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|Model Number||AKASHIYA TL300-01|
|Design Style||Slim, Thin Line|
|Diameter - Grip||8.1 mm|
|Diameter - Max||8.1 mm|
|Length - Capped||16.7 cm|
|Length - Posted||18.5 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||16.0 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Sumiiro (Sumi Black)|
|Tip Length||7.6 mm|
|Tip Material||Synthetic Hair|
|Tip Size||Extra Fine|
July 17, 2013
This is an elegant brush...
This is an elegant brush pen. The bristles come to a long tapered point and are nicely resilient. Line thickness varies from hairlines to medium. The ink is a nice cool grey that is completely waterproof. Like the other Akashiya thin pens, the ink flow is moderate, not wet. You need a more sparing ink flow with very fine brushes, or their hairlines would quickly get too thick. When I draw on smooth surfaces like Bristol board, I can achieve beautiful calligraphic lines at comfortable pace. However, I actually use it most on cold-press watercolor paper, because I like how the ink lines become more textured and sketchy, almost like pencil. (I generally wash over the lines with watercolor, and have never had problems with the ink running.)
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October 25, 2014
I believe I need to practice...
I believe I need to practice with this and then I will see all of the benefits of this product. It sure is light to the touch -- so it is more me than the product.
October 24, 2014
I bought one to use for...
I bought one to use for comic book inking. It's really great! The lines are smooth and consistent. You can't get that thick of lines but it's great for detail work. The ink is dark enough for a scanner to pick up but I wouldn't use it to fill large areas. Overall, great product.
May 29, 2013
Terrible. Ink flow is...
Terrible. Ink flow is awful. Pen is 1/2 dried out straight out of the sealed bag. Glad I only bought one.