About this project
Chameleon Art Products is a privately owned and operated startup company. We lack the resources of the long-established, venture-backed and/or publicly traded pen manufacturers, but we believe we have some of the most innovative ideas since...well...since the invention of the marker pen!
We invested our own time and money to prototype, build initial molds and create the first production run of the 20 initial colors. Our customers tell us that the system is fantastic with just the first 20 colors, while the beauty of the Chameleon system is to do more with less, there are some color gaps. Our goal is to complete this 50-color system (we will never need to create 300-plus colors) so artists and creatives can utilize Chameleon Pens to full effect.
When you back us, not only do you help bring this vision to life, but you get the new palette first. These colors will not ship to market until later in 2016. Thank you for your support! We have done our best to offer our backers significant savings off the regular retail price.
Help us make it happen! Together, we can “Change Color”.
Risks and challenges
The only risk we see is that although we have been working with the Ink manufacturers for some time, Ink colors can be tricky to hit exactly. If any of the final ink formulations need additional tweaking this may add a few weeks on to project delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes, you can buy ink and Toning Medium refills. It's time to refill when the color is no longer its full strength or when no Toning Medium comes out of the chamber when you try to infuse. Refills come in 25ml bottles so each bottle fills a pen about 8 times, however you really only need to add the Ink 1 ml at a time as the pen generally doesn't get bone dry and still has some ink left in it.
No, Chameleons work on standard photo copy paper (we found 32 LB to be best) but make sure you protect your surfaces as it will bleed through.That being said, for higher quality projects and best results it is good to use paper, card stock or illustration boards designed for alcohol-based inks.
Yes, they are replaceable, inexpensive and easy to change. How often depends on whether you are gentle with the pens or apply a lot of pressure to the nibs. The bullet nib is very durable and will last a long time however the Brush nib is super soft so for longer life its important to be light handed. While the nib goes through a natural breaking in process with some small loosening of fibers on the end, if the end of the nib becomes overly frayed or if the toning medium is not infusing evenly then it's time to replace the nib.
Yes, but like any paint or ink display your completed work away from direct sunlight.
Absolutely, they are compatible with other brands.
We recommend your Chameleon Color Tones are stored horizontally (flat). This helps to distribute the ink evenly and stop any settling on either side. If you carry or store your Chameleon Color Tones vertically we advise you to lay them horizontally for a short time before using them.
The Colorless blender Pen is actually a pen filled with the same toning medium that is in your mixing chamber. Here is a video that shows you all the cool ways you can use it
The Detail pen is a water-based dye that does not interact with the alcohol ink so you can draw with it and color over it and it will not smear. Here is a great video showing all about it https://www.youtube.com/watch…
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