Rotring pencils are brought to you by the brand used by people who value the power of ideas and visions and who strive to give these the highest form of expression. Providing customers with the best possible product solution for every situation is one of their key areas of competence. Every Rotring mechanical pencil bearing the red ring is a perfect marriage of ergonomics and design, enabling you to work with precision and inspiring you to realize visionary ideas.
The company was established in 1928 as Tintenkuli Handels GmbH. The company's first product was the Tintenkuli, a stylographic pen—a Fountain Pen with a narrow steel tube instead of a conventional nib. While stylographic pens were already common in America and in fact pre-dated conventional Fountain Pens, they had not been previously marketed in Europe, and Rotring would eventually become the name associated with such pens throughout the world.
“Rot ring” literally means red ring - which is still placed around the barrel of their pens today. The company's name was changed to Rotring in the early 70s to match the trademark.
Although stylographs never overtook Fountain Pens for use in writing, by 1953 the Rotring Rapidograph became the prototypical technical pen of its age. Its technology virtually replaced the ruling pen and greatly simplified technical drawing.
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