Graph'it is a relatively new company which launched in France in 2012. Their target demographic is art and fashion students (whom selected the colour range), Manga designers and crafters, so you know you're getting a decent product as they have done years of research before launching.
I'm going to be talking more about the markers themselves as the Colour Kits are not widely available in the UK as yet. There are a massive 176 colours in the range, which as far as I know is the highest number of tones available compared to similar pens like Spectrum Noir. Graph'it also promise new colours each year! They uniquely feature two types of grey that are not found in any other marker pallet- pink greys and green greys.
Physically, these are the only alcohol markers that have a triangular barrel, which means they won't roll off of the desk, and offers an ergonomic, comfortable grip to the user. The pens feature 2 high-quality Japanese made nibs, which are chisel and bullet for filling all areas of space. A brush tip would have been nice instead of chisel, but you can buy packs of brush nibs for £3.50 (set of 3). Each pen retails for around the £2 mark, with packs of 12 available for between £20 and £30, so they're a substantial buy but with the range of colours and beautiful lay down on the paper, definitely worth it. They contain 4 grams of ink, which is around 20% more than like-for-like markers, so you are getting value for money.
The colours flow juicily and appear vibrant on paper, the wetness meaning you have a longer time to perfect your blends and give that seamless gradient. The pens act identically to all other alcohol markers on paper, spreading rapidly and blending fantastically. It's always a learning curve with alcohol pens, so if you don't have experience I'd recommend buying one or two of them and fine-tuning your technique before diving in with a full set.
As for the Colour Kits, they include 3 thick card images for you to colour, either Faces or Foliage. The images are beautiful abstract zentangles, so if that's your bag then you'll love these. Each set includes 12 colours, all of which are different in each pack, so you can buy all 4 and build your collection that way. They also include a handy wallet to keep the pens organised. I also received the new set of 12 pastel shades for this review, which you can see along with all the colours in the wallets below.
I hope you enjoyed the review and if you have any other questions about the markers, do let me know and I'll do my best to advise before you take the plunge! Here are my two pictures from Faces and Foliage. I love them, they're like works of art!
I was given these products in exchange for an honest review. You can find lots of Graph'It products on Cult Pens.