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Tiger Pens Launch New Website with a Laser Engraving Service

At Tiger Pens we have been working on this for a very long time but we are finally pleased to announce the launch of our new website which now offers a laser engraving service on selected products.

New website

We have made the website look as close as possible to the old version but underneath the hood it is on a new platform with lots of bells and whistles which should allow us to do a lot more in the future.

We hope that you enjoy the new tiger Pens website feel free to browse round and let us know your comments.

Which Fineliner Pens are Good to use with Copics / Alcohol Markers?

We recently were contacted by one of our customers Anspire who is a very talented digital artist who has recently delved into more traditional art.

She has been doing a comparison of various fineliner pens used in conjunction with alcohol markers and thought our readers might be interested in her findings.

Naturally we were delighted to hear from her and she has some surprising results.

Hello,

My name is Anspire and I make art and videos about all sorts of creative stuff. My latest obsession are alcohol markers and I am proud to announce I have collected all Spectrum Noir pens. I also own a few Copics and plan to expand my collection.

I am a primarily digital artist so when it came to traditional art, I was a complete beginner. It was not long until I finished my first few drawings and I realised my fineliner was feathering and smudging as I was coloring. Alcohol markers were obviously different from water-based ones and didn’t behave the same way.

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A couple ruined drawings later, I decided it was enough and I went online and browsed Tiger Pens for options. I picked nine pens to review, all in black but in different sizes and waited for them to arrive so I could make my comparison video about with fineliner pens fare well with these types of markers.

Below is what came out of it, and if you are interested in the full version, you can find it linked at the end.

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Fineliners tested with Copics

Pen brand Size Price* Did it smudge? Did it feather?** Compatibility
Pigma Micron .05 ££££ Yes No None
Kuretake ZIG Millenium .005 £££ Yes No Low
Edding 1880 .02 £££ Yes No Low
OHTO Graphic Liner .01 £££ No No High
Staedler Lumocolor permanent S £££ Yes Yes None
Staedler Lumocolor non-permanent F £££ Yes Yes None
Uni-pin Fine Line 0.05 £££ Yes No Medium
Berol Finewriter N/A ££ No No High
Stabilo point 88 0.4 £ No No High

* ££££- more than £2; £££ – more than £1.50; ££ – between £1.50 – £1, £ – less then £1

** Feathering happens when the ink does not smudge but moves around on the paper, making lines thicker and blurry.

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Fineliners tested with Spectrum Noir

Pen brand Size Price* Did it smudge? Did it feather?** Compatibility
Pigma Micron .05 ££££ Yes No None
Kuretake ZIG Millenium .005 £££ Yes No Low
Edding 1880 .02 £££ Yes No Low
OHTO Graphic Liner .01 £££ No No High
Staedler Lumocolor permanent S £££ Yes Yes None
Staedler Lumocolor non-permanent F £££ Yes Yes None
Uni-pin Fine Line 0.05 £££ Yes No Medium
Berol Finewriter N/A ££ No No High
Stabilo point 88 0.4 £ No No High

* ££££- more than £2; £££ – more than £1.50; ££ – between £1.50 – £1, £ – less then £1

** Feathering happens when the ink does not smudge but moves around on the paper, making lines thicker and blurry.

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Overall, three pens stood out, all of them on the cheaper side.

Pen brand Size Price* Did it smudge? Did it feather?** Compatibility
OHTO Graphic Liner .01 £££ No No High
Berol Finewriter N/A ££ No No High
Stabilo point 88 0.4 £ No No High

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I must add all pens feel and look great but for the sake of this post which only looks at how well they fare with alcohol markers, the other six were incompatible.

If you are interested to hear more about each one and see how they did for yourself, please check out the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf6PaZLlskQ

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Lamy Safari Dark Lilac Special Edition 2016

Lamy safari Dark Lilac Pens

Every year in April Lamy release a special edition colour for their best selling Lamy Safari range of Pens. These are a limited edition so they are usually only available for a few months.

This year’s colour is dark lilac and it is proving to be one of their most popular colours released so far.

The Lamy safari dark lilac pens and the full range of Lamy safari pens are available to buy on the Tiger Pens website.

