Are Faber-Castell Art Supplies acid-free and archival (pH neutral)?
Yes. All of our art materials are acid-free, archival (pH neutral).
Are the PITT Artist’s Pens refillable?
The PITT Artist pens are not refillable. They are disposable pens.
Is the ink in the PITT Artist’s Pen permanent?
Yes. We use Pigmented India Ink, which is smudge proof and waterproof when dry.
How many PITT Artist’s Brush Pen colours are available?
The PITT Artist’s Brush Pens are available in 27 colours.
Are PITT Artist’s Brush Pens available in other line widths?
Yes. Pitt Artist’s Brush Pens are available in 4 line widths. Please note that Superfine, Fine and Medium are only available in colours Black, Sepia and Sanguine at this time.
How many grades or degrees of hardness are the Castell 9000 pencils available in?
16 grades of hardness are available. 8B, 7B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H.
Which pencils are included in the Castell 9000 Design Set?
5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H and 5H.
Which pencils are included in the Castell 9000 Art Set?
8B, 7B, 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, and 2H.
What are the Castell 9000 Pencils, Polychromos and Albrect Durer Pencils coated with?
A non-toxic Water-based varnish.
What do the stars on my art supplies indicate?
The light-fastness is indicated on each as follows
** very good light-fastness
* good light-fastness.
What does the light-fastness rating mean?
Resistance to fading.
*** = 100 years + no colour change.
** = 50-100 years. Colours may change slightly in direct sunlight.
* = 25-50 years. Colours may change in direct sunlight.
How many colours Polychromos Coloured Pencils and Pastels/Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencil available in?
120 colours are available.
What are the names of the 120 colours available? (Polychromos Coloured Pencils/ Pastels and Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils).