The Pineider Avatar UR fountain pen collection was designed by Dante Del Vecchio. The Avatar UR marks a step ahead in pen manufacturing through the use of a revolutionary UltraResin, a new GlueLess assembly process, and a special magnetic twist cap lock design that provides extra protection. This translucent amber yellow fountain pen features a black steel nib, black trim, and fills via cartridge/converter.
The demonstrator collection features translucent barrels, a metal grip section, and a converter with markings for the remaining ink level. Still virtually unbreakable.
The Avatar closes via a magnetic twist cap that has been designed to last. A slender ring protects the magnet from corrosion and ensures that the cap closes safely and securely.
A sophisticated solid marine steel clip, reminiscent of a quill, is activated by an inner spring mechanism built in the cap of the pen. The black trim is finely engraved and inspired from the skyline of Florence.
A black #6 size steel nib with a new futuristic Pineider engraved logo completes the pen. It comes with a standard international converter, and also accepts standard international cartridges.
After revolutionizing the world of writing with Avatar UltraResin, which has resolved the problem of accidental breakage once and for all with a material instantly conjuring up an image of celluloid, Pineider now proudly presents the transparent version which uses an even more advanced formula of UltraResin.
Transparent pens were known as "demonstrators" in the 1920s because they were used to illustrate the pen's internal mechanism from salesmen to pen dealers. Manufacturing transparent pens is costly because it is fairly difficult to polish a pen on the inside, so even the smallest flaw tends to be visible. Transparency allows one not only to see the pen's mechanism but also to monitor its ink level.
Pineider has fitted this collection with a simple "word gauge" on the converter that allows you to monitor the ink level and thus avoid being left high and dry!
The new material is an extremely pure transparent resin developed for Pineider in Florence, nicknamed UltraResin. UltraResin is extremely firm and its outstanding specifications mean that it is superior even to celluloid, the writing industry's traditional material. Not only is it virtually as hard as metal, however; it is also so unbelievably shock-resistant that one might almost call it unbreakable and it is resistant to oil, ink, electricity, high and low temperatures, ultraviolet rays and the elements.
UltraResin means there's no need to worry about dropping the pen and breaking it, which can often be the start of a nightmare that frequently ends in having to ship the pen back to the manufacture and to wait endlessly for it to return. It is also resistance to heat, celluloid's weak spot, which makes UltraResin a material for all seasons and for any kind of climate, be it tropical or near-Arctic.
To produce the Avatar, a new assembly technology has been developed called GlueLess. Thanks to 3D engineering and high precision manufacturing, the Avatar is assembled without using a single drop of glue. A technological puzzle but one where every component fits precisely and securely together with just simple framed parts.