As one of the world's largest and oldest manufacturers of pens, pencils, other office supplies and art supplies, as well as high-end writing instruments and luxury leather goods, Faber Castell has a long-standing history of producing reliable stationery products. Check out our wide array of Faber Castell writing instruments below!

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Types of Faber Castell Pens

While Faber Castell stationery products fall under a multitude of categories such as Playing & Learning, Art & Graphic, Creative Studio, General Writing, Marking, Fine Writing, and Technical Drawing, let's take a deep dive into the brand's writing instruments, primarily writing pens.

Faber Castell Fountain Pen

Fountain pens belong to the finest writing instruments. They are used to add very individual note to letters and to sign important documents in life. Invented as writing instruments, fountain pens are nowadays also used for artistic purposes like calligraphy or pen and ink artwork but also by professional designers. Faber Castell fountain pens are beautiful to look at, comfortable to hold, and a pleasure to write with.

Faber Castell Ballpoint Pen

Faber Castell offers a wide variety of ballpoint pens. Ballpoint pens are known as the most commonly used type of writing instrument. Faber Castell ball pens are very convenient to use and have ergonomic grip zones to allow for perfect writing comfort. They are available in many different designs and colours. Design pen lovers will certainly find the perfect gift (for yourself or for friends). Durable and reliable, a ballpoint pen is a practical choice. Faber Castell premium ballpoint pens can be found with a twist mechanism or with a click mechanism. The ball pens in Faber Castell's fine writing range incorporate fine materials such as fine wood or precious resin featuring a fine guilloche pattern. The brand uses fine woods such as pear wood, smoked oak wood or cocos tree wood to give each ballpoint pen an individual character.

Faber Castell Rollerball Pen

Faber Castell rollerball pens have a unique ink flow system for an even, high-performance writing experience. The ink is lightfast and waterproof and also indelible when used with suitable high-quality products. Whether it's a Scribolino (also suitable as a starter fountain pen) for pupils and students or a perfectly formed design product - there are rollerball pens for every purpose and occasion.

Faber Castell Felt tip Pens / Fibre tip Pens

Faber Castell fineliners and felt tip pens are perfect for any sketching and drawing project. All fineliners are also great for handwriting and hand lettering. Faber-Castell BROADPENs are good companions for all students and office workers who have extensive writing tasks to complete. Their lightweight design and easy gliding tips make them a joyful writing instrument. While BROADPEN fineliners have a 0.8mm tip, the FINEPEN fineliners draw 0.4mm fine lines.

All Faber Castell felt tip pens are great for drawing, designing or just colouring MANDALAS. The Pitt Artist Pens are premium fibre tip pens. They have very soft tips (like brushes), hence they are great for hand lettering. Pitt Artist Pens XS have very fine tips and are great for illustrations, especially as the ink within the Pitt Artist pens is a special India ink. Pitt Artist Pen SC is for Calligraphy and has a very nice and soft calligraphy tip (hence the name SC).

Are Faber-Castell Pitt pens alcohol-based?

Sequential art, illustrations, drawings, portraits, fashion design, and canvas paintings can all be created using an ink pen or marker. The make of artist ink pens and markers vary with different colourants and solvents being used. They can be alcohol-based made with dye or water-based made with pigments. Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen comprises India ink; a water-based ink rather than alcohol-based ink. What's good about its water-based ink is that it has a very high lightfastness, and it is water-resistant and odourless.