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  • Axel Weinbrecht Inkless Pens – New Colours Added

    Inkless Metal Pens

    After a long absence we now have the Axel Weinbrecht inkless metal pens back in stock. As the name suggests they contain no ink but leave a silvery coloured mark on paper from their metal tip.

    We have added to the range there are is now a copper, gold or orange coloured pen to choose from as well as one made from a beautiful cherry wood. Apart from the cherry wood they can all be engraved if you wish.

  • Tiger Pens Launch New Website with a Laser Engraving Service

    At Tiger Pens we have been working on this for a very long time but we are finally pleased to announce the launch of our new website which now offers a laser engraving service on selected products.

    New website

    We have made the website look as close as possible to the old version but underneath the hood it is on a new platform with lots of bells and whistles which should allow us to do a lot more in the future.

    We hope that you enjoy the new tiger Pens website feel free to browse round and let us know your comments.

  • Which Fineliner Pens are Good to use with Copics / Alcohol Markers?

    We recently were contacted by one of our customers Anspire who is a very talented digital artist who has recently delved into more traditional art.

    She has been doing a comparison of various fineliner pens used in conjunction with alcohol markers and thought our readers might be interested in her findings.

    Naturally we were delighted to hear from her and she has some surprising results.

    Hello,

    My name is Anspire and I make art and videos about all sorts of creative stuff. My latest obsession are alcohol markers and I am proud to announce I have collected all Spectrum Noir pens. I also own a few Copics and plan to expand my collection.

    I am a primarily digital artist so when it came to traditional art, I was a complete beginner. It was not long until I finished my first few drawings and I realised my fineliner was feathering and smudging as I was coloring. Alcohol markers were obviously different from water-based ones and didn’t behave the same way.

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    A couple ruined drawings later, I decided it was enough and I went online and browsed Tiger Pens for options. I picked nine pens to review, all in black but in different sizes and waited for them to arrive so I could make my comparison video about with fineliner pens fare well with these types of markers.

    Below is what came out of it, and if you are interested in the full version, you can find it linked at the end.

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    Fineliners tested with Copics

    Pen brand Size Price* Did it smudge? Did it feather?** Compatibility
    Pigma Micron .05 ££££ Yes No None
    Kuretake ZIG Millenium .005 £££ Yes No Low
    Edding 1880 .02 £££ Yes No Low
    OHTO Graphic Liner .01 £££ No No High
    Staedler Lumocolor permanent S £££ Yes Yes None
    Staedler Lumocolor non-permanent F £££ Yes Yes None
    Uni-pin Fine Line 0.05 £££ Yes No Medium
    Berol Finewriter N/A ££ No No High
    Stabilo point 88 0.4 £ No No High

    * ££££- more than £2; £££ - more than £1.50; ££ - between £1.50 - £1, £ - less then £1

    ** Feathering happens when the ink does not smudge but moves around on the paper, making lines thicker and blurry.

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    Fineliners tested with Spectrum Noir

    Pen brand Size Price* Did it smudge? Did it feather?** Compatibility
    Pigma Micron .05 ££££ Yes No None
    Kuretake ZIG Millenium .005 £££ Yes No Low
    Edding 1880 .02 £££ Yes No Low
    OHTO Graphic Liner .01 £££ No No High
    Staedler Lumocolor permanent S £££ Yes Yes None
    Staedler Lumocolor non-permanent F £££ Yes Yes None
    Uni-pin Fine Line 0.05 £££ Yes No Medium
    Berol Finewriter N/A ££ No No High
    Stabilo point 88 0.4 £ No No High

    * ££££- more than £2; £££ - more than £1.50; ££ - between £1.50 - £1, £ - less then £1

    ** Feathering happens when the ink does not smudge but moves around on the paper, making lines thicker and blurry.

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    Overall, three pens stood out, all of them on the cheaper side.

    Pen brand Size Price* Did it smudge? Did it feather?** Compatibility
    OHTO Graphic Liner .01 £££ No No High
    Berol Finewriter N/A ££ No No High
    Stabilo point 88 0.4 £ No No High

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    I must add all pens feel and look great but for the sake of this post which only looks at how well they fare with alcohol markers, the other six were incompatible.

