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Montegrappa innovation brings the fountain pen right up-to-date


In an age where everything is done on computers and tablets, we rarely find ourselves picking up a ballpoint pen, let alone a fountain pen.

Step in Montegrappa. The company has come up with an innovative way to combine traditional fountain pen writing with 21st century technology.

The Extra APC1, a case for the Apple Pencil, transforms the act of writing to an iPad into an experience reminiscent of using its classic Extra 1930 fountain pen.

The Apple Pencil can be inserted into the body of the Extra APC1 after unscrewing the cap from the barrel. The pencil can be charged by removing both Extra APCand the Apple Pencil caps to insert the connector into an iPad.

But it doesn’t stop there, there’s more. When the Apple Pencil is not needed, it can be replaced with a special ballpoint pen mechanism, which is housed in anodised aluminium, transforming the Extra APC1 into a twist-action ballpoint pen.

What are you waiting for? Pick up your Extra APC1 and let the words flow.


Helen Pawson
written by: Helen Pawson
Helen is Brands Editor at The Moodie Davitt Report. When she isn’t on a plane to attend the latest travel-related launches, she can be found (nervously) watching Leicester City FC or in search of the sun.