The Sakura Pigma Micron is a pen — sometimes called a fineliner — with permanent ink that has been popular with artists for over 30 years.
The Pigma Micron was first released by Sakura — the inventor of the gel pen — in 1982.
The Pigma Micron is a disposable pen with a plastic tip that is similar to a marker. The Micron has permanent ink that is of archival quality, is fade-resistant and is pigment-based so it’s resistant to water. The pigment-based ink cannot be altered when it’s on paper or other materials, to the Micron is good for checks and other documents that require permanent ink.
The Pigma Micron is known for its precise sizes and its ability to create consistent width lines without much difficulty, technique, or tools.
Types Of Pigma Pens
The Pigma Micron is the original needle type fineliner design in the Pigma family, but there are other types.
- Pigma Brush: This is a brush tip pen with Pigma ink
- Pigma Calligrapher: Wide, flat calligraphy style tip versions of the Micron
- Pigma Graphic
- Pigma Professional: Wider, softer brush tips
- Pigma Sensei: A variety of tips, including a chisel tip, for making art like manga
Sakura Pigma Micron Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Brush Pen|
|Barrel Color||Light Brown|
|Body Diameter (mm)||10.0|
|Grip Color||Light Brown|
|Grip Diameter (mm)||8.3|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Capped? Retractable?||Capped - Snap On|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||13.5 cm|
|Length Posted (cm)||16.1 cm|
|Length Uncapped (cm)||12.9 cm|
|Ink Color Shipped||Black, Blue, Blue/Black, Brown, Burgundy, Fresh Green, Green, Hunter Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Rose, Royal Blue, Sepia, Yellow|