Channel Point Pen Grid

Channel Point Pen Grid
$265.00
No.96801
1 x 14.7 x 1.4 cm / 0.4 x 5.9 x 0.6"
From Point to Line.
Individually crafted solid metal ballpoint pen with a unique U-clip. The entire body is cut from solid aluminum while the clip is cut from solid brass. We found this combination gives the pen the solid feeling we love without being heavy. Included ink cartridge: SXR-5 0.5mm waterproof ink. Weight 26g. Aluminum and brass. Patent pending. Handmade in Japan.
Care

Caution

・Do not remove the small screw on the back of the pen. It will no longer work and the pen may be permanently damaged.
・Main body screw: forcing closed may damage threads.
・When not in use or carrying, retract the pen tip. Exposed pen tip may result in ink leakage.
・A small amount of oil may be present; please wipe pen before use.
・Keep dry. Moisture may result in discoloration. If pen gets wet wipe immediately with a soft dry cloth.
・Over time paint may darken, chip, or rub off. Metal colors also may change.
・Sudden impact (such as dropping the pen) or rubbing against other objects may result in breakage or paint removal.
・Writing on dirty or rough surfaces may cause ink blockage.
・Do not place within the reach of children.
・Do not use for any purpose other than writing.
・Avoid exposing the pen to direct sunlight or high temperature.
・Do not open the clip too far.
・Irregularity in color, surface and texture are a natural part of hand cut and polished metal.

Gift Wrapping

Gift wrapping is available for 350 yen per item. Please purchase this item together with the product you wish to Gift Wrapping.
Gift wrapping may be a cloth bag or a paper bag. Wrapping materials used will vary depending on the product type and size. Please note that we are not able to accept requests for specific wrapping materials. If you would like to have multiple items wrapped together, or if you would like to wrap only some items, please tell us in the memo box. If you do not specify, we will wrap each item individually.

Example of what to write in the memo field:
"Notebook (light blue) and notebook (dark blue) gift-wrapped together, and Bag- gift-wrapped separately. etc. "

Order receipt
If you choose to receive gift wrapping, we will not include an order receipt that shows the price. Please contact us if you would like to receive a receipt by email.

Shipping

Worldwide Shipping
We ship worldwide via DHL or other. Shipping usually takes 7-10 days from the dispatch date.
Shipping charges vary by country and are automatically selected according to the shipping address. The shipping charges for each region are as follows.

OUTSIDE JAPAN
Order Price..............Shipping Cost
Zone 1
¥49,999 and less...............¥2,900
¥50,000 and over..............no charge

Zone 2
¥49,999 and less...............¥4,900
¥50,000 and over..............no charge

Zone 3
all shipping......................¥8,900


▼What is my shipping zone?

Zone 1 (North America, Asia)
American Samoa, Brunei, Canada, China, Guam, Hong Kong, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America, Vietnam

Zone 2 (Asia, Oceania, Europe)
Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, India, Indonesia, Lao P.D.R., Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Kiribati, Malta, Monaco, Myanmar, Republic of Nauru, New Caledonia, Netherlands, Niue, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Vanuatu

Zone 3 (Middle East, South America, Africa)
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Curacao, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Equatorial, Guyana (British), Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nevis, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion Island, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Helena, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (US), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

WITHIN JAPAN
Order Price..............Shipping Cost
¥10,999 and less................¥750
¥11,000 and over..............no charge
Some products are eligible for delivery directly to mailbox for a shipping fee of ¥380. (Nekopos, Click Post)
If the products you ordered are eligible, you will be able to select it from the shipping method selection screen at checkout.

Postalco cannot take responsibility for any shipping delays due to customs clearance, payment transaction delays, or any unforseen circumstances.
Import taxes, duties, and related customs fees may be charged when the parcel arrives at the destination country. The payment of these charges and taxes is the responsibility of recipient and will not be covered by Postalco. Duties & taxes are set by the customs authorities of the destination country. We estimate the value to be between 25-40% of the amount paid for the item(s) ordered. The shipper will contact you directly requesting payment upon your order's arrival through customs.
All shipments outside Japan include a commercial invoice to avoid delays in customs. We are unable to indicate a lower price for the value of your order listed on your commercial invoice as we must adhere to all international import/export rules and regulations.
Unclaimed packages: The shipper will leave a notice if nobody is available to sign for your package. The shipping agent will hold your package for a few days only. If you do not claim it, it will be returned to us, marked unclaimed. You will be required to pay for shipping twice to have your order sent a 2nd time. There may be some countries we cannot ship to due to courier restrictions.

