🠈 Prismacolor Pencils 🠊
When I was in school my teachers looked down on the use of colored pencils. However, I found that I loved the feel of Prismacolor pencils and realized that they would evolve into a legitimate medium for art; So, I eventually bought a box of 120 prismacolor pencils.
Unfortunately, life intervened and I never had a chance to use the pencils. Anyway, I just broke out my box of 120 pencils. To my delight I discovered the pencils were as good as new.
Since I am writing up corporate histories, I decided to include a page for Prismacolor pencils. The fact that the pencils survived storage without a hitch makes me highly recommend buying the brand.
Advertisement: You can buy discounted pencils at Mister Art. I recommend getting the big box.
I will place my drawings with my pencils on Protophoto. Prismacolors are great for designing pictures for web sites. However, since they are not "light fast", I might eventually switch Polychromos (a more expensive pencil).
Below is a timeline for the Prismacolor line.1,2
- 1856 Daniel Berolzheimer founded the Eagle Pencil Company.
- 1901: Eagle introduced colored pencils with the brand Turquoise. Some of the pencils had the name Eagle Turquoise Prismacolor.
- 1938: Eagle introduced its line of Prismacolor pencils.
- 1939: Eagle stopped producing pencils during WWII and manufactured war time products.
- 1946: Eagle relaunched the pencils.
- 1969: Eagle changed its name to Berol Corporation which is the short version of Berolzheimer.
- 1987: Empire Pencil Corporation acquired Berol.
- 1995: Newell Company acquired Berol which it added to the Sanford line of pencils.
- 2009: Newell moved the manufacturing of Prismacolor pencils to Mexicali, Mx. They changed the name to Premiere Prismacolor.
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