Our products write and colour in all the languages of the world

Internation Headquarter:
Via XXV Aprile 5, 20016 Pero (Milan) Italy

Where we are

From 1920 to the present day, F.I.L.A. and its products have won over millions of fans from every corner of the WORLD. Discover the companies of the F.I.L.A. Group in the world.

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  • ITALY
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F.I.L.A. S.p.A. 

Milan: F.I.L.A. Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.p.A. – Via XXV Aprile 5, 20016 Pero (Milan)
Headquarters

Florence: F.I.L.A. Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.p.A. – Via Scopeti 36, Rufina (Florence)
Production site
Year of Establishment: 1920
Present in Italy with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Tratto
Das
Pongo
Didò
Lyra

 

Industria Maimeri S.p.A.
Bettolino di Mediglia: Via Gianni Maimeri 1, 20060 Mediglia (Milan)           Production and Sales
Year of Establishment: 1923
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2014

 

Historical highlights

Maimeri has been producing colours for the Fine Arts for 92 years and is renowned all over the world for the quality of the raw materials used to make its products, offering each artist the most suitable tool for his creation. Maimeri was founded in Milan in 1923, fruit of the intuition of Gianni Maimeri, artist and man of many talents, and the hard work of his brother Carlo, an industrial chemist. The problems caused by the war, the difficult revival of the construction business, the economic awakening of the 1960s, with new ideas and the globalisation of the markets were the distinguishing features of the pathway followed by the company Fratelli Maimeri & C. Srl, which became harder to travel when its founder, Gianni, passed away in 1951. The fate of the company fell into the hands of his son Leone, a man with great charisma and initiative to whom the company owes the delicate management of its transformation from a small entity into the dynamic international industry it is today. It was then Gianni Maimeri, son of Leone and grandson of the founder, after whom he was named, who transformed the company into a joint-stock company, combining his deep passion for family with the rapid company growth. The company is still deeply attached to the Maimeri Foundation, created in 1997 in accordance with Gianni Maimeri’s wishes: an institution created to familiarise the world with the poetry and the artistic thought of the painter who founded the company, and the original link between Art and Industry. Maimeri produces all the colours in Italy because it has chosen to do so, in honour of quality and as a sign of its love for its territory and its tradition.

Present in Italy and Europe with the following brands:
Maimeri
Lyra

Omyacolor S.A.

Rue de Marson, 51240 Saint-Germain-La-Ville, (France)
Production site and sales
Year of Establishment: 1960
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2000

Historical highlights
In 1960 the OMYA Group (specialist in chalk extraction) acquires the Branjon company (chalk writing’s manufacturer), and named Omyacolor. At the end of 80s, Omyacolor diversified its business by producing play dough and developed its range by launching the production of paint and colouring products, thanks to the acquisition of the Italian BOFIM.
After the acquisition of BIB, a glue’s manufacturer, in 1992, and of the company Pierrefeu, near Le Havre (France), in 1994, Omyacolor became OMYACOLOR SA to join the group F.I.L.A. in 2000.

Present in France, Belgium and French-speaking countries of the African and American continents – Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guiana – with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Das
Tratto
Lyra

 

CANSON SAS
67, Rue Louis et Laurent Seguin, CS 70139
07104 ANNONAY Cedex (France)

Production site and sales
Year of Establishment: 1557
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2016

History
The year was 1557, when the famous Montgolfier family established the Canson Paper mills. After centuries, Canson continues to carry on a spirit of invention and excellence like no other paper company, by combining the oldest manufacturing process with the most innovative technologies.  Since its origins, Canson has been a big supporter of the Arts.
Canson constantly strives to make “creating adventure” possible for everyone.  For example, did you know that Canson was the inventor of the first Hot Air Balloon, which launched in 1782 and was made with Canson paper!
As a worldwide leader in the fine art market, Canson supports artists, designers, architects, illustrators and students by producing a large assortment of superior quality papers.
Today Canson is producing art paper for: drawing, tracing, pastel, watercolour, oil, acrylic, printmaking, and even digital printing.
Canson joined the Fila group in October 2016, and it is present in  over 100 countries with Canson and Guarro brands.

