ACTÍVA Products, Inc.
512 S. Garrett, Marshall, TX 75670
phone: 903-938-2224 or 800-883-3899
Quality Wholesale Arts & Craft Supplies Since 1959
ACTÍVA is the largest worldwide producer of instant paper maché, the largest supplier of fine quality plaster cloth (Rigid Wrap) in retail & educational markets, and the largest producer of colored sand in the North American retail market. Products segments include art, craft, hobby, home decor, kids, education, ceramics and floral. ACTÍVA products are made in the USA. Click on the links below for more information.
tel 860-243-8991 fax 860-242-8037
Alvin & Company is a well-known importer, manufacturer and distributor of graphic arts, drafting, art and office products.
Alvin warehouses over 14,000 products! With over 54 years of experience, Alvin is one of the primary sources for drafting supplies and drawing equipment in the country. Together with this core group of products, Alvin continues to meet the needs of multiple markets with their expanding range of fine art, hobby and craft supplies, a large selection of drawing room furniture, a wide assortment of exclusively designed products, and their distribution of numerous national brands.
Armadillo Art & Craft is a wholesale importer and distributor of premium artists’ materials.
Some of the many products distributed by Armadillo Art & Craft include Old Holland, Art Spectrum, Maimeri, Colour Shaper, Dekko, Permaset, Wolf, Lino, Liquid Pencil, Magic Color, Krystal Seal, Sparmax, Pan Pastel and many more.
Ultra Soft Artists’ Painting Pastels
Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media
A revolutionary new way to use color
PanPastel Colors are professional, artists’ quality, soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format (cake-like). The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint for the first time. All PanPastel Colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in rich, ultra soft and super-blendable colors. Each color is loaded with the finest quality artists’ pigments for the most concentrated colors possible. The colors have excellent lightfastness and are fully erasable. Unlike most pastels, PanPastel Colors can be mixed together for a complete painting palette.You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PanPastel Twitter: http://twitter.com/panpastel
Imagination International Inc.
633 Market St, Suite A
Eugene, OR 97402-5461
Copic markers are the highest quality marker available anywhere. With 4 styles that are refillable, and replaceable marker nibs, you never have to throw a marker away again! There are over 300 colors available and Copic guarantees that your ink colors will always match.
Dynasty Brush, Inc., is a division of the FM Brush Company. The primary focus of the Dynasty Brush brand includes artist, surgical, ceramic, craft, and hobby brushes. Their markets consist of the individual artist market, educational markets, and retail markets globally. “We have developed a full line of brushes in the various styles and sizes which our clients consistently recommend and prefer.” The Dynasty brand offers a wide variety of brushes to fit every budget. From red sable kolinsky, quills, Symmetry, and Black Gold brushes to special value-priced Eye of Tiger, Dynasty Canister and Faux Squirrel brushes, they have a brush that will meet your needs.
“My paints are made by hand, using techniques which date back to the days of the Old Masters. There is a very simple reason for this painstaking process. As an artist and painter I wanted to create colours that were true and vibrant, and paint which was beautiful and durable.
The greater the pigment content of a paint the greater the resistance it has to fading. Nearly all manufacturers use various fillers to extend the volume of the oil paint. It may increase profits but it compromises on quality. I totally refuse to do this. Why make something exceptional and then dilute it?
I will not claim that my paints will turn you into a great painter, but I can promise they will have a profound effect on your work. Your colours will be stronger and richer, and you will find the texture of the paint incomparable. You will love working with them.”
Try them. You will be amazed.
OLD HOLLAND Classic Colors has more than three centuries traditional experience in the manufacturing of artists paints…
..and during that period it has proved that nothing beats the quality of traditional recipes. Our professional staff work every day with love and devotion to create a superior product. Partly as a result of this, many artists who work with our products realize the end result that they are working to achieve. Our name has for many years been a household name among artists in the Netherlands and abroad, and this is something we are very proud of.
Our products are used over the whole world, including for restoration work. We export to more than 50 countries. Our paint is even used by the Dutch Royal family. The Dutch master painter Albert Roelofs (one of the former directors of the company) taught painting to Queen Wilhelmina and her daughter, Princess Juliana.
In Driebergen (the Netherlands), where our company has been located since 1980, we have set up a museum containing old tools, antique pigments and resins, many of which originate from the rich history of Old Holland Classic Colours. You are welcome to visit the museum by appointment.”
KUM® N.Y. Office:
48 Timberhill Drive
Franklin Park, New Jersey 08823 USA
Phone: 732-398-1468 Fax: 732-398-1704
KUM is a German manufacturer of professional pencil sharpeners for artists, drafting, stationery and promotion. They also make rulers, triangles and other drawing instruments. They also manufacture a wide selection of cosmetics sharpeners.
The Maimeri company was founded in 1923 in Milan by the artist Gianni with the help of his brother Charles, an industrial chemist. Gianni had not been happy with the artist paint then available and knew he could make superior color. He began manufacturing with the standard process then available. The company continued to grow, but within a few years, the company was struggling with one of the most terrible moments that the world economy has gone through. To survive the crisis of 1929 Maimeri was forced to innovate and improve, managing to successfully overcome the period of the “Black Tuesday”. These innovations lead to a technologically superior way of manufacturing artists color.
Technology, tradition and innovation are the hallmarks that have always characterized Maimeri and, in recent years, the ongoing studies of laboratory research and development have allowed the introduction of new ranges of color. Maimeri has continued to expand its facilities in anticipation of the growing challenges of the coming years. In this way, starting from a small workshop in the twenties, the company has managed to achieve its precise scope and space in the national and international market of products for fine arts. The area currently occupied by the structure and services of the company has reached 11,300 square meters and the warehouse makes use of new information technologies applied to the operations of storage and shipping. Maimeri not only manufacturers the finest artists colors on the market, but also offers an extensive range of mediums and specialty products.
The Jack Richeson Company is a leading supplier of a wide variety of high quality art materials. Jack Richeson manufactures Best Easels & Taborets and other wood products. They also produce fine artist materials such as Daniel Green, Stephen Quiller, Richeson / Shiva colors and many others. Please see their website for a full product listing. Also check out the Richeson Art School, Gallery, contests and shows.
UNECOL Adhesives North America, LLC
1408 Christian Avenue, Suite 11 Durham, NC 27705 USA
Offering a wide range of adhesives at OEM prices, SUPERTite is part of the Unecol Group, an international company that manufactures six of the ten major glue names in their factory in Spain. The SUPERTite family of adhesives is all-inclusive, providing products for craft, hobby, school, instant glues, eco-friendly products, and commercial and industrial applications.
Ruby Red Paints, Inc.
1214 Metro Park Blvd, Suite 201, Lewisville, TX 75057
phone/fax: 972-221-8625. orders: 800-451-4040
A safe-for-children brand of face paints and glitter tattoos.
The products apply with a few drops of water and a sponge or brush, dry in under a minute, can be worn all day and are removed with a drop of baby shampoo, water and a washcloth. Kits of all sizes for every need, private label and Pantone matching available. Hypoallergenic with no animal products or animal testing and paraben free, with more color choices than any other face paint made. “Made in America at made-in-China prices.”