Micron, A Cheap, Great Pen to Repace the Rapidograph

Having used Rapidograph technical drawing pens forever, I finally switched to the disposable little Sakura’s Pigma Micron pen and love it. Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of the New Yorker, draws all his pointillistic funnies with one. It costs a mere $2.98, as opposed to $25+ for a Rapidograph. Micron pens come in an array of point/line widths:  #005 (0.20mm), #01 (0.25mm), #02 (0.30mm), #03 (0.35mm), #05 (0.45mm), #08 (0.50mm) points.

Bob Mankoff for The New Yorker

Bob Mankoff for The New Yorker

If you have never tried a Micron pen, you can buy a 6-Piece Sampler Pen Set in Black so you can test the point size(s) that suit you best.

Mankoff Micron Pen

Sally says she can’t write with anything else. She says her writing looks “cooler”, and it feels great in her hand. Her favorite is the  01/0.25-mm Micron in black.

Susan Dworski

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