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What are some top brands of art supplies?

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Some top brands of art supplies are Crayola, Dick Blick Art Materials and Faber-Castell. All three of these companies have been in operation for decades and have good reputations as makers of quality art supplies.

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Crayola is one of the largest manufacturers of art supplies in the country. Founded in 1885, the company started out in industrial pigment supply before branching out to art products intended for home and school use. Crayola art supplies are primarily targeted towards children and are guaranteed nontoxic and safe for use.

Faber-Castell was established in 1761 and, as of October 2015, is the world's leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils. This company still primarily manufactures pencils and other writing tools, but also sells other kinds of art supplies, all known for their high quality. Faber-Castell also markets a set of Premium Children's Art Products that was launched after it acquired the company Creativity for Kids in 1999.

Dick Blick Art Materials has been in operation since 1911 and has the distinction of being the largest and oldest provider of art supplies in the United States. This company carries a wide variety of art supplies, including paints, sculpture and ceramics supplies, scrapbooking materials, easels, pencils and markers. This company started as a small mail-order art supply business and has grown to service many school art programs and amateur and professional artists.

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