the ballpoint pen in the early 1900s, fountain pens maintained their dominance as the go-to writing instrument up until the mid-point of the century. It was not until the 1960s, when the ballpoint pen’s reliability increased, and its price decreased, that fountain pen sales began their long and steady decline in the United States. While they’re still widely used by students in private schools in England and the rest of Europe, in America the fountain pen is largely seen as more of a collector’s item, a status symbol, or the focus of a twee hobby. However, thanks to the internet’s ability to connect enthusiasts, the fountain pen has seen something of a resurgence in the U.S. Today you can find countless forums and blogs dedicated to the virtues of this classic writing instrument.
Why Write With a Fountain Pen
Think you might like to branch out from your ballpoint? Here are a few reasons to give fountain pens a try:
It feels better. Because you don’t have to press down as hard to write as you do with a ballpoint pen, writing with the fountain variety is much easier on the hand. It allows for extended periods of writing without fatigue. It’s easier to get in the flow, when using something that truly flows.
It’s better for the environment. With a ballpoint pen, once you use up all the ink, you toss it into the trash. While you can buy disposable fountain pens, most fountain pens aren’t meant to be thrown away. When you run out of ink, just refill the reservoir and you’re back in business.
More economical in the long run. I don’t want to think about the amount of money I’ve thrown away or lost in the form of half-used ballpoint pens. Because of their disposable nature, I’m pretty careless with them. If I lose one, oh well, I can buy a whole new pack of ‘em.
There’s something about a fountain pen that inspires you to take care of it. The hefty price tag of some models certainly has something to do with that. But the fountain pen’s storied tradition provides an aura of timelessness and permanence that encourages the owner to safeguard it; it may even become a family heirloom.
The result is that, besides the initial investment of the pen, the only recurring expense you’ll accrue is just buying more ink every now and then. Consequently, you save money in the long run with a fountain pen compared to a ballpoint.
It makes cursive handwriting look better. Besides reducing fatigue, the light touch and flowing hand movements that are necessitated by a fountain pen make your handwriting look better.
Notice the slit down the middle and the breather hole.
The nib is the metal tip of the fountain pen that touches the paper. Early fountain pen nibs were fashioned from gold due to the element’s flexibility and resistance to corrosion. However, most modern nibs are made with stainless steel or gold alloys because of their strength and durability.
If a nib is made from pure gold, it’s usually tipped with a hard-wearing metal like iridium or some metal from the platinum family. Steel nibs already have a hard tip, so tipping them with another metal isn’t necessary.
Along the center of the nib runs a small slit that helps bring ink down the tip by way of the aforementioned capillary action. You’ll also find a “breather hole” bored into the top of the nib to help bring air back into the reservoir to prevent a vacuum from forming. The breather hole also serves a structural purpose by acting as a stress-relieving point, which helps prevent the nib from cracking with the repeated flexing that occurs during use.
Nibs come in varying tip shapes and grades. The three basic shapes are round, stub, and italic. Round is the most common shape and provides a fairly uniform-looking line on the paper. Stub and italic nibs are typically used in calligraphy.
Nib grades designate the size of the tip. Five basic grades exist: extra fine (XF), fine (F), medium (M), broad (B), and double broad (BB). The most common nib grades are fine and extra fine.
Reservoir or Filling Systems
The reservoir is the cavity inside the fountain pen that holds the ink. This part has seen the most innovations over the course of the pen’s evolution. We could devote an entire article to the various types of reservoirs and filling systems that you can find on antique fountain pens, but for the purposes of this article, we’ll stick to the most common ones you’ll find in modern models:
Cartridge. This is the most common type of reservoir in fountain pens today. A cartridge is a small, sealed disposable plastic tube that holds the fountain pen ink. When a cartridge runs out of ink, you simply remove the old cartridge and put in a new one. The main benefit of cartridge reservoirs is the convenience. The downside is that you often have to rely on the propriety cartridge made for your particular pen. Consequently, your choices of ink will be more limited. Also, there’s the cost factor. While cartridges aren’t too expensive, refilling your pen yourself can save you money in the long run.
Converter. If you don’t like the idea of having to buy new cartridges every time you run out of ink, consider buying a cartridge converter for your fountain pen. A cartridge converter looks pretty much like a cartridge and can fit most cartridge pens, but it has a filling mechanism that allows you to refill it with ink whenever you run out. The upside is that you open yourself up to a variety of inks to use, the downside is convenience; while it’s not hard to fill your cartridge converter, it’s certainly more of a hassle than simply throwing away an old cartridge and installing a new one. Here’s how to fill a cartridge converter.
How to Write With a Fountain Pen
Post your cap (or not). Posting your cap means putting the cap on the end of your pen while you’re writing. The pen usually feels more balanced in the hand when you have it posted. Of course, some folks prefer to write with the cap set aside. Experiment and find what works for you.
Hold it at the correct angle. The pen should make a 40 to 55-degree angle with your writing surface. A fountain pen’s “sweet spot” is usually in this range, as ink flows more easily at these angles. The exception is a pen with a round nib; in this case, you want the nib’s top to point straight up and not be rotated to either side.
Use less pressure. You don’t need to press down to get the ink to flow like you do with a ballpoint pen. In fact, too much pressure can prevent the ink from flowing properly or can damage the nib. Keep your strokes light.
Use your arm. Most people are “finger writers,” meaning that they just move their fingers to write. Finger writing has a tendency to cause you to apply too much pressure to the pen, which rotates it and in turn causes ink flow problems. Instead, focus on using your shoulder and arm more while you’re writing. It will feel weird at first, but this style of writing keeps your nib steady and helps reduce the pressure on it.
