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Screen Printing Supplies UK

Screen Printing Supplies UK, Artist pens Equipment and Education Screen Printing Supplies UK is the place to find all the screen printing equipment, supplies, and kits you need.

Our high demand and professional appeal.

Has helped us quickly become one of the largest online screen print suppliers in the U.K

We are committed to providing quality materials to help any screen printer bring their ideas to life easily and affordably.

Screen Printing Supplies provides silk screen products to meet the needs of screen printers.

from large businesses to hobbyists and independent small business owners.

Screen Print Supplies UK has always been the friendly help and service on the other end of every inquiry and need.

I am grateful to have such a fantastic support team that helps and encourage me to be a better screen printer .

After two years of printing, I needed some guidance on growing my business and practice,

what items to add to my business to make me more competitive and maximize my time and shirt output.

Screen Printing Supplies UK assisted me in making some important decisions.

and clearly identifying next years goals.

Screen Printing Supplies UK offer an extensive range of drawing pens for artists, designers and illustrators.

 Pens vary massively and so we hope this guide will help you choose the best one for you.

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What is the difference between Sketching Pens and Technical Pens?

There is very little difference between sketching pens and technical pens:

Both tend to have a steel reinforced fibre tip that is very short and stubby,

and both tend to have water-resistant ink in them (there are some exceptions to this rule so it is always worth checking).

The only real difference is that Sketching Pens tend to offer broader nibs that can achieve broader marks.

What is the difference between dye based ink and pigment based ink? 

Dyes used in ink are 100% water soluble and so they disperse evenly in the liquid binder that they are held in.

As a result the ink flows exceptionally well, and colours appear more vibrant than pigmented inks.

Pigment particles are suspended in the ink binder and are not water soluble to the same extent as dyes.

Therefore flow is marginalised in comparison to dye based inks, as well as colour vibrancy.

The big advantage with pigment based ink

however is that it possesses much higher lightfastness ratings,

and so work can be put on display without fear of significant fading.

Dye based inks are popular among illustrators and artists

whose work is created with the intention of being reproduced – the colours scan and print exceptionally well.

The pens we sell at Screen Printing Supplies UK are either dye based or pigment based 

please contact us if you need to know which the pen you are interested in is.

The last difference is price – you pay for permanence!

Dye based inks are cheaper than pigment inks because they cost less to manufacture.

Will I be using my pen with other media?  

At Screen Printing Supplies UK we sell a selection of both water soluble and waterproof pens.

It is a question of personal choice as to which is best suited for your needs.

Some artists like water soluble pens as they lend interesting effects such as bleeding and smudging when used with watercolour.

Other artists prefer waterproof pens for traditional pen and wash drawings,

with the pen lending solid lines and structure within a composition, and the wash supplying bursts of colour over the top.

Paint Markers such as those offered by Liquitex, Montana, Marabu and Uni are a neat way of applying solid lines of acrylic colour.

The Liquitex and Montana markers follow the same colour chart as the spray paints available in each of the manufacturer’s product lines.

This makes it very easy to use the sprays and the pens at the same time,

adopting a similar approach to a pen and wash artist; the pens can supply lines,

form or structure to a design, and the sprays can supply bursts of colour.

As with any acrylic paint, there is a little drying time,

which can be really useful if you want to blend your colours with your fingers before they dry;

it can also be very irritating if you smudge your marks by accident, so be careful!

Do I need colour? 

Traditional fine art drawings tend to use limited colour, so that form and mark making alone can be appreciated.

The Pilot Drawing DR Pens are an example of a traditional black ink drawing pen.

The Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens mimic the traditional hues of the past, inspired by pastels and chalks 

their traditional pen range offers black, sanguine and sepia colours.

Similarly technical draughtsmen such as architects and engineers (of the past!) would not normally need coloured pens to communicate their ideas,

which is why most technical pens are only available with black ink.

Today it is more common for artists to demand colour in their lines, as well as a variety of different marks.

