Pigma Micron Black Pens – Single – Sakura

R30.00

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Pigma Micron is the father of all disposable technical pens. The black permanent ink preserves every detail you draw or write with it. A reliable old favorite with artists, illustrators, writers and architects.

  • Sakura invented and patented PIGMA ink over 25 years ago and it is a more stable than standard dye based inks
  • The first choice for archival and fine detail work
  • Ideal for artists, writers and illustrators who have the guarantee of permanence due to the unparalleled archival quality of Pigma ink
  • The Pigma Micron offers smooth, skip free writing and crisp ink with consistent lettering and Lines every time
  • Chemically stable, acid free, waterproof and fade resistant
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PIGMENT BASED VS. DYE BASED

What makes Pigma ink so special?

In the early 80’s, Sakura’s scientists invented pigment-based Pigma ink to improve upon unstable dye-based inks available at the time.  The superior pigment-based inks are more chemically complex and 100 times larger than dye molecules making the ink less susceptible to damage from :

·         UV rays

·         chemical degradation

·         pollution from contact with oils and other chemicals on papers

Formulating a practical application for these larger pigment particles, however, was the obstacle that the researchers at Sakura had to overcome. Once the process was discovered how to reduce these particles to submicron size (1/25,000 of an inch), which allowed the ink to flow evenly through the narrowest of pen nibs, Pigma ink technology was created.

Research and development helped to create the perfect ink. Sakura then further developed their ink to be technologically superior.  Single color pigments are used to eliminate pigment separation, which translates to less fading and changing of color. The ink dries to a neutral pH, neither acidic nor alkaline, which protects the paper or material it is being used on. Since pigments by themselves do not guarantee that an ink is permanent, resins are added to make it waterproof which also make it universally compatible with other media such as watercolors, oils, acrylic paints, etc. The micron particles are small enough to remain stable within its water-based solvent, which promotes color shade consistency and smooth ink flow.

The final result is archival quality Pigma ink that stands the test of time. 

 

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