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This ToyShow Preview was last updated on 3/29/2010

Sakura initially started as a crayon company in 1921. Disappointed that traditional crayon colors didn’t mix or overlay well, the innovative founders of Sakura began to experiment with different formulations to create an ideal stick drawing material. By 1924, Sakura invented the first-ever oil pastel that combined oil and pigment and named it Cray-Pas, a combination of the two words crayon and pastel.

Our company heritage in art materials led to the development of a specialized ink technology, Pigma ink, which is used in our Micron, Graphic and Brush pens.

Sakura of America is dedicated to the continued development and efficient delivery of technologically superior, innovative and safe products. Our products, promotions and advertising reflect our support of individual expression and artistic freedom.
Multi-Cultural Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel Set
Sumo Grip® II Pen and Pencil
Expressionist oil pastels are the standard by which all other oil pastels are judged. This 12-pieces set for portraits contains a selection of smooth, blendable oil pastels to create natural skin tones. Expressionist oil pastels are formulated with extra-fine quality pigments, wax and oil. The product is ACMI Non-toxic certified and may be used on paper, cardboard, canvas and wood. Also available is Expressionist Extender, a unique oil pastel medium that extends a color’s hue range.

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Chemical resistant, waterproof, light-fast, and suitable for acid-free environments, the ice cream smooth® feel of gel ink makes Sumo Grip II a pen no one wants to lose.

An attention grabbing style combines looks with functionality. Color accents from clip to tip add appeal. The ergonomic grip provides continuous comfort, and the binder clip grasps thick materials. The binder clip notch allows for the easy attachment of straps or retractable cords to keep Sumo Grip II within fingertip reach. t, waterproof, light-fast and permanent. It prevents alterations, fading and check washing. Both the retractable pen and mechanical pencil come with sumo-sized comfort grips, eliminating hand strain.

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Gelly Roll® Metallic, 10-Pack
Pigma® Sensei™ Manga Drawing Set
No other pen writes so smooth with such brilliant ink! Gelly Roll Metallic delivers a distinct, reflective sheen that adds an energetic zest to writing, drawings, and doodles. Enjoy the smooth, flowing comfort and well-defined line of a rollerball gel ink pen.

Individual pens are also available.

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The set includes a 0.7mm mechanical pencil, an eraser and archival quality Pigma® ink pens in 0.3, 0.4, 0.6 and 1.0mm line widths. The versatility of the four pen-tip sizes is perfect for both beginning and experienced illustrators.

Pigma Sensei invites creativity by providing the basic illustration tools for manga or comic artists to have on-hand at conventions, classes or sketching on-the-go. Additionally, the illustration booklet points out to beginners which line widths work for details, lettering and bold effects.

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This ToyShow Preview was last updated on 3/29/2010