Sakura Pigma Micron drawing pen review10 February 2014
The Sakura Pigma Micron is an excellent drawing pen that is also pretty nifty for writing with. It’s my pen of choice for sketchnoting primarily because it dries quickly and tends not to smudge when I’m filling in with colour.
There are a range of tip sizes from 005, writing a 0.2mm line, to 08, writing a 0.5mm line. I do not know where they get these numbers from. The pen in this example was an 02. They’re available in black, red, green and blue, as well as a brush version (in more colours). The barrel is a good comfortable length, the cap posts securely (which I find particularly important if I’m out somewhere sketching) and the weight is just fine.
The line is so strong and reliable and consistent that I almost forgot to mention it. I just take it for granted. It’s only when you use other pens that you realise how good this pen is.
Quite apart from the writing and drawing experience, which is excellent, a huge appeal of the Sakura Pigma Micron is its ink. It’s archival ink which means it’s waterproof and fade resistant. All your failures and triumphs can be preserved for all time.