If you enjoyed drawing with the famous Design Marker, you'll love this Fountain Pen. It contains the same marker tip that was used in the Design Marker pen so loved by artists who used it years ago.
The Design Marker was a canister marker pen with a compressible tip and rich dark ink that was very popular several decades ago. It was manufactured by Eberhard Faber. The two advantages of the pen were the dark black ink and the compressible tip, which behaved almost like a flexible metal nib. You could vary the width of your drawn line by increasing or decreasing your hand pressure on the pen. The two drawbacks were the xylene-based ink that was somewhat toxic, and the fact that the ink ran out before the tip wore down. That pen was discontinued because of the xylene in the ink. Read this bog entry for more information about the Design Marker pen.
With our Marker Pump pen you can now use the same compressible tip and the ink of your choice. We don't recommend India ink or acrylic paint because those will not flow through the marker tip. You can use any of the thinner inks and paints that have become so popular with pen and ink artists. We don't recommend toxic inks, but that choice is yours. You can purchase additional markers and replace them easily. Just pull out the old marker tip and insert the new tip.
This marker tip is also provided in our Marker Pump Pen. If you want to use thicker inks and paints with the marker tip, we suggest using the Marker Pump Pen, which lets you force more ink through the tip.
You can use adaptors in this pen, which extend the variety of nibs you can use in one pen. Just pull out one adaptor and insert the other. Be sure to order standard size adaptors for this pen.
You can also use large nibs, such as the Zebra Manga G, Brause Rose, Brause Bandzug and our Sketch nibs. You order these items separately.
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