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Bruynzeel Pens

Are Bruynzeel products gluten free?

If a product is gluten free, it is stated in the information on the back. Our products are also listed on the Celiac Disease Foundation website. 

Why does it say 'gluten free' on your packaging?

This is due to enquiries from the market and the NCV as to whether our products contain (traces of) gluten, as children tend to put the products in their mouths. - Gluten free is relevant to people who are gluten intolerant and therefore have celiac disease. This is an autoimmune disease that is triggered by the ingestion of gluten (the protein found in wheat, rye and barley).

Do you have information that can be used for a presentation?

Yes, we have created two great videos about the history and the production process of pencils. Take a look: video about the production and video about the history

Are the calligraphy sets suitable for left- and right-handed people?

The calligraphy sets we currently offer are only suitable for right-handed people.

No ink comes out of the nib of my calligraphy pen. What can I do about this?

Place the filled calligraphy pen nib down in a glass of lukewarm water and allow it to stand for a while. After a few minutes, remove the pen from the water and dry it with a tissue. You can then start drawing lines until you get a good flow of ink. The calligraphy pen is then ready for use.

Can you make watercolours with the Bruynzeel fineliners/brush pens?

Certainly! You can create a lovely watercolour effect with the fineliner brush pens. You can do this by applying the colour to a piece of plastic (e.g. a palette) and picking it up with a wet brush or a water brush. This technique allows you to easily make watercolours!

Do the Bruynzeel fineliners/brush pens have pigmented ink?

No, the fineliner/brush pen ink contains dyes (dyestuff) and no pigment. This means that the colours are very intense but also that they are not lightfast. Keep your drawings in a book or binder and don't place them in direct sunlight to prevent the colours from fading over time.

What is the difference between a pigment and a dyestuff?

Dyestuff is not lightfast. Pigment, however, is lightfast. A drawing created with products that contain dyestuff is therefore best kept in a folder or sketchbook. If your drawing is exposed to sunlight, the colours can actually fade. This is less likely to happen with products that contain pigment.