Nitram charcoal is appreciated by fine artists around the world. Many artists prefer Nitram over Willow and Vine because it is extremely durable and less brittle. It also produces fantastic tonal value over many brands. Nitram gives the same rich, dark tones as compressed charcoal but it is less dusty and easier to erase. This charcoal was reintroduced to the market by artist and entrepreneur Jerzy Niedojadlo in January 2011. Available in both square and round sticks in Soft (B), Hard (H), Medium (HB), Mignonette, Willow Block and Willow Stick and also Nitram Academie Fusains.