Pen (fineliner)

Schwan-Stabilo

Point 88 (1977)

Founded in 1855 as Grossberger & Kurz Bleistiftfabrik, Schwan-Stabilo is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pens and highlighter pens. In 1865, the company was purchased by the Schwanhäusser family and was renamed Schwan Bleistift Fabrik. One of the first innovations was the Dermatograph cosmestic pen in 1909, which was used by surgeons for marking skin. In 1976, the company rebranded itself to Schwan-Stabilo.

Fineliner pens are a class of fibre tip pens that are typically used for graphic, drawing or sketching purposes. They are generally relatively cheap, as the construction is very simple, and mostly disposable. Designed in 1977 and available in over 40 colours, Stabilo’s iconic Point 88 is the original universal fine-liner pen. It is suitable for the whole family with a metal encased tip to ensure quality and prevent breakages.

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