Technical innovations

PILOT writing instruments are well known for their high quality manufacturing and ease of use.
Thanks to some innovation, combined with industrial determination, PILOT has launched successive technologies that have totally changed the face of the writing market.

Tungsten-carbide balls
This alloy is one of the secrets of PILOT's quality. It effectively resists deformations caused by shocks or being dropped. The ball retains its round shape, so that the line remains precise, regular and without blotches or leaks. The ball turns at the rate of 4 to 5000 turns per minute. This rotation generates a heat effect that makes the ink even more fluid. This ball is set in a stainless steel housing.


Launched in 1984, the microball set in 3 or 4 dimples at the end of the Hi-Tecpoint has been exclusively patented by PILOT.
Unlike unset balls, the dimple technology makes it possible for the ink to flow more freely and improve the rotation of the ball for a more fluid result. The result is precise lines and exceptional writing comfort.


Ink regulator
By temporarily storing surplus ink in membranes of different thicknesses, the ink regulator makes it possible to control the ink supply to the nib, keeping ink flow uniform throughout the life of the pen.


ATT system
The state-of-the-art technology in this cap lies in an ingenious spring adjusted around the nib, so that it is completely airtight. This system guarantees that a pen is ready to use and prevents the pen from drying out when not in use.


Retractable sleeve
Used in our mechanical pencils, the entire metal tip slides inside the body of the mechanical pencil in order to prevent the lead from breaking and also to avoid damage during transportation..


Shaker system
“Shake or press!”
These mechanical pencils are fitted with an inside feeder pushes the lead out.
Simply shaking the body once is enough to make the lead advance without having to let go of the mechanical pencil.


Felt tip
A Hyper-resistant polyacetal felt tip set in metal gives PILOT some of the toughest felt tips ont the  market. Multiple channel irrigation ensures that there is a constant flow of ink to the tip, too.


A resolutely modern writing instrument, the Capless pen is currently the only retractable fountain pen in the world. The seal is provided by a minuscule metal shutter which is as discreet as it is reliable.