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Thursday, April 14, 2016

ZIG Memory System Scroll & Brush Review

The Scroll & Brush by ZIG's Memory System collection is definitely one of the more popular pens of the bunch, which is why I was so happy when it became available in most National Bookstores for the same price as my favorite art store - Craft Carrot! I got my very first one last year during an art fair in UP Town Center and have been a fan since. Read on to see how it performs!

The packaging is clean and simple. I also would like to note how easy it is to read the words on the pen since it's in black ink against a cream body. The caps lock into the pen with a satisfying click as usual.

In case you're wondering, the colors I got are Spice, Yellow, and Ocean. (From top to bottom) :D

Quick tip comparison for size reference. The brush is relatively medium in size with similar performance to the Tombow Dual Brush Pens, but I feel that with the Scroll & Brush, the fibers of the brush are more compacted which means it's a lot less likely to fray.

One thing I can say for sure is that I am in LOVE with the brush tip. When I got my Yellow pen last year I immediately noted how easy it was to control even when I was just starting with calligraphy so I feel that this is definitely recommended for beginners. You can create about 0.2mm-5mm lines with it but the 5mm lines would require a lot of force because this brush has a lot of resistance - perfect for those with a heavier hand like me.

As for the scroll tip, it's my first time using something like this so I'm still figuring it out. With it, you can create an Old English effect (Which I suck at) with its double tip. One is about 1.5mm and the other is 1mm.

Here is a quick albeit bad sample of lettering with the scroll tip.

And this was done with the brush tip.

Overall, I'm really happy with this pen, however I'm not sure how I feel about the scroll tip quite yet. Definitely recommend this to those who're looking to try calligraphy for the first time, though!

You can get this brush pen at National Bookstores or Craft Carrot or Hey Kessy for 97PHP.

15 comments:

  1. Unlike in the past few months, I am really interested in calligraphy. I tried my first one using just your standard pen and I found it really relaxing. I'm thinking of getting a calligraphy pen, just to try it out.

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  2. Such beautiful calligraphy! I haven't been interested in typography all this time, but your post is making me look for my pens...

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  3. Wow! beautiful calligraphy! I guess you have to be good in calligraphy already to be able to produce such nice designs with these pens!

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  4. National actually has more of the one with the scroll tip than with the brush ends. I personally prefer the brush end because like you, I can't figure out how to properly use a scroll tip!

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  5. It's nice to see different strokes size and colors you can use. You really are good at this.

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  6. Calligraphy is really getting specialized in terms of equipment! These pens really look very good and expensive.

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  7. Its nice piece of drawing, This is also getting opular about Malaysia also

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  8. Your calligraphy is amazing and I think the pens that you wrote with just made it stand out so much more. I'm not into pens really and just walk around with a regular black pen in the even that I need to sign something.

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  9. Nice! You're pretty good at calligraphy. I could definitely use these for my art pieces. Thanks for sharing. I should definitely look for these.

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  10. I am a sucker at pens and notebooks. Leave me in a bookstore for a day and I can enjoy everything inside, from the books to the office and school supplies. The colors of these pens are wonderful. I like the tip and the variety of thickness. -Claire Algarme

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  11. ever since ive started a new journal, i need all the stationary! even these ha

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  12. Nice to share this. Though I don't use stationery much, my daughter loves all this stuff. Will let her know.

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  13. I wish to do such calligraphy and love doing handmade stuff. WOuld love to try it sometime.

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  14. Nice fonts...Does the colours mix well? Like do they allow the two colours together to become another colour?

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    1. I think it depends on how you combine the colors but yes, you can! :)

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