Xylene markers were a staple for advertising, fashion, and conceptual illustration from the 1950s-1980s. ¬†In 1974, AD Marker was developed and quickly became a favorite with artists and designers. The brilliant colored, transparent marker strokes are a classic feature of this era of illustration. Today, AD¬Æ Marker is the top of its class for Art and Design. It's one of the few xylene markers still available in the market and has outperformed many of its competitors over the years. Their laydown, ink capacity, and special effects are genuinely unique.¬†
A xylene marker's properties are unlike all alcohol-based markers common to the marketplace, and while they are compatible with one another, they perform very differently. There is no mistaking the scent of a xylene marker, and for this reason we always suggest using them in a well-ventilated area. These markers blend, transfer, and are permanent on many porous and non-porous substrates. Not recommended for use on Styrofoam.
The unique nib shape gives you precise control over each stroke, with the ability to create bold, medium and fine lines. Use on surfaces such as laminates, ceramics, acrylics, paper, vellum and art board. The color blends effortlessly when wet yet will hold and layer well when dry.