 

Johann Froescheis Lyra-Bleitstitift-Fabrik GmbH&Co-KG (“Lyra KG”)
Willstätterstraße 54-56 – 90449
Nuremberg (Germany)
Production site and sales
Year of Establishment: 1806
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2008

Historical highlights
A legendary brand founded in 1806 by Johann Froescheis in Nuremberg, boasting a history that spans two centuries of quality and continuous innovation. LYRA is one of the oldest brands of pencils in the world, thanks to the inventive spirit of its founder and his successors who determined its success by making crucial choices, such as crossing over to mass production in 1848 and transferring the company to Grossweidenmühle (Nuremberg) in 1860. In 1868, the symbol LYRA was registered as a brand, an entirely new concept for the industry in that period. The genius of Froescheis combined later with the commercial talent of Karl Grasser catapulted the Company into new markets. At the beginning of 1900, Lyra employed 500 workers and produced 53 million pencils and fountain pens. In 1932 the company opened a production facility in Italy. Although 85% of the Company was razed to the ground by the bombings during the Second World War, after a difficult post-war period, Lyra returned to its ancient splendour, solid and international, and recognised all over the world thanks to brands and products such as Lyra Orlow, the true flagship product of Lyra, but also Polycolor, Lyrato, and in recent times, Ferby and Groove, the pencils with an ergonomic grip. Lyra became “Italian” in 2008, when it joined the large creative family of F.I.L.A.

Present in Germany and Austria with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Das
Lyra

Lukas-Nerchau Gmbh
Harffstr. 40, D
üsseldorf
Germany
Sales Branch
Year of Establishment: 1862
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2016

Historical highlights
LUKAS has been producing quality artists’ products since 1862, when one of the first artists’ watercolours made in Germany was developed according to the recipe of the company’s founder Dr. Fr. Schoenfeld. In 1964, LUKAS became the first manufacturer to produce artists’ acrylic colours in mainland Europe. From the outset, Dr. Fr. Schoenfeld has instilled a commitment to quality, without compromise. Our recipes have been optimally formulated in accordance with the most modern painting techniques and using only the very best pigments and binders. LUKAS’ strive for superior quality has led many well-known artists from Van Gogh and Achenbach to Beuys and Baselitz to trust the quality of their colours throughout the years. One of LUKAS’ best-known employees was Professor Hans-Gert Müller, editor of the 12th to 15th editions of the Max-Doerner-Classics, which is considered as the bible of painting techniques in the German speaking countries. The traditional company philosophy for LUKAS Artists’ Colours stands to this day as; „Price-conscious and uncompromising in quality“. Our first priority is to serve all painters, restorers, and artists alike.

Founded in 1834, Nerchau, which has always put innovation, quality and safety at the forfront,  is in the house LUKAS-NERCHAU the particular brand for hobby and school paints as well as for artists’ acrylics.

Lukas-Nerchau has been holding the Bob Ross licence since 2004. Bob Ross offers a unique system which allows everyone to create impressive landscape and flower paintings in a very short period of time.

In 2013, Lukas-Nerchau was taken-over by Daler-Rowney Ltd.

