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Coloured pencils

Coloured pencils

From an early age, we come into contact with coloured pencils. As young children, we made our first tentative attempts at colouring – in colouring books, notebooks or anywhere we could let off steam creatively. STAEDTLER offers more than just pencil crayons for children to colour large areas. Older children and adults who want to unleash their creativity will also find the ideal products for their needs.

The coloured pencil and its special features

Over 180 years ago, Johann Sebastian Staedtler developed the coloured oil pastel pencil, the predecessor of the coloured pencil. The manufacturing process has not changed all that much over the years: individual colour pigments are still mixed with binding agents and pressed into the shape of a lead. The lead is encased in wood to protect it. These coloured pencils offer numerous advantages over the earlier pastel pencils:

  • More intensive performance
  • More durable results
  • Hands stay clean thanks to the protective casing

Comprehensive colouring and drawing options to suit individual needs and preferences

People have been creating pictures since time immemorial. They use this activity as a way to practice their creativity and let their creative thoughts run free, allowing them to relax while colouring and take delight in the results. Whether coloured pencils for children or adults, or artists coloured pencils: you will find the perfect coloured pencils to suit your individual needs and preferences in STAEDTLER’s wide range of products.

Our range includes:

  • Coloured pencils made from WOPEX, such as our STAEDTLER Noris colour.
    - The homogeneous lead means that the pencil glides smoothly over the paper.
    - The density of the material makes these pencils a little heavier, and they sit comfortably in the hand.
    - The non-slip soft surface has a pleasant feel.
    - The pencil has high break-resistance.
  • Coloured pencils with ABS, such as our STAEDTLER Noris.
    - These pencils feature our unique Anti-Break-System: the white protective coating reinforces the lead core and increases break-resistance.
    - Available in an attractive, resealable metal case or an environmentally friendly cardboard box.
    - The range also includes special erasable coloured pencils. Mistakes can be corrected immediately with the PVC and latex-free eraser at the end of the pencil.
  • A classroom pack containing 144 or 288 coloured pencils in 12 assorted colours is also available.
  • Coloured pencils in triangular format, such as our STAEDTLER ergosoft or STAEDTLER ergosoft jumbo in lots of bright colours.
    - Thanks to its triangular shape, the pencil sits comfortably in the hand ensuring relaxed and easy colouring.
    - The soft, non-slip surface ensures a secure grip.
    - The individual pencils have a name field so classmates don’t get their pencil mixed up with another's.
    - The pencils can be ordered in the practical stand-up STAEDTLER box, which can be refilled.
    - The pencil crayons in jumbo format are extra-thick and therefore particularly suitable for those who are only just learning to colour.
    - When starting to colour, children often press down too hard as their sensitivity to pressure is not yet fully developed. These coloured pencils therefore also feature ABS, the white protective coating around the lead that increases break-resistance.
  • Watercolour pencils, such as our STAEDTLER Noris aquarell, ergosoft aquarell or karat aquarell
    - The watercolour pencils have a watercolour lead, which offers a wide range of colouring possibilities, as the rich colours can be applied with water and a brush.
    - The watercolour pencils can also be used for dry effects.
    - The colours blend together beautifully.

Tip: Many STAEDTLER coloured pencils are available in a set as well as individually. You can therefore buy replacements of your favourite colours, which usually get used up sooner.

Ingredients of coloured pencils

The primary ingredients in the lead of a coloured pencil are colour pigments and binding agents. STAEDTLER pays particular attention to ensuring that environmentally friendly solutions are used to source and process wood:

  • PEFC standard (PEFC/04-31-1227)
  • FSCTM standard (FSCTM C007132)

STAEDTLER sets high standards, especially for the sourcing and processing of wood, which is one of the most important raw materials in the manufacturing of wood-cased pencils. This is why STAEDTLER is certified for the production and sale of wood-cased pencils in accordance with current FSC and PEFC standards (chain of custody/CoC certification). Certification underlines STAEDTLER’s commitment to safeguarding the environment and our responsible approach to the use of wood, our indispensable raw material. At STAEDTLER we apply, and will continue to apply, our environmental philosophy to all production processes in order to ensure sustainable quality of life and to protect the environment.