Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Review: Rotring Tikky Rollerpoint EF

This was another pen in the recent order from JetPens. The Rotring Tikky is a solid pen, and one of my favorites from the order. It also taught me something, how to pronounce Rotring. (For some reason before I ordered this pen I always pronounced Rotring as Rot-o-ring, but once I got the pen I realized there was no o in the name)

The Tikky Rollerpoint is a liquid ink pen from the good folks at Rotring.  This is my first experience with a Rotring product but I have read that the Rotring name is almost synonymous with quality.  The Tikky has lived up to these expectations.

The ink comes out very smoothly along the paper of my Black n' Red notebook.  I hardly have to exert any pressure to write anything with this pen.  The ink is a very dark black that doesn't fade over time.  In the Black n' Red there is no show through and no bleed through.  In my Field Notes memo book there is minimal show through and no bleed through (unless you leave the tip on the same spot for an extended amount of time).  The writing experience this pen provides is stellar.

The body of the pen is reminiscent of a Pilot Precise, with a see through window to gauge ink levels in the pen.  The cap of the pen is marked with EF so that when stored upright in a pen cup you can tell the tip width at a glance.  This is a nice touch that shows the great attention to detail this company has.  

On the grip area there is one flaw that makes this pen a bit of a hassle to use.  The grip is covered in ovals placed to give improved grip for the writer.  However, these ovals actually make the grip seem slippery and make my fingers slip from the places I want them to be.  This is a minor annoyance in the grand scheme of things, but it is an annoyance.

Other than a minor flaw this pen is great.  The Rotring Tikky Rollerpoint EF will be in my writing arsenal for a long time.  I can't wait to try other Rotring products.  I have my eye on one their gorgeous drafting pencils.

8 out of 10 mummies.

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog when I was searching the Internet for a review of the Rotring Tikky Rollerpoint EF Pen. I think I will be placing an order soon from Jet Pens. My pen of choice is the Pilot Precise V5 or V7. I think I have every ink color available in the V5. I've bookmarked your blog so I can easily check it out on a regular basis. I too am addicted to pens, notebooks and stationery.