Best way to sign a piece?

  • 20 Dec 2012 5:08 PM
    Message # 1164359
    Simple question, what's the best way to sign a bowl or platter?  Do Sharpies work?
  • 01 May 2013 1:26 PM
    Reply # 1283243 on 1164359
    I find millimeter pens available at Michael's craft stores are better, finer and sharper than sharpies.  You may have to ask a few employees to find them.
  • 04 Sep 2013 11:20 AM
    Reply # 1381649 on 1164359
    Do not use Sharpies, they are not light fast and will fade, I know from experience.  I use the Sakura Pigma Micron pens, they are light fast and they have several sizes to meet your needs.  It is a pigment so you have to wait a few minutes to dry or they will smudge but once dry they are permanent.  I use the Micron 03, 05 and 07 depending on the turning I am signing.  Here is a link so you can see what they look like:

    I bought mine at a local art supply store.  I tried Michael's but they didn't have them although their online store did.  Just remember you must use light fast pens.


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