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A xylene marker's properties are unlike all alcohol based markers that are common to the marketplace, and while they can be used together, they perform very differently. There is no mistaking the scent of a xylene marker, and for this reason we always suggest using it in a well ventillated area. These markers blend, transfer, and are permanent on a number of porous and non-porous substrates. The xylene based formula renders beautifully blended strokes, and is what makes our blender marker so powerful in terms of transfering images and creating dreamy, watercolor-like effects with colored pencil, graphite and charcoal.
The tri-nib point is the signature nib for AD® Markers. With a twist of the wrist, you can go from a thin, to medium, to a thick stroke within the same nib. Also available is the fine point nib. With a triangular shape, it draws out a fine line for detail, or a broad stroke for more coverage when used on its side. Both nib styles allow for smooth, continuous color flow that doesn't starve or dry out with rapid or prolonged use.
Created in 1974, AD® Marker was one of many in the long line of solvent based markers used for advertising, fashion and conceptual illustration from the 1950s - 1980s. The brilliant colored, transparent marker strokes are a classic feature of this era of illustration. Today, AD® Marker is the top of its class for Art and Design. It's one of the few xylene markers still available in the market, and has out performed many of its competitors over the years. Their laydown, ink capacity and special effects are truly unique. It's no wonder why many artists say there are markers, and then there are AD® MARKERS!