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Acme Studio Hatch Antimicrobial Hybrid Etched Rollerball



The Original Antimicrobial Pen, "Hatch" was designed to take advantage of the innate properties of brass and its remarkable ability to self sterilize. Within a few hours of contact with the brass ions, any bacteria or microorganism dies. While this effect is not new and the concept is centuries old, we don't currently utilize this materials enormous potential. This antiseptic quality lends itself perfectly to situations where hygiene is a priority, including the medical profession. "Hatch" was designed by Brooklyn based designer Karl Zahn. The pen comes packaged in a sleek black ACME tin with a black refill and ACME literature.

PLEASE NOTE: Although this pen is intended to take full advantage of the antimicrobial properties of raw brass, it comes with a thin coating of clear lacquer. This coating is applied to give the consumer a new and polished pen. However, this coating will slowly wear away over time, exposing the raw brass and its properties. The clear coating can also be removed quickly by using a cloth with a solvent like lacquer thinner, but DO NOT soak the pen in any solvent.

The Hatch antimicrobial pen does not have the many layers of lacquer that most of our pens do, which makes the pen slightly thicker. Instead it is acid etched to achieve the design, which removes material and makes it slightly thinner, which causes the cap to not post. There is nothing wrong with the pen, this is inherent to this precision instrument as the intention of the designer was produce a pen that kills and does not share bacteria.




  • Refill: Acme Studio Rollerball Refill
  • Designer: Karl Zahn