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Non-photo blue (or non-repro blue) is a common tool used in the graphic design and print industry. It is a particular shade of blue that can not be detected by Graphic Arts Cameras or copiers. This allows artists to lay down sketch lines without the need to erase after inking.
Staedtler's wood-cased pencil produces non-photo blue lines at a great economical price.
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Best Friend Loves Me
By Art Dealer
from Bronx, NY
Comments about Staedtler Non-Photo Pencil:
I got this for my Best Friends birthday who is studying at a art college and runs out of these pencils on the daily but you become on of her best suppliers.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from San Diego, California
Best price to find these pencils!
Top notch blue pencils
By illustration student
from Columbus, OH
I need these for a lot of my illustration classes, and these are the best ones I've used so far. They work great for the underlying sketch when I need to do an ink drawing and scan it in to color in Photoshop.
I'm trying this item for the first time.
from Key West, FL
Used for sketches.
I always shop Blick!
You guys haven't failed me yet, always have what I am looking for!
Nice but no perfect.
from Marion, KY
These are the first non-photo pencils I've tried, so I can't compare them to other brands, but they work rather well. Easily erasable compared to normal colored pencils, but not as erasable as normal leads. Using copic sketch markers over the blue lines does tend to create a nasty and uneven color, looks almost as if water or something had drip on the paper lightly.
Came in good condition, timely shipping, no complaints
from Sydney Australia
Fantastic must-have product. Thank you for shipping to Australia so quickly and at a reasonable rate.
I use this for sketching, and for anytime I want a light mark. It's always handy to have a non-photo blue pencil in your supply mix.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Atlanta, GA
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