Review: Camlin Nouvel 0.5 mm Mechanical Pencil

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015

pencil portraitThe slim and elegant Camlin Nouvel 0.5 mm mechanical pencil is a retractable lead-holder. This automatic pencil is made of steel and plastic and its scratch-proof body is designed to preserve its good looks for a long time. The clip and the body is made of metal while the grip, the section where the clip is attached and the tip of the eraser cap is made of plastic of the same colour. The pencil has a nice feel but too thin for holding comfortably for a long time even though Camlin Nouvel has a contoured grip that is designed for comfortable holding and writing. The pencil’s tip is made of metal and is sturdy enough to last long.

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Camlin Nouvel 0.5 mm will be a perfect fit for the geometry compass of school children and designed to draw perfect arches and lines. This click pencil consistently produces lines of constant width. Because of the precise marks this pencil can produce without any need of sharpening, it will be a better replacement of the wooden pencil in your child’s geometry box.

pencil sketchThis Camlin Nouvel 0.5 mm clutch pencil can also be used as a drawing pencil although the lead is thin and if you put pressure on it, the lead will break. Due to the relative fragility of its 0.5 mm lead and its small diameter, the pencil doesn’t appear to be suitable for writing. Every time I tried to put a ‘full stop’ or ‘period’ after a sentence, the lead will break.

However, I have often used Camlin Nouvel for drawing a quick sketch and I used this pencil to draw all the sketches on this page. But the lead is HB grade and for darker shades, you’ll need pencils with softer lead.

Camlin Nouvel 0.5 mm mechanical pencil is inexpensive and can be bought for Rs. 25. It also comes with a small plastic container carrying free leads. A tube of 10 spare leads costs Rs. 5. The pencil can be a faithful friend when you need to draw a precise line and can be a useful addition to your desk.

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Review: Camlin Exam 2.0 mm Mechanical Pencil

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014

I have been using Camlin Nouvel 0.5 mm mechanical pencil for sketching and writing for years. While this fine-point pencil is excellent for precise drawings and sketches, it is not so good for writing as its very fine lead tend to break when you inadvertently put a little more pressure, which so often happens while writing.
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As such, I was on the lookout for a mechanical pencil with stronger lead that would produce dark and bold writing like a 2B pencil. I have recently found Camlin Exam 2.0 mm Pencil that, according to its maker, will combine “the dark and bold writing of a wooden pencil and the convenience of a mechanical pencil”.
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Indeed, the lead used in this Camlin Exam 2.00 mm Pencil resembles that of an wooden pencil. Fine, crystalline 2B lead has been used which is good for dark and smooth impressions while writing or drawing. Unlike Camlin Nouvel’s thinner lead, it will need sharpening if you want a consistently crisp line and the pencil comes with an attached sharpener and eraser. The sharpener is attached to the end of the pencil and works admirably. If you are on the move and carry this pencil, you will not need a separate eraser or a sharpener! Ingenious indeed!
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Camlin Exam 2.00 mm Pencil has a large, ergonomic barrel and a rubberized textured grip that will fit comfortably in hands of all sizes. It will help in reducing gripping pressure and writing fatigue. The lead does not snap easily. The pencil comes in a variety of vibrant colours and is an excellent alternative to wooden pencils for school-going children. The pencil tip advances with an easy click and retracts to protect pockets and bags.

Camlin Exam 2.0 mm Pencil is refillable and comes in a plastic pouch with three extra leads in a tube. The pouch carries details about the pencil’s features as well as instructions on how to insert and sharpen the leads. It costs only 30 rupees and the company claims that in the long run it would be “as economical as any wooden pencil”.
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Camlin Exam 2.0 mm Pencil is a fine product. Highly recommended.
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