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History of CLEAN COLOR

Among the many colored markers from Kuretake, the "CLEAN COLOR" series has been a continuously high seller for over 40 years.

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1982

Launch of ZIG CLEAN COLOR

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"ZIG CLEAN COLOR" series was initially released in 36 colors. The series name was selected carefully, "clean" suggesting the imagery of pure, vibrant ink in a well proportioned and simple design. With a soft, bluish-gray body color, it's designed to fit comfortably in the hands of any user.

1991

ZIG CLEAN COLOR lineup expanded to 60 colors

With the addition of new colors, it became a product that was not only easy to use for writing, but also for drawing and illustration.

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1993

Launch of ZIG CLEAN COLOR Super

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Release of an alcohol-based twin type marker for easy graphic design and illustration on paper.

1995

Launch of ZIG CLEAN COLOR II

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ZIG CLEAN COLOR marker has been re-released as "ZIG CLEAN COLOR II" which has a breathable cap to ensure safety.

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2006

Launch of ZIG CLEAN COLOR kawaii

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"ZIG CLEAN COLOR Kawaii", a shorter pen body style of the CLEAN COLOR was released, designed to fit easily into a pencil case. This became the prototype for what later became the "ZIG CLEAN COLOR f".

2009

Launch of
ZIG CLEAN COLOR Real Brush

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Incorporating the accumulated information, our "know how", for manufacturing brush pens, we released a brush-type color pen that is ideal for both drawing and lettering.

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"ZIG CLEAN COLOR Real Brush" can be used for a wide range of purposes such as illustration, design, and comic or manga art. The fine brush tip makes it easy to draw both narrow and wide lines.

2009   48 Colors

2010   60 Colors

2018   90 Colors

2021  120 Colors