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A Quick Look at Cheyenne’s All NEW Open Liners

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Published Sep 08, 2022
Updated Sep 14, 2022
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Cheyenne developed their Open Liners in collaboration with a group of artists in their ever-growing Pro Team (Steve Moore, Teresa Sharpe, Justin Hartman and Julian Siebert, to name a few). They tested out 5 different needle gauges/thicknesses, building 172 different configurations in order to arrive at 5 perfect Open Liner configurations.

If your style features rich precise lines, from crisp to bold, keep reading…

What’s an Open Liner?

Cheyenne calls these liners “Open” because of their “non-compressed” similarities to a round shader which sees the needles run parallel to the tip, and not squeezed conically like most liners. Unlike a round shader, the needles used in Open round liners are stiffer due to their higher solder length, while keeping the long taper that liners are known for.

Why the weird grouping names?

When Cheyenne first announced that Open Liners would be sold as Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and even XX-Large instead of by the needle count like all their other cartridges, we kinda scratched our heads. We’ll let them explain…

“It is advantageous for the performance of the Open Liners to let the single needle thickness also grow with increasing needle package tip diameter. Thus, the Open Liner S has 0.30 mm and the Open Liner M 0.35 mm single needles, while the Open Liner L - XXL are equipped with 0.40 mm needles. This procedure is not yet known in our industry, where usually the packages get bigger by adding more needles, but the needle diameter does not change. But our tests have shown that our way is the right way and leads to better lines.”

Cheyenne Open Liners are part of the Safety Cartridge line-up and come housed in a two-piece, medical-grade plastic mould with a clear tip. Like all Safety cartridges, the bottom of the cartridge is colour-coded for easy identification.

A lot of the information and images in this article have been sourced from an article posted on Cheyenne’s Blog. If you have the time, it’s worth a read. Check it out HERE.

Some of you will say; “It’s about time”, while others may ask; “What’s an Open Liner?” So, with a little help from Cheyenne we’re going to break it down for you…

Cheyenne developed their Open Liners in collaboration with a group of artists in their ever-growing Pro Team (Steve Moore, Teresa Sharpe, Justin Hartman and Julian Siebert, to name a few). They tested out 5 different needle gauges/thicknesses, building 172 different configurations in order to arrive at 5 perfect Open Liner configurations.

If your style features rich precise lines, from crisp to bold, keep reading…

What’s an Open Liner?

Cheyenne calls these liners “Open” because of their “non-compressed” similarities to a round shader which sees the needles run parallel to the tip, and not squeezed conically like most liners. Unlike a round shader, the needles used in Open round liners are stiffer due to their higher solder length, while keeping the long taper that liners are known for.

Why the weird grouping names?

When Cheyenne first announced that Open Liners would be sold as Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and even XX-Large instead of by the needle count like all their other cartridges, we kinda scratched our heads. We’ll let them explain…

“It is advantageous for the performance of the Open Liners to let the single needle thickness also grow with increasing needle package tip diameter. Thus, the Open Liner S has 0.30 mm and the Open Liner M 0.35 mm single needles, while the Open Liner L - XXL are equipped with 0.40 mm needles. This procedure is not yet known in our industry, where usually the packages get bigger by adding more needles, but the needle diameter does not change. But our tests have shown that our way is the right way and leads to better lines.”

Cheyenne Open Liners are part of the Safety Cartridge line-up and come housed in a two-piece, medical-grade plastic mould with a clear tip. Like all Safety cartridges, the bottom of the cartridge is colour-coded for easy identification.

A lot of the information and images in this article have been sourced from an article posted on Cheyenne’s Blog. If you have the time, it’s worth a read. Check it out HERE.

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