How to Take Care of Your Fountain Pen
Don’t let others borrow your pen. As you use your pen, the nib will adapt to your writing style. If you let someone else borrow it for extended periods and apply their own style to it, the nib can get out of whack. If they just need to sign something, let them borrow it; it’s a gentlemanly gesture. If they need to write an essay, lend them a cheap-o ballpoint.
Give your pen a regular flush. It’s recommended that you give your fountain pen a flush once a month. It ensures proper ink flow by removing any build-up in the nib or feed. Here’s how you do it.
In addition to flushing, you might consider soaking your nib in a cup of cool water overnight to remove any stubborn ink build-up.
The Fountain Pen Network.
A forum dedicated to fountain pens. The folks there are super helpful with beginners, so if you have a question, ask. They also have lists of groups, meetings and events dedicated to fountain penning (yeah, I just used fountain pen as a verb), as well as a marketplace where you can buy or trade new fountain pens.
Inside a Technical Drawing Pen
Technical drawing pens use a narrow metal or plastic tube, usually containing a very thin wire, to deliver ink to their tip. The circular tube design allows it to create extremely precise lines in any stroke direction. A word of caution – this ink delivery mechanism requires the pen be held perpendicular to the writing surface to function properly and the pen may not work at more acute angles.
The tips of technical drawing pens range from a miniscule 0.0mm to a bold 1.mm. Each tip produces a line of a single width, and different pens can be used in conjunction to accentuate each other. Small tips are excellent for producing tiny, precise details but must be treated delicately to avoid damage. Larger tips are more durable and allow for a richer ink flow, resulting in thick lines perfect for outlines or bold letters.
Note that some manufacturers measure the tip width, while others measure the line produced. This results in some inconsistency in the designated widths. Most metal tips are measured by line produced, and create a finer line than plastic tips of the same measurement.
Technical drawing pens have either a solid metal tip or a plastic tip with a metal guide. Metal tips are durable and can be made into very fine tips. However, they are more expensive to replace and require regular cleaning. Plastic-tipped pens often feel smoother than their metal counterparts. They are more forgiving of acute drawing angles and can provide a small amount of line variation but tend to be less durable. Even careful use can lead to finer tips breaking or fraying. Regardless, their lower price and overall reliability make them a widely-chosen favorite among artists.
Disposable vs. Reusable
Technical drawing pens are available in either disposable or reusable bodies. Don’t be misled by the word “disposable” though – the choice between the two is less about quality and more about personal preference. Disposable pens require little to no maintenance and are perfect for beginners or on-the-go draftspeople. Reusable technical drawing pens are built to last a lifetime. These pens can be disassembled to refill the ink, replace damaged parts, or clean the pen. They are better suited for more advanced users as regular cleaning and maintenance is required.
Ink Filling System
Among reusable pens, there are two types of ink filling systems – bottle and cartridge. Bottled inks are more economical, but can be messy to refill and difficult to transport. Cartridges are easy to change and more transportable but are more expensive and are unique to each brand of pen.
Scientific illustration is the art of creating drawings and representations for educational purposes in various scientific fields. Attention to detail is a requirement for these drawings: sloppy work could result in misidentifying a venomous species of spider! Technical pens allow for the detail and precision necessary for scientific illustrators to create reliable work.
Products used: Rotring Isograph 0.5, Sakura Pigma Micron 005, Sakura Pigma Micron 0(Purple)
Comic and Manga Illustration
Comic artists love technical pens for their precise line widths, small tip sizes, portability, and reliability. Technical pens can be used with rulers and templates and are far more consistent than nibs or brushes. Their fine tips are valued for the tiny details they can produce.
Comic artists also use technical pens for lettering due to their even line weight and reliable ink flow. While all technical drawing pens are well suited for comics and manga, the Sakura Pigma Micron and
Copic Multiliner pens are the most common choice among comic artists because of their fine line weight and more forgiving plastic tips.
Products used: Copic Multiliner SP 0.3, Rotring Isograph 0.5, Rapidograph 0.18
These reusable pens are more durable and economical than their disposable counterparts. While they have a higher upfront cost, individual parts can be replaced or refilled, resulting in a more environmentally-friendly pen in the long term. Minor maintenance may be required from time to time.
As mentioned previously, technical drawing pens are designed to be held perpendicular to the paper surface, and the pen may not work or become damaged when used at more acute angles. These pens should never be used at an angle less than 4degrees away from the paper surface. Smooth papers such as vellum or tracing paper are best for the pens. Rough surfaces such as watercolor paper should be avoided as they may damage the tips.
Reusable metal-tipped pens require some additional maintenance. They should be cleaned periodically according to the manufacturer’s directions to prevent any buildup of dried ink. Also avoid storing these pens for long periods of time with ink inside as the ink may dry and clog the narrow pen tips.
Reasons To Use A Pen Over A Printer
A printer is accurate and rigid and helps you make virtual designs of objects you want to create whereas a pen is fluid and free-type which supports freestyle hand-drawings. Printers need a 3D file to give form to something whereas pens enable users to draw any object or structure out of their imagination.
Ways to use a 3D printing pen
There is a lot that you can do with 3D pens. They can be used for artistic and decorative works; and also for minor repair works when combined with 3D printers. The most common applications of 3D printing pens include building mini Eiffel towers, homes, ornaments, pendants, and drawing objects like phones, laptops, and iPhone cases.
Scribbler 3D Printing Pen V3
As the name suggests, Scribbler 3D printing pen Vis an advanced version of the popular Scribbler Pen, and it has been in the market for quite some time grabbing the attention of many art lovers worldwide. One of the most striking features of this pen is that it is built with great design and impressive ergonomics which make drawing a lot easy and fun-filled.
Scribbler 3D printing pen Vcomes in multiple colors, but even if you are a beginner, you can save yourself endless hours of research and comparison by using shades of different colors in the same pen. At present, the 3D pen comes in eight attractive colors which include yellow, blue, green, white, red, and purple.
