Graphite line by caran d'ache
Get the most out of all the shades of black
Today, with the Graphite Line and its two innovations Graftwood and Grafcube, Caran d'Ache gives all artists the chance to compose their own Graphite range and explore all the shades of black.
The limitless possibilities of black are available in a range of infinite variations: wash drawing, aquarelle, stippling, hatching, script, tone work, graded applications, soft-textured effects, technical and artistic drawings and mixed techniques.
Swiss quality that has become a reference in the graphic arts
GET THE MOST OUT OF THE SHADES OF BLACK
With a view to offering artists, visual artists, technical draughtsmen and Fine Art students the broadest possible means of expression, the Maison Caran d’Ache has designed Graphite Line, a complete line of mediums that explore all the different shades of black and meets the requirements of virtuosi and purists in the art of drawings executed in black.
With its particular feel and multiple shades of grey, raw graphite is made from a homogenous material in order to achieve thick and thin lines, gradation, flat-wash, blurring or watercolor effects. All shades and their various gradations have been carefully developed and perfected in the Geneva workshops of Caran d’Ache.
With its two innovations, Grafcube and Grafwood, the Graphite Line is a first in terms of personal choice. Grafcube, a concentrated blend of raw material, is available in three gradations and two sizes. Grafwood pencils offer 15 gradations, from the hardest to the softest black. The line is rounded off with natural charcoals, an intense black charcoal pencil and pencils with a watercolor lead in three gradations: the Technalo models.
Graphite line comes with a series of accessories including a blending stump, a Technik eraser used for black materials, a pencil sharpener and a metal box. This enables artists to create their own range according to their style and artistic sensitivity.
superior quality graphite lead, hard to soft depending on the hardness degree, diameter ranges from 2.1 – 3.6 mm. Hexagonal pencil, 8 ply, casing, varnish matches the hardness degree, in premium FSC certified cedar wood
Grafwood exists in 15 gradations, from the hardest to the softest of blacks for an infinite sensitivity of variation. From 4H, the hardest, to 9B, the softest and therefore the blackest in the range, artists have at their disposal an extremely regular and linear scale, whether in terms of wear on the lead of the intensity of greys produced. For the first time, tones are directly legible on the pencil thanks to a varnish adapted to each gradation.
Grafwood and Grafcube are manufactured from 100% natural graphite and clay, homogenized with the greatest care to obtain an exceptional regularity of shades.
water-soluble graphite lead, hard to soft,3 mm diameter. Hexagonal pencil, 10 ply, encased, colour no. and name indicated, made from premium FSC certified cedar wood
Grafcube is 100% natural, giving you direct contact with the raw material. Its cube shape provides and excellent grip so you can work on large formats, fine detail, solids or lines.
square, 10 or 15 mm