Damn you, Indecision!

Pen Test

Pen Test

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.

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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:

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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.

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Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers:

Berry
Aqua
Lilac
Turquoise

Not good for Moleskines, unfortunately. Ink bleeds, tip is not fine enough, and there is noticeable bleed-through to back of the page. Unfortunate!

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Test of the Sakura Pigma Micron 01… One of my favorite pens for Moleskine writing. 🙂

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