kolibri brushes at creativeworld 2023

CreativeWorld 2023 was a huge success!

After a long Corona break, we were very excited that this year we could finally start exhibiting again! We were also very excited about our new exhibition booth format. For the first time ever, we presented our two artist brush brands lineo and kolibri – an exciting brand mix! However, we were also a little worried about whether it would be as well frequented and busy as “before”.

Our worries quickly evaporated – the trade fair was a complete success. We were very pleased to welcome countless customers, partners, friends and many new customers from all over the world as visitors to our stand.

Our conclusion: The trade fair was clearly one of the most successful ones we have ever been to. There has been a strong increase in demand within our private label segment. However, the strongest growth was with our lineo and kolibri artist brushes. To us, this is a clear confirmation that we are on the right track in terms of product quality, product range policy and our brand promise!

See you next year at CreativeWorld 2024!

Maler TV has visited our Paint Brush Factory

Just recently, Maler TV together with the German Painters National Team have visited our Brush Factory in Germany. What many of our visitors did not know is that traditional craftsmanship is still a thing in todays in brush production. One or the other professional finally tried to make a paint brush themselves which taught them a lot about the paniters’ most important tool. During joint painting and application tests, we compared different materials, their painting characteristics and the finish. Afterwards, we went to the “German Paintbrush Museum” in Bechhofen. There, the painters had the chance to learn more about the history of paint brushes and their production. The profession of brush maker not only has a long history to look back on, but also a bright future ahead!

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kolibri is a proud part of Mesko-Pinsel GmbH

Since January 2022, the brush maker kolibri Pinsel is part of Mesko Pinsel GmbH. The acquisition marks another important milestone in the history and future of both companies. With this takeover, a further step has been taken to bundle competencies, use synergies and to preserve the traditional Franconian craft of brush making. All employees will have their contracts renewed and will continue to have a secure job at Mesko in Wieseth. Brushes of the traditional brand kolibri have a long history dating back to 1898. Everything started in the Franconian town of Bechhofen and kolibri artist brushes were exported all over the world soon after the company was founded. Ever since production and quality consistency have been the warrants of national and international success and good customer relations. With this corporate philosophy, kolibri fits very well into the world of Mesko Pinsel GmbH. It is largely owed to the forward-thinking management of kolibri that the trend of synthetic/vegan brushes was recognized early on and taken into account accordingly in product development. Today, kolibri brushes is one of the leading manufacturers in the field of synthetic artist brushes and will further strengthen this market position in the future.

kolibri presents a giant range of high quality brushes – our new catalog 2021

Again we have expanded our range of brushes for art & crafts. Our new catalog presents more than 230 different series of brushes in a large variety of sizes. As before only the best natural hair combined with a diverse range of high-quality synthetic hair is used. For every natural hair type there is a perfect vegan alternative.

With such a large assortment, we have the brush for every medium, style, technique, and price range – from $1 for school and hobby brushes to $100 for high-end brushes for professionals.

Each one is expertly made by hand, with love.

Please ask us for our prices and our customer-oriented conditions  terms and conditions.




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Congratulation to our trainee – May 2020

After a 2-year training program in our company and in the professional school for brush making Bechhofen/Dinkelsbühl, Natascha S. has now succesfully passed her theoretical and pratical journeyman’s examination as a brush maker.

We are especially pleased that Natascha will strengthen our kolibri brush maker team with her motivation, her knowledge and her talents in the future.

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kolibri artist paint brushes for Dry Brush techniques - Juli 2019

In completion of our new paint brush series for art & hobby we present today our brand new paint brush line for Dry brushing.

This new brush line consists of Dry Brushes in 5 different sizes, a sponge brush and a small synthetic flat brush.

Kolibri Dry Brushes are made of soft white synthetic goat hair imitation.

A very precisely worked dome shape of the brushes allows Dry Brush techniques for designing ceramics, figures and models.

Also very well suited for all dry-techniques with pastel, coal and crayon, to create blur and shadow effects.

