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Technical Pens

Post by Steve B on Thu 11 Aug - 17:35

Hi

Anyone else on this forum work with technical pens? I find them the most reliable tool of all and I work with smallest sizes 0.10, 0.13, 0.15, 0.20. Currently using Faber Castell TGI-S and I am quite happy with them. I dont really work in the recommended manner (ie pen at 90 degrees to paper) but rather do plenty of cross hatching and building up shades etc. and I twist and turn the pens at all angles.

I have tried Rotring in the past but was not too happy (high death rate of nibs...) but I've used some FC after a year of non-use and they still work.

I would like to try some other brands in the sizes above and of course with black (as a minimum), waterproof and fadeproof ink. Anything anyone has tried and found good?

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Post by Simon Lake on Fri 12 Aug - 12:53

WH Smith Permanent Marker black £1.09 is my weapon of choice. Can't find a link for it but I'll take a photo of it and post. Seriously good tool. I speak from years of trial and error and experience.
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Post by Steve B on Fri 12 Aug - 17:32

WH Smith site does not seem to mention any point sizes. Assume they are disposable - as against refillable
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Post by Kathy on Fri 12 Aug - 17:35

I like Micron pens, too. Disposable, though, and I don't know if they are waterproof/fade proof.
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Post by Simon Lake on Fri 12 Aug - 18:06

Doesn't matter for digital deliverance or Web Cartooning. The WH Smith ones I refer to just happen to be that but the OHP (Overhead Projector) and non- permanent one's are the same deal. Here's a link but it's really just the black one you want which they sell seperately in the Stores (well in the UK anyway)

http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndSearch/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=30585782
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Post by Simon Lake on Fri 12 Aug - 18:35

Steve B wrote:WH Smith site does not seem to mention any point sizes. Assume they are disposable - as against refillable
Very
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