The original Art and Design Marker, AD® Markers have a xylene base with a tri-nib tip. The color laydown, ink capacity, and special effects are truly unique features and differentiate them from many alcohol markers on the market.  They are incredibly "juicy," brilliantly colored, and transparent, which allows for blending and mixing. The blender marker helps create gradients and transfers toner-based images onto most smooth surfaces. Made in the USA!

XYLENE MARKERS

Tri-Nib Tip: 3 Line Widths in one Nib

131 Colors + Blender

Xylene markers were a staple for advertising, fashion, and conceptual illustration from the 1950s-1980s.  In 1974, AD Marker was developed and quickly became a favorite with artists and designers. The brilliant colored, transparent marker strokes are a classic feature of this era of illustration. Today, AD® Marker is the top of its class for Art and Design. It's one of the few xylene markers still available in the market and has outperformed many of its competitors over the years. Their laydown, ink capacity, and special effects are genuinely unique. 


A xylene marker's properties are unlike all alcohol-based markers common to the marketplace, and while they are compatible with one another, they perform very differently. There is no mistaking the scent of a xylene marker, and for this reason we always suggest using them in a well-ventilated area. These markers blend, transfer, and are permanent on many porous and non-porous substrates. Not recommended for use on Styrofoam.

AD® Marker comes in a variety of wood tones with the tri-nib point for framing, furniture touch up, and woodworking. Use the blender to create the perfect tone to cover scratches and nicks in stained wood. Markers are available individually and in sets of 9 and 25 under Woodcrafter's Markers, Frame Touch Up Markers, and Furniture Touch Up Markers.

 

THE BLENDER

The AD® Marker blender has a wide range of uses when used with colored AD® Markers and other media. It renders beautifully blended strokes with colored AD® Markers, creates gradients, and can be used to mix colors like a paintbrush when mixed on acetate. They will create highlights by lifting color. A unique use for the Blender is to transfer images. Images printed from a laser printer or copier will transfer onto wood, fabric, printing blocks, and more. The Blender can create dreamy, watercolor-like effects when used over colored pencil, graphite, and charcoal. Our extensive 131 color line is available individually and in sets.

THE TRI-NIB

The Tri-Nib is the signature nib of the AD® Marker. With a twist of the wrist, you can go from a thin, to medium, to a thick stroke within the same marker. The nib allows for smooth, continuous color flow that doesn't starve or dry out with rapid or prolonged use. The Tri-Nib is removable and is available in packs of 5.

Unique Features

Blending, Transferring, and the Tri-Nib

Products

Sets & Single Markers

 
AD100
100 Color Set
A
Basic Set, 25 Colors
E
Gray Set, 25 Colors
F
Pastel Set, 25 Colors
K
Art Director Set, 25 Colors
FLT25
Portrait Set, 25 Colors
L
Landscape Set, 25 Colors
J
Architectural Set, 25 Colors
AD12SET
Basic Set, 12 Colors
ADSETBPTC
Basic 12 Set, Printed Case
ADSETBHTC
Basic 12 Set, Canvas Case
AD12SETCG
Cool Gray Set, 12 Colors
AD12SETP
Pastel Set, 12 Colors
FLT12
Portrait Set, 12 Colors
P-O.BC
Transfer Marker (Blender)
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Downloads

Color Charts, DIY Books, Swatches

AD® Marker Swatch Book
Create your own custom swatch book with these files. Instructions included in download.
Full Color Range
Swatches for 130 colors for 11x17 paper. Blank color chart included in PDF.
100AD
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker 100 set.
Basic 25 Set - A
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker Basic 25 set.
Gray 25 Set - E
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker Gray 25 set.
Pastel 25 Set - F
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker Pastel 25 set.
Portrait 25 Set - FLT25
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker Portrait 25 set.
Architect 25 Set - J
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker Architect 25 set.
Art Director 25 Set - K
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker Art Director 25 set.
Landscape 25 Set - L
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker Landscape 25 set.
Basic 12 Set - AD12SET
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker Basic 12 set found in ADSET12, ADSETBPTC, ADSETBHTC, and SET-SB.
Cool Gray 12 Set - AD12SETCG
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker Cool Gray 12 set.
Pastel 12 Set - AD12SETP
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker Pastel 12 set.
Portrait 12 Set - FLT12
Printed and blank color charts for AD® Marker Portrait 12 set.
Wood Marker Range
Color Range for wood markers found in Frame Touch Up Marker sets: FTM9, FTM12, FTM25, SET-SF and for Furniture Touch Up Marker set OF9.
Spot Color ASE File
Adobe* swatch exchange file for solid color builds in the AD® Marker 130 color range for use in Creative Suite programs.
CMYK ASE Files
Adobe* swatch exchange file for process color builds in the AD® Marker 130 color range for use in Creative Suite programs.
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FLT12

Portrait Set, 12 Colors