Color war! I’m so excited the new Tombow Fudenosuke Color pens have arrived. Let’s take a look at how they compare to Pentel Sign Pen Brush pens.
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I haven’t had the Tombow Fudenosuke Colors pens for more than a few hours, so these are first impressions based on color, blending and durability. My first impression is that a direct comparison between Tombow and Pentel would be a bit unfair because they are not offered in the same number of colors.
Tombow Fudenosuke Colors hard tip brush pens come in a package of 10 colors.
Black, Blue, Brown, Gray, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and Yellow. The black is a Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Brush pen (blue barrel)
Pentel Sign Pen Brush (fudenosuke touch) are available in twelve colors.
Black, Blue, Brown, Gray, Green, Ochre, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Sky blue, and Yellow
Let’s compare color advertised (left) to the actual colors…
SMALL BRUSH PEN COLOR BLENDING
Disclaimer: Tombow has not yet specifically marketed these pens to blend or to be blendable. It’s often shown on Instagram as a can-do thing to extend the range of colors available in their Tombow Dual Brush Pens. The Pentel packaging encourages blending and water blending as an option.
Let’s look at two types of color blending
Color-on-color blending method- lay down color on a non-porous surface and pick it up with another pen and start to write.
Color blending with Tombow Fudenosuke Colors
Water method - dip the pen tip in water for a fixed amount of time (usually 5-15 seconds) to achieve a tonal range of colors as the water
with Pentel Sign Pen Brush
You really can’t compare. The Tombow Fudenosuke Colors hard tip brush pens are more rigid, as a hard-tipped brush pen. The Pentel Sign Pen Brush pen is more flexible and comes in two additional colors. Overall it’s a win to have more options!