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Learn-to-write fountain pens

For the first year of learning to write, a children's fountain pen was created, adapted to the needs of the untrained child. It needs to be thicker and lighter than adult pens and more like a crayon in the hand.
Pelikan met these needs with the development of various learn-to-write pens.

Pelikano junior 1993

In 1993 the Pelikano junior was introduced. The pen is intended to be the 'first fountain pen for schoolchildren'. The plastic cap made it lighter, but could not be posted on the barrel end for writing. A recess behind the ink window allowed a label with the child's name to be inserted. The non-circular shape of the pen prevented it rolling off the desk. The pen fulfilled the requirements of the British government for safety caps on writing instruments for students. This was adopted after a school child was suffocated after getting a pen cap stuck in his windpipe.
The models were produced in right-handed (model no. P60) and left-handed (model no. P61) versions.
Around 2000 of these Pelikano junior were produced in a simpler design. The models only had a stainless steel nib without gold plating. The barrel had no differently colored end cap and the head bore a brand logo in the same color as the cap. After this, the Pelikano junior was sold in the  Plus Pack. In these packs 2 caps, 2 barrels and a grip section in a Color-Mix were offered. So there were now also barrels in blue, red and green and caps in the colors blue, yellow and green, and children could change the color scheme of their pen as they wished.

Model Production Period Nib
Pelikano junior 1993 1993-2001

Steel

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.49 oz 5.12 in 4.29 in 2.13 in 0.47 in 1.4 ml giant ink cartridge
14 g 130 mm 109 mm 54 mm 12 mm


P60

P60 yellow / violet Series Production Color
Production: 1993Nib: Steel, gold plated
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: yellowCap Color: violetTrim: without
P61 yellow / turquoise Series Production Color
Production: 1993Nib: Steel, gold plated
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: yellowCap Color: turquoiseTrim: without
P60 yellow / blue Series Production Color
Production: 1998Nib: Steel, gold plated
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: yellowCap Color: blueTrim: without
P60 yellow / red Series Production Color
Production: 1998Nib: Steel, gold plated
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: yellowCap Color: redTrim: without
P60 green Series Production Color
Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: greenCap Color: greenTrim: without

Pelikano junior 2001

In 2001 there was a fundamental change in the Pelikano juniors. A special grip pattern was made from grey rubber was made with grooves preventing the child's fingers from slipping. The ends of the cap and barrel were rounded. The magnifying glass-like protruding ink window and the raised lettering 'Pelikano' on the cap served to stop a stored pen from rolling. The barrel was manufactured in matt translucent colors, and the cap made of white plastic. The nib was taken over by the model Future, a fountain pen for the market segment for school and youngsters. Models for right-handers (model no. P65) and left-handers (model P66) were made again. Translucent barrels allowed the use of brightly painted ink cartridges for these pens.

Model Production Period Nib
Pelikano junior 2001 2001-2005

Steel

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.62 oz 5.12 in 4.29 in 2.36 in 0.53 in 1.4 ml giant ink cartridge
17.5 g 130 mm 109 mm 60 mm 13.5 mm


P65

P65 Red translucent Series Production Color
Production: 2001Nib: Steel Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentKatalog 2004
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: red translucentCap Color: whiteTrim: without
P65 Blue translucent Series Production Color
Production: 2001Nib: Steel Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentKatalog 2004
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blue translucentCap Color: whiteTrim: without
P66 Green translucent Series Production Color
Production: 2001Nib: Steel Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentKatalog 2004
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: green translucentCap Color: whiteTrim: without
P65 Yellow translucent Series Production Color
Production: 2001Nib: Steel Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentKatalog 2004
Logo: Logo as of 1938 (two chicken) Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: yellow translucentCap Color: whiteTrim: without

Pelikano junior 2005

In 2005  the grip profile was revised again after it was found that the  rubber grooves of the previous model were irritating in longer writing sessions. The white cap was replaced by a cap in the same color as the barrel. The pens were given the model numbers P67 (right-handed) and P68 (left-handed). The nibs of the fountain pens are imprinted with the letter A (= beginner) or L (= left) for left-handers.
In 2013 the Pelikano junior was issued in two new colors of purple and turquoise, following the trend of the times, but with the same technology and design as the 2005 models.

Model Production Period Nib
Pelikano junior 2005 2005-2012

Steel

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.53 oz 5.12 in 4.29 in 2.36 in 0.53 in 1.4 ml giant ink cartridge
15.0 g 130 mm 109 mm 60 mm 13.5 mm


P67

P67 Blue translucent Series Production Color
Production: 2005Nib: Steel Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentKatalog 2005 JapanischLink opens PDF documentPelikan Pen Catalogue 2013-2014
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blue translucentCap Color: blue translucentTrim: without
P67 Green translucent Series Production Color
Production: 2005Nib: Steel Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentKatalog 2005 JapanischLink opens PDF documentPelikan Pen Catalogue 2013-2014
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: green translucentCap Color: green translucentTrim: without
P68 Red translucent Series Production Color
Production: 2005Nib: Steel Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentKatalog 2005 JapanischLink opens PDF documentPelikan Pen Catalogue 2013-2014
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: red translucentCap Color: red translucentTrim: without
P68 Yellow translucent Series Production Color
Production: 2005Nib: Steel Leaflet: DeutschLink opens PDF documentKatalog 2005 JapanischLink opens PDF documentPelikan Pen Catalogue 2013-2014
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: yellow translucentCap Color: yellow translucentTrim: without
P68 Turquoise translucent Series Production Color
Production: 2013Nib: Steel Leaflet: JapanischLink opens PDF documentPen Catalogue 2014-2015
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: turquoise translucentCap Color: turquoise translucentTrim: without
P67 Violet translucent Series Production Color
Production: 2013Nib: Steel Leaflet: JapanischLink opens PDF documentPen Catalogue 2014-2015
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: violet translucentCap Color: violet translucentTrim: without

