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Marvy Uchida Le Plume I vs Le Plume II [Review + Giveaway]

July 10, 2017

Le Plume I vs Le Plume II | Marvy Uchida

Marvy Uchida PH has given me various Le Plume pens. Got to try them for the first time last NBS Love Calligraphy. Le Plume I pens are great for practice and for artworks. Here, you’ll be getting to know the two kinds of Le Plume pens.

Marvy Uchida Le Plume I vs Le Plume II

Pens are like weapons for artists. Through using pens, they could create magnificent artworks that would surely leave the audience drooling over the talent. For people in the creative field, owning a few pens may be considered as thrifty but having how many pieces for a certain type may be considered as a luxury already.

Honestly, some consider me as a hoarder because I have gathered a number of pens yet I just use them for only a few times. Lately, I feel bad for not bonding with my calligraphy pen. I somehow think that they are conversing with each other when I’m asleep.

Previously, I shared that I collaborated with Marvy Uchida PH for an artwork last NBS Love Calligraphy event.

Now, I’m happy to announce that I’m collaborating with some of my favorite brands! This is a back to school giveaway. Though for me, it’s a back to calligraphy!

But, let me share first something about them and also the pens they have that I have used.

About Marvy Uchida

The company has been formed since 1973. Ever since, they have been developing and marketing a wide range of high quality office, craft, and art-related materials. They cater to schools, companies inline with creativity, hobbyists, artists and crafters as well as amateur and professionals.

Thoughts about the Le Plume I and Le Plume II

In a glance, you’d see that both can be used for calligraphy and/or lettering. One major difference is that the other one has permanent ink (alcohol based) and the other has waterbased ink.

Now, onto the details.

What about Le Plume I?

At first, Le Plume I refers to the pens with permanent ink or the ones with alcohol-based inks. One distinct feature is that it’s quick-dry.



  • It has a minimalist design.
  • Very permanent ink that could work on wood, paper, and plastic.
  • Easy to use especially for beginners
  • It has a strong smell that you may not like.
  • Tips are fragile. Using it with so much pressure could cause its death.
  • May be pricey for some (around Php 100-150 a piece).

Now, how about the other one?

My thoughts about Le Plume II

When I first saw it in the bookstore, I immediately wanted to try it out. Any pen lover would know that trying out brush pens in the bookstore may not be allowed.


  • If you test a brush pen that’s being sold, you could damage the item.
  • A buyer who does not know how to check if it’s fine or not will never know that they bought a damaged pen.

So, after buying one for myself, I tried it when I got home. After a few strokes, I fell in love with the pen! It’s super friendly! (Well, at least for me) Here’s the table to summarize my thoughts.



  • Very friendly to beginners
  • Its ink is quite pigmented therefore shows rich color.
  • Possess dual tip (one felt tip and one fine tip) so you could go from calligraphy to lettering real quick
  • For me, the tips do not fray that easily.
  • You may use it as watercolor since its ink is waterbased.
  • Blendable
  • It could be challenging to buy the pen with the color of your choice. Some colors are sold out.
  • May be pricey for some (Around Php 100-150 a piece)
  • Since the ink is waterbased, may not be permanent.

Final Thoughts

I prefer using Le Plume II with paperworks and especially for practice. Since the tips do not fray easily, it’s good for beginners to use them. For the Le Plume I, I guess it’s best to use it for signages or large scale artworks that needs permanent ink. It could easily blot on paper so that’s a big no.

The Giveaway

So, I hope you’re still here and here are the prizes and mechanics for the giveaway.

What you can win:

  • 2 Marvy Uchida Drawstring Bags with Surprise Goodies
  • 2 sets of Marvy Uchida DecoColor Acrylic Paint Marker
  • 3 sets of Leather Burritos from Ayat Leather with Marvy Uchida Le Plume pens
  • 3 sets of Prints from MQ and Maarteng Letra

That means there will be 10 winners for this giveaway!

How to join:

  • Entries sent through a giveaway account will be discredited.
  • All you have to do is follow what’s on the Rafflecopter app below.
  • This is open for Philippine residents only.


  • The giveaway runs from July 11, 2017 12mn to August 12, 2017 12mn.

