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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Limited tip sizes