What do the Icons Mean?

  • AP seal. Products bearing the AP seal of the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) are certified non-toxic. A product can be certified non-toxic only if it contains no materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or injurious to humans, or to cause acute or chronic health problems. See Health and Safety for further information.

  • CL seal. Products bearing the CL seal of the Art & Creative Materials Institute ("Caution Label") contain ingredients that are toxic or hazardous, but they can still be safely used if the directions on the container or packaging are followed, in properly supervised and controlled environments. See Health and Safety for further information.

  • Prop 65

    Prop 65. The State of California requires clear and reasonable warnings on products and/or storage containers containing chemicals that have been shown to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. See Health and Safety for further information.

  • MSDS

    MSDS. We know how important safety information is to our customers, so we've made it easy to find MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for all of our products. If an item has an MSDS sheet on file, you will see this icon in the item listing table. Click on the icon to directly access the MSDS information for that product.

  • These items contain hazardous materials and are subject to special shipping considerations.

    Contains hazardous materials. Items that contain hazardous materials are subject to special shipping considerations. Many times, these items cannot be air shipped and therefore cannot be shipped overseas.

  • Everyday Sale Price. This icon indicates that the price shown is the lowest price offered for an item - additional discounts cannot be applied.

  • Clearance Item. There are limited quantities of these items available. Once they are gone, they're gone.

  • Open Stock Available

    Open Stock Available. On a page that features sets of a particular product and brand, this icon indicates that this product is available as individual pieces, or "open stock". Clicking on the icon will load a page with the open stock.

  • Color Mixing Chart Available

    Color Mixing Chart Available. This icon indicates that a chart is available which explains how to mix the available colors to achieve specific new colors. Clicking on the icon will load the chart.

  • Eco-Friendly

    Eco-Friendly. You'll find this icon on product pages that feature art materials that are environmentally friendly because of the way they're formulated, manufactured, or packaged.

  • Made of Recycled Materials

    Recycled Materials. This icon indicates that the product is made of recycled materials.

  • Gift Idea

    Gift Idea. You'll find this icon on product pages that feature items that are great gift ideas.

  • FOB Factory

    Factory Direct. Items shipped directly from the factory, which are noted as Freight-On-Board (FOB), are billed an additional cost for shipping and handling. FOB shipping charges may depend on destination as well as weight. Please allow additional time for delivery. See Shipping Information for more details.

  • Truck Shipment

    Truck Shipment. Additional charges for a truck shipment vary depending on distance, season, weight, bulk, etc. Carriers establish their own rates for delivery, so our shipping department chooses the best carrier on the basis of service, price, and availability. See Shipping Information for more details.

  • Freight Exception

    Freight Exception. These items are subject to special shipping considerations due to size and weight.

  • There will be additional handling charges or the item may be limited to certain shipping methods.

    Oversized. There will be additional handling charges or the item may be limited to certain shipping methods.

  • These items are oversized and fall under special regulations by many shipping carriers. There will be additional handling charges or the item may be limited to certain shipping methods.

    Oversized Plus. These items are oversized and fall under special regulations by many shipping carriers. There will be additional handling charges or the item may be limited to certain shipping methods.