Testimonials

Helen Schwartz
2011-01-26 11:46:33 Back To Top

I wanted to thank you for producing a pencil that has a built in pencil grip. My 8-year old has some problems writing legibly and this has helped. I also told many of my former parents (I taught kindergarten and first grade for 22 years), about your products to help their children write.

 
Steve Bissonnette (Artist)
2011-06-19 01:35:28 Back To Top

The Pigma Micron .005 pens are, hands down, the best mechanical pens I've ever used. The consistency and texture add a depth to my pointillisms that is unmatched by any other pens I've used. Fade-proof lines and a resilient tip that can withstand the amount of punishment I can put it through are just a couple of more reasons this has become my favorite pen of choice..

 
Jackie Lo
2011-01-25 05:14:43 Back To Top

I really, REALLY love those Pigma Sensei manga pens. The best part is that it resists water and alcohol based markers very well. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me!

 
Paul Simon
2011-01-26 11:53:03 Back To Top

The thick barrel, triangular grip and 0.9 mm lead of SumoGrip make it much easier for a child who has difficulty with finger coordination to write. A patient recommended the 0.9mm SumoGrip. I believe it must be 0.7 or 0.9mm for stability and ease of use. When they bear down, the lead will often break. They are better than Dr. Grip or Sanfords Ph.D. version because of the heavier lead.

 
Gail Lass (Legal Secretary)
2011-06-20 12:16:49 Back To Top

Quickie Glue: Have you used it? If not, you are losing out. This is the most wonderful glue you will ever own. Because the tip is like a pen, you can glitter areas you were never able to get to with a traditional bottle of glue. This glue is sticky when it dries so it's wonderful to use with the foils, too. It goes on a light blue color so you can be sure you get it where you want, and dries clear. It is the very best glue around. Don't miss out...try it today and you'll never regret the purchase!

 
Tracy Reese (Fashion Designer)
2011-03-16 00:00:00 Back To Top

"These Pigma Micron pens are incredible, waterproof, smearproof felt-tip pens that I sketch with." Pink Magazine, 10/2009

 
Joe Edwards
2010-03-26 12:55:54 Back To Top

I prefer the Micron pens because they give a consistent dense line, are inexpensive, and they provide consistent very fine lines and stipple detail I have drawings that are over fifteen years old that look as good today as they did when I finished them

 
Katie Sehr
2010-03-26 12:57:08 Back To Top

I have used Sakura Pens for the last three years. I use them for their unique properties and the fact that they are archival. I have used the classic metallic Gelly Roll pens, Gelly Roll Stardusts, Gelly Roll Moonlights and Microns. I enjoy the quality of ink and the endless varieties available

 
Kevin Smith
2010-03-26 12:59:01 Back To Top

I really enjoy working with Micron pens because of the consistency of their ink flow. "Mountain Man" truly shows how intricate one can draw with the Microns. It was done entirely with Micron .005

 
Traci Bautista
2011-01-25 06:17:21 Back To Top

To add a touch of sparkle to my paintings, my choice is the Quickie Glue with ultra fine glitter

 
Holly Hankins
2011-01-26 11:44:29 Back To Top

The SumoGrip is the only fat & comfortable mechanical pencil with heavier refillable lead. Other fat pens and pencils have slippery grips or are more expensive. My son has poor fine motor skills and is "double-jointed". The Sumo Grip has made his life at school much more successful. He would like to start a concession to sell the pencils.All the kids ask about them. Thanks for the great product. I love them for my sketches and pattern making, as a textile artist.

 
Laura Bray
2011-01-20 03:46:08 Back To Top

Travel journals are a wonderful keepsake that can be passed onto next generations. The kit has a Koi Water Brush with a water reservoir handle, so there is no need to pack brushes or little containers to hold water! The colors are deeply pigmented and easy to work with!

 
Russ Stutler
2011-01-21 11:40:01 Back To Top

Koi Water Brushes must be the ultimate portable waterbrush, and a bit of a novelty. It is the perfect solution for people who want to keep all their sketch supplies small enough to fit in one pocket.

