The Pineider Avatar UR fountain pen collection was designed by Dante Del Vecchio. The Avatar UR marks a step ahead in pen manufacturing through the use of a revolutionary UltraResin, a new GlueLess assembly process, and a special magnetic twist cap lock design that provides extra protection. This translucent blue fountain pen features a steel nib, silver trim, and fills via cartridge/converter.
The newest demonstrator collection features translucent barrels, a metal grip section, and a converter with markings for the remaining ink level. Still virtually unbreakable.
After revolutionizing the world of writing with Avatar UltraResin, which has resolved the problem of accidental breakage once and for all with a material instantly conjuring up an image of celluloid, Pineider now proudly presents the transparent version which uses an even more advanced formula of UltraResin.
Transparent pens were known as "demonstrators" in the 1920s because they were used to illustrate the pen's internal mechanism from salesmen to pen dealers. Manufacturing transparent pens is costly because it is fairly difficult to polish a pen on the inside, so even the smallest flaw tends to be visible. Transparency allows one not only to see the pen's mechanism but also to monitor its ink level.
Pineider has fitted this collection with a simple "word gauge" on the converter that allows you to monitor the ink level and thus avoid being left high and dry!
The new material is an extremely pure transparent resin developed for Pineider in Florence, nicknamed UltraResin. UltraResin is extremely firm and its outstanding specifications mean that it is superior even to celluloid, the writing industry's traditional material. Not only is it virtually as hard as metal, however; it is also so unbelievably shock-resistant that one might almost call it unbreakable and it is resistant to oil, ink, electricity, high and low temperatures, ultraviolet rays and the elements.
Pineider's engineers have also worked hard on the aesthetic aspect, producing a luxury product with a gleaming, polished surface and a deep mother-of-pearl effect, with marbled colors, with deep and equally transparent single colors.
UltraResin means there's no need to worry about dropping the pen and breaking it, which can often be the start of a nightmare that frequently ends in having to ship the pen back to the manufacture and to wait endlessly for it to return.
And last but not least, we should not forget its resistance to heat, celluloid's weak spot, which makes UltraResin a material for all seasons and for any kind of climate, be it tropical or near-Arctic.
To produce the new Avatar, a new assembly technology has been developed called GlueLess. Thanks to 3D engineering and high precision manufacturing, the Avatar is assembled without using a single drop of glue. A technological puzzle but one where every component fits precisely and securely together with just simple framed parts.
The Avatar closes via a magnetic twist cap that has been designed to last. A slender ring protects the magnet from corrosion and ensures that the cap closes safely and securely.
A sophisticated solid marine steel clip, reminiscent of a quill, is activated by an inner spring mechanism built in the cap of the pen.
Finely engraved and inspired from the skyline of Florence, the trim is palladium plated and nickel free.
Rhodium-plated #6 size steel nib with a new futuristic Pineider engraved logo.
This pen comes with a standard international converter, and also accepts standard international cartridges.
- Fountain Pens
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Magnetic cap
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks, Standard international short cartridges, Standard international long cartridges
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Cartridge, Converter
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 13.0mm (0.51in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 14.0mm (0.55in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 18.6mm (0.73in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 8.5mm (0.33in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 133.2mm (5.24in)
- Length - Cap
- 64.5mm (2.54in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 23.0mm (0.91in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 147.0mm (5.79in)
- Length - Overall (Posted)
When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.
- 164.0mm (6.46in)
- Weight - Body
- 16.0g (0.56oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 10.0g (0.35oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 26.0g (0.92oz)
- Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.
- Max Ink Capacity - Converter
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.