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    Pilot Hi-Tec-C Pens!?

    Hey guys,
    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:

    thanks!!

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    Here is what i have found...

    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.

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    Thumbs up Great Pens

    Yea I got addicted to those pens when Feng showed them to us in one of his classes..

    They are Japanese pens.. Thats probably why you're not having much luck..

    Well depending on where you're living, they would most likely
    be found in a Japanese concentrated area..

    I've found them in the " Japan Towns" of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and when I frequented Hawaii...

    BEST OF LUCK

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    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...

    thanks guys:chug:

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    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.

    oh and enjoy!:beer:

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    Does anyone know of any easily attainable good replacements for Pilot Hi-Tec-Cs?

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    errrr.. no
    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...

    just order some.

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    FINE.
    actually..i have no money =(

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    try this

    Just use a fine Pilot hi tech pen that what alot of pros use.

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    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

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    Oohh..wanna send me some?
    Of course, I wont be giving you any money or anything..
    well call it a Christmas present.
    So whaddya say?
    lol =P

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    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 )

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    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.

    - blind
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    Wow, you've been browsing the archives, haven't ya? This post i over one year old!!!

    Well, I'm back in Japan, i know how to write that sentence in correct japanese now and... I think that pilot high-tech-c have gotten cheaper .

    I'm gonna go back to lurking.

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    hahah yea, i used to get these pens for hwk and other things. The point is nice and fine that's why alot of people like to use it. But yea, these pen werent intented for art use, but it works great for concept arts like fengs.

    by the way, i have a kinokuniya store right next to where i live here, if anyone wants one i can buy some for you no problem.

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    haha, man this si old.
    new NEWS.
    they have hi tech c pens at student store art center of pascedena.

    i took saturday high there and they have them now for like 3.95 there. and there is also the 20% discount throughout the store..
    so i think the actually price for each pen is roughly $3.20. they have .3, .4, and .5.

    yeah, u don't have to be a student to get one.

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    what are som alternatives to this pen that i could possibly get at dick blick

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    Wow. I knew this topic would be resurrected someday.

    Anybody know if a place to buy these online has popped up yet?


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    ya, call the numbers at the top of this thread...you can mail order them

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    Mai Doe in Santana Row has them too if you live in or near San Jose

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by whatyoumaydo
    Anybody know if a place to buy these online has popped up yet?
    Maybe someone who can read Japanese could peruse the Kinokuniya site and see if they're selling them online? It's here:
    Kinokuniya. This is the place I get them at here on the east coast.

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    Pilot Hi-Tec-C pens in Chicago

    FYI: another brick and mortar store where Pilot Hi-Tec-C pens can be found (Bookstore)
    Mitsuwa Marketplace http://www.mitsuwa.com/
    100 E. Algonquin Road,
    Arlington Hts., IL 60005
    (847)956-6699
    9:00AM - 8:00PM

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    http://www.spacylittlecowgirl.net/hitecc.php3

    hi... theres this site which does em for $3.25 ..........

    im in the uk so i wouldn't have a clue where to start my search. any alternatives you might recommend? I used to use a simple Bic Biro for a lot of drawings.. but the ink smears when i apply markers to it. At the moment I'm just using my slowly dying Sakura Micron liners and a magical 0.7 Staedler fineliner which has been going strong for over 5 years (obviously not used much )

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    3.25 is a total ripoff, I got a bunch of these for around a buck in taiwan this summer. They're wayyyy overcharging people for these pen... btw, dont trust the 20% off in art center's student stores, they make the price higher beforehand anyways. so you're not really saving any money. It's just more convinient for students since most of us dont want to drive to other art stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xHUNTERx
    3.25 is a total ripoff, I got a bunch of these for around a buck in taiwan this summer. They're wayyyy overcharging people for these pen... btw, dont trust the 20% off in art center's student stores, they make the price higher beforehand anyways. so you're not really saving any money. It's just more convinient for students since most of us dont want to drive to other art stores.
    If that's how you feel and if you can get these for cheaper, that's fine and dandy. Most stores are able to charge low prices for pens in general because they happen to sell other things. I don't happen to be a store - I just happen to be an individual who sells these pens online.

    Truthfully, I don't make anything selling these pens, as I purchase them from a local supplier. I only happen to be selling them because there appears to be a scarcity of them in North America. I have always stated that I will only sell these pens until they are widely available, IE: in most stationary stores. I also never have a very large supply, due to the fact that my supplier has to import them. So - If you have somewhere else you can buy these, please, PLEASE do.

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    Another good pen to try

    http://www.dickblick.com/zz218/13/pr...m=0&ig_id=6548

    http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discou...art-supplies/5

    If Hi-Tec Cs are hard to find in your area, you may want to try Nexus pens. They have only one width, but they come in different colors and the ink is waterproof.

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    I've wanted to try these pens for over an year now.
    Anyone know if you can get these pens in denmark?

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    haha.. people get so worked up over these pens.. they're good but they're not gonna change your life, especially if you already have preferred pens..

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    lol true. i still use my free Blitz Games ball point pen. It takes Parker refills and is weighty enough to draw with

    and its shiny shiiiiiny!

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    Hi-Tec C for Detroit area people

    If you're in Michigan near the Detroit area, the College for Creative Studies bookstore sells these pens. They have .25, .3, .4, and .5 sizes, all in black. Currently however they only have the .3s in stock.

    I agree that the pens arn't life-changing, but for my style (Hi-Tec pen and marker on Letraset marker pad) the pen scans super nice, and the line quality is great.

    Anyway, hope this helps some of you

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