FILA Hellas SA
Anagenniseos 1/757 Block, 57013 Thessaloniki (Greece)
Sales Branch
Year of Establishment: 2014

Present in Greece, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Das
Tratto
Lyra
Maimeri

FILA Polska Sp. Zo.o
Senatorska 18 A/28, 31-106 Krakow (Poland)
Sales Branch
Year of Establishment: 2015

Present in Poland with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Das
Tratto
Lyra
Maimeri

FILALYRA GB Ltd
23 Maxwell Road, Woodston, Peterborough PE2 7JD (United Kingdom)
Sales Branch
Year of Establishment: 1992

Present in Great Britain with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Das
Lyra
Maimeri

 

Daler-Rowney Ltd.
Bracknell, Berkshire
RG12 8SS
United Kingdom
Production Site & Sales
Year of Establishment: 1783
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2016

Historical highlights
The Rowney Company was established in 1783 when Richard and Thomas Rowney moved to central London and opened premises selling perfumes and wig powder, before focussing their business on the development of artists’ colours. They achieved notable success, supplying famous artists such as Constable and Turner, and more recently Sir Peter Blake and Bridget Riley.

The Daler Board company, a leading UK manufacturer of paper and board, bought the George Rowney Company in 1983, to create Daler-Rowney. Shortly after, in 1994, Daler-Rowney acquired Robert Simmons, a leading brush manufacturer, creating for the group synergies allowing for the manufacturing of colours, surfaces, and brushes within the groups’ manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom and the Dominican Republic. Daler-Rowney acquired Cachet in 2006, a market leader of hardback books. Flagship brands in the Daler-Rowney portfolio include, System3, Georgian, FW Inks, Langton, Cachet, Robert Simmons, Graduate, and Simply.

In 2013, Daler-Rowney acquired Lukas-Nerchau GMBH, founded in Germany by Dr. Fr. Schoenfeld in 1862. Trusted by artists including Van Gogh, Lukas has been at the forefront of colour development in Germany, guided by the expertise of employees such as Professor Hans-Gert Müller, editor of the 12th to 15th editions of the Max-Doerner-Classics, which is considered the bible of painting techniques in the German speaking countries.

 

St Cuthberts Mill Ltd
Wells, Somerset
BA5 1AG
United Kingdom
Production & Sales
Foundation’s year: the production of ST Cuthberts mill dates from the early ‘700.
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2016

Background

The paper-processing technique used by St Cuthberts dates back to 18th century. At that time the company reality was still far away, the production took place in a small site surrounded by green fields and quiet lanes of the English countryside, in the beautiful county of Somerset. Even today, albeit expanded, the headquarter is located by the ancient Cathedral City of Wells, which is close to the mystic town of Glastonbury (the legendary resting place of King Arthur), and the historic City of Bath, famous for its magnificent Roman baths.

Actually, St. Cuthberts is one of the main company in the global paper industry and it produces very high quality paper for fine arts through the use of a particular technique, using one of the few remaining cylinder mould machines left in the world.

FILA Stationary O.O.O.
Smirnovskaja Street 25, Bld 3 Office 07, 109052, Moscow (Russia)
Sales Branch
Year of Establishment: 2013

Present in Russia with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Das
Lyra

FILA  Hispania S.L.
Parets del Valles, P.I. Autopista Sud Paseo Fluvial 4, Barcelona (Spain)
Sales Branch
Year o Establishment: 1997
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2002

Present in Spain and Portugal with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Das
Tratto
Lyra

Lyra Scandinavia AB
Signalgatan 2, 44240 Kungälv (Sweden)
Sales Branch
Year of Establishment: 1999
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2008

Present in the Scandinavian countries with the following brands:

Lyra
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Das

FILA Stationary and Office Equipment Industry Ltd. Co.
19 Mayıs Mahallesi, Ataturk Cad, Esin Sok, Yazgan Merkezi No: 3/7 – 34736, Istanbul (Turkey)
Sales Branch
Year of Establishment: 2011
Present in Turkey/Europe/Asia with the following brands:

Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Das
Tratto
Lyra

  • CANADA
  • USA
  • MEXICO
  • BRASIL
  • CILE
  • ARGENTINA

Dixon Ticonderoga Inc. 
210 Pony Drive, Unit 1 Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 7B6 (Canada)
Sales Branch
Origins: 1931 – Dixon Pencil Company, Toronto
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2005

