Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens (Introduced in the year 2000) are used daily by artists worldwide for illustrations, fashion design, life drawings, portraits, sequential art and canvas paintings.
Unlike other art pens or markers which are alcohol and dye-based, Pitt Artist Pens are 100% India ink. They are non-toxic and odorless. The ink is lightfast and permanent when fully dry on porous surfaces. They are extremely fade-resistant, archival, acid-free, smudge proof and waterproof when dry.
The pens are not marketed as fabric pens. If used on fabric, it should be displayed as artwork and not washed. Due to the nature of the fabric, washing may cause the ink to fade.
The ink of the Pitt Artist Pen enhances the special character of the paper itself. The artist can take advantage of this when drawing. Almost any type of paper is suitable: watercolor paper, drawing paper or tracing paper and similar. The ink will not bleed through paper.
The Pitt Artist Pen can be used for precise work, but also in an experimental way. New means of expression come about when the ink comes in contact with wet areas. Once dry, the area can be further worked on with Pitt Artist Pens or other media.
Pitt Artist Pens are not refillable, nor are the tips replaceable.
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