    If you are interested to hear more about each one and see how they did for yourself, please check out the video below:

    [embed width="123" height="456"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf6PaZLlskQ[/embed]

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  • Parker Fathers Day

    Give a Parker Pen on Fathers Day

    Estabished in 1888 Parker hold the the prestigious Royal Warrant which was awarded to Parker in 1962 from the British Royal Household as its sole supplier of pens, pencils and inks.

    This Fathers Day if you are looking for inspiration you can’t go far wrong with a Parker pen - http://www.tigerpens.co.uk/parker/b21

  • Lamy Safari Dark Lilac Special Edition 2016

    Lamy safari Dark Lilac Pens

    Every year in April Lamy release a special edition colour for their best selling Lamy Safari range of Pens. These are a limited edition so they are usually only available for a few months.

    This year’s colour is dark lilac and it is proving to be one of their most popular colours released so far.

    The Lamy safari dark lilac pens and the full range of Lamy safari pens are available to buy on the Tiger Pens website.

     

  • Worther Shorty Ballpoint Pens Are Now Available

    Worther Shorty Ballpoint PensWorther are a German manufacturer that are renowned for their “Shorty 3.15mm clutch pencil that is a firm favourite amongst artists and designers. Due to its compact design and wide hexagonal barrel that is easy to grip 7 control.

    They have recently introduced a ballpoint pen to the range with the same striking hexagonal barrel & a choice of vibrant colours. The Worther Shorty ballpoint pens take a D1 refill so they can be refilled by any brand of D1 refill if you prefer a different tip size or colour.

     

  • Uni-ball Signo TSI Erasable Pens – Half price Offer

    We have a fantastic half price introductory offer on Uni-ball Signo TSI erasable pens - these are available in 7 vibrant colours.

    Uni-Ball TSI Half Price Itroductory Offer

  • New Pentel Pens & Pencils - July 2015

     

    We have had our latest delivery from Pentel and included were some new goodies including ballpoint pens & mechanical pencils. Pentel are a renowned Japanese manufacturer of high quality writing instruments and these latest products are very reasonably priced.

    Pentel Kachiri Ballpoint Pen 1.0mm Tip – BK450

    Pentel Kachiri Ballpoint Pens

    The Pentel Kachiri ballpoint pen has an ergonomic triangular shaped rubber grip, 1.0mm tip & a choice of 4 ink colours.

    Pentel Wow Ballpoint Pen 0.7mm – BK417

    Pentel Wow Ballpoint Pens

    The Pentel Wow is a slimline retractable ballpoint pen with a 0.7mm tip & a choice of black or blue ink.

    Pentel KL105 Document Pen 0.7mm

    Pentel KL105 Document Pens

    Pentel KL105 gel roller pen with an extra fine 0.5mm tip & black, blue or red ink that is of archival quality.

    Pentel Twist Erase GT Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm – QE205

    Pentel Twist Erase Gt Pencil

    Pentel Twist Erase GT mechanical pencil with retractable lead sleeve, extra large jumbo eraser & 0.5mm lead.

    Pentel P365 Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm

    Pentel 365 Mechanical Pencils

    The Pentel P365 mechanical pencil is a first class drafting pencil with a fixed 4.0mm lead sleeve & 0.5mm lead.

  • New Ohto Products June 2015

    New Ohto Pens June 2015

    We have had a shipment in from Ohto this month with a whole host of new goodies including multi-function pens and mechanical pencils. For those of you who may not be aware of Ohto they are a very successful Japanese manufacturer who is renowned for bringing out new and innovative high quality products at very reasonable prices. If you see anything that you like in the list below we would love to hear your comments: Continue reading

  • Tiger Pens 5th Birthday - May 2015

    This week is Tiger Pens 5th birthday and to celebrate this we are giving away 10% off everything. Simply use the discount code TP5BL10 at the checkout to receive your 10% discount but hurry it is only valid until the 1st of June 2015.

    Click Here to Visit Tiger Pens

    This code is exclusive to our blog readers but please feel free to forward it on to your family and friends if you think it may be of interest to them.
    Tiger Pens 5th Birthday

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