Present in Canada with the following brands:
Ticonderoga
Prang
Prang be-bè
Dixon

Dixon Ticonderoga Company
615 Crescent Executive Court Suite 500 Lake Mary, Florida 32746 (USA)
Sales Branch
Origins: 1827 – Joseph Dixon Crucible Factory, Salem Massachusetts
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2005

Historical highlights
Dixon Ticonderoga Company holds the distinction of being one of the oldest companies in the United States, with roots dating back to 1795 during the term of our first president, George Washington. One founder, Joseph Dixon, contributed a great deal to our young progress. Joseph Dixon developed the first pencil in the United States. Joseph Dixon was responsible for the major development of the U.S. graphite industry and instrumental in starting the steel industry in the United States.

In 1827, Joseph Dixon established his firm in North Salem, Massachusetts, using graphite to manufacture crucibles, the highly refractory vessels used for melting metals and minerals. Dixon also explored other uses for graphite, and discovered its merit as a stove polish, a lubricant, a base paint, and as a lead in pencils. In 1847, Dixon established a new factory in Jersey City to manufacture “Crucibles, Stove Polish and Pencils” as the sign on the building read.

In 1859 a new firm, Joseph Dixon & Company, was formed when Dixon’s son-in-law, Orestes Cleveland, became a partner, and they soon acquired the extensive mining property, mills and water power of the American Graphite Company at Ticonderoga, New York. At that time, Ticonderoga became a registered trademark of the company. These events marked the beginning of the company’s rise to the top of the industry, as it became the largest dealer in, and consumer of, graphite in the world.

In 1913, the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company introduced the Ticonderoga pencil, named for the site of the graphite mine in New York. The Ticonderoga’s national advertising campaign focused on the patriotic imagery of Ethen Allen and the battle of Fort Ticonderoga, featuring paintings by such noted American artists as N.C. Wyeth, Harvey Dunn, Tom Lovell and F.C. Yohn. Norman Rockwell also created several paintings for the Ticonderoga campaign. One of these paintings is proudly displayed at Dixon’s corporate office in Lake Mary, FL.

The Joseph Dixon Crucible Co. continued to prosper throughout the 20th century, growing through a series of mergers and acquisitions. In 1957, hoping to supplement its line of lead pencils, Dixon merged with the American Crayon Co., which was founded by Louis Prang. Louis Prang was a world-renowned chromolithographer and art educator who introduced art education into the American school system. He was also known as the father of the American Christmas card. His name is engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty as one of the most contributing immigrants to come to the U.S. This merger brought to Dixon such products as the Crayon Pencil, Prang School, Marking Crayons and Tempera Materials.

The Dixon Ticonderoga Company of today continues to honor our heritage by maintaining our status as one of the major consumer products manufacturers in the United States. As we move forward into the 21st century, we will continue the tradition set by our founders of offering innovative products that are sensitive to the needs of the consumer, manufactured with care and are of the quality that is second to none.

Present in USA with the following brands:
Ticonderoga
Prang
Prang be-bè
Dixon

 

Canson Inc.
21 Industrial Drive
MA 01075, South Hadley (USA)

Sales Branch
Origins: 1986
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2016

History
Major actor of the Fine Art paper market in North America Canson® 1st settled in New-York in 1926.
Converting and selling papers all in the US, Canada and Mexico, Canson Inc. is now established in South Hadley, Massachusetts, since 1986.

