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They are NOT Toys,
This review is from: ProMarker 5 Pack Set 3 Skin Tones [Toy] [Toy] (Misc.)
These are not your average Felt-Tip pens. The price might lead you to that conclusion anyway. They originated as - and still are - professional tools for Graphic Designers who were / are familiar with Letraset's Pantone (R) colours, which were the standard for Print. These are serious Artist's tools, (hence the 'Pro' in the name perhaps) and are manufactured with that in mind. So don't buy these if all you want to do is block-fill the inside of the black lines in a child's colouring book. The ink is specially formulated and the Blending Pen is a useful tool for avoiding having to purchase other Pens in intermediate spectrum colours. The Blending pen needs to be cleaned to eradicate unwanted colour that it will accumulate.
Letraset's original Pantone Markers (single tip) and their follow-up "TRIA" format (with 3 standard, ultra-fine and wedge tips) also had the option of using a specifically-designed Airbrush attachment. Although the Pens here look exactly like the Tria, I don't know if they are tooled to fit the Airbrush adaptor for the Tria range, but I'm sure I'll soon find out. The adaptor is one of my prized possessions. It may be long out of production, so might be worth quite a bit :-)
Durability: When used sparingly, for their intended purpose, they can last almost a lifetime. I have 3 original Pantone Markers which I've had since 1975 and even though I've used them sparingly they all work perfectly today. (2011)
Educational: They do offer more realistic and subtle colour options with which to work. If a 12 pen set - all grey - makes you scratch your head, then they will help in teaching a child to look at colours in real life and to use the pens to realise shadings, tones and such. You never know... you may have another Constable or Holbein in the making.
Highly recommended for serious Artists... and you may end up with something that can be signed, framed and displayed somewhere permanently, rather than being attached somewhat temporarily, by a magnet, to the Fridge door.
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Initial post: 16 May 2012 14:23:09 BDT
Dolly Lewinson says:
I am not advertising the store, ( I had gift certs) I found the very same pen in Hobby Craft for £3.99 and therefore bough quite a few of the sets...the can get two for the price of one. Sorry honesty is good. so I thought I'd let those who intend to buy some know. I don't know how long it's going to last. so I would hurry.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 19:07:50 BDT
Ms. Madeleine B. Burrows says:
You're talking about a single pen, right? (Well, that's what it sounds like.) This product is a pack of 5.
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