Princeton Art Brush Company manufactures synthetic and natural artist paint brushes Princeton Artist Brush Company is one of the largest brush suppliers in North America. Since the Company started almost twenty five years ago, having the mission to continue to provide the best quality brushes to artists.
Recent synthetic innovations by Princeton have created brushes that are not only comparable to natural hair, but in some ways considered an improvement in durability, cost, shape and absorbency. Princeton leads the industry in the invention of new synthetic applications such as this unique Polytip Bristle Brush which has flagged tips much like natural hair, and is equally responsive and more durable than natural hair.
Natural Brushes for Oil Painting - The stiffest and the most desired bristles come from Chungking in China. The best bristle has long, soft split ends called “flags” which increase the brush’s colour carrying capacity. The more flags a brush has, the more colour the brush holds. Control is further enhanced when the hairs curve inward and become interlocked. A good interlocked brush such as the Princeton Refine Range will maintain its original shape, help you to control the placement of colour, and add textural qualities.
Stiff Synthetics Brushes for Oil Painting - Princeton's breakthrough in synthetic hair offers a series of super stiff yet still extremely responsive brushes. Unlike natural hog bristle, Catalyst™, Dakota & Aspen ranges have real integrity in water. Natural bristle can be rendered useless when it is water-soaked. The true advance in synthetic fibers offers a better performing brush that lasts longer and holds it shape better than the natural version.
Brushes for Acrylic Painting - Synthetic hair brushes provide a smoother stroke than natural bristle, retain their stiffness when used with water based media, Our premium ranges such as Princeton Aspen & Dakota ranges offer stiff long lasting fibers that also clean easily with soap and water. Synthetics frequently offer greater durability. Mixed media artists have very specific needs related to the limitless techniques and media they employ in the creation of their art. For that reason, mixed brushes come in the broadest range of shapes and hair types. Princeton Select , comes in 29 different shapes as well as the premium mixed media brush, Velvetouch™ is comprised of multiple filaments in varying diameters and the blend varies depending on the style of brush to ensure maximum performance.
Brushes for Watercolour Paints - Selecting the right watercolour brush can be confusing. Natural hair, synthetics and combinations of the two offer seemingly endless choices. Sable hair is often recommended for watercolour painting such as the synthetic version Princeton Aqua Elite. However, there are many different grades of sable. Even within the finest grade of sable, Kolinsky, there are variations in hair quality. In synthetics there are inexpensive synthetic brushes often use a single diameter filament while better quality brushes are a blend of filament sizes. Multi-diameter filaments hold more colour and are designed to simulate natural hair. Synthetics are often more durable and usually less expensive. The best synthetics and synthetic sable blends are indistinguishable in performance from many natural hair brushes. Princeton Neptune offers the softest and thirstiest synthetic Watercolour brush in the range, delivering oceans of colour. Experts in natural hair have been incredulous that this is actually synthetic.