Late to replying, sorry!
Sorry to confuse you, frankie. Um, I don't know what the technical difference is between a pen and a marker - I'm sure there probably is one - and to be honest, I tend to use them interchangeably, but I guess I would only tend to use "marker" as a thick felt type pen, and would probably only use it for chunky pens as opposed to the slim type of "pen" like the Pigma Microns which I would happily write with on normal paper as well as using with hand lettering and other art work.
Nah, no need to apologize, really So, unless I got it really wrong, would you say a Pigma Micron was also a pen? You see, I would call it a marker. (Although I used to call everything that I didn't see as a pen being a felt tip pen, but now I've learned the word 'marker')
I bought myself three of these today - the 01, the 08 and the Brush pen. I went to an art shop and they didn't have the set, but I figured these three would be a good start to see how I get on.
I recently went to a shop to get another Pigma Micron 04 and 08. Not that my old ones had run out of ink, but I wanted spare ones in case I lost any, etc. Anyhow, I thought I'd have to buy the package where there's the 01, 02, 04, 05, and 08, as I'd previously done. But luckily I was paying attention and found there was a shelf on the counter next to the pens, where one could buy individual Microns! This meant I could buy the exact ones that I wanted and not have to get 01 and 02 which I personally don't like as they are too thin for my liking. And there were also blue ones! I had to get one, blue being my favorite color.
So happy to have found a place where they sold these markers individually! I also got a grey highlighter, called Distress Marker I love it!
We often call those types of markers 'textas'. And yes, that's what I picture when I think of 'pen'. I think, for me, a marker is partway between a pen and a texta. Whereas textas are quite thick and 'heavy', markers are more delicate but have a different type of ink than a normal pen. Does that make sense?
That makes sense, if I have got it right. So markers are the thin things, but they have the same ink as your textas, whereas pens are pens.
I guess what I'm trying to say, for me, the pen is the thing that has a metallic tip, where there's a tiny hole wherefrom the ink comes. There is no extension which is in itself .. felt tipped? You know?
(Although I've recently realized I've used the Finnish word 'mustekynä' which really means a fountain pen, for 'kuulakärkikynä', which is a pen (metallic tip with ink coming out of the tiny hole. So I guess it can be confusing in other languages, too )
I've created a board on Pinterest to help me keep track of particular spreads and lettering that I like because I found I was visiting the same pages over and over.
I did this, too, in case I haven't told everyone already
I don't think I've seen Pigma Microns around. I'll have to look into them.
Over here I don't see much else. I see Stabilo, but I think those are not permanent. At least the ones I've got are not.
Last weekend I went to a stationery store that's attached to my favourite bookstore in Sydney. I looked to see if they had any LT1917s and they had a huge range! I took a pic to show you all.
Hurrah for epic LT1917 section! <3
Edit: Okay, I'm now looking at my old massive Finnish-English-Finnish dictionary. The 'pen' that I'm talking about, is called ballpoint, ballpoint pen, and in British also Biro/biro.
Edited by frankie, 25 March 2017 - 11:20 PM.