Pelikano junior Cap Selection

With the 'Cap Selection' series an even broader range of variations is created for the caps of the Pelikano juniors. The cap top in translucent white bears no logo. The cap binding is printed with a variety of designs. Even the word 'Pelikano' is printed and no longer protrudes from the cap. The barrel with the grip section corresponds to the 2005 models.

Model Production Period Nib
Pelikano junior Cap Selection since 2012

Steel

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.62 oz 5.12 in 4.29 in 2.36 in 0.53 in 1.4 ml giant ink cartridge
17.5 g 130 mm 109 mm 60 mm 13.5 mm


P67

P67 Diamonds Series Production Color
Production: 2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: red translucentCap Color: redTrim: without
P67 Whale Series Production Color
Production: 2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: blue translucentCap Color: light blueTrim: without
P67 Space Series Production Color
Production: 2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: blue translucentCap Color: light blueTrim: without
P67 Vehicles Series Production Color
Production: 2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: blue translucentCap Color: light blueTrim: without
P67 Flower Series Production Color
Production: 2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: red translucentCap Color: pinkTrim: without
P67 Butterfliy Series Production Color
Production: 2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: red translucentCap Color: pinkTrim: without
P67 Rings Series Production Color
Production: 2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: green translucentCap Color: whiteTrim: without
P67 Alien Series Production Color
Production: 2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Without Logo Series Production
Barrel Color: green translucentCap Color: light blueTrim: without

Pelikan Griffix

The Griffix Pelikan product concept shows another way to introduce a child to writing with pens. There are four pens all based on the same body design. The system was jointly developed with the Fraunhofer Institute. Step 1: wax crayon, Step 2: Pencil, Step 3: rollerball pen and Step 4: Fountain pens. The pens are ergonomically adapted to children's hands. A laughing smiley shows the child the correct grip for the pens. The pens are all available for right- and left-handers.
Since the first edition of this writing instrument minor changes in the design have been incorporated continuously over the years.

The differences between the temporal variations can be recognized by the cap color, the smiley, the ink window, recording the name badge and the barrel end for the individual buttons (see picture with explanations).
In the first variant, the packaging of the writing instrument included one or two buttons, which could be inserted into the opening of the barrel end. In this way, should the child (in addition to his name tag)  identify his own writing instrument faster. For this Griffix model there were additional 3D fun buttons featuring monkey, flower, dino, pirate, robot, rocket, devil, football, etc. to acquire.
The Griffix variant from 2012 showed an altered barrel end: A depression with gaps in the form of the eyes and mouth of a smiley served for receiving a motif chip, but must always be purchased separately now.

Model Production Period Nib
Pelikan Griffix since 2010

Steel

Weight Total Length Barrel Length Cap Length Diameter Ink Capacity
0.58 oz 5.67 in 4.84 in 1.73 in 0.63 in 1.4 ml giant ink cartridge
16.4 g 144 mm 123 mm 44 mm 16 mm


Griffix 2010

Griffix 2010 Green Series Production Color
Production: 2010-2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: green-orangeCap Color: translucentTrim: without
Griffix 2010 Yellow Series Production Color
Production: 2010-2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: yellow-orangeCap Color: translucentTrim: without
Griffix 2010 Pink Series Production Color
Production: 2010-2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: pink-orangeCap Color: translucentTrim: without
Griffix 2010 Purple Series Production Color
Production: 2010-2012Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: purple-light greyCap Color: translucentTrim: without

Griffix 2012

Griffix 2012 Yellow Series Production Color
Production: 2012-2014Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: yellow-orangeCap Color: translucentTrim: without
Griffix 2012 Red Series Production Color
Production: 2012-2014Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: red-light greyCap Color: translucentTrim: without
Griffix 2012 Green Series Production Color
Production: 2012-2014Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: green-orangeCap Color: translucentTrim: without
Griffix 2012 Pink Series Production Color
Production: 2012-2014Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: pink-orangeCap Color: translucentTrim: without
Griffix 2012 Blue Series Production Color
Production: 2012-2014Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blue-light blueCap Color: translucentTrim: without

Griffix 2014

Griffix 2014 Bluesea Series Production Color
Production: 2014-Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: blue-light blueCap Color: blueTrim: without
Griffix 2014 Cherry Series Production Color
Production: 2014-Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: red-yellowCap Color: redTrim: without
Griffix 2014 Sunlight Series Production Color
Production: 2014-Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: yellow-light blueCap Color: yellowTrim: without
Griffix 2014 Berry Series Production Color
Production: 2014-Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: pink-yellowCap Color: pinkTrim: without
Griffix 2014 Green Series Production Color
Production: 2016-Nib: Steel
Logo: Logo as of 2003 (one chicken) Series Production
Barrel Color: greenCap Color: greenTrim: without