When using coloured pens in your drawings, you need to think about whether you want to make bold, opaque, solid marks (use a paint marker such as Liquitex or Montana)

or transparent marks that can be layered over one another to make new colour mixes (try Faber Castell Brush Pens).

A GUIDE TO DRAWING PENS AVAILABLE AT Screen printing Supplies uk.

DESCRIPTION

Screen Printing Kit 15 Colour A3

Screen Printing Kit 15 Color A3 – Amazing Value for Money

Brand New – Just screw in the clamps and you are ready to go! Ideal for crafters, beginners, artists, small group workshops.

Includes: 15 Water-based Ink Colours!!

Items Included Screen Printing Kit 15 Colour A3:

1 x Base Board (mdf)  16″ x 22″ with hinged clamp – Fully  assembled
one x 16″x 20″ (outside dimension) Aluminium Screen stretched with 43T mesh – Quality tensioned mesh, perfect for definition.
1 x 12” Wooden Squeegee with 75 shores medium rubber blade – Quality blade ideal for printing textiles, paper, board, wood etc.
one x 280ml Block out Filler (for painting onto the mesh to block out areas) Easy to use, just get creative!
15 pcs Paint Brush Set (for applying filler) – A range of brushes making sure you don’t run out!
10 x Mixing Pots – Mix your colours, all the inks are mixable to create a whole spectrum of colours!
20 x Wooden Mixing Sticks – Great for mixing your inks.

All this PLUS! :

15 x Water based Ink Colours 155ml. Colours may vary but will consist of a range from the following:
Black, White, Navy, Purple, Light Brown, Red, Yellow, Orange, Dark Green, Emerald Green, Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, Metallic Copper, Pink, Wine
Please note that some of the colours may vary slightly depending on stock availability.

This water-based ink is 100% solvent-free, ecologically friendly, drain safe, safe to use on children’s clothing, wash away with water!

You can fully heat cure and make this ink wash fast using an iron.

Please see the Instruction leaflet attached in the photos on this listing.

Zig Kuretake H2O Water Brush Pens

These pens have a fibre tip and a clear plastic barrel.

There are a selection of tips, including a detailer tip, flat broad tip, large tip, medium tip and the pocket brush.

These pens are designed to only contain water (fill with other media at your peril, as the pen may clog up).

They are particularly useful when working with watercolor pencils,

as you can brush water over a colored pencil drawing,

and the colors will suddenly appear more vibrant and blended with one another.

The choice in different sized nibs means that you will not lose any of the detail you may have put in your drawing.

They can also be useful when making a drawing that incorporates ink or watercolour.

Screen Printing Kit 1 Color A3

Are you just starting out or upgrading from a Stencil Screen Printing Kit 1 Colour A3?

This kit is ideal for those wishing to print more detailed designs.

Coating your screen with emulsion and using an exposure unit, saves time on cutting with the knife.

5 Easy steps:

Print your design from your PC onto transparency.
Coat your emulsion and wait for it to dry. (a small domestic fan heater helps)
Expose your image using the Exposure unit in this kit. (You will need a sheet of glass bigger than your image)
Wash your image out
Ready to print!

The ink provided in the water-based kit is an air-drying ink.

Simply leave to dry or use a hairdryer and then iron over your print to make it wash proof.

KIT INCLUDES:

•1 Color printing press with A3 t-shirt platten board
•1 x UV Lamp Exposure bulb +lamp holder + black foam
•2x Aluminium Screens 16”x20” size with new 43T mesh
•1 x 12” Aluminium Coating Trough (to coat the screen with the emulsion)
•1 x 12” Wooden Squeegee with new blade (to print your image)
•5 x A4 Film to make your positives (to create your transparencies from your PC)
•1 Roll of masking Tape (for taping/masking the edges of your screen)
•6 Mixing Sticks (for mixing your ink)
•1 Kilo of 2-Part Emulsion (to coat your screen and create your stencil)
1 x Scrub Pad
 Furthermore 6 x 280ml Water based inks:

White
Black
Yellow
Red
Blue
Green

Also 6 x 280ml opaque Water-based inks:
White
Black
Yellow
Red
Blue
Green
10 x mixing pots
1 x Screen Reclaiming kit.

