Rotring’s Radiograph and Isograph are probably the most well-known technical pens and that they had been in the market for a very long time. But how does their cheaper, non-reusable version stand up?
|Facts||Where Does it Stand?|
|Name||Rotring Tikky Graphic|
|Tip Size||.1, .2.,.3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8|
|Tip Material||Metallic fibre-tip|
|Type of ink||Pigmented|
I didn’t have any problem using these pens. The alliance that I got from them were not quite as crisp as I would prefer, even on very thick Bristol paper. Because of that, I probably wouldn’t be using them very often for delicate work.
|Quality||Where Does it Stand?|
|Drying Speed||.1 mm dries in two seconds, .3 mm dries in three seconds, .5 mm dries in eight seconds|
|Pooling||The bigger sizes will pool if left in one spot|
|Feathering||Feathers on Bristol paper|
|Appearance over Pencil||normal|
|Copic/ Alcohol Marker proof||yes|
Pros and Cons
|Line is dark black and pretty solid||Bleeds on Bristol paper|
|Ink flows very quickly and smoothly||Makes a thicker line than some other pens for the same size of tip|
|Ink reservoir window lets you know when the pen is running out||Ink can smudge even when you think that it is dry|
|Copic, water, and eraser proof||Bigger sizes pool ink at the end of lines|
Who is it for?
Anyone who really wants a technical pen that can keep up with their fast movements. Since the ink flows very quickly, there is no stopping or sputtering of the line. This is great for anyone who doesn’t want to slow down.
However, depending on the way you like to draw, the ink might actually be too much. It bleeds a bit, and the lines are a bit thicker than normal. If you want superduper fine delicate lines, this is probably not the pen.
The Last Word
- Price: ★★★
- Quality: ★★★
- Overall: ★★★