Editor’s note: Even though I’m big on “digital inking”, as seen in my ink blogs, I still love writing in a Moleskine as a journal or for work notes. As such, I’m also quite a pen freak and am particular about what pens I like to write with. I mainly like pigment ink pens, like the ones from Sakura, but I’m always on the lookout for more new pens to buy. Bought some today and tried them out thusly.
Just a quick scan of the how some of the new pens I bought look on a nice, smooth page of plain Moleskine paper. 🙂
Text translation for those who cannot read my handwriting:
Testing out some new pens from Blick Art Supplies:
Prismacolor Premier Fine Line Marker, Blue 005:
AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOo… Pretty nice! Ink flows smoothly, nib feels smooth on the paper, and ink seems to be drying pretty much instantly.
Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers:
Not good for Moleskines, unfortunately. Ink bleeds, tip is not fine enough, and there is noticeable bleed-through to back of the page. Unfortunate!
Test of the Sakura Pigma Micron 01… One of my favorite pens for Moleskine writing. 🙂