Notification of winners:

  • Winners will be notified 1-2 days after the draw date.
  • The winners will be required to respond within 24-48 hours after notification has been sent or else another will be drawn.
  • List of winners will be posted through social accounts (Facebook and Twitter).
  • Winners will be getting an email notification. So don’t forget to include your name and email addresses when you are asked.

If you have further questions, feel free to send me an email.

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Best of luck to all of you!

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  • Reply Charmaine Portea July 11, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Wow! This is nice blog and very useful.. I am also fond of Marvy Uchida’s Product.. so im not into school anymore so i can say that this school year students will loved these products.. I also recommend this to my brother who is fond also in letteringnand i teach him how to calligraphy as well and he likes marvy uchida products and willing to learn calligraphy from me hihi.. He started his school year now, so he uses marvy uchida products at school and he shares it also to his classmates and friends.

    • Reply April Pagaling July 15, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Oh wow, this is cool. I’m a homeschooling mom and I’m looking forward to a great year for my homeschoolers. One of them is into art and I’m also looking forward to winning a set for him haha!

      Twitter: @relaxlangmom
      IG: @relaxlangmom

  • Reply Donna An Vallega July 11, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I homeschool my eldest daughter, so I learn alongside her. Hoping for another fun school year with more arts involved! 🙂

  • Reply Riyalyn Gatdula July 11, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    FB: Rain Gatdula
    Twitter: @rainkie
    IG: @yurilovesteddy

    I’m joining for my niece because she would love this Le Plume gift set if ever I win this one. She really like to do these lettering thingy, sketching, doodles and wants to learn calligraphy also. This would be the perfect gift for her creative hands and a potential talent she may become. 😉 She loves to collect pens, journals and painting brush too. Art is her favorite subject. She told me she’s really looking forward to do some sketching for their museum tour next next week.

  • Reply Artsy Vallega July 12, 2017 at 1:05 am

    This school year, I’m looking forward to getting into arts and crafts more compared to last year, focusing on journaling, brush calligraphy, watercolor painting, typography and hand-lettering.

    Artsy Vallega
    @missartsyv – IG

  • Reply joan rafunzel medina July 12, 2017 at 8:47 am

    FB: rafunzel biyaya medina
    Twitter: @jrafunzelm
    IG: @ rafunxelle

    I love arts, i love crafting things, its my stress reliever and i would love to share this with my sister whos studying highschool. I believe that my sister and I share the same heart because we have many thing in common specially the love in arts and dancing and make up and specially perfume.

  • Reply Louise Nichole Lanuza July 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    I look forward to achieving high grades this school year!

    Louise Nichole E. Lanuza

  • Reply RUSELLE VERAYO July 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Looking forward for more challenges to be accomplish and awards to be awarded. name, RUSELLE VERAYO email address Instagram account. ruselle verayo

  • Reply Agnes Dela Cruz July 12, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    My daughter is into calligraphy and I recently got her some new pen holders and nibs. I love how she can explore art by means of hand-writing also she can express her feelings and emotions through every letters. She is on Grade 7 now under Special Program for Foreign language and she is enjoying everyday being at school. I would love to win these for her.

    Agnes Dela Cruz
    FB: Agnes Dela Cruz
    Twitter: @magz_dc
    IG: @magzdc

  • Reply Regina M. Catolico July 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I finished my college last April 2017 but I am planning to pursue my MBA next year if I have a mony. I am looking forward for more lessons that will help me enhance my skills in managing and operating a business. So that if I put up my own business someday it’ll help me make it a successful one. And I just wanna thank you Ms. Maria for giving as an opportunity like this and for having such giveaway. You are so generous for sharig what you have to others. I really wanted to learn calligraphy since then but can’t afford its materials. That’s why I am hoping and praying to win this one. God bless you!

