Have you seen the new Sakura Pigma Micron yet? Or, should I say, have you seen the new paint job on the Sakura Pigma Micron yet? Very slick looking for sure, but is the pen any different at all from its predecessors?
There is no doubt that the Sakura Pigma Micron is one of the most popular drawing pens in the world. I love them, as do thousands of other artists, designers, and writers. You see the Micron in all kinds of product reviews and photo shoots. And maybe that is what this new model is for - to look pretty in pictures - because I don’t see any proof that the ink or tip is different than any other Micron. The good news is that you have the priviledge or paying $1 more for a navy and gold barrel.
Artists can notice subtleties better than I can, and Klio from SPQR Blues put the old and the new to the test. The results? Essentially no difference. Except the price.
This is one of those pens that makes me shrug. It’s a perfectly fine pen, as good as any Sakura that has come before it, but it costs more for no apparent reason.
(JetPens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)