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Pigma micron pens

From: Catharine Hawks <cahawks>
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2006
Dee A. Stubbs-Lee <dee.stubbs-lee [at] nbm-mnb__ca> writes

>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?

There is a good evaluation of disposable pens (including Pigma pens)
in Curator 36(3): 189-200 (1993) by R. Wood and S. Williams. The
study compared lightfastness, resistance to fluids, resistance to
smearing and flaking, and utility of various pens.

Catharine  Hawks
Conservator
2419 Barbour Road
Falls Church VA 22043-3026  USA
703-876-9272 (phone/fax)


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