We tried the pen and found out a few things from a user’s perspective. The pen is extremely lightweight and easy to use. We’d say it’s a great choice for kids, teens, and beginners. If you have problems in changing the filament, just skip the process. The pen is designed to easily work without causing any fuss.
Now, find out how you can become an awesome artist by using the Scribbler Pen.
Frankly speaking, Scribbler 3D Pen Vdoesn’t have any major downsides as such. It passed most of our tests with flying colors. But, first-time 3D pen users might struggle a bit because the drawing is different from what you are accustomed to practicing all these years, so you need to learn how to use 3D pen for drawing before you start using them. That apart, the pen is awesome. Fun and learning guaranteed!
Lix 3D Smart Pen – Extremely lightweight and responsive
Lix shook the 3D world when it launched the smallest 3D printing pen in the world. It’s one of those pens that got appreciation from both fans and critics. Our team was lucky to get one and be able to review this stunning 3D printing pen, which was initially launched through the company’s kickstarter campaign.
So, are you curious to know what our impressions are about this pint-sized 3D pen? Read on and find out the details.
Just like you, we were thinking how this ridiculously small pen would perform, but in the end, we were pleasantly surprised by how well the pen scored in our review tests. We ran multiple tests even using the pen in a quiet environment to see if it was like one of the other noisy pens out there in the market, but it proved to be one that is perfectly suited to be used in quiet places and any environment for that matter. The handle is pretty impressive, and the pen worked well in almost all surfaces that we used.
One of the other noticeable characteristics of the Lix 3D smart pen is the fact that it is works via a USB cable which is different from the other 3D pens that required a power brick for power. That calls for constant plugging, which can be a bit frustrating for some users. If you are like me, then you’ll enjoy using Lix 3D printing pen conveniently without any hassle. The pen remains charged for until it is powered up by the power source. If you wish to charge your Lix 3D smart pen on the go, then a power bank will do the job for you. Super easy, right?
When going through a review, it’s natural that you will want to weigh the pros and cons before purchasing the product. But trust me, despite conducting multiple tests, I couldn’t find any drawback of the Lix 3D printing pen. It looks to be a clear winner and a perfect choice for 3D pen lovers and Lix fans alike. It’s certainly one that is worth buying.
CCbetter Intelligent Pen
Before we get into the details of CCbetter Intelligent Pen, please note that it is also called Joyluxy Intelligent 3D. We’d like to start off saying that this is definitely right up there as one of the most complete 3D pens 201in the market, and we’re excited to review it. When it comes to features and performance, the pen has all the elements that any 3D pen lover would look for in a top notch pen. Let’s review Joyluxy’s
CCbetter Intelligent 3D printing pen in depth.
The pen is packed in a relatively thin box that is only as big as a smartphone box. In the box, there is the regular power brick with the two packed filaments. However, as mentioned earlier, users who prefer new filaments can always purchase them separately.
The makers have included a stand in the kit in which users can put their pens on when not in use. Going by user-friendliness and performance, we would say the pen is easily suitable for beginners and regular users alike. We tried drawing on a range of surfaces, and the pen performed extremely well in all of them. It also includes an OLED which has something like a status indicator to alert the user when the filament gets heated up and is ready for drawing. It’s sure a tough competitor to all the other 3D pens in the market.
Coming to the downside, we didn’t find any noticeable flaw when we started using the pen. However, from a common user’s perspective, we felt that a more detailed user manual would be highly beneficial for beginners and more so for people who are hesitant to go for 3D pens without clear instructions. That apart, we would say that the pen performed very well in several tests.
Taking the pros and cons into account, it still looks like Joyluxy’s CCBetter Intelligent 3D Pen is one of the most impressive pens of its type in the market, and certainly worth putting your money into.
Doodler 3D Printing Pen
I wouldn’t deny that there is a learning curve the user has to go through before using this pen like a pro. Don’t get carried away by the videos you see on YouTube, it’s not that simple. You’ll need a cardboard, paper, or any other surface to draw (and probably a cup of coffee) for a brisk start.
Okay, shifting our focus to the important things, 3Doodler 3D printing pen is amazing for a number of reasons. The first and foremost is that it consists of 50 plastic filaments. Design-wise and feel-wise, the pen is cool. Whether it’s worth the price or not, here is a fair review.
First off, we found that the pen’s name is unique and it is also the world’s first 3D printing pen. When it comes to appearance, it pen looks better than most other 3D pens that we have seen over the days. When drawing, the filaments don’t get clogged – there are 50 of them and replacement is easy.
First off, we found that the pen’s name is unique and it is also the world’s first 3D printing pen. In terms of appearance, it looks better than most other 3D pens that we have seen over the days. While drawing, the filaments don’t get clogged – there are 50 of them and replacement is damn easy.
We tried drawing on multiple surfaces, and the pen worked just fine on all of them. It’s user-friendly. If you are an experienced user, you’ll be at ease when using the pen, and if you are a beginner, then there is a bit of learning curve to go through. However, it’s fun and engaging.
Frankly speaking, there is nothing to complain about with this pen. You might want to do some nitpicking from a critic’s standpoint but again, this pen overcomes the drawbacks that we find in most other 3D Pens.
Coming back to
Glyby Intelligent 3D pens, we would say that kids in your home are going to love this one more than the other 3D pens. It has sufficient features to keep them immersed in a world of joy for a long time. But, if your kids are too young, then make sure to supervise them so that things don’t go wrong.
There is no major drawback about Glyby Intelligent 3D printing pen as such. Since it’s designed for the kids, it does a great job in being a kid’s best 3D friend. Of course, there is a range of other 3D printing pens out there in the market, but most of them are expensive, so Glyby Intelligent 3D printing pen takes the cake when you bring in the budget factor. If you wish to surprise your kids with a perfect birthday present, reward them for scoring high marks in exams, or help them learn some amazing stuff, then this pen should make a great choice.
