- Felt tip
- Water-based ink
The tip of this pen might look a little strange. The felt tip of pen is centered and sandwiched by two sections. The longer section gives a little more resistance when a downward pressure is applied. The reason it looks like this is because in 1978, this pen was designed to be a cheaper replacement for fountain pens. The tip of this pen resembles a fountain pen, and it was named PulaMan. (Pula is short for plastic, and this pen is also nicknamed plastic fountain pen). It was during the time when ballpoint pens were on the rise and fountain pens were declining. To get more students to use fountain pen, companies like Sailor came out with a popular beginner fountain pen “Candy” during 70’s, and PulaMan was Pentel’s response. The pen writes smoothly and provides a wide range of line widths, similar to a fountain pen.
On 40th anniversary of original release, Pentel added 6 new colors on top of black, blue and red. The new colors were limited at the time, but in 2020 March, Pentel decided to make the 6 new colors as regular.