Around the UK there is a nifty little shop called Tinc, and what you will find in these stores is an amazing assortment of colourful stationary and gadgets. Being me, of course, I wandered into my local Tinc and pursued the technicoloured and imaginative merchandise and saw something that caught my eye. Tinc had fountain pens. After talking to the good people at Tinc, they have agreed to let me take one of their fountain pens out for a drive.
The New Orange Tinc Fountain Pen
Just a couple things to start off with first. Tinc is known for it’s “tribe” of colours. Blue, pink, green, black, and white have been the norm colours you will see when walking into any Tinc shop, but they have just released their latest (and in my opinion greatest) colour… Orange. Along with this new addition to their pallet, the fountain pens themselves have received a metallic upgrade. So I was very keen to try out this pen, as it looked fun and fresh.
The pen comes with a medium hard steal nib, that I can get a bit of line variation if I really lean into it. The pen takes standard mini international cartridges and comes in a cool test tube package. While I have the orange one, it also comes in blue, pink, green, black, and white.
What I really like about it:
First of, I like the colour. The orange is this nice deep metallic copper colour. It’s really a nice colour that isn’t too “hi-vis” and won’t blind anybody with an unnecessary loudness. The size of this pen in great. It’s not quiet a mini pen but it’s small, fits in a pocket well as well as fits in my medium sized hands nicely. I also really like the look of the nib. With every Tinc fountain pen they have the nib coloured to match the body, and it looks super sharp.
Things I’m not really a fan of:
So this is tough, it’s a great little pen, for a great price, but there are some things that just don’t do it for me.
It’s a plastic pen, and feels it. Some people love that, just not me, plus the pieces on the body don’t line up perfectly. Look I know this sounds nit-picky, and, it is. If this pen was £20 more expensive this would be a no go, but for a inexpensive pen, this shouldn’t really make the list, but it’s something I’ve noticed. Something else is that the nibs only comes in medium. This is totally fine for like 85% of people in the world, but I write pretty tiny and the medium nib is a German sized medium and not a Japanese medium.
The Bottom Line:
If you are looking for a pen as a starter, one that you don’t have to be scared of or afraid will break, this pen is a good choice. I actually think this pen is great pen for kids or anyone one in school. So if you are in school or are a student (or are the parent or friend of one of those), stroll into Tinc and drop the tiny sum of £13.50 on this pen and remember to pick your favourite colour.
This pen was provided at no charge by the amazing folks at Tinc.