For the first time the capillary pen was released in 1953. Her ancestor is considered a cane with a capillary principle of delivering paint to the tip. Modern pens have a similar structure of a writing element with a felt-tip pen or a marker, only it is much thinner.

The capillary pen has a convenient shape and a thin metal tip, copes with writing and drawing. The simplicity and quality of the pen will be surely appreciated by business and creative individuals. The ink does not leak and does not dry out even with the cap open.

Capillary handle: easy glide and clear lines

Capillary effect

Its name capillary pen was due to the effect inherent in its design. This process can be described as follows: the ink rises along a thin rod and falls on a tiny writing capillary, which makes it possible to evenly apply them. Due to the capillary effect, the ink does not leak, no matter what position the pen is.

A letter or picture looks smooth and neat, and you should not make a lot of effort, as she writes very easily. In the old days they used something like a capillary pen. It was a thin cane of cane, common in ancient Egypt, also because of the capillary effect.

Application and manufacture of capillary pens

The capillary black pen is used by artists and is a great tool for drawing and sketching. With its help, make sketches, technical and artistic drawings. When drawing the lines turn out equal and accurate, it is just not necessary to press on the handle. Since the principle of manufacturing involves a fairly easy application, like a thin felt-tip pen.

In the case of the handle there is a container with paint, absorbing ink and a tip. There are disposable pens, and there are those that you can refill or change the cartridge. Tip thickness varies from 0.3 millimeter.

The capillary pen is easy to use, resistant to abrasion, the ink dries very quickly. As well as this tool for writing and drawing is not picky about paper quality. The capillary tip glides smoothly over the paper without scratching the surface, which prevents the hand from getting tired. Work with such a pen is just a pleasure.

Characteristics and recommendations

By the principle of the capillary effect, the ink leaves through the porous fiber, which provides ease of writing. At the base of the handle is a special rod fixed in a small tube made of metal or plastic and connected to a fiber rod in the middle of the case with absorbent ink.

  1. It is very convenient to draw thin lines with such pens.
  2. They are suitable for writing.
  3. You should not be zealous and strongly press the pen to the paper, ink can go more than you need.

Rapidograph - capillary pen for drawings

Rapidograph is a type of capillary pen that is used for the finest drawings. The tool is made of a small tube with a needle inside for a thin supply of paint and a can of ink. Basically, it is used by architects, graphic artists, cartographers, engineers, designers, as well as designers.


  Handle the rapidograph need to carefully, do not push it and shake it, because you can damage a rather fragile tip. For drawings it will be correct to use watercolor paper, and for drawings - a special cardboard. You should not keep a pen for too long, as the ink can dry out. The leading positions among manufacturers of rapidographs are occupied by firms that create capillary pens: Faber Castell, Rotring, Koh-I-Noor, Pentel and Staedtler.

Rich choice

Modern manufacturers offer a huge number of different capillary pens costing from acceptable budget to indecently high numbers. Such a small accessory, like a capillary pen, can, however, tell a lot about the status and financial possibilities of its owner.

Thanks to the creative decisions of designers are real masterpieces of art capillary with a super-tough casing, a springy tip and even sensory elements. Acquiring the only exclusive copy or a set of capillary pens, you need to define your goals if you need a handle for status or for work. The choice of stationery is quite large.

Gone are the days when people wrote with goose feathers. According to statistics, about 92 percent of the total population of the planet use pens, despite the general computerization. This means that such an item, in particular, a capillary pen, will still be a demanded working accessory for quite a long time. At the same time, this desired item does not bypass evolution. All new and new models of various design and with different functions are produced.

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