    FB: Regina Catolico
    IG: @ghineshie
    Twitter: @Ghineshie

  • Reply Lexter Victorio July 13, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    These pens are great for quick and fun calligraphy. They’re even great for coloring some of my work! They’ve been super supportive of new and long term artists and that’s why I have so mucb love for them and their art supplies.
    Lexter Victorio
    IG: hangedman.xii

  • Reply Kai Rafanan July 14, 2017 at 11:49 am

    What I’m looking forward in this school year is to improve my calligraphy because I think it’s a big advantage if you know how to design and tweak the way you want in writing words and letters. I’m a fan of Marvy Uchida products too for my practice. 🙂 I hope to win these goodies and it would be a big kickstart for my calligraphies

    FB: Kai Lucero Rafanan
    IG: kairafanan
    Twitter: kairafanan

  • Reply Honey Jennalyn Alparce July 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    This giveaway is awesome! Since I’m not a student anymore, I think it’ll be pretty much the same fun filled bonding with friends, stress-induced homeworks and projects, but it would all be good because that’s just how going to school is. It wouldn’t be studying without some suffering hahahaha.
    I hope I’ll be one of the lucky winners for this giveaway. I really love collecting pens and I also really really wanna learn calligraphy. It’s so beautiful and you can see the discipline in every work. I want to learn that and create art too.
    IG: honeypiepichapie
    Twitter: lintianhoney

  • Reply Rae Alegado July 14, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    What are you looking forward to for this school year?
    Uhm, to be actually in school! haha, Adult feels! </3 #bringmebacktoschool

    Rae Alegado

  • Reply Aubrey Bondoc July 14, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I am looking forward to a more exciting semester, more demanding professors and tear-jerking subjects. As a law student, it is very essential for me to bring my pens and highlighters at all times so I could study anytime and anywhere. I want to win this giveaway contest especially the leather burritos since I know that it will be a big help in terms of space and convenience for me.

    FB: Aubrey Bondoc
    IG: aubondoc
    Twitter: aubreybondoc

  • Reply Novelle Anne Sinco July 14, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I’m actually looking forward to finishing my last subject this summer and Im finally, FINALLY a graduate!!

    FB and Email: Novelle Sinco,
    I have no IG 🙁

  • Reply Maricel Fajardo July 15, 2017 at 7:52 am

    This school year, I’m looking forward to be more creative together because we love to craftwork and into craft we love new designs and do scrapbook with pictures along and do lettering and brush calligraphy it relieves stress and bonding moments for both us
    FB: Emcel Fajardo
    IG: @emcelfajardo
    Twitter: @Hya_cel08

  • Reply regina regipungz garcia July 15, 2017 at 8:29 am

    what a very informative review. it’s fair and unbiased, the ups and downs of Le Plume is mention. After reading this, I want to try one because it’s my hobby to write especially on hard things like wood, this pen suits me. Thanks for the review. 🙂

  • Reply Kiana Morgia July 15, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I absolutely look forward to the fun activities and stress this school year! And also to be able to talk to my fellow calligraphy lovers who goes to the same school as I do.

    FB: Kiana Morgia
    IG: kee.major
    Twitter: @escape_isst

  • Reply Asnoora Huziefah B. Disalo July 15, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Since I am anticipating that this school year would be harder than my previous, I think this time, my time management and self-discipline will be truly challenged. There’ll be more sleepless nights and tiring days. And my course isn’t related to arts so I think I could only have a whale of a time if I inculcate arts in every lecture.

    IG: ahuziefah
    FB: Snow Di

  • Reply Kc Montalbo July 15, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    This is cool! I am looking forward to more review, memory verse and school supplies’ shopping with my niece. She loves making colorful and creative projects. 🙂

    FB: Kc Montalbo
    IG: khayceepmontalbo
    Twitter: MontalboKassey

  • Reply Jamie Yaranon July 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Hi! I’m looking forward to meeting new friends, face great challenges and all the more have fun this school year.

  • Reply Jamie Yaranon July 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I’m looking forward to meeting more people, face great challenges, and all the more pursuing arts. Thank you for this great giveaway.
    FB: Jamie Yaranon
    Twitter: @jvsyrnon
    Instagram: @jamieyrnn

  • Reply chrismiraart July 17, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I am looking forward to start and finish more personal art projects this year.

  • Reply Joy P. Reginaldo July 17, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I don’t really go to school anymore, but I look forward to being more organized both in the workplace and in my personal space. 😀

  • Reply Gwen July 18, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I’m looking forward to another year with more memories that I can document in my planner.

    Gwen del Carmen
    Gwendelcarmen at outlook dot com

  • Reply Marianne July 18, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I don’t go to school anymore, but my son does and I look forward to him showing me all the new things he’s learning. 🙂

    IG: @whoammai

  • Reply Narissa Maquera July 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    My daughters will surely Love these .I am very excited to see their arts. Another bonding moment to look forward to 🙂

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