August 1, 2008

Review: Sakura Pigma Micron 03 Black


After years of ignoring the Sakura Pigma Micron for no good reason, I am finally on the bandwagon.  Smooth and clean - and so far durable - I've been using this pen more frequently as of late.  Some people have mentioned durability issues to me, so I will be keeping an eye on any premature breakdown of the tip and will post if anything changes.  Otherwise, sign me up for the rainbow of colors!

5 comments:

Ellie said...

The 005s are the only ones I've experienced a problem with.

The 01s hold up really well, just look at the tip and rotate the barrel around for even distribution of pressure.

Try their brush pens as well, I love them.

Benjamin Marra said...

I'm an avid user of Microns for drawing purposes and I really haven't found anything better. I've had no issues with durability but I also draw on a smooth, toothless, cold press bristol board that I'm sure aids in the pens longevity. Only thing that I've found is the do eventually run out of ink.

dowdyism said...

Thanks to both of you - great info!

evoragolf said...

For me is the best. The durability issues come when you uses bad paper. In a moleskine or a rhodia, it's perfect. I've all colors and differents sizes. 03 and 05 are the best for write.

simulacra272 said...

I went to art school in '92. I used Micron pens for a little while and then moved on to other pens/mediums. At least a decade later I went through my old art supplies in a cardboard box and found an old, partially used, Micron pen from back at art school. I took the lid off the pen and checked it for any usable ink. I couldn't believe it, but the pen worked just as it did the day I stopped using it. I used it continuously in my sketchbook until the ink ran out. It was like I hadn't stopped using it 10 years earlier. And no, I'm not paid to say that. I'm just a big fan of the pen.