I have had this pen floating around in my collection for awhile. I’m always attracted to the Faber-Castell pens because they often have such wonderful colors available. On this trip, I decided to grab this deep blue gray color called Indianthrene Blue in the brush tip version. The brush tip is a shaped felt tip which looks a brush which gives a nice variety of line variation. Unfortunately, because of the material used to make the “brush” it frays and wears over time making it less precise. The PITT pens are water resistant which would make them good for labeling, kitchen use or addressing or decorating envelopes.
There are dozens of other colors available for the brush pen and PITT pens are also available in a nylon tip style in Extra Superfine (0.1mm), Superfine (0.4mm), Fine (0.6mm) & Medium (0.8mm) nibs and a variety of colors.
Brush pen is available online for $1.60
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I love the range of colors those come in, and before the tip busts out, they’re awesome. A trick I discovered is that you can pull the tip out with a pair of tweezers and flip it around, there is a second sharp tip on the other side. Granted, I usually blow out both tips before I run out of ink. They really need to fix that.
i’ve heard that you can use a pair of tweezers or pliers to pull out the tip and reverse it when it gets too frayed. apparently the other side of the brush is still the same thing. i haven’t tried it yet, so i can’t say it’s absolutely true, but i guess it couldn’t hurt to try!
I’ve pulled out the ends with tweezers and rotated to double the lifespan of these pens.
I want to love them – and they act good, have fun ink – but how fast the end frays is heartbreaking. And that is on smooth paper. On cold press watercolour paper, the tip is gone at the end of the first stroke.*
*only slightly exaggerated for effect.
I’m reaching for my small stash of Faber Castell brush pens and flipping the ends right now. Thanks for the tips on the tips!
Faber-Castell here. Unlike most pens, our nibs are not felt tips that fray easily- in fact, the brush pens are designed to be durable. Additionally, all of our pens use pigmented India ink, which is completely different from the dyes or paint used in regular markers or paint pens. India ink is waterproof when dry, odorless, lightfast, acid-free, and archival.
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.fabercastell.com!
Um, obviously, FC, they are fraying, because that’s all anyone has said about them here. Perhaps addressing the concerns of your customers, by either letting us know about new developments you’re working on to mitigate the fraying, or telling us how to DIY a less frayed tip, would serve you better than just copy-pasting a press release in your comment.
My colleague in our Art & Graphic Marketing department posted the product details here for you as this is what you should expect with the PITT artist pens. They’ve also made sure to forward your concerns along to me in Consumer Relations so that we may assist you. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing a problem. This should not be the case with this high-quality product. It sounds as though the pens are older and possibly a faulty batch. We would like to request the pens back for assessment and of course replace them with fresh stock for you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, shipping address and the total number of pens/colors involved. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to include them. We will be happy to assist you. If there ever happens to be a problem with a Faber-Castell product, we will always stand behind it and make the situation right for you.
Faber Castell brush pens is the best pen for writing purpose i bought Faber Castell brush pens previous few years ago i still most comfortable for writing this pen now than other pen.
Are the brush tips on Faber Castell pens replaceable
As far as I know, they are not replaceable but you can pull them out and flip them over as the tip is the same on the other end. So you sort of get two tips on each pen.