Review: Pilot G-Tec-C 0.4mm Black

Pilot G-Tec-C

Pilot Hi-Tec-C or Pilot G-Tec-C - what is the difference?  Essentialy, nothing.  Pilot has chosen to market the pen with a different name in different parts of the world for reasons I don't really know.  I had used the Hi-Tec-C exclusively until JetPens started stocking the G-Tec-C, so I ordered a few to see if there was anything different between the two.  At first, I thought the G-Tec-C might not have the stopping and starting problem that most Hi-Tec-C's have.  Every time I would uncap it and start to write, it just flowed without any warmup time.  But that faded out after about a week or so, and now I have to prime it every time I want to use it.  I like these pens so much I don't mind, but it does frustrate me sometimes.

JetPens just stocks the basic black/blue/red in 0.25mm, 0.3mm, and 0.4mm tip sizes, so if you want to dive in to any of the non-standard colors, look for the Hi-Tec-C.

Click here for the XL review.

Posted on September 11, 2009 .