Distributed brands:
Canson

Grupo F.I.L.A.- Dixon, S.A. de C.V.
Autopista México-Querétaro Km 33.5, n. 104, Lecheria, Tultitlán, Estado de México 54940 (Mexico)
Production site and sales
Origins: 1953 – Joseph Dixon Crucible Company de Mexico SA
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2005

Present in Mexico and in Central America with the following brands:
Vinci
Vinci be-bè
Vividel
Mapita
Blancanieves
Metrico
Mercurio
Ticonderoga
Dixon
Das
Lyra
Maimeri

Dixon Comercializadora S.A. de C.V.
Carretera Internacional Km 521
Parque Industrial Maquilador Oaxaca 2000
Magdalena Apasco Etla, Oaxaca ( Messico)
Production site

Licyn Mercantil Industrial Ltda
Rua Tiguassu, 165, Jardim Yamberê, Diadema, São Paulo (Brazil)
Production site and sales
Year of Establishment: 1988
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2012

Present in Brazil with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Uti Guti
Das
Pax
Tratto

 

Canson Brasil
Rod. SP 73, nº4509 Bl. 04, Distrito Industrial

CEP 13347.390 Indaiatuba SP (Brasil)

Sales
Year of Establishment: 2007
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2016

History :
Canson Brazil is constantly and regularly growing since its creation in 2007. It turnover was doubled between 2012 and 2016.
Fine Arts sales represent now more than 50% of the activity.
In 2013, the company acquired new production tools in order to produce school pads internally and locally.
In 2014 100% of the school ranges were converted locally, with Canson® French paper inside.

Distributed brands :
Canson

F.I.L.A. Chile Ltda
San Ignacio 300, Bodega C, Quilicura, CP 8710030, Santiago de Chile (Chile)
Sales Branch
Year of Establishment: 2000

Present in Chile with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Lyra
Didò
Das
Pax
Tratto

FILA Argentina S.A.       
La Calandria 465 (B1607CTA) Villa Adelina – San Isidro – Prov. Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Sales Branch
Year of Establishment: 1996

Present in Argentina with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Lyra
Didò
Das
Pax
Tratto

  • SOUTH AFRICA

FILA Cartorama SA PTY LTD
Mazars House, Rialto Road, Grand Moorings Precinct, 7441, Century City, Cape Town (South Africa)
Sales Branch
Year of Establishment: 2014

Present in South Africa with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Lyra
Das
Tratto

 

  • CHINA
  • INDIA
  • INDONESIA
  • AUSTRALIA
  • SINGAPORE

Beijing F.I.L.A. Dixon Stationery Co. Ltd.,
Room n° 2015, 2017, 2019, Block C., Xijin Plaza, Building #53, Yunjingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing (China)
Sales
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2005

Present in China with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Lyra
Das
Tratto
Ticonderoga

 

F.I.L.A. Dixon Stationary (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
211, Jiguang Zhonglu, Qiandeng, 215343 Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province (China)
Production site and sales
Incorporated in: 2013

 

Fila Dixon Art & Craft  Yixing Co.,Ltd
No 6, Wenzhuang Road, Economic and Technology Development Zone, Yinxing Jiangsu Province (China)
Production site
Incorporated in: 2015

 

Xinjiang F.I.L.A. – Dixon Plantation Co. Ltd
Chabuchaer Xibo Autonomous Country, Yili Kazakstan Autonomous State, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (China)
Plantation of poplars trees, as part of a vertical integration plan involving the wood that is one of the essential raw materials of the production chain.

 

Canson China
Room1003-100, ChangChunTengYunTong Tower
818 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai 200041 (China)

Sales
Year of Establishment: 1997
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2016

Historical highlights:
In 1997 set up as Qingdao Canson Paper Co., Ltd;
In 2003 merged  Wuxi Lodi and changed name to Qingdao Arjowiggins Paper Co., Ltd
In 2007 purchased by Hamelin Group and changed name to Qingdao Canson Paper Products Co., Ltd.; 2016 joined the FILA group

Distributed brands:
Canson

 

Writefine Products Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No.32,33,44,45,46, GIDC New Exp. Area, Umbergaon – 396171 Gujarat (India)
Year of Establishment: 1974
Production site and sales
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2012
Production and sales

Present in India with the following brands:
DOMS

 

