Glass Fusing Pens

Glass fusing pens come in quite a variety of forms.

Some are necessary to prepare pieces, like drawing a pattern before fusing, while others can be used to embellish a fused piece.

There are a lot of types, such as the pilot, gold or sharpies.

Review the list below to determine how these can assist you in your glass fusing experience.

This page will list the different types and what they are used for in glass fusing.

They will be listed in alphabetical order and a brief description will follow each type.

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  • Enamel - These can come in either a squeezable bottle with a fine nib or in an actual marker form. They are great for adding fine detailed designs, as an embellishment to other designs or for adding text. They are non-toxic. They are safe for dinnerware, dishwasher proof. They fire at between 750-850 degrees Celsius.
  • Fluid Writer - Fill cup with paint or liquid gold and then add details to your artwork. They are great for detail work on glass such as decorating and personalizing. The package includes a wire plunger tip cleaner.
  • Glassline - Filled with glass powder and a medium, these are used to paint or add details to glass before fusing. They need to dry before firing and fire up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. They can also be fired lower or higher depending upon the look you are trying to achieve.
  • Gold Pens - These are pre-filled markers. Once the applied gold has been fired, it has a karat weight of 23 to 24. These are great for adding elegance to any piece. Use them to insert subtle trim around specific areas or add some detail to a design. They fire at 1112 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Magic Outlining - These come with a regular point and are used to write and draw fine details. Used with Hanova Liquid Metals, glass paints or enamels.

  • Pilot - Add fine details to any piece using either the gold or silver brand. Fire as low as 1100 degrees Fahrenheit or as high as 1450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Scribe - Used to engrave finished fused pieces. It has a tungsten carbide tip that is hard enough to etch glass.
  • Sharpie - These permanent markers are fantastic for tracing patterns on pre-fused glass. It is said that sharpies will burn off when fused, but this is not always the case. Be sure to clean all marks off of the glass before fusing.

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