 

Worther Shorty Ballpoint Pens Are Now Available

Worther Shorty Ballpoint PensWorther are a German manufacturer that are renowned for their “Shorty 3.15mm clutch pencil that is a firm favourite amongst artists and designers. Due to its compact design and wide hexagonal barrel that is easy to grip 7 control.

They have recently introduced a ballpoint pen to the range with the same striking hexagonal barrel & a choice of vibrant colours. The Worther Shorty ballpoint pens take a D1 refill so they can be refilled by any brand of D1 refill if you prefer a different tip size or colour.

 

New Pentel Pens & Pencils – July 2015

 

We have had our latest delivery from Pentel and included were some new goodies including ballpoint pens & mechanical pencils. Pentel are a renowned Japanese manufacturer of high quality writing instruments and these latest products are very reasonably priced.

Pentel Kachiri Ballpoint Pen 1.0mm Tip – BK450

Pentel Kachiri Ballpoint Pens

The Pentel Kachiri ballpoint pen has an ergonomic triangular shaped rubber grip, 1.0mm tip & a choice of 4 ink colours.

Pentel Wow Ballpoint Pen 0.7mm – BK417

Pentel Wow Ballpoint Pens

The Pentel Wow is a slimline retractable ballpoint pen with a 0.7mm tip & a choice of black or blue ink.

Pentel KL105 Document Pen 0.7mm

Pentel KL105 Document Pens

Pentel KL105 gel roller pen with an extra fine 0.5mm tip & black, blue or red ink that is of archival quality.

Pentel Twist Erase GT Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm – QE205

Pentel Twist Erase Gt Pencil

Pentel Twist Erase GT mechanical pencil with retractable lead sleeve, extra large jumbo eraser & 0.5mm lead.

Pentel P365 Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm

Pentel 365 Mechanical Pencils

The Pentel P365 mechanical pencil is a first class drafting pencil with a fixed 4.0mm lead sleeve & 0.5mm lead.

New Ohto Products June 2015

New Ohto Pens June 2015

We have had a shipment in from Ohto this month with a whole host of new goodies including multi-function pens and mechanical pencils. For those of you who may not be aware of Ohto they are a very successful Japanese manufacturer who is renowned for bringing out new and innovative high quality products at very reasonable prices. If you see anything that you like in the list below we would love to hear your comments: Continue reading

Tiger Pens 5th Birthday – May 2015

This week is Tiger Pens 5th birthday and to celebrate this we are giving away 10% off everything. Simply use the discount code TP5BL10 at the checkout to receive your 10% discount but hurry it is only valid until the 1st of June 2015.

Click Here to Visit Tiger Pens

This code is exclusive to our blog readers but please feel free to forward it on to your family and friends if you think it may be of interest to them.
Tiger Pens 5th Birthday

Uni-Ball Eye UB-157 Promotion 2015

Uni-Ball Eye rollerball Pens

At Tiger Pens we all like a freebie as much as anyone else and we have lined up a great promotion for you on the Uni-ball Eye UB-157 rollerball pen.

Click Here to try one for only 10p with the discount code UNIEYE10 while stocks last.

Ok it’s not quite free but the RRP is £2.79 and we sell them out normally on Tiger Pens for the great low price of £2.34 each.

UB-157 Rollerball Pen

The Uni-ball Eye range of rollerball pens are the UK’s best selling rollerball pen but what makes them so popular?

If you have not tried one before then the answer is simple they are a smooth writing rollerball pen with a consistent ink flow that has Uni Super Ink Technology. Actually smooth writing is a bit of an understatement they write really, really smoothly.

Uni Super Ink Technology is a very special type of ink that is fade resistant, water resistant & tamper proof.

The Uni-ball Eye range of rollerball pens recently celebrated their 20th anniversary and you can check out the full range in the Tiger Pens Store.

Tiger Pens Awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation

Feefo Gold Merchant

We are pleased to announce that thanks to your feedback we have been awarded the Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation.

At Tiger Pens we use the independent feedback company Feefo to ask all our customers how we are doing.

This really helps as it shows us not only where we are doing well but more importantly if there are any areas where we need to improve.

We would like to say a big thank you to all our customers who have left feedback through Feefo as we appreciate there are a lot of demands on your time.