As we all know, the primary purpose of using a 3D pen is to draw beautiful structures out of creativity. Design, ease of handling, filament conversion, and performance are among the most important things you need to compare among different 3D pens. These are the standard parameters in 3D pens comparison. To go a step further, make sure to look for add-ons like the standby mode and cooling type which can help you differentiate the best from the ordinary. Even bigger LCD screens can come in handy depending on your requirements. Then, there is the new filament jamming alert feature in some pens to let users control things at just the right time. There are also other options like LED and thermal management in smart 3D pens. Let’s take a more elaborate look at some of them. Type of control
The better the control your 3D pen gives you, the better is its quality. For example, there are pens where there is a temperature control option to melt the plastic filament for better drawing. Even the speed is controllable while drawing. Some pens have a custom feed that help you control the speed and flow of filament while drawing. It is said that adjustable temperature makes drawings more targeted and advanced which was a limitation in the early model 3D pens. Overall, features related to control are only designed to take your 3D drawing experience to a whole new level. Design
When it comes to design, an ergonomic design is what every user is looking for when buying 3D pens at present. But yeah, models like the Lix haven’t met their expectations in this area yet. Slimmer 3D models are more popular among buyers than bulky 3D pens. The finest pens are super lightweight and pocket-sized and can even be recharged with the USB cable. Design is what determines your handle, and makes you feel good as you draw using your 3D pen. Having a lightweight, easy to grip 3D pen will only help translate your ideas smoothly in the form of 3D objects in the air and on surfaces. The Filament
What filament type you use also determines the output of your drawing to a large extent. From the way you hold the pen to which grip you should be using, the filament type determines a range of factors. The plastic in the filament is what melts and allows you to draw different objects. Today there are dozens of them out there, so you can always compare and choose the one which best suits your needs. Best of all, filaments are replaceable and so if you are not happy with the one in your 3D pen, you can always buy a better filament separately. Readily replaceable filaments are said to last longer than those that aren’t. Keep in mind that there are four major types of filaments in the market. They are specialty, standard, composite, and flexible. Brand and manufacturer
Yes, brand name makes a big difference when it comes to buying 3D pens. The world’s first 3D printing pen was introduced by 3Doodler and Scribbler topped it up with a 6-month warranty to encourage new users to try the model out. Lix went the extra mile in terms of innovation. Likewise, every brand has been and is unique in its own way. Before buying a 3D pen, make sure that you compare the top brands and the best range of 3D pen models from each brand. This will help you make a better purchasing decision even if you are a first-time buyer. Customer Reviews
What the first thing you do before purchasing a product? Check online reviews? Well, hold on a bit. That might not be the only way to find the best 3D printing pen for your need. Each pen has its own reputation in the market and choosing the best all depends on what you want and whether your pen has it all. It’s never a bad idea to browse online reviews, but word of mouth would be much better. If any of your friends or colleagues has bought a 3D pen and is happy to recommend the one to you, then it’s worth buying. Of course, after checking if it fulfills your requirements in terms of design, features, performance, and budget.
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Gregoire Lepeigneux sketches with an Isograph 0.Pen
What Is The Difference Between Rapidograph And Isograph Pens?
Rapidograph Pen uses Rotring’s innovative capillary cartridge including the ink helix. Each time you change the cartridge you get a new clean ink helix and pressure equalisation system. You never have to clean the ink helix! This makes the Rapidograph Pen the more popular of the two as it is a lot less messy and is less likely to get clogged up.
The extra-large volume of the ink helix and the location of the ventilation opening allows for improved temperature stability. The ink can therefore be used right down to the last drop!
Isograph Pen features a refillable ink reservoir. The patented push-on sleeve allows for easy access to and fast cleaning of the ink helix, even when the reservoir is full. The Isograph is ideal for frequent drawing using bottled inks. This means that your colour range is more versatile with an Isograph Pen as you refill it yourself.
Both the Rapidograph and Isograph Pens come in 1different line widths and feature chrome plated thin nibs allowing you to create highly detailed work.
What Ink Do I Use In Rapidograph And Isograph Pens
Rotring’s technical pen ink is suitable for use on tracing paper, vellum, drawing paper and lineboard. It is lightfast, fast-drying, waterproof and smudge free once dry. The high density of the pigment gives it high opacity and the sharpness and adhesion of the line is superior.
The Rotring technical pen ink cannot be erased with Rotring pencil erasers B20 or B30. The coloured inks can be inter-mixed with each other.
Rapidograph Ink Cartridges are available in black, blue and red ink. You get replacement ink cartridges in a pack.
Isograph Ink is available in 23ml Bottles in black, blue, red and white ink. Black ink is also available in a 250ml bottle.
What Nib Sizes Are Available For The Rapidograph & Isograph Pens?
Both the Rapidograph and Isograph Pens are available in precision line widths from 0.to 1.0mm. This gives you a wide range to choose from whether requiring a continuous width of line for technical drawing or a greater choice for tonal and shading work.
Cold Steel Pocket Shark
The Alias or Charlie’s Angels of pens, the Cold Steel Pocket Shark is designed to look like your typical permanent marker, but is made with high impact plastic and features walls that are times thicker than your average marker. The look-a-like can also be effectively used as a Yawara stick, a Japanese weapon used in various martial arts.
Schrade Tactical Fountain Pen
The Tactical Fountain Pen by Schrade is pure class and kick ass. The pen offers two options: a standard rollerball pen, and the much more refined, fountain pen. Complete with a black aircraft-grade aluminum body and ribs for added grip, this German-made fountain pen will serve as both a functional and whimsical writing tool; but also an instrument that could viciously tear through someone’s abdomen.
