I was able to find the Staedtler pens at, of all place, an Office Depot.
It took a little sleuthing around, but I did find them. I had looked
online, first, to see where might have them (as my local art stores, at
the time, didn't have them. Where we are in MN now we don't even have a
local art store, although there sure is a heck of a good art "scene"!),
and found that Office Depot did. (It took some sleuthing in the actual
store, too, till I found them.)
Linda Feltner wrote:
> Ah, the UW bookstore..... sure wish I was within 1500 miles....haha.
> Loved that store.....
> Thirteen years ago....hmmmm. That was way back in the 20th century, right?
> I ordered on line both types of pen that were discussed. Gosh, like a
> new holiday treat!!!! My mum used to stuff my holiday stocking with
> oranges and art supplies...never figured that one out... didn't
> complain, tho....
> Thanks for that.
> Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
> P.O. Box 325
> Hereford, AZ 85615
> (520) 803-0538
> David Ehlert wrote:
>> Hi Linda,
>> Yes, those are the very ones I had mentioned at your workshop.
>> My mentor Scott Barrows tipped me off on them roughly 13 years ago.
>> Been with them ever since.
>> I do believe the University of Washington Bookstore's art section has
>> them in stock.
>> On Mar 26, 2010, at 8:18 AM, Linda Feltner wrote:
>>> Hi All:
>>> Ok, I'm intrigued with the reviews/descriptions of both the
>>> Staedtler pigment liner and the Pitt pens. I wish I had a walk-in
>>> store, to find some in open stock. They mostly come in sets from the
>>> larger mail-order stores.
>>> The Pitt Pens describe their product as waterproof, unsurpassably
>>> lightfast, acid-free and pH-neutral.
>>> The Staedtler's pigmented ink with indelible ink (corresponding to
>>> ISO 14145-2) is lightfast, waterproof, chemical and
>>> solvent-resistant, smudgeproof and non-erasable. (plus the feature
>>> that allows them not to leak on airplanes)
>>> The Staedtler pigment liners are the hardest to find, Blick has them
>>> in a set. I'll have to try some.. you've all got my interest peaked,
>>> Dave, were those the one's you spoke of in February? I wrote it
>>> down, now can't find those notes.?
>>> Glendon, I can't find a reference to the "S" tips, is this something
>>> different from the regular "superfine"tip?
>>> Thanks for keeping us all on our toes with new products.
>>> (I sure miss driving by the Daniel Smith store every day......sigh.)
>>> Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
>>> P.O. Box 325
>>> Hereford, AZ 85615
>>> (520) 803-0538
>>> Wendy Beth Jackelow wrote:
>>>> Dear Kathleen, Dave, Linda, Jim and Glendon,
>>>> Thank you all for your quick feedback about the pens.
>>>> I often do the pen and ink digitally, but lately I miss drawing with an actual pen on paper (so 20th century!).
>>>> The project I am working on is just line work, so I got to thinking that maybe drawing it out
>>>> on real paper with ink and then scanning it would be more fun. Then I started thinking about
>>>> those Pitt pens...
>>>> I can give it a try and see how I like the results. There aren't too many images--most are rather simple--
>>>> so it might be worth the experiment.
>>>> Thanks again!
>>>> Take care,
>>>> PS Linda, I used to use the Staedler Mars pens too! When I couldn't find them any more I made the switch to the rapidographs as well.
>>>> Also, Jim, I never knew Tim used the pigma micron pens--I thought he used a bottle of ink and a pen with a nib--I am really surprised!
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