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White Ink Tests by Colanah White Ink Tests by Colanah
just testing white inks against a few others inks. When the budget allows, I hope to test them against some of the higher quality free flow ink such as India and comic quality.
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JewelMaiden Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome comparison! I'm debating between the Sakura 0.4mm and the Signo 1.0mm. It looks like Signo shows up a little bit better in your tests.

I am just worried the 1.0mm tip thickness would be too thick for my drawings. It doesn't appear to be the case in your test though? 

From ebay, including shipping, I can get a set of 5xSignos for $11, or a set of 3xSakuras for $11.
Colanah Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got my pens from and it waas pretty reasonable all around.  The Sakuras are good for smaller areas and I'm sure Signo makes a finer tip but I've not seen it listed.  Also, you can try stippling if the touch up will be in a small area.  Running the signo on scratch sheet to build up ink and 'dotting' to fix the hiccup.  Given it's gel ink though, there's good potential for sketching.

I'll likely have to practice with the  Signo and some black art paper to give a good comparison.
JewelMaiden Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for your reply! I found your review from jetpens - very helpful! 

I'd be using the white pens not for correction but for "reflection" on armour or "shine" on hair - which is why I thought the Sakura 0.4mm might be a better choice, since reflection on hair might be very thin lines.

From your test here though, it doesn't look like the Signo is *that* much thicker? The thicknesses you drew here with all the pens actually would work.

The only thing about jetpens that annoys me is that shipping is extremely expensive unless I buy at least $25 worth of things. Whereas on ebay, I can just buy one set and pay $1 or $2 for shipping to Canada. :(
JeremyB796 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
wow- didn't expect so much of a difference!

definitly the signo!

have you heard of the Pentel "Presto!"? (the "!" is part of the name)

it is a correctionpen of sorts as well...I don't thinkit's's...different...
Colanah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will it cause clogging in ballpoints do you think?  I've not heard of the Presto but can certainly look around for it or similar.
JeremyB796 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I don't think it will...I torture tested some pens and didn't notice any problems...

it's a bit "tackier" to the touch...but not when is more flexible too it seems...won't crack with the paper...
smbhax Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very useful, thanks!
Colanah Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very welcome. I'm going to be doing more tests with other white gel pens and possibly true white 'inks' as well when funds allow for it.
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