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Comparing ink

Comparing Ink: Pigment-Based Ink vs. Dye-Based Ink

You have the creative ideas, you have the skill, but do you know what your art medium is made of? Inside your favorite markers and pens is quality ink specifically chosen for that medium. Dye-based ink and pigment-based ink are the most common types of ink to create with. Learn the difference between the two and determine which ink is the best fit for your art.
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Comparing two watercolor markers: Albrecht Durer and Goldfaber Aqua

Watercolor Marker Comparison: Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers vs. Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers

Watercolor markers are a modern tool that can change the way you create your art. Having the magic of vibrant watercolors contained in a handy marker allows for versatility in the way you create as well as where you can create. Faber-Castell offers two watercolor marker lines, Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers and Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers, serving artists of every skill level. Both watercolor marker lines offer a quality creative experience while having characteristics that set them apart from one another. Which watercolor marker line is best for you? Let’s compare them and find out!
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The difference between Castell 9000 and Pitt Graphite Matte

Comparing Graphite Pencils: Castell 9000 vs. Pitt Graphite Matte

What is the difference between Pitt Graphite Matte and Castell 9000? Both pencils hold equal value but possess qualities that make them individually special. Learn about those different qualities, here.
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Pastel Art 101: Comparing Pastel Materials

Pastel Art 101: Comparing Pencil, Soft, and Oil Pastels

Pastels are an artistic media unlike any other bringing artists access to vibrant pigments right at their fingertips in the form of sticks or pencils. Pastel artwork can be intimidating when first approached but learning what kind of pastel is right for your artwork is the first step in achieving your artistic goals and mastering the medium. Faber-Castell offers pastels in soft, oil, hard, and pencil form.
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Oil pastels and soft pastels

Oil Pastels vs Soft Pastels

Pastels are a unique medium. Pigment packed, pastels deliver vibrant colors to a blank art paper or canvas. They are widely loved because they are an independent art medium. Feeling inspired? All you need is your creativity, your pastels, and a surface to create on. (Although we do know some great oil pastel and soft pastel techniques.) While all pastels are used for drawing and painting artwork full of vivid pigment, they have qualities that make them very different from each other. Learn the difference between oil and soft pastels and what makes each one unique.
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Pitt Graphite and Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

What is the Difference Between Faber-Castell Castell 9000 and Pitt Graphite Pencils?

Faber-Castell graphite pencils provide an unmatched graphite experience for artists with attention to high-quality included in every detail of their making. The popular Castell 9000 and Pitt Graphite collections are professional grade graphite pencils both with qualities that make them similar yet individually irreplaceable.
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The Difference Between Castell 9000 and Goldfaber Graphite Pencils

Graphite Pencils: Comparing Castell 9000 and Goldfaber

Consistently priding ourselves on being your artistic companion for life, Faber-Castell offers products for artists and creators at all stages of life. Amidst the creation and celebration of our wide variety of quality products at Faber-Castell, our core competence stems back to our graphite pencils.
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What are Gelatos?

What are Gelatos?

For years, Gelatos have been a staple art material of our Creative Studio brand favored primarily by artists who enjoy creating mixed media art. Despite their popularity, the question remains; what even are Gelatos? Though their appearance resembles that of a gel stick or crayon, Gelatos are a multipurpose art material unlike any other. Once you discover the different contents and techniques that make Gelatos unique, your art can be changed forever.
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Art Eraser Guide with dust-free eraser

An Artists' Guide to Choosing the Right Eraser

As a company that prides ourselves in providing the best quality art supplies for every artist, our variety of similar but distinctive products can often be confused. An artist with a passion for charcoal work should not be using the same eraser as an artist who works primarily with ink. That is why Faber-Castell provides erasers for every realm of art, including: the Eraser 7086-30, Eraser Sleeve, Perfection 7058 Eraser Pencil, Perfection 7056 Eraser Pencil, Kneadable Art Eraser, Dust-Free Art Eraser, and the Dust-Free Vinyl Art Eraser.
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Fountain pen, rollerball pen, and ballpoint pen comparison

Fountain Pens vs. Rollerball Pens vs. Ballpoint Pens: Comparing Writing Instruments

Comparing pens to find your right fit! So, you’re in the market for a new pen but don’t know where to start. For many people, a pen is a staple tool in life. Whether you are looking for a pen to sign a big contract, to gift a colleague, or to use in everyday life, there is a style and collection that fits every purpose. Fountain pens, rollerball pens, and ballpoint pens all have qualities about them that make them unique from each other, but they can still be easily confused.  Learn the differences of these writing instruments and see which pen is best for you. 
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Polychromos and Goldfaber color pencils

Colored Pencil Comparison: Polychromos® & Goldfaber

Faber-Castell’s collection of colored pencils coincides with our passion to support your creativity at every age and skill level. That is why we created our Polychromos artist’s color pencils and Goldfaber color pencils in our Art & Graphic and Creative Studio lines. Every colored pencil of ours is manufactured for exceptional performance with high-quality pigments and SV bonding but hold their own unique build and qualities.
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Albrecht Durer and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor Pencil Comparison: Albrecht Dürer vs. Goldfaber Aqua

Faber-Castell offers Albrecht Durer Artists’ watercolor pencils and Goldfaber Aqua watercolor pencils. Both watercolor lines are created to capture your creative visions but have a few differences in their design and delivery. Regardless if you create your art on a hobby or professional level, watercolor pencils are an excellent tool to express your artwork in a unique way and bring your colors to life!
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