Effortless creative work
Felt-tip pens, also known as fibre pens or colour pens, are real universal talents. You can use them in day-to-day life to write quick notes or postcards, and in your free time you can use them to draw, paint and design to your heart's content. The ink in our markers is non-permanent, odourless, light-resistant, quick-drying and available in a wide range of colours, from steel blue to pale green. You can choose the fibre pen that best suits your project from our assorted collection of colours and stroke widths.
A pen of many names
How can it be that a single pen has so many names? As the name ‘felt-tip pen’ suggests, fibre pens actually used to be made of felt. In the USA, experiments with the production of these writing implements had been ongoing since 1910, but it was only in 1952 that the ‘magic marker’ by Sidney Rosenthal provided the breakthrough researchers had been looking for. Ten years later, the Japanese inventor Yukio Horie finally developed the first fibre pen as we know it today. His SignPen replaced coarse felt with pressed nylon, and so the felt-tip pen became the fibre pen that found its way into every pencil case the world over.
With our fibre-tip pens you can easily write, draw and paint in bright colours on paper and cardboard. Would you like to make a postcard especially beautiful, write on a calendar made of black photo paper, or create lots of colourful sketches? You’ll find the right felt-tip pen for every occasion in our range. As well as our classic pens with thin and medium tips, there's the metallic fibre pen, which can be used to write on dark-coloured paper, our pastel pen, various colour pens and colour markers for colouring in large areas, and our fibre pens for children, such as the edding 14 FUNTASTICS fibre pen for children.
The right felt-tip pen for every occasion
All fibre pens in this category have one thing in common: their bullet tip. This enables intuitive writing with an even stroke width. This means that your writing will always look consistent, no matter which colour pen you use.
The ideal thickness of your edding fibre pen’s bullet tip naturally depends on what you need it for. The golden rule is: the finer the lettering, the smaller the tip. The edding 1200 has our finest tip, measuring 1 mm, and is ideal for colourful writing on postcards, for example. The next largest tip is 2 mm and can be found on our edding 1300. With this versatile marker, you can easily turn a greetings card into a genuine work of art. If you want to get a little more creative, we recommend our metallic fibre pens and pastel pens. Depending on whether you write with the tip or the side of the fibre pen, your stroke width will be thinner (1 mm) or thicker (3 mm). This makes the pen perfect for creative layout work and artistic sketches!
The unique colours of our pastel pen and metallic fibre pens make them the most exotic of the edding felt-tip pens. While the metallic fibre pens dazzle in vibrant shades ranging from gold to violet, the pastel pen with its white tip can conjure up delicate pastel shades from the brightest of colours. Simply layer the pen over a surface that’s already been written on and you can change the colour from pink to rose to create beautiful pastel lettering.
Our classic fibre pen colour range is also impressive: the edding 1200 is available in 26 bold and pastel shades, from neon yellow to apple sorbet, only topped by the edding 1300, which is available in 40 colours.
For those slips of the pen...
...we’ve got good news! Since the inks of our fibre pens are water-based, you can remove them from textiles relatively easily. As a rule, the stain should disappear after a 40°C wash. Generally speaking, the sooner you act, the more likely the felt-tip pen stain can be removed. The same applies to the skin: after washing your hands thoroughly with soap, the ink stain should be gone.
Storing and disposing of your fibre pen correctly
There are three things you can do to make your edding felt-tip pens last as long as possible: always store your markers horizontally, protect them from direct sunlight and put the cap on when you're not using them. If your felt-tip pen goes without its cap for too long, its tip will dry out. If your pen is empty, you can simply dispose of it with your general household waste.
We also return boxes for public and private companies, which can be ordered from us free of charge. The old and worn out markers are recycled to enable us to make new products from pre-used materials. Conserving resources made easy!