The Inkless 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano – the Ferrari of pens has arrived

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4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano indless pen 2

I have never spent a lot of money on a pen, although I do thoroughly appreciate a well designed, highly functional tool. The 4.Ever Pininfarina Cambiano inkless pen appears to be one of those tools. Pininfarina and Napkin collaborated to create this hand crafted (in Italy), beautifully sleek, classy pen that was inspired by the Cambiano concept car. It is also inkless and meant to last indefinitely. The tip of the pen is made of a special metal alloy they call Ethergraph which does not contain graphite or lead. According to the Napkin website, “…the FOREVER mark is achieved by oxidation, due to contact between tip and paper” while the Smithsonian.com reports, “Davide Fabi, head of special projects at the Napkin division [states] ‘The writing tip oxidizes the paper’ …And though the tip does wear out over time, Fabi assures that the effect is so microscopic and gradual that users won’t even notice.”  Based on this information, it is not clear if the paper is being oxidized (a chemical process that occurs in the presence of oxygen), or if an oxide of the metal is being deposited on the paper. Regardless, the process leaves traces of permanent pencil-like markings. For more information about the 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano pen visit the Pininfarina or Napkin websites.

It would appear that the only official resellers of the 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano are in Europe and Canada; however, I did find a seller on Ebay. The pen comes with a solid walnut case and is available in two colors: glossy dark or light satin. It sells for $89 + $19.90 shipping. I may not purchase one of these for myself, but I sure wouldn’t mind receiving one as a gift!!

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  • Mary Burke September 24, 2014, 12:42 pm

    Hi Kathleen,

    YAFA is proud to announce an exclusive partnership in the USA.

    We are the official distributors for the Napkin4.Ever writing instruments and will be receiving our first shipment from Itlay within the next 2 to 3 weeks.

    You will soon be able to purchase the Napkin4.Ever pens throughout America.

    If you have any questions, please contact our customer service department at: 818-704-8888.

    Kind regards,

    Mary Burke

    YAFA Companies
    21306 Gault Street
    Canoga Park, CA 91303
    Tel – 818-704-8888
    Fax – 818-704-8112

  • Todd March 31, 2015, 9:29 pm

    It would be so helpful if someone would PLEASE make a video of this pencil in action with a review. Like so many of us,….for 120 bucks,….I would like some
    reassurances before spending that kind of money.

    Is it scratchy? Smooth? Does it write too light?

    Any bit of info would help.

  • Kathleen Chapman April 1, 2015, 2:01 am

    @Todd – The Gadgeteer does two types of posts: news and reviews. If the post is a review, it will have the word “review” in the title; otherwise, it is a news post. News posts are anything (apps, gadgets, news from around the web) that the Gadgeteers find interesting or think that the readers will find interesting or useful. We do not have these items to review. This was a news post on an item I thought was interesting, and since I do not have this pen, I am unable to answer your questions. I hope this clarifies things.

    • Todd April 2, 2015, 8:27 pm

      Kathleen,
      Totally understand. I’m just hopeful that somebody who owns one (maybe someone who happens by this site) will review it in great detail. If I do decide to purchase it,..it will be from YAFA for sure.

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