Faber-Castell Ecco Pigment Drawing Pen Review

Faber-Castell Ecco review

Faber-Castell is better known for the Pitt drawing pen but if you look hard enough you can find this alternative: the Ecco Pigment Liner.

I was able to get this pen at a discount thanks to Cult Pens’ support of the site. These are my own honest opinions.

Price: £2.80 (UK)
Tip size options: 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8mm
Barrel options: beige plastic
Ink type: black pigment – waterproof and lightfast

The 0.1mm tip on the pen I tried was great. No clickiness at all as it moved about the paper and a very consistent line both in terms of ink flow and line width. It keeps going and doesn’t dry out.

Faber-Castell Ecco tip

The lightfast and waterproof ink is good and black and dries quickly.

Faber-Castell Ecco writing bits

The grip is slightly contoured and is ridged. It’s comfortable to hold and won’t slip.

The cap clicks to close and to post and posts securely. The clip has a bit of interest to the shape and is good and strong.

Faber-Castell Ecco cap

The tip size is indicated on the end of the cap as well as around the top of the barrel. There is a lot of writing on the side of the barrel but the overall shape and colour makes for a good looking pen.

The Ecco looks good, comes in a decent range of tip sizes and is great to draw with. It’s much better than the Pitt. Recommended.

Faber-Castell Ecco posted


Good tip – good flow, consistent line, not clicky
Good grip
Decent clip
Comfortable to hold
Good black ink



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