The brushes are available as single brushes, as a brush set of 21 in a table display and as a set of 7 brushes in a transparent plastic bag.

Please contact us for details.


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New paint brushes for fine details - April 2019

We are pleased to introduce you our new brush series for the finest details.
This high-quality brush series is available from the smallest size 20-0 up to size 2.
Size 20-0 has an inside diameter of only 0.42mm (0.01653 inches).

Our used synthetic “Martisan Kolinsky” with its high elasticity and fine tips allows you an absolutely detailed work.

The newly developed triangular handles are very comfortable to hold in the hand and allow an exact control of the brush. When you place the brush on the workstation, it does not roll off the table, which makes a quick change of different sizes or brushes possible.

This high-quality brush series will be available from June 2019 as a set consisting of 7 brushes in sizes 20-0, 10-0, 5-0, 3-0, 2-0, 0, 1 and 2 or each size packed in in packs of 12 pieces.

miniture brushes for detailed working size 20-0

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New partner for our kolibri brushes in Chile - August 2018

It is our pleasure to welcome a new retailer for our kolibri ® – brushes in Santiago, Chile.

Beginning Augsut 2018 Luis Valenzuela will offer a well selected range of our kolibri ® brushes for waterolourists, for oil and acrylic painting. The “Arte Papel” store is located in Las Urbinas 30, Providencia, Region Metropolitana, Chile. Also it will be possible to buy online https://artepapel.cl/pinceles-kolibri

Es un placer darle la bienvenida a un nuevo distribuidor minorista de nuestros pinceles kolibri ® en Santiago, Chile.

A partir de Agosto de 2018 Luis Valenzuela ofrecerá una gama amplia de nuestros pinceles kolibri ® para acuarela, pintura al óleo y acrílico. La tienda “Arte Papel” está ubicada en Las Urbinas 30, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile. También será posible comprar en línea https://artepapel.cl/pinceles-kolibri

4-colour printer for artist brush handles

April 2018 – New print technology for your private label brushes by kolibri

You would like to have your own range of brushes manufactured by us and have the handles made individually and 4-colour printing according to the CMYK color palette?

You want special brush sets for your business with your imprint on the packaging?

We would be happy to advise you on the various possibilities and submit you an offer tailored to your requirements.

January 2017- New attractive brush range         ” for Colorful Hobby”

  • Made of sysnthetic pony hair – better than the natural pony hair
  • Best for watercolours
  • Holds form well, good elasticity, durable, doesn’t lose hair, long life and easy to clean
  • Enviroment- and health- friendly : water-based, low-solvent varnished handles
  • Eye catching: bright orange matte varnished handles
  • complete assortment of round, flat and wide brushes
  • item no. and available sizes you see in the category “school & hobby”


February 2017 Cosmetic brush range “Christine

With specialist support and advise of “Christine” -Center for skin therapy- we manufacture our new cosmetic brush line.

The series includes 12 high-end cosmetic brushes, made of selected synthetic hair.
Every brush is Handcrafted in Germany
  • Powder brush for loose powder
  • Rouge brush for powderrouge
  • Eyeshadow brushes in various sizes and shapes
  • Foundation brush flat-oval
  • Foundation brush round
  • Eyeshadow – Applicator
  • Eyebrow brush
  • Lip brush
  • Kabuki brush


July 2016 – “Martisan-Kolinsky” brush range

  • “Martisan-Kolinsky” brushes are manufactured with a newly developed mixture of synthetic hair
  • Different diameters and lenghts of hair guarantee high elasticity of brush body
  • The unique surface of the hair shaft in concunjtion with the brush body assures high color capacity
  • The life of these brushes surpass that of natural hair brushes, especially when working on rough surfaces
  • “Martisan Kolinsky” brushes are available:
  • Rounds for detail and precision working
  • Brights for large area work
  • Filberts that combine the advantages of flat and round brushes
  • Fan Blenders for creating special effects
  • All kinds of brushes are available with long handles or with short handles.