Hayward, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012
Sakura of America is excited to announce a new pen, specifically for calligraphers and lettering artists. Lettering arts is a skill that requires not only years of practice, but also specialized and costly equipment including fragile removable nibs, ink wells, and refillable ink cartridges. As a result, the barriers to starting this hobby or profession are often high for beginners. To overcome some of these obstacles and to help revitalize the art form, Sakura has created the Pigma® Calligrapher™ calligraphy pen. This unique, all-in-one lettering art tool is available in 3 nib widths, and 6 archival Pigma ink colors.
Pigma Calligrapher is capable of producing crisp edges and sharp hairlines because of its hard nylon nib that withstands heavy pressure and constant use, and still provides a reliable, smooth ink flow from edge to edge. “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,” remarked Joanne Fink, author of the Zenspirations™ patterned drawing books. “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!”
Pigma Calligrapher is a great choice for both amateurs and professionals. It eliminates cost barriers and equipment requirements for beginners who are just learning about calligraphy, and provides an easy and quick alternative to traditional calligraphy pens for professionals.
World renowned calligrapher Maria Thomas was immediately enthusiastic about Pigma Calligrapher, saying, “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.”
Pigma ink, invented by Sakura over 25 years ago, continues to be the most reliable ink on the market today. Having such a long history with this specialized ink, Sakura has been able to constantly improve on their formula resulting in the smoothest flow, the most pleasant colors, stable pigments, and practical writing instruments. Archival Pigma ink is waterproof and fade-resistant on most paper substrates. Pigma Calligrapher is available in 1mm, 2mm, and 3mm nib widths, perfect for different fonts, flourishes, and calligraphy effects.
Headquartered in Hayward, CA, Sakura Color Products of America, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of privately held, Sakura Color Products Corp. of Osaka, Japan. Sakura also manufactures the popular Gelly Roll® gel pen, Pigma® Micron fine-line pens, as well as many other high-quality writing instruments and art materials. For more information about Pigma Calligrapher calligraphy pens, visit http://www.sakuraofamerica.com/pen-calligraphy.