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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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from Atlanta, GA
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Non Photo Blue Pencils
from Greeley, CO
Arrived very quickly, great condition, high recommend.
Superior to ordinary graphite pencils for underdrawing
By I. M. Flaud
from Manhattan, New York
I used to use lead pencils for underdrawings. Staedtler Non-photo blue pencil are superior for this purpose. They don't smudge, they can be erased easily if necessary, and they don't reproduce well. The cyan blue can be filtered out in photoshop trivially. They improved my drawing. They're so good, my competitive artist friends kept them to themselves.
By Din Redfire
Good service, arrived right on time. Just a bit of exaggeration with the packaging. I don't think a big box is required for just pencils. But... they sure protected them alright. Would buy again.
Staedtler Non-Photo Pencil
from Hoodsport, WA
The perfect pencil for making layout lines for my art work, business cards and the lines don't show after making photo copies.
These pencils are wonderful for cartooning. Not too hard, not too soft. They erase easily and the blue vanishes when scanned in B&W.
I'M SO BLUE
from Tacoma, WA
I move from Chicago to Tacoma, WA. I was blue to find that there were no Blick stores. I was even more blue when I found that none of the local art stores carried Staedtler Non-Photo Blue Pencils. Finally! They have arrived! I'm so happy that I had to color myself blue again! Seriously, though Staedtler is the best only brand to use when you need a non-photo pencil.
from Lake Jackson, TX
As a non-photocopying blue pencil it does not "magically" disappear when scanned or copied, but with a few setting tweaks to the scanner/copier and some care in laying down lines and marks it is useful to the purpose.
Time saving product.
By Old scholars
from Adelaide South Australia 5043
Saves me time in preparation of my work and a cleaner drawing.
Prompt delivery when I needed it!
from Charlottesville, Va.
I use these non-repro pencils to prepare landscape plans. The lead is hard enough to show up for me without showing up on the prints. They are increasingly hard to locaate since so much work is now being done on computers--but for those of us who still DRAW, it's an invaluable resource. I was especially inoressed with the speedy delivery. Thank you!
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