Care and questions about Brush Markers
Art Supply Care information:
Fudenosuke Brush Pens (Small harder tip brush pens)
What is the best paper to use with the Fudenosuke Brush Pens?
We recommend using smooth surface art papers to achieve the best results with the Fudenosuke Brush Pens. Typically the following papers will work well with this pen: marker paper, tracing paper, smooth mix media paper, vellum, and HP Premium32 laserjet paper.
Can I use the Fudenosuke Brush Pens on regular copy paper?
To achieve the best results with the Fudenosuke Brush Pens, we do not recommend using them on regular copy paper.
Tombow Dual Brush Pens (larger felt tip and bullet tip pens)
Should the Dual Brush Pens be stored vertically or horizontally?
Our Dual Brush Pens can be stored both horizontally and vertically. However, we recommend storing them horizontally to conserve consistent ink color over time.
In what temperature range can the Dual Brush Pens be stored to maintain the best quality?
The minimum storage temperature for the Dual Brush Pens is 40° F, and the maximum is 104°F.
Do the Dual Brush Pens contain xylene or lignin?
No, Dual Brush Pens do not contain xylene or lignin.
Are the Dual Brush Pens light fast?
Dual Brush Pens are not light fast. Open faced artwork can fade over time if exposed to direct sunlight. The effect is less for illustrations done inside a book, or paintings that are hung away from windows and protected by UV glass.
What is the best way to better preserve artwork done with Dual Brush Pens?
Many artists have mentioned that Lascaux and Mod Podge have worked very well for preservation with Dual Brush Pens; however, we have never tested these products with our markers.
What is the best paper to use with the Dual Brush Pens?
We recommend using smooth surface art papers to achieve the best results with the Dual Brush Pens. Typically the following papers will work well with this pen: marker paper, tracing paper, smooth mix media paper, vellum, and HP Premium32 laserjet paper.
Can I use the Dual Brush Pens on regular copy paper?
To achieve the best results with Dual Brush Pens, we do not recommend using them on regular copy paper.
Have you recently renamed any of your Dual Brush Pen colors?
In 2020 we renamed 6 of our Dual Brush Pen colors. The new color names are: 090 - Lemon Cream (formerly Baby Yellow); 772 - Dusty Rose (formerly Blush); 800 - Pale Pink (formerly Baby Pink); 850 - Light Apricot (formerly Flesh); 856 - Poppy Red (formerly Chinese Red); and 942 - Cappuccino (formerly Tan).
We have chosen to rename these colors to reflect our commitment to inclusivity and ensuring our color names properly reflect the colors they are meant to represent.
What is the difference between alcohol-based ink and water-based ink?
Alcohol-based ink allows you to blend directly without adding water. This goes for colors in the same family or two completely different colors. Unlike water-based ink, no matter how much color you add with alcohol ink the paper will not pill.
What material are the ABT PRO marker tips?
The ABT PRO brush tip is made of nylon and the chisel tip is made of polyester.
What is the difference between the ABT PRO and Dual Brush Pen?
The ABT PRO is an alcohol-based marker that is water resistant and cannot be diluted or blended with water. The markers feature a brush tip and a chisel tip. The Dual Brush Pen is a water-based marker with water-soluble ink that can be blended and diluted with water. It features a brush tip and a fine point bullet tip. You can easily tell the difference between the two by barrel color - the ABT PRO barrel is light gray and the Dual Brush Pen barrel is black.
What is "Archival"?
Tombow deems marker products as “Archival” when their ink fulfills the writing fastness requirements of “Rollerball Pens and Refills−Part 2 : Documentary Use Writing (ISO-14145-2)”. Based on these requirements, the ink’s Erasure Resistance, Ethanol Resistance, Hydrochloric Acid Resistance, Ammonium Hydroxide Resistance, Bleaching Resistance, Water Resistance and Light Resistance are within ranges of this standard. Conformance with standards other than the aforementioned one is unknown.
Pentel Sign Touch BRUSH pen
From Pentel website. No care instructions found.
About information on Sign Tough Brush Pen Set
- Richly saturated colors are fully blendable with water and other Sign Pen Brush colors
- Tip can be diluted with water to get a full range of values
- Great for a variety of techniques, including feathering, cross hatching, outlining, calligraphy and detailed line work
- Wear-resistant, pressure-sensitive, flexible tip
- Will not dry out if left uncapped and can be cleaned with a paper towel
- ACMI Certified
- 12-pack includes: Black, Red, Blue, Green, Brown, Orange, Yellow, Gray, Pink, Sky Blue, Violet and Yellow Ochre