The Uni POSCA PC-5M is a water based pigment paint marker with a medium bullet tip that writes a 2.5mm line. It is suitable for use on all types of surfaces and does not bleed through paper.
Uni POSCA PC-5M Medium Markers Have the Following Features:
- Write on fabrics, glass, metal, paper, wood, stone & most other surfaces
- Are opaque & will write on light and dark surfaces.
- They are water-based pigment ink markers that produce poster-like, vibrant colours.
- It is possible to "overwrite" other colours - ideal for correcting mistakes.
- The ink will not seep through paper.
- They are non-permanent i.e. can be wiped off glass, plastic etc.
- Widely used by the artistic community
Making Uni PC-5M POSCA Markers Permanent
These markers are permanent on absorbent materials such as paper and card & can be removed from shiny surfaces with a scraper if required. To make POSCA markers permanent on other materials and surfaces carry out the following advice:
- Glass - Bake in oven at 160°C for 45 minutes, then spray with clear varnish.
- Metal - Spray with clear varnish.
- Paper &Card - No action needed as it will be absorbed into the fibres, making it permanent.
- Plastic - Spray with clear varnish.
- Porcelain - Bake in oven at 160°C for 45 minutes, optionally spray with clear varnish.
- Terracotta - Bake in the oven at 220°C for 45 minutes, then spray with clear varnish.
- Textiles - Iron on the reverse side.
- Wood - Spray with clear varnish.
Uni POSCA PC-5M Instructions & Frequently Asked Questions
How to Prime Posca?
Shake the marker vigorously with the cap securely attached in order to move the ball inside the barrel. On a test sheet, press the tip down several times to start the paint flowing. Replace the cap tightly after use.
Should I Test POSCA Before Use?
Paint flow is controlled by a valve and a piston mechanism. To regulate and optimize the flow, try on a piece of paper before use. Another tip: Keep the scrap paper in case you need to prime PO SCA again.
Can Children Use POSCA?
PO SCAs are water-based markers. They are odourless and totally safe for children to use. However, as they are quite technical, Uni-Ball recommends them for children over 5 years old.
Can I Use POSCA AS Make UP?
POSCA is designed as an arts & crafts marker, it can easily be cleaned off the skin and is non-toxic. However, it is not a cosmetic and has not been tested against cosmetics or dermatology standards. The manufacturer is quite clear that they will therefore not be responsible for possible reactions on the skin if used incorrectly.
What is the Drying Time?
The drying time is extremely quick. Generally, the paint dries quicker on porous surfacesthan on smooth ones. In any case, wait a few minutes and the paint will be dry.
What Should I do When the Tip Has Dried?
if you have lost the cap and the tip has completely dried, thanks to the piston and valve mechanism, you can flow paint once again by priming the POSCA marker again.
How to Correct a Mistake?
If you have missed a line or got the wrong colour: overlay! With POSCA, you can overlay colours as many times as you wish. Another tip: Wait until the first layer has dried before applying another one.
There are Thirty Nine Vibrant Colours to choose from and these are:
- Apple Green
- Aqua Green
- Bright Yellow
- Coral Pink
- Emerald Green
- Fluorescent Orange
- Fluorescent Pink
- Fluorescent Red
- Fluorescent Yellow
- Light Blue
- Light Green
- Light Orange
- Light Pink
- Metallic Blue
- Metallic Green
- Metallic Pink
- Metallic Red
- Metallic Violet
- Red Wine
- Sky Blue
- Slate Grey
- Straw Yellow
Uni POSCA PC-5M markers are available individually or further savings can be made buying in packs of 12.
Feefo Reviews - Average 100% (43 reviews)
Date Score Customer Comment Our Response 10-Dec-2017 Product:
A very good marker to suit my needs 04-Dec-2017 Product:
Perfect for painting stones 01-Dec-2017 Product:
See comment for all pens below 16-Nov-2017 Product:
Fantastic pens and amazing customer service. I won't use anyone else now. 04-Jun-2017 Product:
Difficult to tell the colour from just the name - a colour chart would be a useful improvement 26-Mar-2017 Product:
Great pen and works great on painted wood, unlike some other brands that run. 31-Jan-2017 Product:
Always a pleasure to buy from Tiger pens 26-Jan-2017 Product:
I love these pens, so versatile! 23-Jan-2017 Product:
Fabulous and great price Too! 28-Dec-2016 Product:
Extremely vivid colours, too strong for my needs but impressive. 27-Oct-2016 Product:
Very useful marker to draw white clothes on white paper or putting highlights. I got also one with a broader tip. Amazing stuff. 24-Sep-2016 Product:
Excellent 05-Sep-2016 Product:
As Above 26-Jul-2016 Product:
As Above 24-Jul-2016 Product:
As Above 11-Jun-2016 Product:
Bought these pens for a recent window display. Nice products to work with, will keep these in my VM box for future work! 16-Mar-2016 Product:
Excellent 10-Mar-2016 Product:
Work well on mirrors 17-Dec-2015 Product:
Excellent 16-Dec-2015 Product:
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