Since childhood, sketching and coloring the favorite paints have been a favorite pass-time for many people. Not only adults, even children who have just begun their education show a great interest in sketching and coloring the paintings. In the world of painting, the term ‘pen and ink’ denotes the art of using black or any other colors of paint to the material (most commonly paper) with the help of either sketch pens or the dip pens. This is also one of the main media that is being used in the illustration of books.
History of the dip pens:
The dip pens were been in use during the period when Kings rule the land. Mostly, they used quill, reed and metal pens (the ones which have metal nibs set in metal holders) as dip pens. What they usually do is, they dip any one of the mentioned-source in a bottle filled with ink and make them loaded with ink. Traditional bamboo or reed varieties are used for making bold stokes even today by many draughtsmen. Mapping pens or the crow-quill pens are best for making the ultra-fine lines.
History of reservoir pens:
This type of pen will contain an individual carrier of ink in a cartridge or special holder which eventually avoids the need of dipping it into the ink tank separately. On the other hand, the nib is less flexible than that of the dip pen. Some of the reservoir pen types include sketch pens, fountain pens, and technical pens. The major advantage of using reservoir pens is that they will be able to deliver a constant flow of ink regardless of the direction in which the pen is being moved.
How plastic color crayons are made?
Like sketch pens, plastic color crayons are also very helpful in making your paintings look perfect. This section will give you a brief knowledge about the manufacturing process of color crayons. It is a very simple process but still requires a lot of labor work to be done.
Step-1: Mixing the batch: Parrafin is the major material used to produce color crayons. They are pumped into the tanks and made them passed through heated tubs. As soon as they enter, pigments are mixed to make them a batch to give a particular color to the crayon.
Step-2: Mixing and molding: As soon as the pigments and the batch blends, they are pumped out from the tubs into the molds to form the desired shape. Rotating blades inside the tubs will make sure that there are no lumps formed during the preparation. They are allowed to cool after this stage.
Step-3: Inspection and quality control: After the cooling process, the crayons are taken out from the molds and directly kept for inspection. The Inspector makes sure that there are is no breakage, cracks or lumps in the cooled crayons.
Step-4: Packing and distribution: Soon after inspection, the crayons are packed and distributed to the wholesale distributors.
Thus, select the best plastic color crayons for your drawing so that it gives a perfect desired result.