Smith & Wesson Military and Police Tactical Pen
Besides writing and murdering the occasional civilian (kidding!), this in pen and its personal protection tip is perfect for the tablet and eReader user. Which nowadays is just about everyone. The Smith & Wesson brand is synonymous with quality and the logo is laser engraved so it won’t get scuffed. The pen is also available in pink, just in case your girl wants to get her delicate hands on one as well.
CRKT Tao Tactical Pen
This pen was designed by award-winning knife designer Allen Elishewitz. Its many lethal qualities were designed in to protect its handler in three levels. One: the impact crown on the cap can be used to strike the assailant on the head or hands by raking or thrusting. Two: the more pointed butt of the pen may be used to thrust or provide a disabling pressure point behind the ears, at the armpit or throat. And three: the pen point may be thrust for penetration in soft tissues of the throat, chest or abdomen with potentially lethal results. So, yeah. It’s pretty hardcore.
Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen
Made alongside law enforcement professionals, the Impormpu Tactical pen can smash glass like the Uzi, but has much less complexity to it, making this option much easier to store and carry around without people thinking you’re some kind of white-collar Survivorman.
Tuff Writer Tactical Pen
First off, the pen labels you a “tuff writer” which is badass in and of itself. The pen also grants users the unnecessary ability to write in temperatures of -30 to 250 degrees Farenheit, in the slight chance you’re in a near-deadly circumstance (either frozen or completely melted) with the sudden urge to write your memoirs.
Mil-Tac Tactical Defense Pen
This pen is made from aircraft grade anodized aluminum, for crying out loud. If that’s not enough to secure your purchase, it’s also one of the more understated tactical pens on the market—meaning nobody will know this little tool could peel the flesh off anyone in the boardroom (again, not recommended). The pen comes in an assortment of colors as well, just in case you like your deadly weapons a little more personalized.
Surefire IV Tactical Pen
If you’re more in the market for a good-looking pen that writes well, but can also kick some ass when times get shady, your best bet is the SureFire IV Tactical Pen. The pen is slim and sleek, but heavy duty as well, made with high-strength aerospace aluminum.
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY
Best 3d Printing Pen 201– Buyer’s Guide It is verifiable that innovation has changed and changed life significantly finished the years. Every last part of life has been shifted and formed somehow by the development of innovation. A few changes are more clear and detectable than others. However, some are still new to the market and remain fairly an irregularity. Regardless of whether you know it, craftsmanship as you probably is aware it is very nearly a noteworthy upset. With the innovation of the 3D pen, craftsmanship will go up against another life and craftsmen around the globe will have the capacity to make exceptional gems more than ever.
Ipeson 3D Printing Pen
This 3D printing pen from Ipeson is one of the best 3D pens for 201Designed to enhance your children’s creativity and artistic levels, this is a superior gadget whose performance can only be fully understood by trying it out. Giving endless possibilities, it allows you to draw vertically and horizontally with least hassle. Its enhanced design which features a light and firm grip ensures that you get nothing short of remarkable masterpieces. Its easy-to-use drive system makes it ideal for your children while the extrusion speed lets you make perfect finishes. With an ability to control temperatures, it is hard to say no for this.
Manve Intelligent 3D Printing Pen
Giving you the opportunity to draw, this intelligent 3D pen is another entry into the market whose performance is impressive. Ideal for both kids and adults, this one is your bet. It is designed to increase one’s imagination especially your child spatial capacity thus increasing their ability to think creatively. Of course, some of these aspects are key factors which are not even taught in our education curriculum thus needs to be provided to better the next generation. It is comfortable and practical platform for your child to enhance their artistic desires and sharpen their creativity. Moreover, it features and intelligent design which controls numerous aspects thus making it one of the best in the current market.
Scribbler 3D Pen
Designed to make art easier, Scribble 3D pen is another option on the menu for anyone looking for an excellent item. Lightweight, compact and easy to manage, this pen gives you an opportunity to increase your creativity to unimaginable heights. Ideal for both parents and their kids, this product also brings parents and their children closer as they put their minds together to create incredible masterpieces. Advanced, this pen lets you explore new ideas with unimaginable perfection. Of course, unlike any pencil, pen or watercolor you’ve used before, this one gives you the power to control almost all aspects. The Manufacturer recommended age is 14-year-old and up.
PACKGOUT 3D Pen
Introducing a stellar combination an excellent design and endless possibilities: The Packgout 3D pen is yet another incredible item whose ability to create top-precision masterpieces is unmatched. Giving your child an opportunity to take their creativity and imagination off the page and straight into the air, this one is an excellent choice to be the gift for your children. Whether you’re drawing in freehand, 3D or on paper, this is a great item for the entire family. Its plastic filament instantly hardens after being extruded from the pen thus giving you an opportunity to draw fast and accurately. Its ergonomic, slim and compact design is quite comfortable to hold in your hands and provides excellent maneuverability. At a weight of 2.oz, this 3D printer pen is quite convenient for any artist who wants to take their creativity off to the next level. With an auto shutdown and fast booting, you’ll love how quick and efficient this gadget is. In fact, it can save up your precious time by letting you start working within 30 seconds. It can shut down automatically which means that you have no reason to worry about it at all. On top of that, you will get free PLA or ABS filament along with the purchase of this pen. (PLA is environmental-friendly)
Soyan Professional 3D Pen
This one is from Soyan. It is undoubtedly professional yet is ideal for kids. It gives your child a chance to create 3D masterpieces, enhance the spatial thinking capability and improve their creativity and imagination. Boasting a temperature range of 130 degrees to 240 degrees, this pen lets you or your child adjust the temperatures to suite their desired level with much ease. It also comes with an easy-to-work-with extrusion feed which facilities adequate speed control for excellent results. What’s more? It is lightweight making it not just portable but also quite convenient for your children to carry it for their own need. The slim and ergonomic design and its sophisticated features make it quite attractive and reliable. Also, this 3D pen features an enhanced ceramic nozzle which makes it quite durable thus eliminating the need for you to frequent the market looking for a replacement.
