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Sakura Pigma Micron

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
Manufacturer Sakura
Pen Type Brush Pen
Barrel Color Light Brown
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter (mm)10.0
Grip Color Light Brown
Grip Material Plastic
Grip Diameter (mm)8.3
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $2.50
Still Sold Yes
Release Year1982
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Capped? Retractable?Capped - Snap On
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.5 cm
Length Posted (cm)16.1 cm
Length Uncapped (cm)12.9 cm
Weight (g)9.0
Ink Color ShippedBlack, Blue, Blue/Black, Brown, Burgundy, Fresh Green, Green, Hunter Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Rose, Royal Blue, Sepia, Yellow