 
Dennis Halbritter
2011-01-25 04:49:26 Back To Top

I am a tattoo artist of 16 years now, and as long as I can remember I have used your Pigma Micron ink pens to finalize my drawings for my tattoos. Your product is the finest on the market and I assure you that most tattoo artists around the world use Pigma pens every day. They are next to none.

 
Heidi Harralson
2011-01-26 12:02:15 Back To Top

The technologically advanced pigment-based ink is specially designed for archival permanency and helps prevent check washing fraud.

 
Donald Lahti
2011-02-08 12:46:14 Back To Top

I recently purchased a small Koi waterbrush, just to try it. I'm a watercolor artist, who mostly works plein air. After just 1 day of using this brush, I was hooked. No more having to carry a water flask! Thanks for a great product, I cannot wait to purchase the other 2 brushes.

 
Mark Panelli (Disney Artist)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I keep this at my side at all times. It's the best eraser out there. ~Disney Artist

 
Jeanne Wines-Reed
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

Glaze pens are phenomenal and revolutionary!

 
Audrey Deghionno (Artist)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I planted a garden this spring so I can take my Koi Watercolor Sketch Box into the yard and paint!

 
Diana Gessler (Author, Artist & Illustrator)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I'm usually walking and drawing at the same time, so the Koi Watercolor Sketch Box is perfect for illustrating my books!

 
Kathleen Murphy (Artst & Art Educator)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

When I travel, I take the smallest size art supplies possible. With my Koi Watercolors Field Sketch Box and a mini tube of toothpaste, I'm good to go.

 
Elaine Flanagan (Artist)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

Beautiful water colour techniques can be achieved by simply drawing circles with the bristles of the Koi Water Brushes. Simple and easy, what more could we ask for!

 
Patti Mangan (Tango Diva Founder)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I like to travel light, so Koi Water Brushes are just right for me.

 
Russ Stutler (Sketch Artist)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

Koi Waterbrushes must be the ultimate portable waterbrush, and a bit of a novelty. It is the perfect solution for people who want to keep all their sketch supplies small enough to fit in one pocket.

 
Brian Ching (Comic Book Artist)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I picked up the Sakura Electric Eraser about 6 months ago and wondered why I ddin't do so years ago. This thing is awesome -- I can't live without it now.

 
Mary Lawler (Paper Craft Designer)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

Gold and silver edges put a finishing touch on my cards, collage pins and embellishments. Pen-Touch creates exactly the look I want.

 
Sarah McNaughton (Designer)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I used the white Pen-Touch to create snow on a dark blue backgroun for last year's holiday cards and it was so easy and fast.

 
Beth Cote (Mixed Media Artist)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I use Quickie Glue when I want to add a beautiful metallic foil accent to all my artistic projects. ~ Mixed Media Artist,

 
Judi Kauffman (Designer/Writer)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I use Quickie Glue as a temporary bond to hold paper masks in place when I’m rubber stamping. It dries fast and the fine nib of the pen allows me to apply it precisely where I need glue.

 
Kim Hupke (Crafter)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I LOVE the results when using hte Souffle 3D opaque pastel inks on foil that I have die cut and embossed. The inks give a smooth, professional look to my finished projects!

 
Mary Lawler (Artist)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I use Stardust pens on so many of my card designs, I've lost count. It adds so much sparkle and life to everything.

 
Sharon Silver (Artist)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

Stardust colors are amazing and I love the extra sparkle and shine they create on my projects.

 
Bill Haney (Illustrator)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

Sakura Microns work best for me. They are the smoothest, and easiest to use.

 
Dan Price (Illustrator)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I have used Sakura pens exclusively for 10 years and find that they never fail me. The fact that they are permanent is also a great plus.

 
Tammy Kelly (Quilt Designer & Educator)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I use Pigma Micron pens for my quilt labels so future generations will know who created the quilts. If only our great-grandmothers had them!

 
Kimberlee Hunger (Professional Scrapbooker and Crafter)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

For any scrapbook or craft surface these markers are great. I use them for scrapbook page titles, accents, and when I’m doing woodcrafts.

 
Bertrant Jubert (Partner and Artist)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I had great pleasure in using your pens and will recommend them for use with our wooden kits for children. ~ Brandine Woodcraft, Inc.