The Bad and The Ugly
Not all rOtring listings that look really good on the outside are quite as they seem. I’ve had a couple of pens I’ve purchased arrive at my door with a few imperfections that could make or break a deal for someone.
NOS 600 “gears” on left and heavily used and worn on the right.
With the 600s particularly, where the caps and barrels meet there are little “gears” so to speak that force these parts to line up. Well, an unfortunate flaw in these gears is that they wear down over time with long-term use. The cap and barrel may not have a scratch on them, but if the pen was used a lot during its time even with great care, these parts eventually start to become a bit loose. I purchased a silver 600 rollerball that was flawless on the outside, but once it arrived I noticed that the cap and barrel were a bit wiggly. The pen still works, but isn’t a nice snap fit like you’d find in a brand new one. A deal breaker? Maybe.
The pen we all know and love. Ballpoint pens are probably the most widely used type of pen and are known for their reliability, availability, durability and reasonable prices. The pen functions with a small rotating ball – usually made from brass, steel or tungsten carbide, which ink clings to. The ball rotates as you write, leaving the ink on the paper while at the same time cleverly preventing the ink inside the reservoir from drying out.
The ink used in a ballpoint is generally oil-based viscous ink which is quick drying, will write on most surfaces and comes in a wide range of colours. The thicker ink in these pens can sometimes dry out on the ball when not in use but a quick scribble will usually get the ink flowing again.
Ballpoints come in a range of tip sizes – fine, medium and bold to suit your needs and satisfy your personal preference whether in the office, at school or for personal use at home.
Both disposable and refillable ballpoints are available.
Rollerballs work in the same way a ballpoint does, but using thinner water-based ink so that the effect on paper is similar to that of a fountain pen. The low viscosity ink in a rollerball flows freely with little pressure required whilst writing. This helps reduce the risk of tired or aching hands after a lengthy writing session.
Ink from a rollerball tends take a little longer to dry and may bleed through some of the more absorbent types of paper so a little extra care may be needed, although that’s a small price to pay for the superb, professional looking lines that can be created with these pens. As the ink in a rollerball flows more freely than the ink in a ballpoint, the lifespan of the refill may be shorter.
Rollerballs will either be retractable or they will come with a lid. Ensure the lid is placed on the pen when not in use, to prevent the pen from drying out. Rollerballs start off at a reasonable price and many are refillable so you never need to be parted from your favourite pen. Tip sizes vary from super fine to bold. Which size you choose simply comes down to personal preference and depends on the type of work you will use your pen for.
Fineliners have a fine tip which is ideal for creating those slightly more delicate lines. Whether it’s sketching, illustrating or writing that you’re into – or anything else which requires attention to detail, for that matter. A fineliner gives handwriting a crisper, clearer look, especially small handwriting. Fineliners come in a range of different colours and the line widths tend to be under 0.7mm, with the finest being 0.3mm.
If you’re looking for that perfect finish, technical pens are available to do just that. These pens are favoured by architects, draughtsmen and engineers. They give a precise line and are ideal for use on a range of surfaces, including tracing paper, vellum drawing paper and line board. Most technical pens are refillable with replacement nibs often available. They come in a variety of line widths ranging from the superfine 0.mm to a much thicker 1.0mm. You could opt for one of our Rotring sets which contain the basics to get you started.
Fountain pens are viewed by many as being one of the most luxurious ways to put pen to paper. They work using gravity and capillary action to get the ink through the feed and onto the paper via the nib. Fountain pens offer a smooth continuous ink flow and very little pressure is needed when writing.
The nibs are usually made from stainless steel or gold and are available in a range of sizes: fine, medium and bold. The more expensive fountain pens come in beautiful designs which are often considered treasured items by their owners.
The methods of getting ink into a fountain pen vary, although the easiest and most convenient way is via a replaceable cartridge. Other refill methods use bottled ink which, although they offer a wider range of inks and colours, are less convenient for using on the go. When you’ve found the fountain pen you wish to purchase, it’s always a good idea to research which method it uses to ensure it is compatible with your lifestyle and requirements.
Disposable fountain pens are also available and are suitable for everyday use. These pens are not refillable but still provide you with a smooth, enjoyable writing experience. They come with an iridium ball nib and sizes range from 0.7mm to 0.3mm. The Pentel JM20 has a duel sided nib in sizes from 0.3mm to 0.4mm, allowing you to adjust it to suit your own personal preference and style.
These pens are used for highlighting text and come in bright fluorescent colours, bringing text to the attention of the reader with ease. Most highlighters have a chiselled tip which produces a broad line through the text but can be used to achieve a finer line when underlining. Line widths range from 1mm to 5mm, making highlighting text of any size an easy task.
Over-head projector (OHP) pens are designed to write on OHP film but are also suitable to use on most other glossy surfaces.
OHP pens offer both a permanent and non-permanent option. If you’re looking to make your presentation colourful and eye-catching you could opt for one of our assorted colour packs which include some, or all, of the following colours: black, blue, red, orange, green, brown, purple and yellow. You can choose from a wide range of line widths, including: 0.4mm, 0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1mm and 3mm.
Pencils are made from a mixture of graphite and clay which is then placed into a protective casing, most commonly wood, or in the case of a mechanical pencil – plastic or metal.
However, a pencil is not just a pencil. Any artist who uses pencils regularly will be interested in the hardness of the lead, which ranges from hard (2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H,) to black (B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B, 9B). HB is the most common type of pencil, used for most everyday writing tasks. 9H is the hardest and will leave the lightest mark on paper, while 9B is the softest and will leave the darkest mark on paper.
