Colours, wood and leads

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Some knowledge about the colours, wood and lead of pencils

pencils made out of wood - nature pictureWood

Unlike fountain and ball pens, wooden writing utensils need re-sharpening from time to time. To make sure that operation is easily done, all our › pencils are made out of lime wood. It is easy to sharpen pencils made of this wood, and furthermore it is a good combination of stability and flexibility.


pencils lead productionLeads

The pencil leads are produced by burning of a mixture of clay (as a binding agent) and graphite. The hardness of a lead arises from the mixed proportions of these materials. The more graphite, the softer the lead. Our pencils are usually supplied with a medium hard lead (HB). On request, we can supply other hardness grades. Our special-purpose pencils have leads with special addittives, allowing their individual use on shiny, damp or even porous surfaces, as required.


differetn colors for different pencils and different companiesColours

All varnish paints used by us correspond to the EN71 - norm. We will be pleased to send you a colour-sample!

Download a summary of our used colours in the › Download-area