Content

Also 100ml of concentrate emulsion remover dilute with water 1-10.
Plus 100ml of concentrate Degreaser wetting agent dilute with water 1-10.
100ml of solvent Screen Wash. To remove plastisol ink and opaque Waterbased ink residue.
150ml of haze paste image ghosting remover. It works to increase strength when used with screen wash.

Description / Features / Specifications:

•Complete with Adjustable Printing Board 19.7″ *15.8″ (50*40cm)
•Printing board arm is adjustable left to right.
•Holds Screen Frame up to 3 inches deep.
•Two Adjustable handwheels for screen stability.
•Strong and robust
•Two Springs and tension adjusters for ease of screen elevation.
•Accurate positioning and good quality prints.
•Print onto t-shirts / pillowcases / fabric/ paper / other flat products.
•Printing board is adjustable and so can be changed to hold various other sizes boards.
•Stainless Steel made, convenient for cleaning and no rust.

Note: to build your exposure unit you will need. The sheet of glass 22″x 26″, as this is not included in the kit.

Assembly and setup guide, Exposure guide and how to screen print guide. It will be emailed to the customer.

Faber Castell Pigment Pens 

The Faber-Castell Ecco is a disposable fibre-tip pen ideal for sketching, drawing and writing.

Black pigment ink is waterproof and lightfast; long metal-clad tip ensures stability

and ensures suitability for use with rulers and stencils; ergonomic grip zone.

Available in 0.1mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm and 0.7mm, as well as a set of all 4.

Pilot Drawing Pens Screen Printing Supplies UK

Pilot pens have long been a fundamental drawing implement in the studios of many professional draughts men.

They are consistently reliable, with uniform lines and ink that does not clog or blot.

The DR pens have a fibre tip and the ink is pigment based, and fully lightfast.

Once the ink is dry it is highly water – resistant.

Pilot DR Pens are favoured for quick observational sketches as well as technical drawings,

and because of the water-resistance they are also well suited to pen and wash work.

They are available with either black or sepia ink and there are 5 different nib widths available.

Pitt Artists Pens – Super Fine, Fine, Medium, Brush

Sepia, Sanguine and Black 

Pitt Artist Opens are Indian Ink based pens that come in 4 nibs

that greatly vary so that you have full control over the marks you can achieve in your drawing.

The black is particularly intense.

The inks are fast drying and water-proof and smudge-proof,

and the super fine and fine nibs would be just as well suited to technical illustration as fine art.

These pens would work very well with other media such as water colour without bleeding.

Rotring Rapidograph Pen Screen Printing Supplies UK

DESCRIPTION

Screen Printing Kit 1 Color A2

Are you just starting out or upgrading from a Stencil Screen Printing Kit 1 Color A2?

This kit is ideal for those wishing to print more detailed designs.

Coating your screen with emulsion and using an exposure unit, saves time on cutting with the knife.

5 Easy steps:

Print your design from your PC onto a transparency.
Coat your emulsion and wait for it to dry. (a small domestic fan heater helps)
Expose your image using the Exposure unit in this kit. (You will need a sheet of glass bigger than your image)
Wash your image out
Ready to print!

The ink provided in the water-based kit is an air-drying ink.

Simply leave to dry or use a hairdryer and then iron over your print to make it wash proof.

