The Japanese Sakura Color Products Corporation was founded in 1921 and has developed a reputation for designing and manufacturing innovative writing instruments. They are renowned for their
Micron range of drawing pens which have quick drying archival quality ink that is waterproof and highly fade resistant.
These pens are available with tips from 0.2mm - 0.5mm and in several different ink colours. The Pigma
range also includes the Pigma brush pen, which is highly regarded by artists, and the Pigma Graphic pen, which has a square cut nib that is ideal for lettering and graphic design. In 1984 Sakura invented the Gelly Roll
pen which was the world's first gel pen
. This has gone on to have phenomenal success being the first choice for many people who use them for arts and crafts. Gelly Roll pens are available in a wide range of varieties and colours. The Gelly Roll Glaze pens have a unique ink that creates a 3D embossed shiny line, the Gelly Roll Metallic pens have a high quality metallic ink, the Gelly Roll Moonlight pens produce brilliant colours on dark paper, the Gelly Roll Stardust pens have a unique ink formulation that produces a brilliant sparkling effect, and the Gelly Roll Souffle pens have an ink that creates a 3D effect in soft pastel colours.