December 4, 2007

Review: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto

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After reading so much about the Pilot Hi-Tec-C pens from various sources, I just had to go out and try one myself. Instead of one though, I went with three, in the form of the Hi-Tec-C Coleto. I never thought I would like using a multi-cartridge pen, but this Coleto is really great. I will be using this pen a bunch, and will probably try out different tip sizes, ink colors, and models of the Coleto barrel.

9 comments:

artbum said...

You've discovered the Hit-Tec-C. Congratulations and welcome to a new world where nothing is as it seems, where you can expect the unexp…

Ahh, have fun with the pen. I have the same one. I'm addicted to it.

Noisy said...

I thought I could stop with the three cartridges I had here, but I bet I've bought 10 more since then, plus new barrels too of course! I've got it bad.

artbum said...

yeah, i'm stopping at Kinokuniya book store in L.A. tonight for some refills since that's the only store besides Art Center college that sells them here. (that i know of)

Chet said...

Greetings from Malaysia.

I just discovered the Pilot Hi-Tec-C. I really like that I can choose the colour of the inks. I ended up with purple, blue and black. I can see myself buying another one to be filled with three other colours. And they would be so much easier to carry - just 2 instead of 6 individual colour gel pens. And it writes well on Moleskine notebooks, too. Do you know if it's available in 0.7? I got the 0.5, but would prefer the 0.7. Thanks.

Noisy said...

I have yet to see the Hi-Tec-C in the 0.7mm width, but I will keep my eyes
peeled. I too thought I would be able to stop after just a few colors, but
they are really addictive!

I believe the Zebra Sarasa comes in 0.7mm, but I don't think the cool colors are available for the Sarasa Multi-pen.

moshe grois said...

The Hi tec C pens are now available at www.montgomerypens.com together with the g tec pens

Strikethru said...

I've been meaning to order one (or more) of these... I hear they are great.

Pink ink... like it.

Kinte said...

In my opinion, there is a fundamental difference between Coleto version and the original Hi-Tec-C (one pen per colour) version....

The original Hi-Tec-C is more needle like and has 1 or 2 mm needle thick more than the much shorter Coleto...

I think the difference have promot my fond of the original version over Coleto, but has been using Coleto only due to its multicolour ability.

Darrel said...

I just bought this pen from ebay (the shipping to Canada was cheaper than jetpens)... two barrels with 7 0.3 mm refills of various colours. I am a very big fan so far: the ink flows nicely and the colours are vibrant. Next time I buy refill, however, I think I will go with a thicker size. 0.3 is nice to have in my planner where sometimes I have to cram a lot of info in a small space.