KIT INCLUDES:

•1 Colour printing press with A3 t-shirt platten board
•1 x UV Lamp Exposure bulb+lamp holder + black foam
•2 x Aluminium Screens 20”x24” size with new 43T mesh
•1 x 15” Aluminium Coating Trough (to coat the screen with the emulsion)
•1 x 15” Wooden Squeegee with new blade (to print your image)
•10 x A3 Film to make your positives (to create your transparencies from your PC)
•1 Roll of masking Tape (for taping/masking the edges of your screen)
•6 Mixing Sticks (for mixing your ink)
•1 Kilo of 2-Part Emulsion (to coat your screen and create your stencil)
1 x Scrub Pad
6 x 280ml Water-based inks:
White
Black
Yellow
Red
Blue
Green

6 x 280ml Opaque Water-based inks:
White
Black
Yellow
Red
Blue
Green
10 x mixing pots
1 x Screen Reclaiming kit.
content.
100ml of concentrate emulsion remover dilute with water 1-10.
Plus 100ml of concentrate Degreaser wetting agent dilute with water 1-10.
100ml of solvent Screen Wash. to remove plastisol ink and opaque Water-based ink residue.
150ml of haze paste image ghosting remover works increase strength when used with screen wash.

Description / Features / Specifications:

•Complete with Adjustable Printing Board 19.7″ *15.8″ (50*40cm)
•Printing board arm is adjustable left to right.
•Holds Screen Frame up to 3 inches deep.
•Two Adjustable handwheels for screen stability.
•Strong and robust
•Two Springs and tension adjusters for ease of screen elevation.
•Accurate positioning and good quality prints.
•Print onto t-shirts / pillow cases / fabric/ paper / other flat products.
•Printing board is adjustable and so can be changed to hold various other sizes boards.
•Stainless Steel made, convenient in cleaning and no rust.

Note: to build your exposure unit you will need. a sheet of glass 22″x 26″, as they are not included in the kit.

Assembly and setup guide, Exposure guide and how to screen print guide , will be emailed to the customer.

Stabilo Point 88 Pens 

Stabilo Point 88 Pens are recognisable for their striped hexagonal barrel, which has been around for many years.

The pens are available in black or brown with a nib width of 0.4mm.

The nib is reinforced with metal, and the pen is a fineliner which could be used for drawing or writing

It can feel a little scratchy on rougher surfaces and is best used on the very smoothest papers, for example Bristol Board.

The ink is water soluble.

Zig Cartoonist Mangaka pens Screen Printing Supplies UK 

These pens are designed with comfort in mind. Despite many of the nibs being super fine,

the pen barrel is nice a big for comfort in the hand whilst drawing.

The ink is water-based pigment ink and is lightfast, smudge-proof and can be used with watercolours or alcohol-based markers.

They are available in 0.1mm or 0.5mm steel reinforced nibs as well as 2 sizes of brush nib, in black or sepia colours.

Great for comic illustration but also for all kinds of expressive drawing.

Uni Pin Sketching Pen

Uni Pin Pens range from a nib width of 0.05mm through to 0.8mm 

they are incredibly fine and the best tool for intricate drawings that almost look like etchings.

The smooth flowing ink possesses superior water-resistance,

which makes them very good for detailed drawings that also incorporate colour in other waterbased media.

They are very lightfast so no issues with displaying in sunlight.

As with the finest pens, we strongly suggest that these pens are used on the smoothest papers,

as anything with a texture or grain will make the pen scratchy and much harder to use.

Writing Pens 

Kuretake Cocoiro Pens

Kuretake Cocoiro Pens are a fun coloured pen range that can be used for experimental mark making

as well as a jazzy letter writing pen to use for close friends.

The nib is a little wider than a biro but less chunky than felt pen marker.

The Cocoiro pen has a lovely soft, spongy feel to use, and the marks made are well rounded and vibrant in colour.

The pen is sold as a body/nib and separate colour – you have 16 body colours to choose from and 6 waterbased dye inks.

There is only one nib which is described as semi-hard, and is versatile –

you can alter the thickness of the lines you make with pressure, or varying the angle that you make your marks at.

The ink is not fully lightfast so this pen is best for illustrations or doodles in a sketchbook.

DESCRIPTION

Sunlight Stencil starter kit.

Sunlight stencil blue kit. 3 Sizes to choose from. Small, medium or Large.

1x43t Sunlight Stencil blue sheet.
55t Sunlight Stencil blue sheet.
1x77t Sunlight Stencil blue sheet.
1 Sunlight exposure glass.
14″X14″ for A5 & A4, or A3 14″X 18″.
3 Sunlight film.
1 Sunlight pen medium nib.
1 sponge.

