Posts tagged eberhard faber

Mar 22

THAT SHIT CRAY

More marker goodness courtesy of DIET HTK - a bunch of Crayola and Crayola looking markers.

WHITEBOARD MARKER - DAISO

I picked this up as a 3-pack from Daiso. Man, that place fell off. The one on Market Street and the one in Japantown had pretty much no markers. Last time I went to the one in Redwood, they had heaps and heaps of different ones. This is a good quality, well built marker. Nice solid plastic construction. Attractive GREY/BLACK text on gloss white background, with ORANGE pop accents. Bullet tip nib. Medium ink darkness. Makes nice smooth lines. Average marker, good price.

EBERHARD FABER 4000 WATERBASE

Nice simple silhouette. Minimal markings. DOA.  These are common low-cost markers that are generally of good-to-average quality. Peep more of their products here.

DIXON PERMANENT MARKER 

Cheap plastic construction, barrel bends in when pressed. Simple markings on label. Made in Mexico. Chisel tip, similar to Crayola. Really good ink quality though, makes solid nice dark lines. Surprisingly bad product from a quality company like Dixon.

EBERHARD FABER 4000 WATERBASE - SILVER 

Same specs as the one reviewed above, all markings appear in silver. Originally a chisel tip, nib has gone soft and bushy. DOA. Makes ghost lines at this point, will be good for drawing fill-ins.

COLOR GEAR ROSEART MARKER

I have a couple other markers from Roseart in a similar silhouette. This one introduces the ColorGear wordmark first. Lesser quality plastic construction. Conical nib. Makes slightly indigo-tinged dark ink lines. Roseart pretty much makes Crayola bootlegs. The quality isn’t that bad, and the price is a lot cheaper.

CRAYOLA WASHABLE

Classic Crayola silhouette. White barrel, wavy band markings on both ends. Features the curved Crayola wordmark. Washable. Conical nib, nice dark blue/black ink. 

CRAYOLA CHANGEABLES

Classic Crayola silhouette, but a bunch of gimmickry thrown in. This marker is supposed to make black lines, which I guess when written over with some other marker blender, turns the ink orange. Pretty cool design elements on the barrel. Star motif. Crayola wordmark still in the non-serif block format. Conical nib, ink is a bit on the brown side. It’s nice to have a bunch of different markers with different ink tones for drawing, and Crayola seems to have a range of product that has not-quite-black-black ink tones.

CRAYOLA OVERWRITERS

Classic Crayola silhouette, and still more gimmickry thrown in. I don’t even know what this marker is supposed to do. I tried to read the product description, but still don’t understand. Label has un-inspired OVERWRITERS wordmark, and other design elements that looked like they were made on MSPaint. Plastic construction. Seems a bit thin. Barrel bends in a bit when pressed. Conical nib. Makes nice smooth, dark black ink lines.


Feb 8

BLACK. METAL.

Whole slew of metal-base markers to add to the collection, courtesy of DIET - HTK.

BEROL LIQUID TIP 1100

Love this. Great stubby shape. SOLID one-piece metal construction. Side labeling screened on. Simple BLACK/WHITE color markings. Sparse details, Just says Berol.LIQUID TIP wordmark, ALL SURFACE MARKER with permanent ink, in a black box, and 1100, product code on side. Classic Berol Liquid Tip grooved black marker cap. Chisel tip. This thing is DOA, but still retains that strong hint of metal-marker aroma that takes me back to grade school.

EBERHARD FABER DESIGN MARKER 229-LF

Another great metal marker from Eberhard Faber. Solid one-piece metal construction. BLACK/WHITE colorblocking on side. Nice DESIGN wordmark. other than that, all other details are quite subtle. Small pt text, with cutouts towards tip leave room to indicate COLOR CODE and COLOR. Pointed nib. DOA. Also still retains that strong hint of metal-marker aroma. Made in USA. A true design classic and drafting table staple.

MARSH 88-HF

Marsh is a company with great history. Really happy to have this in the collection. Super heavy-duty metal barrel construction.  Bold MARSH stencil wordmark in RED, with black accent lettering, labeling details, and model NO# details. Bullet tip. Ink runs nice and thick, dark black ink. Good coverage. Top notch marker. 

RUSTOLEUM AMERICAN ACCENTS PAINT PEN

A heritage brand. Made in USA. Heavyweight metal construction. Sticker marker label has satin finish. Not the most attractive label design. “Decorative Paint Pen” appears all wispy on the side, the Rusto wordmarks appear small and un-prominent. I guess this marker is supposed to appeal to the home improvement sector. Chisel tip. Makes dark black ink lines. Good consistency. I guess I just would like it to look a bit more “old style”

POTTERY BARN TOUCH UP

This thing is lean and mean. Solid metal construction. Black text on white backing. This thing contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause Cancer and Birth Defects.  Wish I read that bit before giving it the inhale test. Well, it smells a whole lot of strong. Pretty cool that Pottery Barn makes their own touch-up paint marker. The cancer/birth defect thing…not so cool. 


Dec 5

ROTBIVE SURBLOTTS

I am pretty sure I got all these markers at Rotblotts. When it was at the other location. Rotblotts is this amazing surplus/hardware/odds-n-ends store. In a perfect world, Rotblotts would join forces with Active Surplus and open under one roof in where they want to build that Home Depot on Queen West.

EF CHART MARKER 6000– Never really liked this design of marker construction. Pretty boring. Kinda like the metallic lettering thing going on though.

EF WATER BASED MARKER 4000- I also don’t like this off white color.

QUILL – Plastic construction. Gold metallic on black. Smart looking marker. Nice chisel tip, thick ink. Cap locks on nice and tight. They got a website.

MARKETTE 336 PLUS – These things are kind of awkward looking because they are extra tall.

AUTOSEAL 336 PLUS – Same marker as above, just different copy on the label.

SANFORD POWER MARK – It’s the same marker as the previous two, just shorter.