Faber-Castell © GRIP Finepens

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Basic Description

Test Picture Colored with Faber Castell GRIP Finepens
Test Picture Colored with Faber Castell GRIP Finepens

These are water based markers with a triangular barrel and a 0.4mm fine tip. They have a colored snap on cap. They come in 20 colors.


  • Vibrant colours
  • Triangular barrel makes the marker easy and comfortable to hold and won’t roll off a flat surface.
  • 4mm fine tip makes these markers good for coloring fine details and intricate designs
  • Colour on cap is a good indicator of the ink color
  • Water-based fast drying ink which doesn’t smear
  • Ink flows smoothly


  • Even though Faber-Castell does have identifying names and numbers for each of its colors, these are not printed on the barrel
  • Limited colour range – maximum of only 20 colors
  • Can drag across the paper when coloring and can pill or tear the paper when coloring over the same spot
  • Some bleed through and shadowing on standard printer paper
  • Not great to use for coloring large open spaces due to the very small tip.

Price Range

  • $$ – typically AUD $5.01 – $20.00 / US $3.76 – $15.00 / £2.61 – £10.00 / €3.31 – €13.25

Comments / Recommendations

  • These fineliners have a good vibrant color range and make a cheaper alternative than the higher end fineliners.
  • I recommend making a color chart. Make sure you subscribe to my website so you can access my pre-prepared Faber-Castell © GRIP Finepens color chart template for free.
  • These markers do need good fine motor control to get the best out of them so if you’re not used to using fineliners, there could be a learning curve when you first start using them. This also means they may not be the best choice for you if you have fine motor issues.

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