To achieve Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation “a business is required to receive an average Service Rating of between 95% and 100%.”

Gold & Silver Pens Giveaway November 2014 winner

Congratulations to Christine Westlake who was the winner of our Gold & Silver Pens Giveaway. She won the fabulous assorted prize pack & & hopefully her girl guides can make some great Christmas cards.

We have some great giveaways lined up for the near future that are free to enter all we ask is that you leave a comment on the blog post and that the winner leaves a comment on the blog post announcing who won.

Gold & Silver Pens & Markers Giveaway – November 2014

Christmas will shortly be upon us and we have got a fantastic giveaway to one lucky winner, over £40.00 worth of gold and silver pens & markers to help make this festive occasion more special.

Gold & Silver Marker Pens

The prize consists of:

To win all you need to do is leave a comment below, the usual rules apply the competition is open to everyone including our international readers.

All we ask is that you only leave one comment, and that whoever wins must leave a comment on the follow up post announcing who the winner is.

The competition closes on Sunday the 30th of November & the winner will be chosen at random a few days later.

Amodex Giveaway 2014 Winner

Congratulations to Susan Sargent who was the winner of our Amodex ink & Stain Remover giveaway. She won the fabulous assorted Amodex prize pack & & hopefully she can now tackle those tough ink stains on her son’s shirts.

We have some great giveaways lined up for the near future that are free to enter all we ask is that you leave a comment on the blog post and that the winner leaves a comment on the blog post announcing who won.

Amodex Ink & Stain Remover Launch & October Giveaway

Tiger Pens are now supplying Amodex Ink & Stain Remover & giving away a great prize pack to celebrate the launch of this amazing product. It is made in the USA & removes all types of ink stains.

Amodex Ink & Stain RemoverIt is recommended by most of the major pen manufacturers & will also remove a wide range of other stains including food, make up, grease and oil from most materials.

Full details of this amazing product can be found on our website at Tiger Pens Amodex Products.

To celebrate the launch we have a great pack of Amodex products to giveaway.

It includes:

  • Amodex Ink & Stain Remover Mini Pack
  • Amodex Ink & Stain Remover Travel Size
  • Amodex Ink & Stain Remover 30ml bottle
  • Amodex Ink & Stain Remover Wipes

To win all you need to do is leave a comment below, the usual rules apply the competition is open to everyone including our international readers.

All we ask is that you only leave one comment, and that whoever wins must leave a comment on the follow up post announcing who the winner is.

The competition closes on Friday the 24th of October & the winner will be chosen at random a few days later.

Winner of the September 2014 Giveaway

Congratulations to Alice Parr who was the winner of our September 2014 giveaway, she won the fabulous assorted sets of fine-liner pens. As she is an aspiring illustrator we are sure that they will be put to good use.

We have some great giveaways lined up for the near future that are free to enter all we ask is that you leave a comment on the blog post and that the winner leaves a comment on the blog post announcing who won.

 

September 2014 Giveaway

This month we have lined up a great fine-liner pen giveaway that somebody is going to win that would cost in the region of £25.00 to buy.

The giveaway includes:

  • Set of 10 Stabilo Point 88 fineliners – 0.4mm
  • Set of 4 Staedtler Pigment liners – 0.1mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm & 0.7mm
  • Set of 3 Artline drawing System Pens – 0.1mm, 0.3mm & 0.5mm

Tiger Pens August 2014 Giveaway

We don’t like to over complicate things, to enter simply leave a comment below and we will select a winner at random.

The contest is open until the 19th of September 2014 and we welcome international entries but please just one entry per a person.

By the way we have recently revamped the Tiger Pens Store if you have not seen it yet and have a few minutes to spare it is well worth having a browse round.

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Now Available at Tiger Pens

At Tiger pens we have been very busy importing lots of great new products recently, and we are pleased to announce that we now have the fabulous Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi-Pens in stock.

Pilo Hi-Tec-C Coleto Blue Barrel

Usually a Multi-Pen has either three or four colours typically black blue red & green or perhaps two colours and a pencil. However those clever boffins in Japan at Pilot Pens have developed the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi-Pen system this allows you to create a pen just the way you want it by mixing & matching from 15 different colour refills.