Sunlight stencil blue kit,

Ideal for hand drawing and burning stencils.

For features on Sunlight stencil blue kit. reach here 

Photo stencil, red 55t, size A5 Sheet .

Firstly 12 MONTH SHELF LIFE (Images can be burnt onto these sunlight stencil sheets within 12 months of purchase)
RED Photo stencil
You will receive plain coated sheets to burn your OWN CUSTOM images.
Supplied in A5 size.
https://sunlightstencils.com/gallery/

Blue stencil sheets  are available in a wide range of meshes.

Here is a general outline of what size Stencil Sheet to use for your printing needs.

Your basic and most standard mesh size is 43T, which lays a fairly thick layer of ink and is great for block text.

A 55T Sunlight Stencil sheet, also allows for a slightly thinner layer of ink and also enables some finer detail in your image due to the finer mesh.

A 15T Sunlight Stencil sheet is used for Glitter, shimmer and inks that have a high viscosity.

The glitter particles will not usually pass through a mesh count of higher than 15T.

Therefore you need a lower mesh count with larger holes.

A 77T Photo stencil sheet allows for fine detailed images and thinner inks.

These sheets can hold larger half tone dots.

Choosing the right Photo stencil sheet for the best print.
15T – Beach towels, Pennant inks, 3D inks, Glitters and Shimmers.

Higher viscosity inks.43T – Textile, solvents and water based inks. Opaque inks.

Best for courser woven/knitted/airtex substrates and fabrics.

55T – fabrics, paper, wood, plastics, glass.

77T – Fine detailed artwork.  Half tones.  Paper & Board.  Textiles.

1x43t Sunlight Stencil red sheet.
55t Sunlight Stencil red sheet.
1x77t Sunlight Stencil red sheet.
1 Sunlight exposure glass.
14″X14″ for A5 & A4, or A3 14″X 18″.
3 Sunlight film.
1 Sunlight pen medium nib.
1 sponge.

Sunlight stencil blue kit, is for hand drawing and burning stencils.

For features on Sunlight Stencil sheets click here

Marker Pens for Graphic Artists, Fine Artists, Illustrators – Waterproof

The Letraset Promarker 

The Letraset Promarker is very good value money

they are much cheaper than the Letraset Tria Markers but they are still high quality.

Although the inks are waterproof it is possible to blend the 92 colours with one another before they fully dry.

Each pen has a chisel tip on one end

(for both broad marks and fine lines) and a bullet tip (for fine lines only) on the other.

ProMarkers produce vivid, bright colours right through to the subtlest pastel shades –

the translucent inks can also be overlaid and blended, even further extending the range of shades and hues on offer.

ProMarker’s quality nibs and inks provide flawless colour lay down with consistent coverage and no unsightly streaking.

Promarkers can be used on many different surfaces including

paper, card, vellum, acetate, glass, wood, metal and plastic, making them ideal for customising objects.

They are alcohol based and non toxic, not suitable for young children.

The Letraset Tria Marker Pen Range  

Consider the Tria Marker Pen range

a professional quality range in comparison to Pro marker’s ‘student grade’ (although both ranges are very good!)

Like the Promarkers, the Tria Markers are transparent and blendable,

but they have a larger colour range of 300 colours and refillable cartridges, which at £1.25 each are very economical.

The Tria pens are a very clever design with 3 nibs inbuilt (simply remove the ultrafine nib

to reveal the chisel nib which can be swapped with one another,

and at the other end of the pen you will discover a lovely brush nib for flowing painterly lines).

The Ultra Fine Nib provides consistent ink flow and pin point accuracy.

There are a variety of sets available as well as individual colours.

These pens are very popular among illustrators and are a delight for any kind of artist to work with.

Shin Han Touch Twin Marker Pens  

The Shin Han Touch Twin Marker Pens are available as a set of 24 and a set of 60.

