The Zebra Comic Pen Nib, like the name suggests, is well-loved by manga artists and illustrators who use traditional comic drawing methods. The Tama Pen model has the least flexibility out of all the Zebra Comic nibs, making it suitable for standard print writing as well. This nib can create consistent thin lines under light and heavy pressure. The brushed section towards the tip of the nib holds a large ink capacity, and is compatible with fountain pen inks, pigment inks, and other waterproof inks. The Zebra Tama Pen nib is ideal for artists who like less line weight variation or make thin lines repetitively, monoline calligraphers, and writers that enjoy a stiff dip pen nib.
Tip: Steel dip pen nibs come with a protective oil coating to prevent rust. However, this coating can sometimes affect adhesion of ink to the nib and decrease the nib's ink holding capacity. To prepare a steel dip pen nib for use, mix a small amount of dishwashing soap with water and soak the nib in it. Soak the nib for about 30 seconds to start, rinse with water, and dry before using. Repeat the process if needed.