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

Capillary pen has a convenient shape and a thin metal tip, copes well with writing and drawing. Simplicity and quality of handles will be appreciated by business and creative personalities. Ink does not drain and does not dry out even with an open cap.

Capillary handle: light slip and clear lines

Capillary effect

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

The letter or picture looks smooth and accurate, and do not put much effort into it, as it writes very easily. In the old days used something like a capillary handle. It was a thin stick of reed, common in ancient Egypt also because of the capillary effect.

Application and manufacture of capillary handles

Capillary black pen is used by artists and serves as an excellent tool for drawing and drawing. With her help make sketches, technical and artistic drawings. When applied, the lines are smooth and sharp, there is simply no need to put pressure on the handle. Since the principle of manufacturing involves a fairly easy application, like a thin felt-tip pen.

In the body of the handle is a container with paint, absorbing ink and tip. There are disposable handles, but there are those that can refill or change the cartridge. Thickness of the tip varies from 0.3 millimeters.

Capillary pen is easy to use, resistant to erasure, ink dries very quickly. And also this tool for writing and drawing is not picky about the quality of paper. The capillary tip slides smoothly over the paper without scratching the surface, which prevents the hand from getting tired. The work of such a pen is simply a pleasure.

Characteristics and recommendations

By the principle of the capillary effect, ink leaves through the porous fiber, which makes it easy to write. At the base of the handle is a special rod, fixed in a small tube of metal or plastic and connected to a fibrous rod in the middle of the body with absorbent inks.

  1. It is very convenient to draw fine lines with these handles.
  2. They are suitable for writing.
  3. Do not zealous and strongly press the pen to the paper, the ink can go out more than necessary.

Rapidograph - capillary handle for drawings

Rapidograph is a kind of capillary handle, which is used for the thinnest drawings. The tool is made of a small tube with a needle inside for fine ink supply and a cartridge with mascara. Basically, it is used by architects, graphic artists, cartographers, engineers, decorators, and designers.


  It is necessary to handle the rapidogram carefully, do not press and shake it, as it is possible to damage a brittle tip. For drawings, the watercolor paper will be used correctly, and for the drawings - a special cardboard. Too long to keep the handle is not worth it, because the ink can dry out. Leading positions among the producers of rapidograms are firms that create capillary handles: Faber Castell, Rotring, Koh-I-Noor, Pentel and Staedtler.

A rich choice

Modern manufacturers offer a huge number of different capillary pens worth from acceptable budget and indecently high figures. Such a small accessory, like a capillary pen, can, however, tell a lot about the status and financial capabilities 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 goose feathers. According to statistics, pens are used by about 92 percent of the world's population, despite general computerization. This means that such a thing, in particular, a capillary handle, will still be in demand for a long time as a working accessory. At the same time, this necessary object does not bypass evolution. New models of different design and with different functions are produced.

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