Faber-Castell : Pitt Graphite Matt Pencils

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Faber Castell Pitt Graphite Matt Pencils are the first graphite pencil made with a deep black matt lead. Excellent for artists and designers, Pitt Graphite Matt guarantees reduced reflection on the paper and helps ensure reproductions are as true to the original as possible.

Like all Faber-Castell pencils, Pitt Graphite Matt Pencils are extra break-resistant, lightfast and have an environmentally friendly water-based varnish. Pitt Graphite Matt pencils also feature a matt lacquer.

Pitt Graphite Matt pencils are manufactured in Stein near Nuremberg and come from climate-neutral production. This has also been confirmed by TüV Rheinland. The cedar wood used is PEFC certified and comes from sustainably managed forests. All lacquers and varnishes on the pencils are water-based and are environmentally-friendly.

Available in eight degrees of hardness: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B, 10B, 12B and 14B. The 10B, 12B and 14B grades are new to the Faber-Castell pencil range, and 14B is a world first.


Product CodeP-GFPMA
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(3 reviews)


It's a good pencil, especially for that price.



I have found the use of these pencils very satisfying and rewarding. These matt graphite pencils eliminate a very high percentage of the glare of conventional graphite that can be very annoying - I personally consider that about 85-90%, compared to the Line 9000 of the same manufacturer Faber-Castell -, without losing the nobility and particularity of the graphite technique. If you are looking for a deep matt shade and the total absence of gloss, I can suggest the use of Carbone or Pierre Noire pencils from Conté a Paris, although in very limited gradations, or even better the Pitt Charcoal pencils from Faber, which I particularly find fabulous. It's just a matter of taste.



A bit disappointed by these. I was really interested in them based on two points: that they're matt and their ultra-soft lead grades. Neither really lived up to expectations for me. The pencils have a satin-like finish - definitely a lot less reflective than regular graphite but I personally wouldn't call them matt. I expected something completely matt like a carbon pencil, but these do reflect light, even if comparatively less than their pure graphite counterparts. What was really disappointing to me though was that the lead grades are completely misleading. The 2B feels more akin to a 6H to me, and the 12B, which I expected to be beautifully soft, holds up more like a 2B; my Derwent Graphic 6B is far softer in comparison.


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