Here's an interesting article and video, entitled 'How Hong Kong's big art families are redefining Chinese ink painting ... with fountain pens'
Made in China by Jajayo, this plastic-bodied, disposable brush pen has a fairly soft (according to my wife Lai Yee) faux brush tip. As can be seen in the video, she recommends this one for someone that already has a bit of experience using a brush pen -- or traditional Chinese brush.
As she translated from the packaging:
● Black ink, nylon tip, won't split on the tip
● Plastic body, black water-based ink
● Can be used in writing, painting, drawing and graphic design
● If you wet the brush tip on paper before using, it appears in different shades of black
● It lasts 4,000 characters (8 mm size)
● Always close the cap when not in use
● If the ink flow is slow, put the cap on and hold it up with the tip down, for two minutes
● If the tip is cracked due to dryness, rinse it with water and pat dry. Hang it up with tip down and capped
This one is made in Japan by VSP. Again, a plastic-bodied disposable brush pen with black ink. Lai Yee notes that the broader tip is of medium firmness (not as soft as the Chinese pen above) and is perfect for a beginner. The finer tip is a bit harder and useful for smaller details or for writing characters in a letter. She also mentions that either of these pens should be kept out of direct sunlight and always capped when not in use.
As she doesn't read Japanese, there's no translation of the packaging.
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Revised: September 15th, 2017