 
Joseph Barabe (Art Analysts, Fine Art Photographer)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

As an analyst working in the art conservation community, I am very much aware of the artist's need to avoid fugitive materials. Micron pens are wonderful: as pigments, they're virtually indestructible, and non-acidic, so they won't harm the artist's creation.

 
B. Brent Black (founder of The Panamania Hat Co.)
2011-02-25 00:00:00 Back To Top

I use the Pigma Micron to write ID numbers into the inside of each hand woven hat. The challenge is during the hand finishing process when the hats are dusted with sulfur powder. There are no signs the the flow slowing, and the weavers marks survives the trials of steam and irons in the shaping process for each hat.

 
Georg Vihos (Fine Artist)
2011-12-06 00:00:00 Back To Top

I believe that artist today have a wealth of technology and tools available to make art. I started using Sakura oil crayons professionally over fifty years ago when I became allergic to linseed oil in the use for oil painting. Not giving up, I started using oil pastels to substitute color and create new images. The results can be seen in museums and other life long institutions that own my work. I have been able to use color freely using the rich quality of the oil pastels. I depend on quality ...for me the Sakura oil pastels have proven there power over the years by achieving the best results.

 
David Paccia (Cartoonist & Watercolorist)
2011-12-09 00:00:00 Back To Top

I’m already a fan of the Pigma Microns, so it is no surprise that I highly recommend Sakura’s Manga-Comic Pro Sketching & Inking Set. It would make a great addition to the art supply arsenal of anyone who already draws, and would also make an excellent starter set for someone interested in trying their hand at cartooning or sketching. This set would be a perfect gift or stocking stuffer.

 
Lisa Engelbrecht (calligrapher, letterista)
2011-12-29 00:00:00 Back To Top

I love the Pigma Calligrapher pens, especially the tiny 1.0mm size because it allows me to write small with great thick and thins for thank-yous, long poems I’m writing out, and for text in my artwork. I like the big nib sizes for titles, and I love the colors! It’s nice that they are waterproof, and I like the durable and crisp plastic edge over the fiber tips of other calligraphy pens. You can also get neat effects by layering and combining the colors to make multi-colored scripts and flourishes.

 
Maria Thomas (calligrapher)
2011-12-29 00:00:00 Back To Top

There often comes a time in every penman’s life when pens and bottles of inks just get in the way of the creative spirit… One wants only to focus on the magical energy in your hand swirling eagerly about the paper.

 
Joanne Fink (Artist)
2011-12-29 00:00:00 Back To Top

I was delighted to discover Sakura’s new Pigma Calligrapher markers. The crisp nibs have just the right amount of ‘bounce’ and are great for making hairline strokes. The ink flows smoothly and evenly, and the nibs stay sharp for a long time. Best of all, the Pigma Calligrapher comes in a 1mm size, which is perfect for lettering tiny text on place cards, greeting card captions and other projects. I even use the 1mm to do some broad-edged Zenspirations™ pattern drawings. I’ve had a LOT of trouble through the years finding 1mm nibs, so I’m really excited that Sakura has introduced one—and that it comes in 6 colors!

 
Traci Bautista (Designer)
2011-12-29 00:00:00 Back To Top

I love the Koi Coloring Brushes for doodling and layering colorful marks on my mixed media artwork. They are one of my favorite Sakura tools that inspire creative freedom to my paintings.

 
Tricia Martin (artist, videographer, animator )
2013-05-20 08:40:25 Back To Top

I am currently illustrating a book where Micron pens have become essential for the detail I use in the borders. I've used these pens faithfully for years now and have recommended them to several artist friends of mine. I don't know what I'd do without them! Thank you for your awesome products!

 
Melinda Reynolds (2nd Grade Teacher )
2013-07-15 00:00:00 Back To Top

As a year-end school project, I had the entire student body paint self-portraits for permanent display in our school library, using Permapaque markers on 6" terra cotta tiles. Permapaque markers were the only feasible medium to use, and they worked great! I was amazed by their performance. I searched everywhere for the perfect marker for this terra-cotta tile project. I saw an ad for Permapaque and they were more than I expected. Five sets lasted through 400 kids, which means 400 tiles. I was expecting the tips to be worn down but every Permapaque is still in perfect shape after this huge class project.

