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I love Pilot Sign Pens. They’re fluid feeling, so good for quick planning notes and such. Plus, the line is pretty variable. The thick-ish sides are handy for filling in masses for logos and icons. Meanwhile, there’s a reasonably fine tip there for some detail work. (It’s sort of like a better Sharpie.)
That said, I hate tossing them into the trash. And given how little ink they ship with, these don’t go far before they run dry.
At some point I realized there must be a way to refill the thing. Turns out, someone else had already thought the same:
I’ve followed his instructions (but using a syringe, instead) and it works very well. Thought some of you might benefit from this, too. :-)
+1 for DIY
thanks! I've used these and like them, but my true love are Pilot Fineliners.
- Same herekgvs72
- Pilot G-Tec-C4, for example.Miesfan
- Might be able to do the same with those. I think it’d all come down to whether you can access the chamber easily.karj
- (I was sort of surprised by how easy it was with the Sign Pen.)karj
- I categorize my Fineliners by shade (as they get used they get lighter). I put a piece of tape on 'em with a number from 1 to 10, 1 being the darkest.Gnash
Let's argue about pens!
For writing, I haven't found a dream pen yet, but my current favourite is the Bic GripRoller Fine.
• it's big and comfy
• super cheap (I still lose pens)
• minimal look
The big thing I like about it is that I write with a soft touch. If you press hard on the paper, it's not good. But I like to barely skim the paper, it allows me to write MUCH faster, and this pen is perfect for it.
On my desk...
• Pigma Micron 005
• Copic Multiliner 01
• Zig Millenium 01
• Stabilo Sensor 03
• Alvin Penstix 03
• Pilot Precise v5 (Extra Fine)
• Sharpie Pen (Fine)
muji gel ink pens 0.38, 0.5, 0.7 different colors
pentel graphgear 1000 2B
pentel pocket brush
pentel parallel pen
tombow abt n15
started to use them this year. #drawmore2016