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Unworthy of the Rotring name
on 26 October 2013
First of all, I must stress that I am a big fan of Rotring products, which I own and are simply outstanding. Although I don't usually buy disposable pens, owing to environmental concerns, I decided to try this one, as an exception. However, I am disappointed, not with the overall quality of the pen and ink, which is excellent, but with its writing quality.
Line inconsistency is the main problem I found with this pen and, to a certain extent, ink flow. If you hold the pen at an angle, the tip somehow changes it shape, becoming kind of chisel-like and thereby altering line width. This is not only unsightly, if you're using the pen for writing, but also frustrating if it is used for drawing (as I do), where line consistency in cross-hatching is required. Also, the flow of ink to the nib can be a bit slow.
Perhaps this explains why the pen is disposable.
So if you're looking for line consistency in your writing or drawings, don't expect to get it with this pen. Not recommended. Buy the all-aluminium, rechargeable Rotring Tikky liner, which comes in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7mm and you'll get a top quality product, with the added bonus that it lets you monitor ink level as well.