Rotring Rapidograph Pens
Rotring Rapidograph Pens use Rotring’s unique capillary cartridges making refilling these technical pens easy and mess free! The pressure-equalization system, including ink helix, is part of the ink cartridge so every time you change the ink cartridge you get a new clean helix. This means that the Rapidograph won’t clog up with ink and you never need to clean the ink helix. This makes the Rapidograph Technical Pen a lot more popular than the Rotring Isograph Pen.
Rotring Rapidograph Pens can be used for technical drawing on drafting papers, tracing paper, vellum and lineboard. Popular with draughtsmen, architects, designers, students and engineers, the Rapidograph has a steel nib that can be used with rulers, stencils and templates. They give an accurate line width and when enlarging or reducing a technical drawing or blue print the lines will stay to scale. They are refillable and the nibs can be replaced.
What sizes are available in the Rotring Rapidograph Pens and Nibs?
We sell all of the available sizes in the Rotring Rapidograph range. Choose a very fine nib for fine detail drawing or a wider nib for broader strokes. Rapidograph Pens and Nibs come in the following sizes: 0.10, 0.13, 0.18, 0.20, 0.25, 0.30, 0.35, 0.40, 0.50, 0.60, 0.70, 0.80 and 1.00mm. The finer nibs will wear down quicker so the replacement nibs are very useful.
If you are just starting out with this range of technical Pens then you may be interested in the Rotring Rapidograph Pen Set. It contains three Rapidograph Pens (0.25, 0.35 & 0.5mm), 3 black ink cartridges, 3 pen stands, a mechanical pencil and leads, an eraser and a compass attachment so that you can use your Rapidograph in a compass.
How do you refill a Rotring Rapidograph Pen?
Refilling a Rapidograph Pen is very easy. Just unscrew the pen’s barrel and unscrew the coloured section from the nib (the piece with the nib size written on). At the end of the pen barrel you will find a thread. Use this to screw onto the nib section (over the top of the nib) and pull the cartridge away from the nib. Wipe clean the end of the nib section and then push on a new cartridge until it clicks. You can now unscrew the pen barrel from the nib section, screw the coloured sleeve back on and screw the pen barrel back on to the cartridge section. Your Rapidograph is now ready to use. Only use Rotring Rapidograph Capillary Cartridges in this pen.
Rapidograph Ink Cartridges come in black, blue or red and you get 3 replacement cartridges in a pack. If you want a more varied colour choice then you may prefer the Isograph technical pen. The ink is waterproof and lightfast with high opacity.
How do you change the nib on a Rotring Rapidograph Pen?
A new Rapidograph nib will come in a plastic case to protect it. Get your Rapidograph Pen and unscrew the pen cap, barrel and coloured ring section from the nib. Carefully remove the new nib from the case and push it into the ink cartridge to puncture it. Place the coloured ring over the nib and screw it on and screw the pen barrel back on. You now have a new nib on your Rapidograph Pen.
If you’re not sure whether to choose a Rotring Rapidograph Pen or an Isograph Pen then read our blog on what is the difference between an Isograph and Rapidograph.
If you require any more information or help regarding Rotring Rapidograph Pens and Nibs then please contact us.