Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner branding

Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner drawing pen review

21 July 2014 By ian

Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner branding

The Staedtler 308 pigment liner is a fibre-tipped drawing pen available in 9 different line widths (0.5mm to 0.8mm) with black ink.

Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner end on with shadows

I’ve found it difficult to find very many good drawing pens. The Copic Multiliner is a great and so is the Sakura Pigma Micron but apart from those I’ve not found any that I’ve been impressed with.

Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner full length posted

A good drawing pen, whether it’s to be used for drawing or writing, must have a strong tip, one that won’t start breaking apart after a few hours of use. It must have properly black ink that doesn’t go glossy when filling in. The ink needs to be lightfast and waterproof – it needs to be able to handle being painted over. It has to put down a consistent and sharp line.

Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner tip

The Staedtler 308 pigment liner does all of that and it does it all very well. Another good drawing pen!! Fantastic!

Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner full length capped

The set I received from Cult Pens was made up of the 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5 and 0.8mm pens. They came in a groovy box that folds around to make a stand.

Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner in case with caps on

All six pens performed exceptionally well: strong dark crisp lines.

Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner lined up in case

The cap posts but is a little wobbly. I didn’t manage to shake it off though. The clip is functional but I doubt would stand up to much ill-treatment.

Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner end of cap

The picture I posted on Friday was drawn with these pens. They are a lot of fun to use.

Marrakech tanneries

These are wonderful pens for drawing and writing. They are right up there with the Copics and Sakuras. They don’t have the range of colours of the Sakura Pigma Micon and they don’t have the range of widths of the Copics but, like for like, they are every bit as good.

Staedtler 308 Pigment Liner handwritten review

Thank you so much to Cult Pens for sending me this set to review and to keep. I was having so much fun using them, I didn’t have to worry about their generosity influencing my review. You can buy a 308 pigment liner from Cult Pens here.