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I'm not sure where to put this.

I'm working on different pens but are slightly confused about the numbering system.

I have a faber castell XS - black
A prismacolor 01 - black
A copic multiliner 05 - black

a copic multiliner sp 0.05 black

Now I doubt the multiliner sp is the same size as the multiliner, but I can't wrap my head around nib sizes...

I mostly do a lot of fine line work, cars and planes, also because I use a higher grade one for punching up my line work and background stuff/details.

2. Exactly what's the problem here? You can't figure out how the 01/05/etc numbers convert to the actual size, or what?

3. Practice on a separate bit of paper first. Problem solved.

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Originally Posted by TinyBird
Exactly what's the problem here? You can't figure out how the 01/05/etc numbers convert to the actual size, or what?
Yea can't exactly figure out how these translate to milimeters. I know should be simple...

this shouldn't be that hard...yea thanks for the advice black spot...(facepalm)

If I'm correct the faber-castell XS = .3mm

can't figure out the rest.

5. Originally Posted by kysg
Yea can't exactly figure out how these translate to milimeters. I know should be simple...
Go check the sites of the pen brands, they usually have clear guides that tell what size is how many millimeters thick. That's about it.
EDIT: Or, use a ruler.

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well this is all I found

Pen Size 005 = Point Size 0.20 mm
Pen Size 01 = Point Size 0.25 mm
Pen Size 02 = Point Size 0.30 mm
Pen Size 03 = Point Size 0.35 mm
Pen Size 05 = Point Size 0.45 mm
Pen Size 08 = Point Size 0.50 mm

for micron.

The multiliner SP translates directly to MM so .03 = .03mm

closes I've gotten with faber-castell is XS = 0.1mm I think not sure
the S is 0.4mm and M is .8mm

Prismacolor I can't find a single bit of info on

Which if this is true faber makes a pen with smaller nib than Micron.

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I did check the sites for these.

Prismacolor does not list the size guide at all...

faber castell XS = 0.1mm
while S = 0.4mm

while microns
005-.20mm, 01-.25mm, 02-.30mm, 03-.35mm, 05-.45mm, 08-.50mm

While Copic multiliner and sp is exactly eqiv to size. A 0.03 = 0.03mm

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