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Now this is a brush pen's...
, August 28, 2009
Now this is a brush pen's brush pen. It's what most other brush pens wish they
were. Simple elegant class all the way. It's light like a regular brush so the
switch between the two is almost effortless. And when you plug a Platinum ink
converter into it your ink choices are infinite. The most useful inks that I've
found to use in this pen so far are Noodler's Bullet Proof Black and Platinum's
Carbon Black with the Carbon Black being slightly more useful if your into heavy
watercolor washes as it doesn't bleed that tiny little bit that the Noodler's
BPB does. The brush itself has been the most responsive of the synthetic styles
that I have used so far, at least for my style of line work, it has a crisp snap
so that going from a hairline to the broadest of line and back again is as near
to intuitive as I've found in a synthetic. And if you're a serious line junkie
you can easily convert this puppy into an eyedropper fill pen with a 1/16"
diameter (hard to find so if you don't mind a bit of a bump between the pen
barrel and nib section you can use an 1/8" diameter washer found at any hardware
store) 1/4" washer and some silicone grease on the threads and you have yourself
a brush pen that can hold an 1/8 of a bottle of ink and it'll lay down lines for
days. Just remember to keep the nib upright as it can bleed like crazy if
dropped or stored nib down with that much ink in it.
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Hello, and a wonderfull...
, November 16, 2008
Hello, and a wonderfull (whatever daytime you might be reading this...)
Interesting, for such an infamous pen with these fast de- and increasing numbers
in any shops, that I am the first to write a short review here... nice.
The Kuretake DV140-13C is one of the better Bruspens I have used.
It's nylon bristles range, in flexibilitx and resiliency between the Kuretake
Phys Waterbrush Pens and the Pentel FP10 GFKP Brush Pen.
The Bristles spring back to a sharp point, but sometimes it needs a short while
with the pen closed, before it's tip is sharp again for working on crisp lines,
especially after filling in larger areas, which stresses the bristles a lot.
After nearly two months and 8 used cartridges, the tip looks quite like new, so
the possibility to buy spare/replacement tips/nibs is great and counts as a
plus, but it is not necessary too often, a second plus.
The Pen closes with a wonderfull clicking sound, and you can feel the
"reistance" of the pen while closing the cap, so you know it is "closed" and
tight. It gives you a good feeling about the bristles not getting too much air
and drying out.
The Barrel and Cap are made out of Aluminium it seems, it seems more durable in
feel and more elegant in look than the Pentel GFKP. Maybe thus the price is so
The Pen is very lightweight, more lightweight than the Pentel GFKP, could be a
little heavier, depending on the user, it's up to you whether this is good or
The Price is very moderate for a pen of this quality.
The Ink is a very dark and saturated black, watersoluble and even after drying
not waterproof. If you want to make washes or use aquarellistic colours on your
paintings, do it before using the Kuretake-ink, and you will be fine.
Kuretake DV140-13C only gets four of five stars because I prefer natural sable
bristles, more stable, more sharp lines, and a better control of the line, like
on the Kuretake DV140-40 oder DV140-50.
Anyway, it is still one of the best brush pens I have ever had the luck to own,
thanks to JetPens. ^_^
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I've had this pen for...
, April 24, 2012
I've had this pen for about a week so far and absolutely love the pen. I've been
using the standard Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes, but they are becoming hard
to find without ordering, and the constant dipping was getting old (not to
mention the few times I turn to dip, I knock the bottle of indian ink over)
So I thought I would try a brush pen to avoid spillage but still get the same
brush feel, and it was probably the best decision I've made so far.
Ink that is supplied isn't waterproof and I found that when dried, it has a dark
brown tint rather than flat black. So I ordered a few cartridges of Carbon Black
and a bottle of it.
Is it truly confirmed that the No. 40 replacement tip will fit on the No. 13? If
so, I would like to convert it over to the natural sable. I found that the nylon
brush tip is a bit slow on flow when taking fast strokes, and maybe a natural
hair tip would fix it.
May be getting a second to use exclusively with the Platinum Converter for
colored inks/washes, or just for non-waterproof cartridges for sketching.
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This is a wonderful drawing...
, March 3, 2012
This is a wonderful drawing tool. My first brush pen was the Pentel Pocket one,
and it is a lovely pen. But this Kuretake has a higher quality brush with more
spring and a finer point. I am really enjoying it.
Just fyi, I use Platinum Carbon ink cartridges instead of the supplied ink,
because the Platinum ink is waterproof and dries near instantly on most papers.
Happily the Platinum and Kuretake cartridges are identical to each other (even
down to the little metal ball), and the Platinum converter fits this pen
beautifully as well. I've had absolutely no problems with inkflow.
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I would like to add that...
, August 10, 2011
I would like to add that I was surprised to find that this does not bleed with
Copics. It does however bleed with faber castell brushpens. My guess is that it
is not alcohol soluble, but is water soluble.