Staedtler Liquid Point 5 – Review

I love rollerballs. Generally speaking those with liquid ink provide a consistent free-flowing line, no surprise that I’m looking forward to reviewing the Staedtler liquid point 5.

Staedtler Liquid Point 5 Blue


Here’s my take on the attributes of the Staedtler Liquid Point 5

The grey plastic barrel has a neat looking black oval panel on either side, subtly peppered by rows of small dots. One of the panels sports the logo, the other a batch of 6 sections each separated by short silver lines, can’t see that these serve any purpose other than visual but hey who am I to question a company with links in record books since 1662? Should you need a reminder of the ink colour when your pen is sat in whatever storage system you use on the desk, a quick glance of the end cap will suffice. The transparent ink feed level section also acts as a grip & is met by a colour coded housing surrounding the needle tip. The cap is a couple of shades darker than the barrel, as well as having a sturdy pocket clip there is a handy insert at the tip to identify the ink colour.

Quick drying ink

Free flowing, non smear ink producing smooth lines no matter what speed I write at.

I noticed when more pressure was exerted this rollerball skipped a little, not too much but it did leave the odd gap in the text.

When writing Personally I have the habit of pausing for thought mid sentence, this did lead to a couple of unwanted blobs appearing on the page. Hard to say if its an issue with this particular pen, as it tends to be a foible of liquid ink rollerballs due to having a lower viscosity than say that of gel ink

To conclude, I sampled the blue ink (also available in black, red & green) & found it to be generally smooth & consistent to write with (with exception of the small blobs mentioned previously). The colour was appealing & bright, the 0.25mm line would help should you need to make notes in a small space.

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With nearly a decade of experience in the pen industry, I successfully ran an online pen business for 9 years. My deep-rooted passion for pens and pencils led me to become a part-time blogger, where I've dedicated myself to sharing the wealth of knowledge I've amassed over the years. I'm a firm believer in the power of the written word, as echoed by Malcolm Forbes: "Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will." My expertise is not just rooted in business, but in the genuine appreciation and understanding of the art of writing instruments.

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