PITT Graphite Matte
Ultra Matte Innovation
Reduction of reflection: This special property is also represented by a development from Faber-Castell, which gives a previously always high-gloss basic tool fantastic new properties: The Pitt Graphite Matt is the first graphite pencil with a matt, deep black lead. This means that the pencil meets less fashionable and more practical needs of artists and graphic designers from all over the world who want or need to communicate their work digitally: If you photograph or scan a drawing made with conventional pens, it creates a shiny result. Graphite automatically creates reflections - with the result that the representation is sometimes no longer recognizable and you have to look at it longer and from different angles to get a complete impression. These problems are now a thing of the past: The new graphite pencil from Faber-Castell guarantees extremely reduced reflection on the paper and thus faithful reproduction options. Like all Faber-Castell pencils, it is extra break-proof, light-resistant and has an environmentally friendly water-based varnish. Visually, however, the Pitt Graphite Matt differs from the other models: While pencils usually have a slightly shiny appearance, it has a matt finish. And thus embodies the credo “Matt is the new black”.
WHERE DID THE IDEA TO DEVELOP A MATTE PENCIL COME FROM?
In art, the optimal presentation of the works is very important, whether physically in an exhibition or digitally on websites and art platforms. Light exposure is a recurring challenge. In unfavorable lighting conditions, light reflections may obscure details of the drawing. This can also happen when digitizing drawings for the Internet (e.g. by photographing or scanning them). This problem is now addressed by Pitt Graphite Matt, which, with its matt formula, leaves little to no room for light reflections.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PITT GRAPHITE MATTE AND CONVENTIONAL PENCILS?
The Pitt Graphite Matt applies a matte finish that produces very little or no light reflections. This means that no details of the drawing are lost due to light reflections from any angle. Digitization (photography, scanning) is also possible without any problems and without reflections.
HOW MANY DEGREES OF HARDNESS DOES PITT GRAPHITE MATTE COME IN?
The Pitt Graphite Matt is offered in 8 hardness levels: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B, 10B, 12B and 14B. The hardness levels 10B, 12B and 14B are new to the Faber-Castell pencil range.
WHY ARE THERE NO HARD DEGREES OF HARDNESS (H-6H)?
Light reflections are only a problem in the art world. Monochrome drawings in graphite require a lot of contrast in gray and black tones. In order to create these different tonal values, the artist needs soft graphite. The softer the graphite, the darker and blacker the smear. This allows maximum depth to be created. This is not possible with hardness levels such as H or harder.
WHERE ARE THE PITT GRAPHITE MATTE PENCILS PRODUCED?
The Pitt Graphite Matt pencils are produced in Stein near Nuremberg, the company's headquarters, and are therefore Made in Germany.
ARE THE PITTE GRAPHITE MATTE SUSTAINABLY PRODUCED?
Yes. The Pitt Graphite Matt pencils are manufactured in Stein near Nuremberg and come from climate-neutral production. This was also confirmed by TüV Rheinland. The cedar wood used is PEFC certified and comes from sustainably managed forests. All paints used on the pens are water-based and therefore protect the environment.
WHAT DOES THE NAME "PITT" MEAN?
“Pitt” is derived from the Italian word “Pittore”, which means painter/artist. “Pitt” is a protected product name that Faber-Castell has used for artist products since the beginning of the 20th century.