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Original price was: $27.90.Current price is: $25.11.

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Violeta copying pencils are on sale at The PaintBox but if you want to save even more on your art supplies then you are welcome to become a PaintBox VIP Club member for even deeper discounts and rewards!

This pack contains 12 round-barrelled HB Violetta copying pencils made in Portugal by Viarco. They are based on classic nineteenth-century copying pencils, which used a permanent (but toxic) violet dye instead of a graphite core. Viarco’s copying pencils use a non-toxic violet dye. Both the pencils and the packaging are based on Viarco pencils from the 1950s and 1960s; they have a retro charm and would make a great gift for any pencil enthusiast or fine artist.

Violeta copying pencils are quite possibly the only copying pencils still in production – the Viarco Copia Violeta Duro (Violet Permanent Copying).  Copying pencils were used prior to commercial photocopiers to make an imprint of a written page.  These pencils are water-soluble, which dry permanently after being wet.  A written page could be transferred to another paper when wet, making a true and permanent copy.

The brand Viarco was registered in Portugal in 1936, however pencil production in the country dates back to 1907. Along with pencils, Viarco produce the high quality ArtGraf artist products along with various design accessories. 

Violeta copying pencils are available in-store and online at The PaintBox, home to the widest range of traditional and progressive Art Supplies in Adelaide. At The PaintBox we source and stock quality Art Supplies which we import directly. This means that you have access to a greater variety and pay less. These are perfect for any artists from amateur to professional. It is also perfect for any budget size.

Check out our loyalty rewards programme, which makes your artistic ambitions achievable. At these prices why not give these a go. Be sure to check out our other fabulous finds on our website and start saving today. Our knowledgeable staff at The PaintBox can guide you through our carefully selected ranges of Art Supplies for all applications. This is only a small selection of our stock. We sell many brands, weights, and textures, in-store only. Please call 08 8388 7776 to enquire. We offer art tuition too!



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