Writefine Products Pvt Ltd. (Jammu)
SIDCO. Village-
EPIP, Kartholi, Bari-Brahmana,
Jammu & Kashmir -181133, India
Production site

PT. Lyra Akrelux
JL. Raya Gading Batavia Block LC.8 NO.31, Kelapa Gading Permai, Jakarta, 14240 (Indonesia)
Sales Branch
Year of Establishment: 2000
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2008

Present in Indonesia with the following brands:
Giotto
Giotto be-bè
Das
Tratto
Lyra

FILA Australia PTY LTD
737 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East, VIC, 3123 (Australia)
Sales Branch

Year of Establishment: 2015 (not operative)

 

Canson Pty Ltd Australia
13-19 Keysborough Avenue
Keysborough VIC 3173 (Australia)

Sales and Marketing Team

Year of Establishment: 1985
Joined the F.I.L.A. Group in: 2016

Approximately 900 customers

Lyra Asia PTE Ltd
5012 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5,
Singapore
(company in liquidation)

Our Brands

The iconic brands of F.I.L.A. are the most prestigious marks for use in school, art and creative expression.

Since 1923, the iconic brand for school, with instruments for creating, drawing and colouring. The Italian brand which has enraptured generations of children for almost one hundred years and today offers a vast range of products that is renewed from year to year to meet all school and free time requirements, with: coloured crayons, wax crayons, oil pastels, chalks, felt-tip pens, paints, glues.

Weaning the minds of children as young as 2 years old. Created in 2004, the first complete line of products for drawing, colouring and modelling, designed to develop creativity with ease and in absolute safety, responding to the specific requirements of parents and their little ones.

The mark of Italian writing. A line created at the beginning of the 1970s with two state-of-the-art products: Tratto Pen and Tratto Clip, winners of the prestigious award for design –Compasso D’Oro – in 1979. Since then, the range has been enhanced with a series of instruments for writing, highlighting and marking; a complete, modern range for school, office and free time.

Since 1964, iconic brand and synonym of modelling paste, Pongo is a soft, coloured wax for modelling that is non-stick and allows the user to create coloured figures without having to decorate them. Pongo is an educational product, fun to play with, but also an extremely valid material for hobby-makers, artistic activities and crafts.

Playing is all-natural with the play dough made by safe ingredients designed for children as young as two years of age. Launched in 1984, Didò is an all-natural play dough designed as a specific modelling clay for the child’s first impact with this kind of material. Produced with ingredients sourced from food, Didò responds to the child’s needs to touch and feel, which are essential requirements for forming the senses.

The DAS brand is an acronym of the name of its inventor – Dario Sala – who registered the patent in 1962. A synthetic paste that hardens in the air without baking, it is a modelling material with an almost infinite series of expressive possibilities, capable of meeting all technical requirements by favouring and at the same time stimulating the user’s creative freedom. It is known and used all round the world by children, hobby-makers and professionals of all ages.

Legendary Italian brand created in 1923, designed by Gianni Maimeri, artist and founder of the company, based on a concept of absolute perfection. The Maimeri mark depicts a tetrahedron, a perfect prism in terms of its proportions, and unique because it always appears identical and points one corner upwards regardless of the viewpoint from which it is observed. The perfection incorporated in the symbol extends to all the Maimeri products, today representative of Italian excellence in the production of material for painting and drawing all over the world, and an example of the great passion and constant synergy between Art, Industry and Innovation.

The origins of the Lyra brand date back to 1806 when Johann Froescheis began producing pencils in a factory in Nuremberg. In 1868, the symbol of LYRA was registered as a brand. The lyre is a musical instrument that accompanied the singers of that period. The reason why the Lyre was chosen remains a mystery but it was presumably because of the high quality of the pencils. This was symbolically associated with the perfection and purity of the sounds that this instrument allowed its player to achieve.

Lyra has been synonymous with innovation and excellence “made in Germany” for over 200 years and consists of a range of extremely high quality pencils and crayons with an innovative design. A varied, complete line with products for use in drawing and within artistic, technical and scholastic contexts.

