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Rotring Altro Tubular Nib

Rotring Altro Tubular Nib

The Rotring Altro tubular nib is an incredibly cool pen from the classic Rotring era (late 1980s and early 1990s). It’s basically a consumer version of a Rotring technical pen (aka drafting pen), like the Isograph. This Altro line is a plastic version of the high-end Rotring 900 series. It was sold as a ballpoint, mechanical pencil, fountain pen, and tubular nib pen.

Altro Pen

The Altro, like the Rotring 900, has a channeled body that makes for a beautiful as well as a functional design. The Altro is made almost fully of plastic, with the only metal components being the clip and the tube. Almost all the parts are made to look just like the 900, though the Altro got fun colors and was sold for a fraction of the price.

The Altro tubular nib uses international short fountain pen cartridges.


Rotring Altro Tubular Nib Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Rotring
Pen Type Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter
Barrel Color Pink, Red, Black, White
Barrel Material Plastic
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Plastic
Country of Origin Germany
MSRP $20
Still Sold No
Similar To
Capped? Retractable?Capped
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)15.1
Length Posted (cm)16.1
Length Uncapped (cm)13.9
Weight (g)
Nib MaterialMetal
Nib ColorSilver
Nib Sizes