We have a good range of technical and graphic equipment such as pens, pencils, rules, blades, papers, drawing equipment and drawing boards. We stock highly respected brands such as Rotring, Kuretake, Faber-Castell, Harling-Blundell and West Design Products. We also do our best to access additional products required by our customers.
Pens for Technical and Graphic Use ( see Pens )
Technical Pens - Rotring Isographs and Rapidographs and Faber-Castell TGI-S are professional quality pens. Their fine metal tips give a precise, clean and consistent line. Use with highly pigmented, opaque, waterproof and light fast inks.
Rotring Isograph - Has a refillable ink reservoir for use with bottled inks.
Rotring Rapidograph - Uses a unique capillary action cartridge system.
There are 8 nib sizes from 0.10mm to 0.50mm. Nib units can be bought separately.
Faber Castell TGI-S - Each pen can be used with either cartridges or bottled ink. There are 16 nib sizes from 0.10mm to 2.00mm. Some only available to order. Nib units can be bought separately.
Fine Liners - Non-refillable with water based, waterproof, light-fast, pigment ink. An excellent economical alternative to the technical pens when such a high degree of precision is not required. Available in 0.005mm, 0.1mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm and 0.7mm.
Ruling Pen - With adjustable nib width. Gives a clean, regular line using the ink or paint of your choice.
Brush Pens - For graphics, with a nylon fibre tip which is tapered and flexible like a brush.
Inks for Technical and Graphics Use
Black Pigment and Indian Inks - We have a good choice of highly pigmented, opaque, water-resistant, light proof inks for use with technical pens, brush, ruling pen, dip pens and airbrush.
Daler Rowney FW Acrylic Inks - 30 colours, water based but drying to a water-resistant finish. Non-clogging with a high degree of light fastness. Use neat for intense, brilliant colour or dilute for a transparent wash. Can be applied by brush, technical pen (except metallics), dip pen, ruling pen and airbrush (except metallics)
Daler Rowney FW Pearlescent Inks - 21 shimmering colours. Water based and drying to a water resistant and light fast finish . Can be applied by brush, dip pen and ruling pen.
Winsor and Newton Artists' Drawing Inks - 26 brilliant, transparent colours. Can be applied by brush, dip pen, ruling pen and air brush. Apart from white, gold, silver and waterproof black, these inks are not light fast.
Mechanical and Clutch Pencils - We have a good selection in sizes 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm and 2mm. We stock all the associated leads in 6 degrees from 2B thought to 3H
Graphite Pencils - We have 2 ranges of graphite pencils in 16 degrees from 8B through to 6H.
Scale rules - 30cm triangular, and 15cm and 30cm flat
Steel Rules - Lengths 15cm, 30cm, 60cm and 1 metre
Aluminum - Professional quality, non-slip 60cm and 1 metre
Heavy Duty Clear Plastic - Gridded and calibrated with one steel cutting edge and one drawing edge.
Other Plastic and Metal Rules
Drawing Boards ( See Easels and Drawing Boards )
A2 Parallel Motion - Professional quality drawing board. We keep this size in stock but can order other sizes and styles on request.
A3 Graphics Board - A lightweight but rigid plastic board with a sliding parallel rule with lock, paper clamp and horizontal and vertical gradations. Economical and extremely versatile. Useful aid to drawing up plans, and all sorts of other technical and graphics projects.
Templates - Lettering, circle, elipse and other shapes
Set Squares - Rigid and adjustable
We keep in stock a selection of Badger airbrush kits and cans of propellant. The airbrushes are all single action with either external, adjustable external or internal mix. We are able to order professional quality double action Simair airbrushes and associated products on request.
Knives, Blades and Cutting Equipment
Swann-Morton - Handles and surgical steel blades in a range of sizes and styles
Craft Knives - Including snap-off, replaceable and disposable blades. Also swivel blades for intricate shapes and curves.
Compass Cutter - For circles up to 15cm in diameter
Guillotines and Paper Trimmers - For card and paper
Cutting Mats - Double-sided, self-sealing in sizes A4, A3, A2 and A1
Paper Pads and Boards for Technical and Graphic use ( See Paper, Pads and Boards )
Cartridge Paper - Pads and sheets in a range of sizes, weights and surface texture
Tracing Paper - Professional quality in 90gsm and 112gsm, pads rolls and sheets. Also an economy range of pads A4 and A3
Layout Pads - Professional range A4, A3 and A2. Economy A4 and A3
Marker Pads - Bleed-proof paper coated to give a streak-free finish. A4, A3 and A2
Graph paper - A1 sheets and A4 pads
Studland Mount Board - A1 or double imperial
Foam Centre Board - 5mm thick 30"x20" (762x508mm) and 30"x40" (1016x762mm)
Glues and Tapes ( see Artists' Accessories )
We have a very good choice of glues and tapes but the most useful for technical and graphics use are:
3M Spray Adhesives - for a perfect, bubble-free finish for paper, card, acetate et
For a professional, superior quality finish - Photo Mount - Spray Mount -Display Mount - Re-Mount
For less precious work - Craft Mount, Permanent or Re-positionable
Low Tack Masking Tape
Brown Masking Tape (Framer's Tape)