Colouring pens and pencils
A popular drawing tool for both children and adults, colouring pencils are available in either round or hexagonal barrels. You can choose from the standard colouring pencil or the blendable colouring pencil which helps you create those softer edges, and water colour pencils which give your creations a stunning water colour paint effect when brush strokes of water are added.
We also stock long lasting felt tip pens that come in both broad and fine tips, available in a vast range of colours. These are washable, making them the ideal choice for school children, whether in the classroom or at home.
Crayons are particularly suitable for children as they are hard wearing, cover large areas and will not create any unwanted mess. They can be sharpened so you can keep them in tip top condition and are also erasable. They are available in a range of bright, eye catching colours …. Let those imaginations run wild.
Everyone has their one special pen – their first choice when they dip into the pen pot. Once you’ve found yours, you’ll want to know how to refill it so that you can use it for ever and ever and ever….
We stock a selection of refills including Parker, Waterman, Cross and Rotring. Refills are available for ballpoints, rollerballs and technical pens. Fountain pen refills are available in the form of both cartridges and bottled ink.
Either check the packaging, or look at the refill inside your pen to find out which type your pen requires. Most ballpoints, rollerballs and gel pens simply need to be unscrewed for refill purposes. Take care when refilling so you don’t lose any springs or other small parts that the pen may contain.
Refilling a fountain pen which uses a disposable cartridge is straight forward. The cartridge is simply pushed on, piercing the top and allowing the ink to escape. Check the packaging to find out which cartridges are compatible with your pen.
The refill process can sometimes be a little more complicated (or more fun, depending on how you look at it) with a fountain pen which uses bottled ink. These fountain pens may need to be filled via the piston mechanism, which uses suction, or manually via a syringe.
Choosing the line width
The line width you choose for your pen will depend on personal preference and the type of work you intend to use your pen for. Line widths range from a very thin 0.1mm on fineliners, all the way up to a 14.8mm on pens such as markers. The average size of a medium point pen is around 0.7mm or 0.8mm, so that’s a good starting point when deciding how thick or thin you’d like your lines to be.
Included in the matrix are columns
Click on any of the columns to sort the data to help make your decision easier. So many manufacturers and models exist that there is no way that I could have listed everything. However, many exceptional pens are included at every price range and from a wide variety of quality makers. The best fountain pen is out there.
Why buy a pen, and how to go for the best fountain pen?
Fountain pens are often seen today as luxury items and in some cases as status symbols. These pens may also very well serve as everyday writing instruments, like the regular ball pen. A good quality steel and even gold pens are easily available and can be inexpensive.
In Europe the use of fountain pens is well spread. Students in primary and secondary schools in France and Belgium are still required to write all exams in ink. To avoid mistakes special black and blue ink that can be made invisible by using an ink eraser.
Fountain pens are used for artistic expression. Some famous writers today use fountain pens for a whole manuscript, including Stephen King. Others use them for such as expressive handwriting, pen and ink art and professional design. Fountain pens can even be a unique piece of art. Ornate pens have precious metals and beautiful gems and other mineral stones. Some pens are designed with inlaid lacquer.
A fountain pen can be favored over other writing devices for many different reasons. It can be out of a desire of personalisation like other accessories like watches or handbags, it can be for pure elegance because some of these objects are truly beautiful, or for sentimentality because emotions and feelings will be reflected in your handwriting and computers and ballpoint pens simply can not provide this dimension. Finding your best fountain pen is a unique experience.
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How To Find the Best Fountain Pen That Meets Your Needs
Above you will find an interactive comparison chart of a broad selection of fountain pens, some of the best and most are on the market today. Choosing one can be daunting, so do have a look at the different criteria in there. Every person has his own criteria of choosing. Your best fountain pen is a unique choice. The options and criteria will help you make the appropriate buying decision. So, above you will find the Best Fountain Pen Comparison Guide to help you find the perfect pen for you.
I was hesitant in providing my Top because these pens are so different and you are as well. So please see these very simply as only my favorites. Below you will find my top picks for overall best fountain pen along with more a more detailed review of each.
3D Pen Vwith LED Screen which is one of the most popular 3D Pen for kids. We are sure that your child will like its cool design and attractive ceramic body. It is very smooth and extremely lightweight which makes it perfect for any kid to use and have fun with. painting could be quite expensive, but with a 3D pen, you can make them on your own at a lower cost. If you are new to this technology and wish to find best 3d printing pen in a jiffy, we suggest you checkout table below which has all “the best 3Dprinting pens 2018”. So, don’t waste much time, order the one to create enjoyable and fun filled 3D printings. If you want to know more about the above mentioned “the best 3D printing pens 2018”? You can read the article below for a quick review of each and every product. In this article we have tried to cover each and everything that you or any other buyer would want to know before choosing a 3d pen.
It is equipped with a huge Organic Light-emitting Diode (OLED) display that helps users to monitor the temperature and to improve the quality of the pictures being drawn.
This professional 3D printing pen is easy to use and allows every user to bring a 3D printing masterpiece.
It has a good speed control with modification option.
It has a sleek and attractive design which is preferred by home users for making good 3d drawings.
Flexibility is its next advantage! With this pen, you can draw anything from small to big size image.
It allows everyone to show off the innovation by discovering a new level of creativeness.
It is highly portable as a wall charger come along with this pen which is easy carry when you are walking from place to another.
It also stays for a longer duration without wasting filament and experiencing any difficulty.
Its manual includes minimum information on how to use it and the way its nozzle and temperature are adjusted.
Another drawback is poor branding as in the name of the brand is not mentioned on the front side of the pen.
Doodle in All ways
You can draw horizontally, vertically and in all other directions to take your imagination off the page. It expels liquid plastic, which hardens immediately in air or on paper. It has endless possibilities to draw your imagination a reality.
