Another company with much to celebrate at the London Stationery Show was Pentel, which is marking its 70th anniversary with a new tagline – ‘Discover the best’.
In addition to its new EnerGel Permanent rollerball, available in 0.5mm or 0.7mm point sizes and a choice of black, red and blue ink, Pentel was highlighting its innovative Orenz mechanical pencil, which features a one-click anti-breaking system to protect the lead.
Pentel marketing manager Wendy Vickery said: “The main difference between using the new Orenz and other mechanical pencils is that when writing with Orenz none of the refil lead protrudes below the metal sleeve. Once the lead has been prepared, there’s no need to advance it below the sleeve again. Contrary to expectation, the sleeve doesn’t scratch the surface of the paper because it is rounded to facilitate smooth writing or drawing.”
She added: “We call it ‘Orenz One-Click’, because it’s only necessary to click the end button once to advance both the sleeve and the lead or to load a new refil lead. Users know when it’s time for a new lead because the metal sleeve slides back as the old lead is used up.”
The Orenz range includes the very first 0.2mm fie lead automatic pencil, ideal for plans, drawings and intricate detail. Other sizes in the range are 0.3mm, 0.5mm and 0.7mm.