The Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker™ – made using only the highest grade, lightfast, fine art pigments instead of dyes, keeping your work fresh and vibrant for 100 years.
- With a wide range of beautiful colours, including shades of grey across four scales and the unique White Blender, this is colour without compromise
- Designed for use with Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker Paper for optimal blending and colour vibrancy
- Ergonomically designed with a comfortable, ultra slim profile
- Use with the White Blender to mix tones and create myriad colours
Unlike traditional markers, which are based on alcohol and dye, the Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker is a hybrid system that uses pigment instead of dye. A lead chemist at Winsor & Newton explained that the pigment is specially selected and processed to work in a marker pen system and that a key aspect is that it’s submicron is extremely fine – so that it works inside the capillaries of a marker pen. Every part of this pen, from the carrier system that holds the pigment to the material of the nibs, has been specially engineered. Extensive research has been conducted to identify the best nibs to work with a pigmented system that are specifically tailored for this kind of pen. Using the Pigment Marker feels somewhat more like practising painting techniques than a traditional marker. The softer nib glides more smoothly over the paper, the colour is slower to dry and it’s blendable – either with a brush or with the White Blender marker that accompanies the range. Winsor & Newton source their pigments internationally and have laboratories in the UK, France and China. Pigments have been tested and evaluated and Winsor & Newton only select the ones that perform best. Pigments are tested for brightness, lightfastness, how clean the colour is, and also chemical stability to ensure that they’re fully stable, not only on the paper or canvas, but also within the marker itself. To determine the lightfastness, an accelerated test is carried out that exposes the colour to intense UV light.
This enables Winsor & Newton to guarantee their pigments will remain lightfast for 100 years.
For optimal results use with Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker Paper to see smooth blending and colour vibrancy. The paper’s smooth surface is also important so as to not damage the nibs. Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker Paper was specifically developed for the Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker and are able to perform accordingly to the unique characteristics of this special marker.
Paper is to markers what canvas is to paint and marker performance depends on the quality of the surface used and its absorbency. Thanks to Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker Paper’s unique coating, colour floats across the surface, giving you unrivalled control without bleeding and the ability to mix and layer wth ease.
Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker Paper is acid-free and archival-grade.
The white blender. A new world of possibilities.
An infinite colour palette, right at your fingertips. Introducing the first-ever White Blender, specifically designed for the Winsor and Newton Pigment Marker system. Using white titanium dioxide pigments, this remarkable new pen lets you build, blend and soften colours like never before. Mix tones fluidly and intuitively, creating myriad colours and subtle effects – even on black paper. The possibilities are limitless.
The Colourless Blender creates a watercolour effect. like a weatercolour wash. It can be used to lighten colours and to mix two or more colours. It can also be used to remove colour, create highlights, add effects or correct mistakes.
Designed for use with Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker Paper for optimal blending and colour vibrancy.
Maintenance and care:
- Pigment Markers should always be stored horizontally to avoid leakage and blockage of pigments in the nib.
- Always replace caps.
- The blenders can be cleaned by writing on a clean sheet of paper until the pen returns to its original colour.
- Nibs can be damaged by waterproof mediums, colour such as acrylic, and oil as well as rough surfaces.