Col-Erase NON-PHOTO BLUE Pencils (Box of 12)

Col-Erase NON-PHOTO BLUE Pencils (Box of 12)
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Product Description:
Col-Erase NON-PHOTO BLUE Pencils (Box of 12)
Col-Erase by Sanford-Prismacolor

Non-Photo Blue (or Non-Repro Blue) is a common tool used in the graphic design and print industry. It is a particular color of blue that will not be detected by Graphic Arts Cameras. This allows layout editors to write notes to the printer on the print flat (the image which is to be photographed and sent to print) which will not show in the final form. As well, it allows artists to lay down sketch lines without the need to erase after inking.

As of late, with digital scanning and image manipulation, non-photo blue fulfills its function in a different way. The artist can do his sketch and inking in the traditional method and scan the page. Most scanners will detect the light blue lines. However by shifting to greyscale and increasing the contrast and brightness the blue will disappear. Depending on the scanner and settings this exact process may be different for each user, but the concept remains the same. The difference between the non-photo blue and black ink is vast enough that digital image manipulation can separate the two easily, ensuring non-photo blue a place in the world of artistry for some time to come.

Non Photo Blue Pencils are a basic tool for cartoonists. A hard to find item, but we are happy that you found it here!

  • Copy-Not
  • A strong, easy-to-erase, versatile thin-lead pencil. Hexagonal shape. Casing finish matches lead color.
  • Strong medium-point colored pencil leads that erase effortlessly

    Ideal for illustration, animation and accounting applications

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    3.5 out of 5, Based on 2 Reviews.
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    St. Paul, MN
    March 03, 2011

    I bought a box of 12 col-erase pencils, and I was super-bummed that they had those silly stickers on them!

    (Madison staff, if you don't know what I'm talking about, go and look!!)

    I would buy these 1 by 1 at my local art store, and they had the stickers. Yuck!

    I bought a box of 12 from you, figuring that when you buy an entire box, they wouldn't have the stickers.

    What's up with that!? They don't peel off, and it means that when the pencil has been sharpened down, you have to touch the sticker instead of the wood.

    So, basically, I'm pretty disappointed with the product. I didn't see anything in the product description that said that every pencil would have that stupid sticker.
    Portland, OR
    November 09, 2009

    First of all, the fact that you even carry these is a grand acheivement. Nn-photocopy, erasable blue pencils are like a dream come true, not to mention the price! Another plus was the little thank-you note on my receipt...I feel like a truly valued customer. :)

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