[APG Public List] Ink for Labelling Photos

Jacqueline Wilson wilssearch at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 11:30:20 MST 2011

Ra, these pens require no pressure to write - they are like a micro felt tip.  did some research - the ones I was thinking of are called Pigma Micron and are NOT for use on photos - darn.  But they are used on scrapbooks - which is were I saw them.
On Feb 26, 2011, at 10:21 PM, Ray Beere Johnson II wrote:

    I think there are supposed to be markers for this purpose. I have no idea how safe they really are. And they aren't fountain pens, so by definition they require writing with more pressure.
    I really would like to set this challenge out there - Nathan seems to like to expand the utility of fountain pens, while upsetting traditional assumptions about them. So if anyone has any ideas on what qualities such an ink would need to have...
    Of course, I can't guarantee that he'll do anything about it. He's a very, very busy guy, after all. But it seems like the sort of project he's undertaken in the past, so I hope to at least get him thinking about it. And I know where to post on the subject so he'll see it, or at least hear about it. :-D
                            Ray Beere Johnson II

Apologies: I intended to originally send this to the list, but it is late, and I replied to the original sender only. So I'm resending...

--- On Sat, 2/26/11, Jacqueline Wilson <wilssearch at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ray I am not sure of where I saw this, but I thought there existed
> someplace a pen that was archival safe to use on the back of a photo.
> However, I am not sure about my memory so I could very easily be wrong.

Jacqueline Wilson
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