Recently ive been goin out and buying different types of pens, pencils, and drawing paper, and junk of that sort. Im experimenting, and trying to figure out what i am most comfortable with, but i cant find the Pilot Hi-Tec-C pens. i read on a few different artist websites, that thye use this particular pen, but i cant seem to find it anywhere. I went to about 5 different stores, and none of them had it. i also went to a few online art stores, and they didnt have it either.... and here's the kicker!! i went to pilotpens.com and searched for it, but they dont have it either... any idea were i can find em?:confused:
1. random search on google.com
Some people have asked where they can obtain the Pilot Hi-Tec-C pen. The answer, one of them was able to confirm for me, is that you can order them over the phone from the Kinokuniya store in San Francisco: (415) 567-7625. I don't know how much they charge for shipping and so on, but you could ask them.
2. After emailing the show above, they gave me this.
Thank you for your inquire.
We have copic maker pen in stock.
Otherwise please contact "Kinokuniya Stationery".
phone number : (415)567-8901
I havent had the time or the money to call so if you can and they have them could you post and tell us how much and what not.
ooo ok..i get it now...i tried to do the search on google, but all i got were sites that were in a different language, and i think they were selling them because i did see prices. btw i live in the philly area.
nick reynolds: thanks for the number im going to call now and find out some prices
Kambei: thanks, feng zhu was one of the artists who talked bout the pilot high tec pens on his site. now i really am dying to feel how they write...
ok, i called [1-(415)567-8901] and here the info..
The woman on the phone told me that they have .3 and .4 pens in stock, and each one is $3.30. they do have .5's but she told me that they werent in stock. They do charge for shipping, but she didnt give me a price for an order of a few pens, but she told me that to ship 20 pens it would be about 5-7 dollars. [and that going from CA to PA so it might be cheaper for others]
yay!! im so happy im calling later this week and im gonna order a few and test em out. thanks for the info guys, i really appreciate it.
I ordered some and they kick major A** they are really nice. Its more of a gell pen.. so you could find a black gel pen but i dont know how much control you would have over your line widths and quality with it...
I live in Japan right now and the next time I went to the artstore after I read this post I looked at the Hi-Tech Pilot C pens, and found that they are just about the cheapest pens u can get here. It's like their office pens that they sell loads of (they had like 10 different colours for each size too). They cost 200 yen each (under 2 dollars) and thats probably not at the cheapest store u can find here neither. They have the "artists pens" for 1000+ each (a little under 10 dollars), so I was suprised to know that the pros prefer the cheapest kind. Add to that Japan is not a cheap country. So 200yen is not alot of money for a pen here, it would probably be cheaper abroad if some company imported them (or maybe not according to your resarch, but Kinokuniya is the biggest bookstore in Japan so they wouldnt be cheap, I guess) and sold them.
I bought one, but I think I lost it. I guess I'll have to buy a new one to try it out. They're cheap anyways so its not such a big deal
Well, hrm... Im going back home to Sweden in the beginning of January. If you wanna meet me there, no problems! I Could send stuff to ppl who wants it, mind you. But in the end it would probably be more expensive than buying them by mailorder in the US. Sending mail/packages from Japan is expensive and not worth it usually.
If I where a rich person I would be more than glad to send you some pens (I know the pain of not being able to get what I want when it comes to art supplies, prisma markers, anyone?), Im not however.
Boku wa okanemochi hito ja nai kara, dasenai yo. (if someone here is actually able to understand Japanese, dont make any comments, I already know I cant speak nor write this language... sniff sniff )
FYI... the Kinokuniya Bookstore also has a location in Edgewater, NJ for anyone who's interested in that area, and they do have the Pilot Hi-Tec-C pens, along with a million other types of pens... rollers, brush pens, you name it. Not sure if they mail order or not, but I walked in there today and snagged a .3 & .5 to test them out.