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These excellent quality short handle brushes for the watercolor painter have the best point and spring of all Princeton synthetics.
The special blend of varying diameters of synthetic sable hair issues terrific spring. It looks just like genuine sable, and performs at a higher level than other synthetics.
The Princeton wash brush also features a rich, distinctive gold ferrule and marbleized red hardwood handle.
A Bright Shader has shorter fiber than a Flat Shader. Use a Bright Shader to create delicate lines as well as for thicker applications of paint.
A Flat Shader has shorter fiber than a Bright Shader. The flat styling and longer hair make painting irregular details and shading easy. This brush also expands the possibilities in sign painting.
Princeton Heritage Synthetic Sable Brushes, Set of 4
This set includes one each of Round 3/0, Round 3, Round 10, and Wash 3/4", all with short handles. Part of Princeton’s flagship brush line, these brushes have excellent snap, point, and shape retention, ideal for watercolors and fluid acrylics.
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great product support
from sacramento, california
Comments about Princeton Series 4050 Heritage Synthetic Sable Fan:
this is a very nice brush with sturdy (but small) handles.../ they are short... the best help finding this brush was Ann in product support... shes awesome... corky
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I bought these for a gift
I gave these for a gift, only trying out the big one and it came to an amazing point, i might have to get myself one, even though I usually get myself more expensive brushes.
Compares well to real sable
from Bangor, ME
The Princeton 4050 series is the best synthetic brush that I have used. I own 8 of them. But recently I bought a Blick #12 round pure Kolinsky sable costing over six times as much as the Princeton #12 from the same dealer. Other than having a finer point, it was not immediately obvious that the Kolinsky was any better than the Princeton synthetic. After a lot of testing I concluded that the Kolinsky drops the paint somewhat more evenly across a wide stroke. Maybe the Kolinsky holds a bit more paint. Differences were harder to find in comparing #4 round Kolinsky and #4 Princeton synthetic; both had good points. My overall conclusion is that the Princeton 4050 synthetic sables compare very well with the Blick Kolinsky sables. Whether the Kolinsky is worth the extra cost is arguable. It depends on your budget. (The Blick Kolinsky is medium-priced among brushes claimed to be pure Kolinsky.)
Fantastic watercolor brushes
By Painting Guru
from Redwood Valley
I really look forward to using this brush with my students this coming Friday. and what a deal the price was!
I would highly recommend this brush.
from North Carolina
Comments about Princeton Best Synthetic Sable Liner Series 4050L:
I prefer the Princeton Series 4050 to all other brushes in this same type .
Best synthetic-sable brush
Very affordable, yet high quality.
Comments about Princeton Series 4050 Heritage Synthetic Sable Round:
Bouncy, flexible, and holds water really well.
Fabulous Synthetic Sable Brushes
from Sugar Land, TX
These synthetic sable brushes has been wonderful to work with and worth the investment. They have beautiful movement and hold their shape nicely.
I'm liking these
So far these 4050 brushes are performing very well. Have not used many synthetics before but with the exception of an occasional stray hair these are quite supple, hold a good deal of paint and have been holding their shape after about three weeks of daily use. I would by others of the same when I need them.
Size 6 is my Favorite!
from Los Angeles
This round synthetic sable brush is very versatile for all sort watercolor paintings, and even good for watercolor lettering!
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