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Catalyst Polytip Bristle brushes are another Princeton breakthrough that advances the science of synthetic hair. This new series is super stiff yet still extremely responsive. Unlike natural hog bristle, Catalyst has real integrity in water. Natural bristle can be rendered useless when it is water-soaked.
• For the first time, the tip of each individual hair has been split to replicate the natural flags on the finest natural bristle. By giving each individual hair 2 to 3 distinct tips, Catalyst is able to hold a higher volume of paint while providing a smoother application.
Princeton’s flagship brush. Almost 20 years ago, series 4050 was the first synthetic sable to be offered to artists. This brush has been copied many times, but never equaled. A perfect blend of multiple diameters of golden taklon hair, this brush was developed for Princeton by master Japanese brush-maker Naohide Takamoto, the “Tak” in “taklon.” This brush drinks up gulps of water, paints out in supple strokes with a natural snap. Paint, scrub, and push knowing that 4050 will always return to a tight point or crisp edge.