In today’s post I will be reviewing;
- Manufacturer/Brand; Kuretake, Zig Memory System
- Item; Calligraphy
Reason For Buying
I was lucky enough to be sent some samples of these new pens, from Kuretake to try out. I have been doing calligraphy on and off for years and have seen these pens on TV and was excited to get to try them.
- Acid Free
- Pigment ink
- Double Ended; 2.0 mm and 5.0 mm
- Plenty of colours in the range
- Small nib great for larger projects and the smaller nib perfect for adding sentiments to the inside of cards or smaller projects.
- Works great on; Smooth card, like the Rhymans card
- Superb ink flow
- Great nibs, not scratchy
- Great range of colours
- You can watercolour with them
- Co-ordinate with other pens in the Zig range
I tried to find some, but haven’t any complaints.
Excellent. These pens have well-fitting lids that are easy to remove. Stored flat the ink flows well, they write beautifully and if anyone is nervous of using traditional ink pens for calligraphy, I highly recommend these. So far I’ve been using Berol pens for calligraphy projects. These Zig markers are light years better than those, a joy to use and so many colours to choose from.
Value for Money
Excellent. They are fairly priced for the quality of the product.
Would I buy it Again?
Yes!!! I need lots of these 🙂
I really enjoyed using these pens, they work well and are reliable. There are so many lovely colours that you couldn’t get board with them. What I hadn’t expected was that you can even water-colour with these pens. So if you like colouring in stamped images you could do that with these, as well as writing a beautiful sentiment.
I had seen demos on TV, where they let the ink flow from a darker colour calligraphy pen, into the nib of a paler one. I was scared of wrecking the pens but I was brave and tried it. WOW the results are superb, really effective, and just like they showed on TV if you scribble on scrap card the dark ink will run out and you get back to the original colour scheme.
Try them, either a pack or just one, but do try them. Great quality, great value and great fun!
Come back on friday, to see the video demo I made for these pens and some techniques for using them.
Many thanks to Kuretake for giving me the opportunity of trying these pens, they are superb and I look forward to using them for more projects.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon