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 Thin Blue - Each ($1.00) In Stock
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 Thin Red - Each ($1.00) In Stock
 Thin Red - 1 Dozen ($10.00) In Stock
 Double Tip Red/Blue - Each ($1.60) In Stock
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What's red and blue and always the write tool for the job?

General pencils Color-Tex thin lead colored pencils are the perfect tool for making notes, or corrections. Scarlet-red and indigo-blue add emphasis without the slash and burn of a correction pen.

Color-Tex pencils won't smear if they get wet - so you don't need to worry about marking up a print that will be used on the job site. The incense cedar shafts smell nice and sharpen well. Single color pencils have a classic silver end cap. The red-blue combo pencils combines both colors in a dual-tip design. The vastly improved workflows made possible by these double-dipped mavens of marking undoubtedly deliver twice the value.

Sold singly or by the dozen, Color-Tex pencils come pre-sharpened so you can get write to work.

Like all the General Pencil Products we sell, Color-Tex colored pencils are made in New Jersey, USA.

Today General Pencil Company is the only manufacturer currently producing all the components of their Pencils in the United States. What's more, they have remained a family owned business, since Oscar Weissenborn founded the company in a room of the family home in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Today, James Weissenborn, Oscar's grandson runs the family business, with his daughter Katie.

In the 1990's General was under intense competition from foreign pencil manufacturers; In 1997 the price of a Chinese made yellow school pencil dropped below General's cost of raw materials.

Rather than move production overseas, James Weissenborn reimagined his family company, and re-focused on producing high quality pencils for artists, and writers. James saw the value of the 100 year old machinery purchased by his grandfather. Every step of production, from mixing the graphite and extruding the lead, to shaping slabs of incense cedar, and crimping on metal end caps is done in house, giving General the ability to strictly control their process, and quality.

Today, General Pencil's factory is still pumping out top quality pencils, and artist supplies, from their New Jersey Factory, and have expanded their operation with an office in California, close to their sources for incense cedar.

Open a box of General's pencils and they smell just like the first day of school. That trip down memory lane is a quaint one - but somehow feels right - after all these are quite literally, your grandpa's pencils.
  

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