Review: Staedtler Triplus Fineliner 20-color Felt Tip Marker Set

I was recently let loose in Target during back-to-school shopping without any adult supervision. In my melee of shopping enthusiasm, I couldn’t resist buying the largest set of Staedtler Triplus Fineliner felt tip markers they had. The set included an array of standard colors and six neon colors as well. The set came in a…

Video: How It’s Made: Space Pens, Colored Pencils, Fountain Pens & More

I found a great collection of pen-and-pencil-centric How Its Made videos. Some you may seen but I thought this would make for great lunchtime viewing. Enjoy! This next video is how Aurora Fountain Pens are made: This is the manufacturing process of Caran d’Ache colored pencils: This next video is in Japanese subtitles with no…

Review: J. Herbin CreaPen Pinceau Brush Pen

J. Herbin has gotten into the refillable brush pen arena with the CreaPen Pinceau Refillable Brush Pen ($20). It features a long narrow barrel design like traditional Japanese calligraphy brushes. The entire barrel is plastic and has minimal branding printed in gold. The cap is a simple faceted shape with no clip.The overall design of…

Review: Platinum Carbon Desk Pen

Pardon the smudge on the Platinum Carbon Pen. I’ve been using it for several weeks for making art, particularly of the mixed media variety and managed to get a smudge of acrylic paint on it. Should you purchase one of your own and want it to look as well-loved as mine, you must also smudge…

Kuretake Zig Millennium Pigment Pens

Technically, the full name for these pens is Kuretake Zig Memory System Millennium for Drawing & Scrapbooking but that is a mouthful. So, are we okay just calling them Zig Millennium Pens for the duration? This set of five pens was recommended to me following my recent round-up of archival, pigment felt tip pens. Turns…