Shin Han markers are double ended with a bullet nib on one end and a chisel edge nib on the other.

The range of marks that can be achieved with just these two nibs is astonishing.

The ink is lightfast and waterproof and works well with other media.

Shin Han markers are used by many of our customers to render illustrations and in mixed media projects

. They are really good value for money!

Uni Posca Markers  

Posca Pens are very popular among street artists and illustrators.

The range has intense, vibrant colours that adhere to most surfaces (glass, metal, plastic and paper).

As well as the more common broad tips (up to 2.5mm),

the Posca is also available as an extra fine liner (0.7mm).

The range comprises of 14 colours.

In addition to this we also offer the Uni Paint Markers in gold and silver (blister packs only) 

particularly useful when hand-making Christmas cards!

Paint Markers – filled with acrylic paint for bold colour, somewhere between painting and drawing

Liquitex Paint Markers

A relatively new addition to the paint marker market,

the Liquitex paint marker range has the same colours as the Liquitex spray paint range,

so they are really ease to use alongside one another in a work.

While they are drying (for a few minutes after they have been applied to a surface) the colours can be blended with one another with your finger or a rag.

The pens are available with either a 2mm or 15mm nib, which are interchangeable.

Sadly as yet the pens are not refillable.

There are 50 colours in the range with a mixture of transparent and opaque colours.

Remember that these pens are filled with acrylic paint and so the nibs are susceptible to drying out over time.

All colours are lightfast and permanent.

Suitable for large-scale artwork, outdoor murals, mixing with acrylics, fine-detail, sketching and all kinds of mixed media.

They dry to a satin finish.

Marabu Brilliant Painter: Screen Printing Supplies UK

Marabu specialises in craft art materials,

and the Brilliant Painter is a range of paint markers that can be used on multiple surfaces,

just as with the Liquitex and Montana paint markers.

However the colour range is more limited with only 17 colors.

However there are 3 different sized nibs so that you can make a variety of marks with the pens.

The colours are weatherproof, light-resistant and fast drying and based on organic solvents.

They are recommended for craft applications such as personalizing objects such as furniture or ornaments.

The broad tip selection can quickly fill a space with color, whereas the fine liner will achieve intricate lettering and patterns.

Montana Black and Montana Acrylic Markers  

The Montana range of acrylic sprays and pens are internationally renowned for quality and credibility.

They are the number 1 choice of many street artists and designers.

We currently stock the Montana Black and Montana Acrylic markers, along with refills and accessories for the Montana Acrylic markers.

Montana Black alcohol based Markers have 9 permanent and UV resistant dye ink colors.

The ink is delivered through the marker‘s felt tip by a pump system valve and can be applied to almost all surfaces.

They are available in a 15mm Standard tip, an 8mm Round tip, and a 10mm Chisel tip. Montana Acrylic Markers are available in a range of 0.7mm to 50mm tip sizes.

They are refillable and offer replaceable tips.

Each marker is filled with a high quality water-based UV-resistant paint

which is quick drying. Montana pens are suitable for interior & exterior use.

The range of pens is in line with the range of Montana Gold Shock colors.

There are a very wide range of nibs that are interchangeable with the pens.

Again, because the color is acrylic based,

it is important to store the pens flat horizontally to prevent any clogging from occurring between uses.

Pentel White Opaque Paint Marker  

The white opaque paint marker is useful for signing finished acrylic paintings neatly, as well as with other acrylic pens.

It has a sturdy aluminium barrel which makes is durable.

The ink is opaque and permanent.

The nib is 1.8mm wide and the ink will adhere to most surfaces, including card, canvas wood and metal.

Brush Pens for Artists and Expressive Drawings

Pentel Brush Pen  

The Pentel Brush Pen is an Artist’s quality tool,

which is as versatile as a small round sable brush,

with the added advantage of having a continuous flow of colour (that is until the ink runs out!).

It is capable of broad sweeping broad marks and intricate fine lines.

The pen comes with 2 spare black ink cartridges.

