Hi friends! I have enjoyed the Winsor & Newton watercolor markers since they came out 6 years ago. I only used them when I had important watercolor marker work to do because they were a bit precious and pricey and they were the only lightfast watercolor marker I had. Then about a year or 2 ago I was seeing them pop up on amazon cheap and I worried that they were going to be discontinued. Lucky for us they were not but they did rebrand and repackage them under the Promarker line, A range Winsor & Newton acquired from Letraset a few years ago. So I wanted to know how the new version compared to my beloved older ones. You can see how they rate in todays video!
- Pigment info included
- Rewets easily on watercolor paper, Bristol and mixed media paper
- Clean saturated color
- Not refillable as sold (although you can yank the fine nib off and refill the inner felt if you are so inclined, what have you got to lose?)
- You can easily damage the nib if you are not careful replacing the cap
- Price $4-$6 per marker *I think it’s justified for a lightfast product but refills would be nice.
Bottom Line: I like the new version as well as the old one. They are a lot of fun to use because you can sketch, add water and have a painting. I think it’s worth mentioning that the old version was made in France and the new ones are made in China. I found the quality to be the same but I know many viewers do not wish to buy products made in China and I personally wonder what is going on with a legacy art supply company when they move production. For what’s it worth I still like them a lot. If they are in your budget and you want a lightfast watercolor marker they are a great choice! Happy crafting!