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Established in 1902 as a sumi ink stick manufacturer in Japan, Kuretake has grown in to a brand of quality artist tools for fine arts, illustration, graphic design, paper crafts, scrapbooking and signage.

  • 1902 Established. Rooted in Sumi

  • 1958 Bokuteki Japanese Liquid Sumi Ink

  • 1963 Development of the felt tip marking pen

  • 1973 Fude Pen. Kuretake becomes an established Brand in Japan

  • 1985 ZIG Posterman Chalk Marker

  • 1996 ZIG Memory System - Scrapbooking

  • 1998 Etegami Etegami Product Line

  • 2012 ZIG Cartoonist

  • 2014 Introduce Kaleidolines Concept and Product Line

  • 2015 Decoupage Product Line

  • 2015 Introduce Pla-ban
    Concept and Product
    Line

Brand Introduction

 

Watercolour range:

  • Gansai Tambi

  • ZIG CLEAN COLOR Real Brush

  • ZIG CLEAN COLOR DOT

  • KURETAKE CAMBIO TAMBIEN

Calligraphy & Hand Letting

Kaleidolines

Cartoonist

Draw your own Manga using the ZIG Kuretake Cartoonist series.

  • MANGAKA

Fude Pen

The brush pen is most commonly used for calligraphy, lettering, sketching, outlining, inking illustrations and ink washing.

  • KURETAKE FUDE PEN

Memory System

The ZIG Memory System is designed for scrapbooking, journaling and cardmaking with water-based pigment ink to preserve treasured memories.

  • ZIG Memory System WINK OF STELLA BRUSH II

Product Range

Made in Japan, started from ink, molding and production line follow Quality Control following ISO-9001, 14001 Quality Management System Certified.

How it is made