The pen features a soft brush tip made from hard-wearing synthetic bristles

that will retain its shape, and possesses good spring.

Intense black fade-resistant and waterproof pigment ink.

The marks achievable with this pen would allow you to make very archetypal looking black and white comic strip drawings.

In addition to this, the pens are also recommended for other illustration,

Eastern influence drawing styles, and calligraphy.

Pentel Coloured Brush Pens 

Pentel Colored Brush Pens are refillable (with special Pentel Brush pen refills)

and possess a flexible nylon tip that again,

allows for a range of expressive, brush-like, painterly marks.

The colours in this range are vibrant and water-based.

They are also transparent,

which makes them ideal for layering over one another to create interesting colour mixes.

Also the inks blend well with one another but do dry very quickly.

The nylon fibre tip is sufficiently resilient to give it spring and enable the nib to keep its shape.

These pens are unfortunately not the most lightfast,

so we suggest using these only for work that will not be exposed to sunlight at all times.

Pentel brush pens are a fantastic way of transporting art materials abroad

as they are much more flight-friendly than paints.

The translucent color resembles watercolor

and the pens have an efficient valve activated system

which ensures smooth and consistent ink flow.

Faber Castell Coloured Brush Pens – 24 colours in the range

good flexible brushes, gives a variety of marks and useful shades – Feefo Customer Review

The Faber Castell Colored Brush Pens are a personal favorite.

They are a delight to work with.

They use Indian Ink and are much easier to use than dip pens

Although I am told that they are no match for the traditional methods of indian ink drawing)

as there is a constant supply of ink to the nib without constant re-dipping,

and the amount of ink on the brush nib is always just enough.

The colours are translucent which means that like the Pentel brush pens

, they can be layered over one another to create color mixes.

Although some artists may disagree,

I love the fact that every mark can be seen,

and if you overlap an existing mark with a new mark, you can vary the tonal depth.

It means that uniform rendering is not possible, but freedom of expression is!

As with any brush nib there is a greater degree of versatility to the range of marks that can be achieved –

big fat marks to very fine detail.

I love to use mine in drawings that also incorporate watercolor,

gouache and watercolor pencils, and they work very well with one another.

The inks used in Pitt Brush pens are very lightfast.

Textile Marker Pens

AV Textile Marker Pens Screen Printing Supplies UK

These markers are only available in the 1mm tip

and so are probably best for outlines, line drawings and lettering (use a broader nib for filling in shapes).

The inks dry over 30 minutes

and then it is strongly recommended to heat set them by ironing on the reverse.

They are then washable to 60 degrees.

If you make a mistake the ink can be washed out of fabric with alcohol.

Layering is not possible with these pens. Good for use by children with adult supervision.

Marabu Textil Painter Plus (for both dark and light fabrics) and Marabu Textil Painter

Marabu Textile Markers come with 2 nib widths – 1-2mm and 2-4mm, with 15 colors in the range.

A water based fabric pen with excellent opacity for school, hobby, leisure use.

Suitable for almost all light and dark-colored, non-finished natural textiles free of dressing.

After fixing, the pens are light-fast, wash-resistant up to 40°C and have a soft feel.

There are additional usage tips on the Painter Plus page

always remember to store the pens in a horizontal position to avoid clogging.

Pebeo Setaskrib Pens Screen Printing Supplies UK  

Setaskrib+ felt tip fabric markers are available with a fine, broad or brush nib for a multitude of marks.

They are ideal for customizing or up-cycling t-shirts, cushions and curtains.

They are translucent and can be used to layer over one another to a degree.

The colours are heat set by ironing on the reverse.

Screen Printing Supplies UK

What is the difference between dye based ink and pigment based ink? 

Dyes used in ink are 100% water soluble and so they disperse evenly in the liquid binder that they are held in.

As a result the ink flows exceptionally well,

and colors appear more vibrant than pigmented inks.

Pigment particles are suspended in the ink binder and are not water soluble to the same extent as dyes.

