Rotring have been producing writing and drawing products in Hamburg, Germany, since 1928. Their first product, the Tintenkuli, was Europe's first stylographic pen – a fountain pen with a narrow steel tube rather than a traditional nib. By the 1950s, Rotring's Rapidograph had became the best-known technical pen, and it's still widely used by architects, designers and engineers today. Rotring have continued to innovate since them and now have a large range of excellent-quality products for drawing and writing.