Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Tokyo, President: Akihiro Ogawa) won the reddot design award 2021 for two products that were recently released: “MONO graph Light” and “Pit AIR mini Refillable Type”. This is our 12th award (12 products).
The ballpoint pen “MONO graph Light” features a needle tip that provides wide visibility around the nib and is suitable for precise writing. It also features the industry’s top class smooth writing with silky ultra-low viscosity lubricating oil-based ink and springless tips. Released in Japan on March 4, 2021. The suggested retail price is 198 yen (180 yen excluding tax).
The glue tape “Pit AIR mini Refillable Type” features an air touch system (tape controller) that allows the tape to be lightly pulled out from the beginning of use to the end of use, and the use of power net tape to firmly bond the flaps of full envelopes.And economically refillable with compact size for portability. Released in Japan on March 11, 2021. The suggested retail price is 319 yen (290 yen excluding tax).
The designer is Kazuki Koda, Head of Creative Design Group, Product Planning Department,Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
According to the organizers, the reddot design award 2021 received more than 18,000 entries from around the world.
ballpoint pen “MONO graph Lite”
Price 198 yen (180 yen excluding tax)
● Oil-based ballpoint pen with high precision needle tip. The needle tip ensures a wide field of view, easy to write even fine letters.In addition while thin, the machined needle shape provides high strength.
Synergistic effect of an ultra-low viscosity ink and high-precision needle tip culminates in the ultimate smooth writing experience.
●High density texturized grip. Unique grip surface texture reduces finger slippage allowing a firm grip even with light force.Suppresses stickiness peculiar to rubber grips to realize a dry and comfortable grip.
● Ball diameter: 0.38mm and 0.5mm
●Ink colors: black, blue & red
●Black ink barrel is available in 5 colors; Mono tri-color, silver, light blue, lime, and pink; red ink barrel is Mono tri-color with a red knock button, and blue ink is a Mono tri-color with a blue knock button.
●Replacement refill: 0.38mm black,blue&red, 0.5mm black,blue &red.
Press Release : https://www.tombow.com/press/210218/
glue tapes “Pit AIR mini Refillable Type”
Price: 319 yen (290 yen excluding tax)
●The proprietary “Air Touch System” reduces effort required to cut the glue film. Surprisingly light touch from the beginning of the tape to the end.
●Achieves both strong adhesive strength and great glue film cutting with our proprietary mesh pattern “Power Net Tape”. It can be used with confidence even for thick envelopes.
●Reduced annoying tape application noise.
When applying the tape, we adopted a flexible “air fit head” that corrects the angle so that the head stays level with the paper surface even if the applicator tilts.
●Easy-to-carry compact size (35mm×79mm× 21mm)
●Tape width 6mm× length 11m
● Roller head
●With retractable full cowl head cover
●Body color 6 colors: standard, blue, pink, green pink (limited quantity), purple pink (limited quantity), blue pink (limited quantity)
●Refill tape: 231 yen (210 yen excluding tax)
Press Release : https://www.tombow.com/press/210225/