The Pentel Hybrid Technica is a gel ink pen I have heard of briefly but never had the opportunity to try. I didn't see it anywhere until I was browsing JetPens one day (big surprise) and came across it. A new gel pen to try? Sure!
Hybrid Technica in 0.5 mm to try it out.
Features from Pentel
- Archival roller system with smooth, pigmented ink delivered through the long-lasting ball delivery system
- Acid-free, archival safe ink is ideal for sketching, drawing, manga art and so much more
- The tungsten carbide roller tip guarantees a consistent line from the first to last drop of ink
- Pigmented ink is light-fast, bleed-proof, water-resistant and fade-resistant
- Available in four line sizes: 0.3mm (extra-fine), 0.4mm (fine), 0.5mm (medium), and 0.6mm (bold).
|Compared with a Uni-ball Signo DX.|
|My bamboo, mini circle thing, and some trees. The trees and grass are kinda cool, right?|
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While these are nice gel pens, the extra-fine and fine are too scratchy for everyday writing, for my tastes. They are great for sketching (even for those who cannot sketch, like me). On the other hand, the medium and bold are quite nice for writing. These gel pens do have the advantage of being archival safe and water-resistant, features that some other of my favorite gel pens lack. I do love that JetPens carries a nice array of colors of these, so that's does sway my opinion positively! These are decent pens, and they are cheaper than the Pilot Hi-Tec-C, and are the same price as the Uni-ball Signos. In addition, the Pentel Hybrid Technica pens are very sturdy compared to the micro tips of the Pilot Hi-Tec-C. I would suggest trying these out because of the price, colors, and ink properties.