As part of their sponsorship program, JetPens sent me a $25 gift certificate to play with. I knew what I wanted immediately. Here's what I ordered:
|Platinum Carbon Desk Fountain Pen - Super Fine + 1 Carbon Ink Cartridge|
|Platinum Carbon Pen Ink Cartridge - Pack of 4 - Black|
|Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pen - Bold - Black|
|Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pen - Fine - Black|
|Kuretake Disposable Pocket Brush Pen - Ex|
I've played with all of the above pens and hands down, my favorite is the Platinum Carbon Desk Fountain Pen - Super Fine. It almost reminds me of my beloved .35 Rapidosketch but in fountain pen form. It's smooth as it glides across paper, magazine pages, (dried) painted pages, and even washi tape! I'll be playing with this one for awhile. The cartridges are inexpensive and easy to pop in. It's definitely a keeper and my favorite new (to me) pen.
I also liked both of the Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pens. They work well on top of paint but they're not tape friendly! After I took the above photo, I wiped the tape area of the page and all of the ink came off.
The Kuretake Disposable Pocket Brush Pen - Extra Fine is also nice. I like the extra fine tip. Like the pens above, it writes great on dried paint but not so well on tape.