Pilot HiTec-C Coletto Refills 15 Colours

To create your own Multi-Pen first you need an empty Multi-Pen body to fill it with your favourite colours. We currently have three different models and changing refills is really easy each pen has a cap at the top which flips open and you simply pull out your old refill and slide a new one in. the refills all easily identifiable by their colour coded fins.

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 4 Colour Gel Multi- Pen Body

Pilot HiTec-C Coletto 4 Barrel ColoursThe Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 4 pen body is available with a clear barrel or translucent black, blue or pink barrel and it has a matching rubber grip area.

 

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 5 Colour Gel Multi- Pen Body

The Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 5 pen body is available with a clear barrel or translucent black, blue or pink barrel and it has a matching rubber grip area.

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Lumino 4 Colour Gel Multi- Pen Body

Pilot HiTec-C Lumino 2 Barrel ColoursThe Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Lumino 4 pen body is their top of the range model made from strong plastic with either a matt black or metallic silver finish.

 

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Refills

Pilot Hi-Tec-C refills are available with either a 0.4mm tip that writes a 2.0mm wide and available in 15 colours or with a 0.5mm tip that writes a 0.3mm wide line and available in 10 colours. There is also a refill which is a 0.5mm mechanical pencil.Pilot Hi-Tec-C-Coleto Refills 0.4mm

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 0.5mm Refills

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 0.5mm Pencil

We think that the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi-Pen system is a great idea and would love to hear any comments you have, maybe you already own one and could let us know what you think of it.

 

Great New Ohto Products at Tiger Pens for June 2013

Our latest Ohto shipment and just arrived and is now available to buy on the Tiger Pens Website. There are some great new products among them so here is a quick round up of what is new and we will do more in depth reviews a lit bit later on.

Ohto Fude Ball

Ohto Fude Balll 1.5mm Rollerball Pen

The Ohto Fude Ball is a rollerball pen with a giant 1.5mm tip it lays down thick black lines and is designed to produce similar results to a brush pen but is apparently easier to use.

 

Ohto Slimline Ballpoint Pen

 

Ohto Black Slim-Line Ballpoint Pen

We have added a black barrel version to our range of these very popular pens

Ohto G – Slender Ballpoint Pen

Ohto G- Slender ballpoint pens

The Ohto G- Slender ballpoint pen is a really smooth writing ballpoint pen with an aluminium barrel & an unbelievably low price tag for a pen of this quality.

Ohto Petite B Ballpoint Pen

Ohto Petite B Ballpoint pens

We have added two more barrel colours to our range of Ohto Petite B compact pens. They are now available in violet and silver.

Ohto Multi Slim 4 Multi Function Pen

Ohto multi slim 4 multifunction penThe Ohto Multi Slim 4 is a high quality Multi pen combining a black red and blue ballpoint pen with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil. It is now available with a blue barrel.

Ohto Super Promecha PM 1500P Pencil

Ohto Super Promeca Pencil

The Ohto Suoer Promeca PM 1500P mechanical pencil is loaded with features and is the top of the highly respected Ohto Promeca range of drafting pencils.

Ohto Auto Sharp AP205S

Ohto Auto Sharp Pencils

The Ohto Auto Sharp AP205S pencil has an innovative auto advance mechanism that self feeds the lead as it is being used. This is the new slim-line version of the much chunkier Ohto Auto Sharp AP205.

Ohto Auto Sharp Cute Pencil

Ohto Cute Pencil

The Auto Sharp Cute pencil lives up to its name it is a slim line 0.5mm metal mechanical pencil with an attractive pink pearlescent colour.

Ohto Horizon Mechanical Pencil

Ohto Horizon Pencil

The Ohto Horizon 0.5mm mechanical pencil is made from aluminium and has a “double knock mechanism” that allows the tip to be completely retracted inside the barrel.

Ohto Smile Slide Clipper Paper Clip

Ohto Smile Paperclip

Last but not least is the Ohto Smile Slide Clipper Paper Clip these have gone down a storm in the Tiger Pens office. We absolutely love them not just because of the cute smiley face but because they are extremely practical as well.

We hope you like the new additions and would love to hear what you think, if there is anything from Ohto that we are not currently supplying let us know and we will see if we can get it in.