Blender Pen Comparison

Hi all! Last week, I posted a short tutorial on how to create image transfers using the Chartpak Ad Blender Marker. Well an art friend in one of the FB groups that I belong to wondered if it would work with a Spectrum Noir Blender. I don’t own one, but I do have a Prismacolor Blender so I set about to do a comparison between the Chartpak & the Prismacolor.

The original images were printed using a laserjet printer. I followed the exact same technique for both pens, the Chartpak and Prismacolor.

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And now, for the results:

The Chartpak AD Blender wins hands down. You’ll see that it even transferred some color from the original image.
The Prismacolor didn’t transfer at all, you just see a wet spot because I went over it again a second time just to be sure that the image was well saturated.

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Hope you found this quick comparison informative.

Thank you for reading and I wish you an art filled week.

3 Comments on Blender Pen Comparison

  1. Darcie Wright
    June 30, 2015 at 8:43 pm (6 years ago)

    Wonderful comparison 🙂 FYI If you buy a blender pen, it needs to have Xylene in it, only one that I know of is Chartpak. Xylene is what transfers the image, and you can buy it at a hardware store.

    • Belen Sotelo
      June 30, 2015 at 9:45 pm (6 years ago)

      Darcie, thanks so much!! That saves me a lot of time as I was planning to do a full comparison between the different blender pens. The Chartpak Blender is fantastic for image transfers!

      • Darcie Wrigjt
        July 1, 2015 at 11:05 am (6 years ago)

        No problem. I bought a Tombow blender oen first time, and it did the same thing as the Prismacolor pen. Researched it a bit the second time around and then bought 4 Chartpak blender pens just so I woukd always hae one 🙂


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