Pigma Micron Pens – Single – Sakura

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Pigma ink, invented by Sakura over 25 years ago, continues to be the most reliable permanent ink on the market today. Outstanding acid-free ink is archival quality, waterproof, waterbased, has no odour, will not smear nor feather when dry and will not bleed through most papers. Use for graphic art, sketching, pen and ink illustrations, awards, freehand art, calligraphy, as well as general letter writing and legal documents.

  • Ink dries quickly
  • Ink does not bleed through the thinnest paper
  • Archival quality ink: Waterproof, chemical-proof and fade resistant

 

Pigma Micron Black Pens

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 favourite 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

 

Pigma Micron Colour Pens

  • Felt Nib
  • XSDK-BR-8
  • Colours available:  sepia (0.25 and 0.45), blue, green, fresh green, orange, red, rose, violet, yellow, brown (all 0.45)

 

Pigma Micron Brush Pen

Enjoy the patented pigment-based ink that Sakura is famous for in a convenient felt tip brush pen. The flexible tip responds to pressure and changes in direction, allowing you to write in varying line widths.

  • No smearing, feathering, or bleed-through on most papers
  • Thorough ink delivery to the sides and tip of the flexible felt brush
  • Colours available: Black and Sepia

 

Pigma Micron PN

The durable Plastic Nib (PN) provides skip-free writing. A fine or medium line width (0.4mm to 0.5mm) can be achieved, based on your writing pressure.  The polyacetal nib structure allows for smooth ink-flow whether writing fast or slow, for right or left-handed users, and for writing at an angle. Ideal for use on paper.

  • The unique plastic nib (PN) is more durable than normal Pigma Micron.
  • The nib can control the line width by writing pressure.
  • Colour available: Black

 

Pigma Graphic Black Pens

The Pigma Graphic Pen is specifically designed for graphic artists and crafters, with its high-quality pigmented, quick-drying ink that will not smear or feather once dry.

  • For lettering or bold strokes with intense black ink
  • Fine lines, shading, textures, and colouring in images can easily be mastered
  • Colour available: Black

Also available as Pigma Micron Pens Sets.

Choose your product variations

Sakura Pen Nib SizeSakura Pen ColoursImagePriceQuantityStockAdd to Cart
Micron 003 - 0.15mmBlack (#49)Pigma Micron Pens – Single – Sakura-003R35.00
5 in Stock.
Micron 005 - 0.20mmBlack (#49)sakura-pigma-micron-black-005R35.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
Out of Stock
Micron 01 - 0.25mmBlack (#49)sakura-pigma-micron-black-01R35.00
6 in Stock.
Micron 01 - 0.25mmSepia (#117)Sakura-Pigma-Micron-Sepia-01-PenR35.00
15 in Stock.
Micron 02 - 0.30mmBlack (#49)sakura-pigma-micron-black-02R35.00
10 in Stock.
Micron 03 - 0.35mmBlack (#49)sakura-pigma-micron-black-03R35.00
6 in Stock.
Micron 04 - 0.40mmBlack (#49)Pigma Micron Pens – Single – Sakura-04R35.00
17 in Stock.
Micron 05 - 0.45mmBlack (#49)sakura-pigma-micron-black-05R35.00
10 in Stock.
Micron 05 - 0.45mmBlue (#36)sakura-pigma-micron-blue-05R35.00
8 in Stock.
Micron 05 - 0.45mmGreen (#29)sakura-pigma-micron-green-05R35.00
12 in Stock.
Micron 05 - 0.45mmFresh Green (#32)sakura-pigma-micron-lime-green-05R35.00
15 in Stock.
Micron 05 - 0.45mmOrange (#5)sakura-pigma-micron-orange-05R35.00
15 in Stock.
Micron 05 - 0.45mmRed (#19)sakura-pigma-micron-red-05R35.00
23 in Stock.
Micron 05 - 0.45mmRose (#21)sakura-pigma-micron-pink-05R35.00
11 in Stock.
Micron 05 - 0.45mmSepia (#117)Sakura-Pigma-Micron-Sepia-05-PenR35.00
15 in Stock.
Micron 05 - 0.45mmViolet (#24)sakura-pigma-micron-purple-05R35.00
14 in Stock.
Micron 05 - 0.45mmYellow (#3)sakura-pigma-micron-yellow-05R35.00
22 in Stock.
Micron 05 - 0.45mmBrown (#12)R35.00
15 in Stock.
Micron 08 - 0.50mmBlack (#49)sakura-pigma-micron-black-08R35.00
3 in Stock.
Micron 10 - 0.60mmBlack (#49)Sakura-Pigma-Micron-10-Black-PenR39.00
5 in Stock.
Micron 12 - 0.70mmBlack (#49)Sakura-Pigma-Micron-10-Black-PenR39.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
Out of Stock
Micron BrushBlack (#49)Sakura_PigmaBrush_BlackR43.00
6 in Stock.
Micron BrushSepia (#117)Sakura_PigmaBrush_SepiaR43.00
7 in Stock.
Micron PNBlack (#49)R35.00
17 in Stock.
Graphic 1 - Bullet - 1mmBlack (#49)sakura-pigma-graphic-black-1R39.00
6 in Stock.
Graphic 2 - Chisel - 2mmBlack (#49)sakura-pigma-graphic-black-2R39.00
15 in Stock.

PIGMENT BASED VS DYE BASED

What makes Pigma ink so special?

In the early ’80s, 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 colour pigments are used to eliminate pigment separation, which translates to less fading and changing of colour. 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 the ink is permanent, resins are added to make it waterproof which also make it universally compatible with other media such as watercolours, oils, acrylic paints, etc. The micron particles are small enough to remain stable within its water-based solvent, which promotes colour shade consistency and smooth ink flow.

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

 

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