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Zebra NC-0.5

The Zebra NC-0.5 is an emulsion ink refill. It’s the stock ink cartridge in the Zebra Blen. It is sometimes called the RNC5 refill, more specifically as the RNC5-BK for black, RNC5-BL for blue, and the RNC5-R for red.

“Emulsion” ink is not a standard ink type that the industry recognizes, but Zebra calls it a ballpoint in most of their descriptions. Given how it writes and what we know about the ink, Unsharpen classifies modern ballpoint inks like this as a hybrid ink.

The NC-0.5 is the 0.5 mm size of this refill. It’s also sold in 0.7 mm.

Zebra NC-0.5 Information

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Manufacturer Zebra
Pen Type Hybrid
Sizes 0.5 mm
Writing Distance meters
Ink Colors Blue, Black, Red
Max Body Width 4.4
Acid-Free? No
Erasable? No
Pressurized? No
Archival? No
Fade Resistant? No
Fraud Prevention? No
Quick Drying?No
Non-toxic?No
Water-resistant? Waterproof?No
Ink BaseOil-based
Refill Length11.1
Tip ShapeConical
Tip MaterialMetal
Refill StandardProprietary
Quantity Sold1
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