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Hello! I recently acquired a bag of old technical pens — almost three full sets of Staedtler Marsmatic 700 pens, and two sets of Faber-Castell pens. I am trying to figure out how old the Marsmatics are. I've done quite a bit of web research but haven't found much info. And I have yet to find a picture online that matches my pens. The difference in mine is that they have a metal grip, some gold and some silver. All the ones I've seen online have a plastic grip, fluted or squares. I have discovered the fluted grip pens are older that the ones with the square pattern, but I would like to know whe
Ever since I started using them, I've been wondering about the 'matic' in Staedtler Mars Matic 700, but I simply dismissed my curiosity until recently I stumbled upon it's older cousin the Mars 700. As seen here http://robotninjamonsters.blogspot.co.id/2011/07/last-vintage-technical-pen-set.html http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Me9TeyHfGjs/Ti-lcZElL9I/AAAAAAAALLg/JEFQremrM8s/s1600/Comparison%2Bbetween%2BStaedtler%2BMars%2B700%2Band%2BMarsMatic%2B700%2B035%2Btechnical%2Bpens%2Bdisassembled.jpg Aside from the looks, and a different design of the feed/screws on the nib of the pen I don't see any dif
nonwal posted a topic in Inky ThoughtsI use Rapidographs a lot in my art, and the old bottle of Koh-i-noor ink that I've been using with them is close to running out. It's not the greatest ink for my purposes--the shellac that makes it waterproof also makes everything shiny, which shows up on scanned images. It's also not as water-resistant as I'd like, mostly due to a layer of ink sitting on top of the surface of the paper and running all over the place if I try to use some watercolors over it. The solution to that, and to a certain extent to the sheen as well, has been to erase over everything really well to rub off any extra in