Why are there no harder degrees available (H-6H)?
Light reflections are only a problem in the art world. Monochrome drawings in graphite need a lot of contrast in grey and black tones. To create these different tone values, the artist needs soft graphite. The softer the graphite, the darker and blacker the laydown. Thus, a maximum depth effect can be created. This is not possible with degrees of hardness such as H or harder
Matt is the new black – now also for drawing
Reduction of reflection: this special characteristic is also represented by development from Faber-Castell that gives, a basic tool that has always been highly glossy, fantastic new properties: the Pitt Graphite Matt is the first graphite pencil with a matt and deep black lead. The pencil thus fulfils not so much the fashion as the very practical needs of artists and graphic designers from all over the world who want or need to communicate their work in digital ways: When you photograph or scan a drawing made with conventional pencils, the shiny graphite automatically creates reflections – with the result that the representation is partially unrecognisable and you have to look at it longer and from different angles to get a full impression. These problems are now a thing of the past: the new graphite pencil from Faber-Castell guarantees extremely reduced reflection on the paper and thus true-to-the-original reproduction possibilities. Like all Faber-Castell pencils, it is extra break-resistant, lightfast and has an environmentally friendly water-based varnish. Visually, however, the Pitt Graphite Matt differs from the other models: While pencils usually have a slightly glossy finish, it has a matt lacquer. And thus embodies the credo “Matt is the new black”.
Where did the idea come from to develop a matt graphite pencil?
In art, the optimal presentation of artworks, whether physically in an exhibition or digitally on websites and art platforms, is very important. Light exposure is a recurring challenge. In unfavourable lighting conditions, light reflections can even swallow up details of the drawing. This can also happen when digitising drawings for the Internet (e.g. by photographing or scanning). This problem is now countered by Faber Castell Pitt Graphite Matt Pencils, which with its matt formula leaves little or no room for light reflections.
What is the difference between the Pitt Graphite Matt and regular pencils?
The Pitt Graphite Matt pencil has a matt finish that produces very few or no light reflections. This means, that no details of the drawing are lost due to light reflection from any angle. And digitising (photographing, scanning) without reflections is also simple.