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pen-info

なんだ、ふつうのノック式とそれほど変わらないじゃないかと思われるかもしれない。しかし、違うのだ。ふつうのノック式はペンの真上から押し込む必要がある。「チャンネルポイントペン」は、真上からはもちろんノックできるが、斜め上から押しこんでいくこともできる。これは何を意味するのかと言うと、ほんの少しだがノックするための親指の移動距離が短くて済むのだ。スピーディにノックできる訳だ。
ちなみにカチッという音を立てずにノックをすることも可能だ。ノックの表面に親指を添え、ノックボタンを横に押し込んでから下にスライドさせる。この方法ならペン先を静かに繰り出すことができる。言わば、サイレンサー機構だ。ペン先を戻すには、ノックを押すのではなく、クリップを横に押しこめばいい。ちなみにこの時も親指の移動距離が短い。クリップの面には親指がフィットしやすい格子状の溝がある。
pen-info 「久しぶりに手にしたボールペン」 より
pen-infoから許可をいただき掲載しています。

WIRED No.44

Our original U-Clip
When this pen is attached to a notepad or in a pocket, all that’s visible is the U-clip, giving it a clean look like a classic tie clip. The U-shaped clip, made by shaving metal away from a solid block, is Postalco’s original design. In a single curved shape, the metal clip arcs over the top of the pen allowing the pen to sink lower onto the papers and pockets it is clipped to.

Like an instrument
Instead of a plastic or rubber grip, there are fine record-like lines inscribed into the pen body. Lines cut into the clip give just the grip needed and also create a subtle graph pattern. It feels refined: less like a tool and more like an instrument. This pen embraces traditional craft but with the goal of blending it into everyday contemporary life.

Satisfying mechanics
The clip is also the button that exposes the tip of the ballpoint. Pushing on the top exposes the pen tip, while pressing on the front retracts it.

Checking each pen at the studio.

Why Channel?
We named this pen because the passage where the clip slides looks like a channel. We like when things are moving forward so channels are inspiring. Pens allow us to take the thoughts and ideas swimming around in our heads and put them down on paper. Once we can see those thoughts outside of our minds, we can take the next step.

Forget the pen
Ballpoint pens roll around in nearly every drawer. When writing with a ballpoint pen, it is almost invisible. This 'transparency' is only possible with the most sophisticated stationery. You can forget about the pen and focus on the writing.

Focus on expressing
Ballpoint pens are to a writer what goggles and oxygen tanks are to a diver. Having to dip a pen into ink constantly is like having to come up for air every 30 seconds. The tanks take the diver further under the ocean and a ballpoint allows the writer to focus more deeply on expressing.

Giant pen
Here are drawings of an oversized ballpoint pen prototype we made using a roll-on deodorant container. Just thinking about how remarkable it is to use a ball for the tip of a pen made us want to make a giant pen. We cut off the bottom of a deodorant container, attached a large tube, and filled it with sumi ink. It wrote for about thirty seconds and was immediately clogged. We are regularly impressed by how well some ballpoint pens work.

Smooth and quick drying
Surprisingly smooth and quick drying, this pen is the result of much experimentation and research. It’s best to forget about all the inventions that are built into this pen and focus on the smooth transfer of your thoughts to paper. Fits refills ranging from 0.38mm to 0.7mm in permanent ink, black or blue colors. Refills: fits Mitsubishi Pencil Co. Ltd., (uni) SXR-38, SXR-5, SXR-7 and SXR-10. Use only these refills. Available worldwide.

Pen and clip prototypes

Pen and clip prototypes

Learning from Japan
The craftspeople, suppliers, and small workshops found in Japan make things not to be found anywhere else. We are fortunate to work with family businesses that are so focused on their craft. Don’t put Postalco items on a shelf or in a drawer. Their beauty is revealed through daily use. They will help you feel good at home and be ready in a meeting.