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Polychromos Color Pencil - Features & Benefits
Polychromos, introduced in 1908 - derived from Ancient Greek words "poly" and "chroma" meaning "many colors" is a protected trade mark of Faber-Castell.
The Polychromos Artists' Color Pencils are comprised of vegetable oil, wax and the highest quality pigments with superior lightfast characteris...
Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencil - Features & Benefits
Albrecht Dürer Artists' Watercolor Pencils carry the name of German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) who early on created botanical, wildlife and landscape watercolor paintings. Although he became well known early in his twenties for his prints, he is still respected as one of the greatest artis...
Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Marker - Features & Benefits
The highly pigmented water-based artists' watercolor markers are available in 30 individual colors and also in assorted gift sets. The water soluble inks are highly lightfast and provide excellent watercolor effects on watercolor paper. They are odorless and the inks will not bleed through paper....
Castell 9000 Pencil - Features & Benefits
The Castell 9000 is the absolute finest quality artist's pencil!
The superior leads are finely ground to ensure they are smooth and never scratchy. The pencils are coated with environmentally friendly water-based varnish in dark green - a symbol of the Faber-Castell company. SV bonding ensures b...
Pitt Artist Pen - Features & Benefits
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 d...
Erasers - PVC & Latex-Free
All erasers distributed by Faber-Castell USA are PVC and Latex-Free.
The kneaded eraser, is also known as putty rubber as it resembles putty or gum. It functions by adsorbing and "picking up" graphite, charcoal and pastel particles. There is no wea...
Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Colors
For the primary colors, we are able to name the colors 219 - Deep Scarlet Red, 110 - Phthalo Blue and 107 - Cadmium Yellow that come close. We are not however able to do so for the secondary and tertiary colors, as we do not differentiate our color range b...
Degree of Lead Hardness
Faber-Castell - Lead Hardness Scale Since 1910
In the early 16th century, in the northern English county of Cumberland, people discovered a shiny black mineral that was used for the precursors of the present-day pencil. They believed it to be a lead ore. It was not until the late 18th century tha...
Ecco Pigment Pen - Features & Benefits
The cap and barrel of the Ecco Pigment Pens are made from pre-consumer waste plastic materials, coming from the automotive industry. Pre-consumer waste means that the material was sorted out during a production process because the final product did not fit in the specification for its original pu...
Faber-Castell's Unique Color Matching System
Seamlessly Move Between Mediums
Faber-Castell's premium art supplies have a unique color indexing system that allows the artist to seamlessly move between mediums knowing that the color lines remain true to one another. The color index number is marked on the barrel of each product for quick iden...
Limited Edition Anniversary Case
In 2011 Faber-Castell released the 250th Anniversary Limited Edition Art & Graphic Wood Case Set. The special edition commemorated the milestone anniversary of the company.
The set included the complete color range of Polychromos Color Pencils, Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils, Polychromos ...
Limited Edition KARLBOX
A Collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and Faber-Castell
In the fashion and lifestyle world, his designs are as well-known and recognizable as his sleek figure. A multifaceted artist, fashion and accessories stylist, designer, photographer and publisher, Karl Lagerfeld is also known for his artis...
Perfection Eraser Pencils - Features & Benefits
Perfection 7058 Eraser Pencil - Ink Erasing & More!
The Perfection 7058 Eraser Pencil is available with and without a brush. The white hard eraser is used for liquid, water-based and ballpoint inks. The pencil can be sharpened with the suggested hand held Double Hole Sharpener.
Monochrome = Painting with one color. Any color range can be used, but monochrome drawing is mostly used for black, grey and earth tones.
All Pitt Monochrome products have maximum lightfastness!
The Pitt Monochrome assortment can be subdivided into the following areas:
The Name Pitt
The name "Pitt" is a pseudonym protected by Faber-Castell. It derives from the Italian word "pittore" (artist). The name is over 100 years old (Faber-Castell first used it in 1907). Pitt Monochrome and Pitt Pastels are the first products with the name…. Pitt artist pen came a long while after.
Polychromos Pastel Crayons - Features & Benefits
Pastel crayons have been used as a drawing medium since the 15th century. The term "pastel" is derived from the Italian word "pasta" (dough), because in the past pigments were kneaded into a dough with the aid of a binding agent.
Polychromos Artists' Pastels were introduced in 1911. They are hig...
Quality Makes A Difference When Choosing Paper
The Best Paper to Use for Art
Cold press vs. hot press, cotton vs. wood pulp, heavy weight vs. light weight... understanding paper can be a challenge but we are here to help.
Low quality paper becomes fragile due to acids reacting to sunlight (paper destroys itself). When buying paper one should...
Quality Matters When Sharpening Pencils
In the 1890's the first serious devices to replace the pocket knife for pencil sharpening began to be widely available. They were hand held and many had inwardly pointing replaceable blades. While they were not as neat and compact as today's models, they wo...
In 1961, the year the company celebrated its 200th anniversary; secural bonding was introduced. Today it is known as SV bonding. SV bonding prevents unnecessary breakage, meaning you get full use from your pencils and replace materials less frequently!
SV stands for the German word "Sekuralverfa...
TK9400 Clutch Pencil - Features & Benefits
In the 1940's Faber-Castell developed the first major variant to the wood cased and propelling types of pencil. The method of operation and lead size each had an influence on the descriptive terms used to name the product which was come to be known as a 2mm Drop Action Clutch Pencil or, more rece...
Why Are Artists' Pencils Higher In Price?
Factors Which Affect the Price of a Quality Pencil
Type of wood: Traditionally cedar wood is regarded as the top quality wood.
Quality of the wood: Californian Cedar slats are supplied in different quality grades. Grade 1 is the highest quality. The straightness of the grain and dryness of the w...