A guide to Black PIN pen nibs and sizes

black PIN pen nibs

Black PIN pen nibs have expanded from 14 to 18 calibrated tip sizes. The standard black PIN nib shapes range from delicate 0.03 to robust 1.2 nib. There is also a firm expressive brush tip plus an Extra Fine brush tip made with real bristles. Black PIN pen nibs now boast three new chisel tips for calligraphy.

This range of sizes and shapes allows for a plethora of exciting creative possibilities with drawing and hand-lettering. 

Very fine lines

black PIN nibs

One of the wonderful things about our Black PIN pen nibs is you can work in very delicate fine lines, which is great for illustrations such as fur, feathers and very fine wispy botanical finishes. Although this list is by no means exhaustive!

The image above shows work made with 0.03, 0.05 and 0.1 standard black nibs. You can see the slim quality of these small tip sizes.

Pin fine line pens sizes

You can see the contrast here when we add the 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 sizes. Observe the difference between the standard tips and the lines the make. This range in nib sizes give you so many creative options.

If you like our very fine nib sizes you can opt for our Fine and delicate pack which features our 0.03 and 0.05 tips teamed with our beautiful grey PIN tips. Or if you like a selection go for the Sketch Selection or Artist’s Selection. Have a look at our full range of new plastic free curated PIN packs here.

Robust drawing!

PIN pen

Our thicker PIN nib sizes in 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 1.0 and 1.2 standard shape tips are fantastic for strong, robust drawing and outlining. The latter nib sizes are featured in our Bold and broad pack which contain Black PIN: 0.9,1.0,1.2 nibs.

Check out the piece below. You can see the larger black nib sizes overlaid across the fine and delicate drawings. Again, you can see the contrasting texture, tone and line over the artwork.

Bold and broad nibs

Specialist nibs

We also now have three new chisel tips in 1.0mm, 2.0mm 3.0mm sizes.   This variation in neat chisel tip size options allows for a range of different writing styles and overall finish.

All black PIN pen tip sizes

If that wasn’t enough we have a fab new Extra Fine brush. This is in addition to our already popular brush. They are both great for brush drawing and beautiful brush lettering. You can see above how the addition of these tips add an extra flourish to the overall piece.

Extra fine brush

Take a look at this close up where you can see how the Extra Fine Brush looks like an artist’s ink brush, You can also the variation in texture this new nib brings when placed besides our standard black PIN nibs.

You can see how we built this drawing with each nib on our YouTube channel, where you’ll also be able to view more PIN drawing tutorials.