User-Friendly Design with Control System
The design of the 7Tech 3D printing pen is user-friendly and greatly helps to improve the users level of creativity. It has a speed control system that controls the filament flow.
Users can keep a slower extrusion rate for making an intricate painting and faster extrusion rate for making simpler paintings. Also, its temperature can also be controlled between 160-230 C to allow extruding of both the ABS and PLA filaments.
Operation and Functionality is Very Easy to Understand :-
The functionality of this top 3doodler pen is very simple and easy to understand even though you are a new to 3d printing technology with no prior technological knowledge. For understanding the functionality of this tool, users can read the instruction manual carefully.
LCD Screen Displays All Information
The LCD screen displays information related to temperature, filament, and flow rate. The displayed information enables the user to make changes in the settings as per his/her wish. Changing the parameters can be achieved through a button control system given on the device.
However, the operating power requirements of the pen are least at it’s fully operational level with either DC or AC marking which is highly convenient.
It should be plugged in at all times when in use.
Safety issue could be a primary concern for new users since the temperature of the pen can reach a very high level that can be lead to burning or harm users in other ways.
Painting in the air could be more challenging as compared to a paper or any other flat surface.
Speed Control System and LED
The latest version comes with a speed control system and a bigger LED that makes it easy for any user to control and monitor the speed and temperature of the filament.
With the speed monitoring system, the user will have more control on the performance of the pen as well, and he can make amazing 3D paintings at his/her pace.
It is a great product because kids can create 3D printing without any risk. They can draw any shape of their choice after inserting the gel cartridge into the pen.
They enjoy the gel flow coming out on the building surface when they peel. They can build different parts of a drawing separately and connect them easily without using glue or heat.
Color Filaments Come along
The GENESIS 3D Printing Pen comes with five ABS plastic filaments. If you want more filaments, you need to purchase from the market. Filaments are available for a variety of different colors. It gives users the freedom of using varied kinds of filaments.
Functions like Glue Gun
Though it is entirely different, but this 3d printer pen has same functionality like a glue gun. You can start using it as a glue gun because it also has an internal heating system to liquefy the solid filament of ABS plastic into liquid form.
Not only can a user of the GENESIS 3D Printing Pen. When you order this 3d doodle pen, you’re in good hands with our no-risk, no-questions-asked Money Back Guarantee and Top-Rated customer service.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is another high demand filament types! It is the same kind of plastic used in bicycle helmets and LEGO bricks. This is little cheap, flexible and durable than PLA. Most importantly it can be easily extruded and a perfect choice for 3D printing. The downside of ABS filament includes; It needs a high-temperature range between 210°C to 250°C to reach the melting point. It releases intense fumes during printing so not suitable for people with breathing issues.
The design of the 3D doodle pen is another primary concern! It plays a key role as it will increase the importance of the selected pen to the users. Comfortable design allows users to access the pen easily with a good feel on hand. However ergonomic design 3D printer pens are preferred choice in the current scenario.They are slimmer and easy to hold 3D pens that you can carry along all the time with zero hassle.
If the control of a 3D pen is in your hand, it will help you to draw high-quality 3D images hassle free! You can control the temperature of the filament you have loaded in pen. You can control the speed of the drawing out the liquid that may help you to draw refine lines with comfort and ease. The adjustable control system will change the entire look of 3D artwork and appeal a massive number of customers.
As the heating process is required to activate all 3D printing pens, so they must have power sources too. Most of these tools need to plug in the power point. Whereas, LIX 3D Pen can work quickly with chargeable batteries. They can be connected to AC power supply for aregular performance.
How to Use a 3D Pen
With some types of plastic you can even draw freehand in the air, and the plastic will cool quick enough so it that keeps its shape. When you’ve mastered this technique you can create functional shapes and art, like the picture of the bag I created below. If you want to see examples please take a look this handbag from my Portfolio.
Although 3D Pens use the same plastic filament as 3D Printers, that’s about where the similarities end! From the picture above you can see that the level of detail and artistic impression of 3D pen art isn’t comparable to the 3D models you make with a 3D printer.
Durability: Does the pen have a plastic or metal casing
LCD Display: Is the temperature controllable through an LCD screen?
Speed Control: Can you adjust the flow speed of the plastic?
List of features
Variable temperature settings – can use the pen with all filaments, not just ABS or PLA.
Multifunctional – not only used for 3D painting and drawing, but it can also function as a soldering iron or a heated cutting tool.
Has an burning element – should you wish to decorate wood or leather.
Attachments are easily interchangeable – are all supplied with the pen, making this the swiss army knife of 3D printing pens! expensive than your typical 3D Pen
Value for Money
Overview Soyan is a Chinese manufacturer and this is their latest model. You will find that many of the Chinese manufacturers opted for a similar design, shape and button placement. Coincidence, unlikely!
Nevertheless, this is one of the cheapest 3D pens you can currently buy and is suitable for beginner to intermediate level 3D drawing.
The Soyan 3D printing pen closely resembles the model from 7TECH in terms of its shape and design.It’s available in a variety of colors, blue and yellow being our favorite.
As an added extra, the pen comes with filament in various colors.Although a little bit bulky, it has a round shape that fits comfortably in your hand.
Like the model from 7TECH, it has an LCD display. So when using different types of plastic, it can be adjusted via this LCD for precise temperature control.
Soyan does not offer a guarantee for their pen.
This device is perfect for teenagers and adults who want to enjoy the art of 3D printing. It is very affordable too, however, some sacrifices were made to achieve this low price, and this is reflected in our scoring of the pen.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Technical Pens wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of Technical Pens
- №1 — Precision Micro-Line Pens
- №2 — Black Micro-line Pens for Drafting – Ultra Fine Point Technical Drawing Pen Set
- №3 — Black Micro-line Pens for Drafting – Ultra Fine Point Technical Drawing Pen Set