Edding 1800 Drawing Pen Review

Edding 1800 review

Edding is a German company that’s been making pens for over 50 years. In the UK, they’re well known for their board and paint markers.

I was able to get this pen at a discount thanks to Cult Pens’ support of the site.

Edding 1800 tip size

Price: £3.17
Tip size options: 01, 03, 05, 07
Barrel options: dark blue with red
Ink type: black, blue, green, red; waterproof and lightfast pigment ink

Let’s get the appearance of this pen out of the way first of all. I find it industrial looking and not in a good way. Maybe it’s the association I have in my mind of Edding markers being so common in the workplace or maybe it’s an intentional design choice. Either way, I find the look of these pens difficult to love.

Edding 1800 barcode

It’s a functional design though. The bright red box on the side means you’re unlikely to lose it and the tip size is clearly marked on the end of the barrel and on the cap. The metal clip is reasonably strong and the cap pushes on to close and post firmly.

Edding 1800 posted

The tips are limited to just four sizes but are available in four colours. The line is crisp and consistent and the tip doesn’t click as you write or draw. The ink is good and black. Performance-wise, this pen is great.

Edding 1800 tip

The Edding 1800 is an ugly pen that is great to write and draw with. It’s a good pen but it’s a little expensive compared to similar pens and there are limited options.


Writes/draws a great line
Good black ink


Relatively expensive
Limited tip sizes

Edding 1800 handwritten review

One comment

  1. Well this is a blast from the past!

    I used to love these things for drawing, and they were all I used for years, until I invested in some Mars Matic technical pens (I had an odd enthusiasm for small, very detailed drawings at the time).

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