Staedtler Triplus Roller Review

Sitting on my sick bed after a particularly nasty fall, I longed for something to take my mind of the aches & pains. Armed with a Staedtler Triplus Roller I found the ideal distraction in a code reader puzzle. As I set to work on the puzzle I found that the roller wrote a smooth line, the black dry safe ink was dark & free flowing.

Staedtler Triplus Roller Black

The Staedtler Triplus range have triangular shaped barrels. It is claimed that the ergonomic design promotes fatigue free writing. Ergonomic pens aim to reduce discomfort & stress placed on the bones & muscles in the fingers & hands but this pen was not something I found particularly comfortable to write with.

Although the surface is slip resistant it doesn’t have a soft grip section to which I’ve grown accustomed. Whilst in use the triangular barrel twisted & spun between my fingers. I found myself unconsciously tightening my grip. Luckily I’m only filling in a few little boxes, as I can envisage getting a very tired hand in a short space of time if writing anything else, so much for fatigue free writing!

Recalling a review of the Staedtler Triplus ball pen I seem to remember having had a couple of issues with the cap, not the case here this roller’s cap clipped on & off with ease with none of annoying rattles apparent with the ballpen when posted.

Staedtler say this roller writes a 0.4mm line, it’s available in10 colours including yellow, aqua blue & pink. I have to say that IMO there are both positives & negatives with the performance of this rollerball.  On the positive side I love the strong black ink & sturdy metal tip, which feels like it would stand quite a few knocks.  It is also claimed that the dry safe ink, having been tested to ISO 554 standard will not dry out for days if left uncapped.  I confess I didn’t have days to spare for this experiment but I did leave it for a good few hours & the ink still flows well.  On the downside unfortunately the lack of comfort was a definite negative.  To conclude the old saying you pay your money & make your choice comes to mind.

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Peter Warrior: Pen & Pencil Expert

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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