Pigma Micron

Sakura “Pigma” Pigmented Ink

Sakura Colour Products of Japan invented and patented Pigma ink over 25 years ago. It is a formulation of pigment based inks which are, more complex and stable than dye based inks, Pigma ink is a reliable, permanent, waterproof, fade resistant, archival quality ink. It is also quick drying and will not smear, feather or bleed through on most papers.


The Original Pigma Micron

The Pigma Micron Pen is the first fine-point writing instrument offering a water-proof, quick drying, black pigment ink. They are ideal for technical drawing, graphics, drafting and fine line illustration.  Unlike dye-based ink found in most pens and markers, Pigma pigment ink is of archival quality, waterproof, fadeproof and smudgeproof on porous surfaces when dry. It does not feather and will not bleed through paper. Excellent copy machine reproduction.

Available in 8 line widths in Black plus 8 colours.

 Here is a good description of the differences between Pigma Micron, Pigma Brush marker and Pigma Graphic

  • Archival journals
  • Illustrations
  • Cartoons/Manga
  • Freehand drawing and Zentangle®
  • Legal documents, log books, checks
  • Sketching with watercolors
  • Rubber stamping
  • Fabric design - the inks on fabrics are for "decorative purposes only" - meaning do not launder. Use on pre-laundered textile, 100% cotton. And most importantly, to pre-test on material scraps prior to final application.
Technical qualities
  • Archival quality Pigma® ink on paper
  • Waterproof
  • Fade and chemical resistant
  • Seven point sizes
  • Will not smear or feather when dry
  • Does not bleed through most papers
  • Meets ACMI non-toxicity standards
  • Not evaluated for cosmetic use on skin
  • Not recommended for use on fabrics intended to be washed