In 1897, Louis Prang was the founder of the Taber-Prang Art Company, which later merged with the American Crayon Company in 1931. Louis Prang was a world-renowned chromolithographer and art educator who introduced art education into the American school system along with countless inventions still used today. Prang is a brand that caters to the artist in all of us, including but not limited to colouring, painting and drawing.

From the name of its founder, Mr. Joseph Dixon who manufactured the first wood and graphite pencil in the country along with many other highly accredited inventions. In 1827 Mr. Dixon established the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company in Salem, Massachusetts. Today, Dixon encompasses a full array of products ranging from writing and marking for school, office and industrial applications.

Launched in 1913, Ticonderoga represents one of the most powerful and recognized brands within the United States. Celebrating over 100 years of excellence with a rich iconic history. What once started with a powerful focus on graphite pencils has quickly evolved to a family of premium products ranging from writing instruments for school, office and personal use.

Vinci Mexico was founded in 1947 and purchased by the Dixon Group in 1997.

Initially, only temperas and complementary products were produced under the Vinci brand. Since then, the product portfolio has been widely diversified and enhanced with the introduction of coloured crayons, felt-tip pens, modelling clays, chalks and watercolours, becoming one of the best-known and best-loved brands for school instruments in the Mexican market.

Today the Vinci brand has also been further extended, to cover both artistic instruments and tools for decoration (Vinci Arts) in addition to didactic and educational materials (Vinci Fun Kids and Vinci be-bè)

Brand registered in Mexico in 1977 and since then matched with coloured crayons and wax crayons.

Its forty year-long history and tradition make it one of the best known brands for children of school age.

Originally named School Color, Mapita is an iconic brand of coloured crayons in Mexico. Since the early 1990s the packaging bears a stylised image of the geographical map of Mexico, which has made the product easy to recognise and extremely popular.

Synonymous with coloured pencils since 1944 when Manuel Espinoza Ardila, owner of the company Lapicera Mexicana purchased from the Dixon Group in 2010, launched them on the Mexican market. The power of this brand lies in the loyalty of its generations of consumers and in the volumes sold: almost 250 million pencils each year.

One of the most important brands of graphite pencils in Mexico and America.

Legendary brand owned by Lapicera Mexicana, and since 2012 the perfect exemplary of a “wood free” pencil, entirely produced using tri-extrusion technologies on compounds made with plastic materials. A new line of wood-free pencils.

Pax graphite pencils, coloured pencils, modelling paste, glue and accessories are all used in Chile for drawing, colouring and creating.

Created in Brazil in 1988, modelling clay, plasticine and temperas for school and home use.

Rooted in 18th century London, the Rowney Company was established in 1783 when Richard and Thomas Rowney opened premises selling perfumes and wig powder, before focussing their business on the development of artists’ colours.
The company built its reputation by providing art materials of the finest quality, and is proud to continue to do so today across all channels and product categories pertaining to fine art, with offerings tailored to professional and amateur artists as well as students and beginners.

Since 1862 Lukas has always been regarded as one of the finest artists’ suppliers in the world providing supreme product quality. To this day countless artists including the like of Van Gogh, Baselitz or the Achenbach brothers have all come to trust the more than 150 years of tradition and innovation of the Lukas brand.

DOMS was launched in 2007 and today encompasses a full array of products ranging from writing, drawing and colouring mainly intended for school and office. DOMS represent one of the most active and fast growing product portfolio in continuous development in the Indian market.

Since 1557, Canson offers high quality papers adapted to the needs of every target segment; from artists and design professionals to students and photographers.  Whatever their experience, whatever their age, Canson’s wide range of products will satisfy their needs. Canson is the world-wide leader in Fine Art papers: Art is its core, its roots, its soul. It stimulates inspiration and become a source of enjoyment and memories that last forever.