I did a little G nib comparison sheet this morning.
Tom had a meeting in Nashville earlier this week, and I tagged along. It was great to see Rachel (our daughter), my sister and her family, *AND* pay a visit to Paper and Ink Arts. PIA is a candy store for calligraphers, but it's not a traditional retail store front. Jennifer Allen, the Director of PIA, was gracious enough to let Rachel and I prowl around....oops, I mean, "Rachel and *me*" ...the grammar police will get me....(aka Tom) :)
Two things I wanted to try: the Tachikawa G nib and this palette of Fine Tec Pearl Colors.
Thanks to Heather Held's recommendation several years ago, I already have (and LOVE) the Fine Tec gold palette. The new palette also has 6 colors. The new palette's wells are smaller, but it's also less expensive.
I regularly use both the Nikko G and the Zebra G. Sometimes the Zebra G is a little too sharp for me. Although my hairlines tend to be finer with the Zebra G, they also skip more. I was very interested to see how the Tachikawa G performed for me, and I am quite happy with it. My hairlines aren't quite as fine as with the Zebra G, but I didn't have the skipping problem. I love the colors of the new palette, especially the Shining Aquamarine. As it flowed out of the pen, I was mesmerized!
Jennifer said she was going to have the Tachikawa G nibs available at both The Summit conference and at IAMPETH. I also have some comic nibs from Kuretake, including a G nib, that I will blog about in the future.
You can find both the Tachikawa G nib (Item: TACHG) and the Fine Tec Pearl Colors (The Item# I used for this test: FN600S, price: $17.95) at Paper and Ink Arts website.
As usual, we had a great time in Nashville. Our hotel was hopping due to a country music awards show to be held the next day. Tom and I had no clue who any of the people were though. :)
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