The new Rollerball Pen is made in TRAVELER'S company press factory in the “Shitamachi” (Downtown) industrial area of Tokyo. The ring at the top can be placed on a hook, or a string can be tied to it so that your pen is always with you.
The limited-edition Factory Green color was inspired by that manufacturing setting. Green is used for the floors, doors and shelves in TRAVELER’S company factory because it’s easy on the eye and evokes a sense of safety that provides peace of mind.
The steel shelves filled with cans of printing ink, the floors where the rows of printers create an impressive, almost solemn sight and the heavy iron doors are just some of the elements that are painted in green. When you visit the factory, you can see that those areas of green paint have faded and even peeled in places, but this, too, is a point of pride—those flaws are the result of decades of use and represent a long history of producing TRAVELER’S notebooks and many other paper products, working diligently day after day.
The factory where the brass products are made, on the outskirts of Tokyo, also uses a lot of green for machinery such as its presses and metal cutters. Oil has darkened those green machines during their years of use, but they have a beauty that is difficult to put into words.
Pick up one of our Factory Green Brass Pens and you’ll find yourself thinking of the factory floors where the things we use every day are made, and feel the same sense of safety that those green surfaces inspire in the workers. Let your Factory Green Pen be a talisman for the journey of your life. Through years of use, the paint will fade and the hue will change, creating that same beauty borne through hard work that can be seen in so many long-running factories.