 
Rich Meyer (IT)
2012-01-11 10:38:44 Back To Top

Hands down Sakura has taken drawing pens to the next level. I've been using Microns for about a year now and continue to be amazed by the work it allows me to put out there. I prefer the 005 but all the sizes are quite good. The best part is you don't need to clean or take your pen apart...where else can you get such precision in a disposable pen? I notice using pointillism the 005 tends to last much longer.

 
Karen Luk (manga and watercolor artist)
2012-01-26 00:00:00 Back To Top

When on the go, Koi Brush Pens are very convenient! They emulate watercolors in layering transparent effects without the hassle of carrying a full watercolor palette and additional brushes.

 
Phuong-Mai Bui-Quang (artist)
2012-01-26 00:00:00 Back To Top

One of my favorite art tools is the brush pen. It's one of the most versatile tools, because you can get so much artistic expression just by varying your hand pressure when you use them. I'm very pleased with the Koi Coloring Brush Pens, as they pass the test of daily usage of sketching, drawing and coloring while retaining their fine brush tips! I use them over pencils for a sketchy look, and also over inked Pigma Micron artwork for more finished color pieces. Also, having the ability to blend the vibrant colors is a great alternative to watercolors! I love how these pens have expanded my portable drawing options.

 
Beth Machall-Dwyer (Snowflake Ornament Company)
2012-03-26 00:00:00 Back To Top

As a heavy user of calligraphy pens for 20 years, I am always looking for the highest quality products for my personalized glass ornaments. By far, the Pentouch Calligrapher line continues to be my #1 choice. The unique nib design is rugged, creates precise lines, and never frays. The permanent ink has virtually no odor, dries very durable, and doesn't fade over time. Thank you Sakura for an outstanding product.

 
Angie Trotter (Artist)
2012-08-29 11:08:34 Back To Top

Gelly Rolls are coolest thing to work with, and they are easy to work with! They provide a beautiful range of colors plus allow you to build up multiple layers. The Micron Pens can be used with the Gelly Rolls to create a variety of effects. Way to go Sakura of America, and thank you!

 
Chris Hamer (Artist)
2012-09-19 02:13:17 Back To Top

When drawing at comic conventions, Microns are by far the best pens to use. No bleeding, and crisp lines every time.

 
Turtle Wayne (Artist)
2013-01-23 07:44:15 Back To Top

I've made characters and worlds with Sakura's Micron Pens. The pens are like a reliable friend that I always turn to when I feel creative or simply bored.

 
Mary Lawler (Independant Designer)
2013-07-16 00:00:00 Back To Top

The Stardust pen in ingenious. Now I can get a fine, elegant line and sparkle at the same time. It's perfect for writing, outlinging and underlining on light as well as dark papers. I like to use it as a drop shadow on title lettering to make it pop. The shimmer is so beautiful I want to use it on everything.

 
Matthew Lipson
2013-03-14 02:25:45 Back To Top

I discovered Gelly Rolls and the whole line of gel pens about a year ago, as I was looking for a simple way to highlight my drawings done on non-white paper. I wanted something portable and would not make a mess. The white Gelly Roll came to my rescue. But, then I started experimenting with different colors, and as I discovered their slow drying aspects, which lent to the ability to mix and blend colors, I experimented more and more with, what turned out to be, this very flexible media. This has opened a whole new world to me, and I almost exclusively use these in my drawings. I am currently embarking on a series of drawings set in various environments in an effort to truly find the upper limit to these pens.

 
Virginia Drummond
2013-07-16 00:00:00 Back To Top

Before I was introduced to Sakura I was solely reliant on digital media to complete projects. Clearly I enjoy the use of my Intous4 Wacom, but it does not have the convenience of my Sakura Micron Pigma pen set. My Sakura pens are much easier to transport than a tablet and are convenient for short and long trips. Similarly, I enjoy the use of your pens where I may not have access to electricity and am able to complete nature studies in crisp, clear ink. In fact, I have recently purchased a new set of these pens and I would like to say that they are just as consistently reliable as the first. Thank you for introducing me to a new media and showing me that a more expensive type of media is not necessarily better than a more affordable.