Therefore flow is marginalizxed in comparison to dye based inks, as well as color vibrancy.

The big advantage with pigment based ink

however is that it possesses much higher lightfastness ratings,

and so work can be put on display without fear of significant fading.

Dye based inks are popular among illustrators and artists

whose work is created with the intention of being reproduced 

the colors scan and print exceptionally well.

The pens we sell at Screen Printing Supplies UK are either dye based or pigment based

please contact us if you need to know which the pen you are interested in is.

The last difference is price – you pay for permanence! Dye based inks are cheaper than pigment inks

because they cost less to manufacture.

What is the best pen available? 

As you can see, we sell many kinds of pen for many different art applications 

from italic calligraphy writing to graffiti and comic arts, and with each kind of art technique

a set of characteristics are demanded from the artists that use them.

The pens on offer are a sample of the best pens available in the world today

for fine artists, designers, illustrators and textile artists

When you come to consider which pen is best for you, you will need to ask yourself questions such as:

Do I need a set of pens or a single pen? 

The pens that we sell are in the main, sold both as sets or individually.

The sets do not have interchangeable colors and are a good gift for a budding artist or illustrator.

If you are more experienced in drawing practices then you may consider it more important to select your own colors.

Some of the ranges, for example the Pitt Artist Pens by Faber Castell, Montana Makers,

Letraset Tria Markers and Kuretake Cocoiro Pens have interchangeable nibs or additional nibs

available for purchase so that you can maximise on the different marks you can make with your pen.

Drawing, sketching and technical pens are available in a range of varying width nibs 

are designed to consistently achieve even lines and accuracy.

A selection of these will make it very easy to make a highly detailed and informative technical drawing or sketch.

Will I be using my pen with other media?  

At Screen Printing Supplies UK we sell a selection of both water soluble and waterproof pens.

Some artists like water soluble pens as they lend interesting effects such as bleeding and smudging when used with watercolor.

Other artists prefer waterproof pens for traditional pen and wash drawings,

with the pen lending solid lines and structure within a composition, and the wash supplying bursts of color over the top.

Paint Markers such as those offered by Liquitex, Montana, Marabu and Uni are a neat way of applying solid lines of acrylic colour.

The Liquitex and Montana markers follow the same color chart as the spray paints available in each of the manufacturer’s product lines.

This makes it very easy to use the sprays and the pens at the same time,

adopting a similar approach to a pen and wash artist;

the pens can supply lines, form or structure to a design,

and the sprays can supply bursts of color.

As with any acrylic paint, there is a little drying time,

which can be really useful if you want to blend your colors with your screen pens.

Sunlight Silkscreen Kit

Sunlight Silkscreen Kit, Printing starter 16×20″ A3
For the first time ever a silkscreen printing starter kit, that is chemical-free. to create your stencil.
No more guessing thickness of emulsion coating.
Not guessing distance from the light source.
NO dodgy halogen exposure unit to explode in your face.
This is what you will receive in this kit.
2  16″x 20″ precoated aluminum silk screens. They can be stored up to 12 months before you decide to use them. CHOOSE  YOUR

MESH COUNT

1  black exposure foam to fit inside the Silkscreens.
1 Pair of silk screen clamps, attached to a print board  18″x22″
4 A4 sunlight films to create your film positively.
5. Sunlight opaque pen to hand create your artwork.
6. 12″ Wooden handle square-cut blade squeegee.
7. masking tape.
8. 25 wooden mixing sticks.
9. Sheet of 4mm toughened glass 20″x24″. To burn your image using sunlight.

Finally 6 X 200ML of standard sunlight water-based ink of your choice. to print your designs.
Note. In the 20×24 kit, the squeegee will be 15″, the film will be A3 size, the print board will be 22″x26″ and the black foam will fit inside the 20×24 screens.
In the 21″x33″ kit, the squeegee will be 18″, the film will be a2 size , the print board will be 23″x35″ and the black foam will fit inside the 21×33 screens.
The  sheet of 4mm toughened glass will be 23″x35″