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Best pen to use in books?

I made a blurb book for my guest book for my wedding. Anyone have any suggestions on the best pen to use, so it won’t bleed through, and is safe for the book?

Thanks!

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Posted by
jamayor33
Sep 12, 2007 7:50am PDT
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jamayor33
 

Hi jamayro03;

The concensus of opinion from previous posts about this question is a fine Sharpie pen…

Here’s a direct URL to their web site…

Lee

Posted by
lkb-28
Sep 12, 2007 8:00am PDT
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I would advise AGAINST using a sharpie.  Sharpies bleed over time (look at something you wrote in sharpie a year ago).  You should go to an art store or a place like Michael’s or AC Moore and get a pen with archival-quality ink.  There are a lot of different ones out there these days, and many come with a writing tip.  Martha Stewart has a nice line that Michael’s carries.  The "writing pen" is probably the one you want for a guest book – there are other sized tips, but that’s the best one for small writing.

Posted by
mollib
Oct 7, 2007 2:53pm PDT
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