Lumos Mini

The Lumos Mini has all of the versatility and refillability of its big brother but in a pocket friendly package.

Lumos Mini

The Lumos Mini has all of the versatility and refillability of its big brother but in a pocket friendly package.

Body Colour Black
Engrave your Lumos (+£10) No thanks

A Mini Pen for your Big Ideas 💡

As you may know, I designed the Lumos as an answer to disposable pens. One of the biggest culprits is the humble biro, of which the unfathomable number of 100 Billion now reside in landfill!
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The mini is designed to have all of the versatility and refillability of it's big brother but in a pocket friendly package.
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In a Nutshell:

• Comes with all 11 tips.
• A dinky 95mm long which also saves on any extra material & resource to make a full size pen.
• Designed to last a lifetime.
• Comes in beautiful gift worthy packaging.

Measuring 95mm uncapped & 83mm capped, this little pen not only serves as the perfect pocket friendly package, but also cuts down on any extra material to make a full length pen, taking even fewer resources to produce.
    Each pen features a reservoir that holds up to 2.5ml of ink, ensuring that it lasts for an extended period before needing a refill. When the time comes, refilling is a breeze. You can top it up with any fountain pen ink color you like, including waterproof pigment ink. The choice is yours, and you can unleash your creativity without limitations.

    As standard all Lumos Minis now come with all 11 tips. It's perfect for writing as well as illustration and adds extra touch of joy to your creative process.


      The mini Lumos pen is compatible with 11 professional interchangeable tips, crafted by specialists in Japan. These tips include fineliners, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.8, and 1.0, as well as 2mm chisel, bullet, and brush felt-tips. Whether you're working on intricate details or bold strokes, there's a tip to suit every artistic need.

        Engraving your lumos

        • You can now personalise your Lumos with up text to 21 character and we will engrave it in the studio before we pop it in the post.
        • Select 'Yes please' on the product options and enter your text, you can see it previewed on the product image.
        • There are 4 fonts to choose from
        • Please check your engraving carefully before you order, once a pen has been personalised we cannot accept it as a return.
        • We need an extra day to engrave your pen, but we will do what we can to get it out as soon as possible once you order.

        Full FAQs can be found here

        What ink can I use?

        - All nibs will work with all but the most experimental fountain pen inks (think shimmer + iridescent). I've tried a LOT and I'm yet to find one that doesn't work well. I'd encourage you to experiment and find the inks that work best for you!

        Pigment Ink for fountain pens can be found here.

        Calligraphy Ink has an acrylic binder which will block the Pen

        What are the differences between the Duo and the Single Lumos?

        The Duo Lumos allows you to have two different pens in one body, allowing you to easily change between nibs and ink colours on either side.

        The Single Lumos has one tip and one ink reservoir which is double the Duo's reservoir size.

        What's the difference between the Lumos and other refillable technical pens? (E.g. Rotring Isograph and Copic Multiliner).

        Please find my explainer here

        A beautiful & infinitely refillable fineliner, writing & brush pen including 9 professional artist's tips adn 2 writing tips.

        Fineliner: 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.0 

        Felt-Tip: Chisel, Bullet & Brush

        Writing: 0.3,0.5

        (*PATENT PENDING)

        Too many pens and their refills are disposable by design. Similar to printer ink cartridges, pen companies want you to buy into their format so that they can keep selling you replacement pens or refills over and over again.  It's good for their business, but it's bad for the planet and stifles creativity.

        "It is brilliant: Beautiful, the perfect weight, a range of nibs, satiny ink. The drawing (almost) does its self."
        David Downton - (one of the world’s leading fashion artists)

        As a product designer and craftsman who loves using a variety of pens to create illustrations and designs, I had this very problem! Pens would sit in my drawer for years, either patiently waiting for that very specific refill, or I was just loathed to dispose of an otherwise fully functional pen that had run out of ink.

        Having designed and handmade calligraphy and fountain pens for creative folks across the world full time for over 6 years, I decided it was time to apply my knowledge to the pen I used most of all and one of the biggest culprits when it came its disposable nature: the fineliner.

        • The Lumos - Refillable Fineliner Pen comes with a 9 artists tips and 2 writing tips and you can also buy replacements in packs of 3 here: Lumos tips. Or the full tip set here
        • A reusable cotton core reservoir for each nib, spares available here: Lumos reservoirs. The longer version doens't fit this pen
        • The pen includes a Tom's Studio - Deep Black Ink (not waterproof) 5ml bottle of ink. More colours are available here: Fountain pen ink as well as waterproof pigment inks . Calligraphy Inks are not compatible (find out more in FAQs below).
        • Precision CNC machined from solid aluminium, PVD coated stainless steel (the same as high end watch parts) and an enginnering grade polymer that seals and prevent corrosion. This pen has been designed to last a lifetime of use.
        • The Lumos Mini weighs 11.5g and is 10mm in diameter

        Buy it with

         

        compatible with 11 amazing interchangeable tips

        no more disposable pens!

        waterproof pigment ink compatible

        refill with any fountain pen ink colour

        Infinitely refillable

        As standard all Lumos Minis now come with all 11 tips. It's perfect for writing as well as illustration and adds extra touch of joy to your creative process.

        Choose any fountain pen ink colour

        Any ink colour anytime.  The Lumos is designed so that you can refill with any fountain pen ink (and even some pigment inks).  So there are no limits to your colour palette when creating your next masterpiece.

        Tip, Top, Tips

        The mini Lumos pen is compatible with 11 professional interchangeable tips, crafted by specialists in Japan. Whether you're working on intricate details or bold strokes, there's a tip to suit every artistic need. 

        "God. It is brilliant: Beautiful, the perfect weight, a range of nibs, satiny ink. The drawing (almost) does itself."

        David Downton - World Renowned Fashion Illustrator on the Lumos

        An antidote to waste

        After finding out that 100 Billion ballpoint pens from a certain pen brand had been made and in turn disposed of, I felt compelled to design a better alternative.

        great things come in small packages

        Your Lumos Mini comes tucked into it's very own pen box made from FSC paper.

        No more rubbish pens

        9 Billion Pens are thrown away each year...

        with over 6 years of experience in designing and hand-making calligraphy and fountain pens my experience, passion for art, and commitment to sustainability have all contributed to the creation of Lumos.

        Customer Reviews

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        Dr. J.M.V.
        Great little pen!

        Great little pen! Tracks ink nicely. Using it with Iroshizuku Yama budo fountain pen ink.

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        B.E.
        Perfect travelling companion for any artist!

        I already have a full sized Lumos Pronwhich I use on an almost daily basis. I don’t usually splash out on art materials but the pen is so wonderful I wanted a smaller version to carry around when I’m out and about. I’ve found that the Lumos mini is the ideal pen for this sort of ad hoc/plein air sketching. Wonderful communication with Tom and Gemma throughout. Thoroughly recommended!

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        philip

        Well done

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        Denise

        Just a rubbery cap that falls off. Too short to write comfortably. The pen writes fine, fills easy.

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        Thomas C.
        Compact and brilliant.

        A wonderfully easy to write and draw with pen. Very simple to set up, and start using. Love it.