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Pigma micron pens

From: Dee A. Stubbs-Lee <dee.stubbs-lee>
Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
What is the current opinion among conservators on the list about the
possibility of using the "Pigma Micron" pens (manufactured by
Sakura) in place of India ink for artifact numbering? What are the
advantages and disadvantages of using these pens? Is there an
alternative product available with a white pigment for numbering
dark objects? We normally use India ink applied with a dip pen
between barrier coats of B-72, but staff who are currently
responsible for accession numbering are finding this difficult. We
have also tried using refillable Rapidograph type pens in the past
but find that they clog up too easily if not in constant use or not
very carefully cleaned out between uses.

Dee Stubbs Lee
The New Brunswick Museum
277 Douglas Avenue
Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 1E5
Fax: 506-643-2360

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Received on Friday, 3 February, 2006

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