Monthly Archives: May 2015

Going to FESPA 2015 Cologne, Germany?

We’d love to say hello!


The market never stands still. We look forward to seeing the latest technology this week at FESPA May 2015 in Köln, Germany…HP has launched its new HP Latex 3100, Latex 3500 presses. With heavy-duty roll handling up to 300 kg (660 lbs) and 10 litre ink supplies, the printer enables more unattended operation such as overnight printing – a new slant on wide format production printing!

Designdirect Supplies has 40 years experience in providing wide format solutions - we are the specialists and looking forward to launching new ranges of media this year!

Caring for your Technical Pen…

How to refill a Rapidograph pen?

Use rOtring Rapidograph capillary cartridges only.

rapidograph refill

How to refill an Isograph pen?

Tap any remaining out of the tip (tip pointing upwards) before refilling the pen. Shake gently the pen before the use.

rapidograph refill

Maintenance advice for technical pens

To store, seal with cap and lay horizontally or put in Pen-Station.

Nib and cap should be cleaned from time to time. You can use the professional rOtring cleaner fluid, available to order online, to clean the different pen parts.

When cleaning Isograph, Pull/twist off the push-on sleeve (if sleeve is stuck tight, use extractor in cap)

After cleaning, rinse all components with clean water and dry carefully.

Never disassemble the drawing nib as this will void the warranty.

Designdirect established in 1975 have many years experience in supplying techincal pens such as Rotring & Staedtler – have a look at our range online