This Pigment-Matching Pen Captures All the Beautiful Colors in the World

If you've ever wanted to capture the exact color of something, now you can. The amazing Scribble pen makes it possible to match any pigment you see by using an RGB sensor and a five-color ink cartridge, and it will allow you to translate the beautiful hues of real life onto paper or your digital device.

The top of the Scribble pen has a scanner that will save any consistent color it's pointed at, and then uses its combination of inks to match what it sees. According to Scribble's manufacturers, it's capable of storing 100,000 colors in its internal memory and runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

If you're strictly a digital illustrator, have no fear. Scribble also makes a stylus with the same capabilities. In addition, there will be an app available for both models that instantly syncs every color that you scan with your mobile device.

The pen is not yet for sale, but is expected to launch on July 7th of this year. You'll be able to pre-order it via their Kickstarter campaign.

Left: Ink Pen Right: Stylus Pen

Scribble Pen website
via [IFL Science]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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