Felt Tip - Important Considerations To Keep In Mind

Felt Tip – Important Considerations To Keep In Mind


Felt Tip - Important Considerations To Keep In Mind

In this modern world, versatile markers are not just limited to school art projects. These affordable pens are experiencing great hype among numerous artists as well as writers. It is because its smooth functioning and control are greatly helping the professionals in writing and drawing and also making an ideal choice for a beginner due to easy handling property. Among the several pens, felt tip pens are getting more popular among new artists. They are mainly used for crafting as well as designing projects by a huge number of children and adults. It has replaced several other colors and paints from the moment it found its way into the market.

Felt Tip - Important Considerations To Keep In Mind
Felt Tip – Important Considerations To Keep In Mind

If you are also thinking of using such pens in your art and craft designing, then it is important to know its correct use. In most of the consideration, some new users tend to use such pens harshly and end up with broken or damaged nib, so to avoid such a situation it is important to follow such consideration.

Considerations While Using Felt Tip Pens 

Tip Material

There are generally two types of tips installed in the marker. One is a firm or a plastic nib which is usually installed in iron pens. The other one is the spongy or a fibrous tip which can be seen in the plastic structure of the pens. It loses its stability in some time if used properly, if not then it is going to lose it in a short period. It is available in different colors and can be used in any style, but the user should have proper posture as well as light handling when using it. If a user tends to hold the pen with great pressure then it is going to lose its firmness in a short period and sometimes it can also result in a broken nib.

Tip Size

The tip size in different markers is different from each other. Some have a broader and small nib while some have a thin and long nib. A broader nib of felt tip pens usually gives a bolder look to the characters as well as thin and long nib allows thin strokes to the characters. So, before making your artwork or starting your content, it is important to look for an appropriate nib for your style. If you are working on a light-colored paper then trying thin nib can help you in making your content attractive or if palliating to work with dark colored paper then the broader one is an ideal choice. 

Felt Tip - Important Considerations To Keep In Mind
Felt Tip – Important Considerations To Keep In Mind

Ink Quality Of Felt Tip Pens 

Most of the markers or felt tip pens usually have pigment or water-based ink in their inner panel. This is best for normal use on paper. But some of the markers also have alcohol or oil-based inks which are mainly designed to use on different thick media. If these oils or alcohol-based inks are used on normal paper media then it tends to bleed through the paper or sometimes can result in spills.

So, to avoid such a situation and protect your art, it is important to choose appropriate ink that suits your desired work and media. Moreover, you can also choose some acid-free inks the better. These will help you in retaining your artwork for a long time without any natural impact.

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