AMR E-newsletter – December 2018

(email was distributed 12/11/2018)

December Products! - from Art Materials Retailer magazine

Techne Artist & Drafting Lamp
Awaken the artist in you with Techne!

The Techne Artist & Drafting lamp has been specifically designed to be easily mounted on any type of easel, drafting table, drawing board or a work bench. The fully flexible arm allowing a 360 degree shade rotation combined with the 320 degree head-flip system lets you position the light exactly where you want it. When working on an easel or at a table the Techne lets you direct the light to the specific area you are working on - for close-up precision and attention to detail.

Awaken the artist in you with Techne!
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Daylight Company
866-DAYLIGHT (329-5444)


Canson® L'Aquarelle Héritage
A distinctive experience for the artist.

Cylinder moulded 100% cotton sheets are the premium choice for watercolor, gouache, and multi- media techniques. L’Aquarelle Héritage combines traditional artisan quality with innovative technology for today’s artists.

Features & Benefits:

  •   • Next Generation non-gelatin sizing, no animal derivatives
  •   • Superior Colors: Vibrancy and intensity
  •   • Excellent color laydown and brush to paper response
  •   • Improved wet and dry color lifting
  •   • Excellent color control
  •   • Balanced open wet time

Enhance the finished work with the quality and longevity creative expression deserves. Enjoy the distinctive experience of L’Aquarelle Héritage for today’s artists.

Available in sheets, blocks, pads and rolls.
Contact us at for a trial sample.

(800) 628-9283


Holbein Acrylic Ink
Acrylic that flows like water!

In 2018 Holbein introduced their NEW 50 color, Holbein Acrylic Ink (HAI) line in 30ml and 100ml squeeze bottle formats. This new version replaces the very popular Holbein “Aeroflash” liquid acrylic ink line which was first introduced 40 years ago.

Holbein Acrylic Ink (HAI) maintains the same pigment strength and intensity as found in Holbein Heavy Body Acrylic and Holbein Fluid Acrylic, but with much lower viscosity.

HAI does not shift in color tone from wet to dried color and will not clog a .01mm
aperture. HAI will therefore flow seamlessly through any airbrush, technical pen or
refillable marker.

HAI can be used directly for bold, brilliant color with a brush, airbrush, dip pen, technical pen or refillable marker. HAI can also be used to achieve the subtle characteristics, washes and tones of watercolor painting.

HAI is compatible with all Holbein water soluble media, and conforms to ASTM D-4236.

List Price: $2,379. Net Price: $797.49.
Use order code: NAMTAHAI2. Includes free display rack.

For more information contact Holbein Customer Service or your Holbein sales representative.

Holbein Artist Materials
(800) 682-6686 / 888-HOLBEIN
Fax: (802) 658-5889


What you don't know CAN hurt you.

Toxicology - the branch of science concerned with the nature, effects, and detection of poisons. Wikipedia says "Toxicology is a discipline, overlapping with biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and medicine, that involves the study of the adverse effects of chemical substances on living organisms[1] and the practice of diagnosing and treating exposures to toxins and toxicants. The relationship between dose and its effects on the exposed organism is of high significance in toxicology. Factors that influence chemical toxicity include the dosage (and whether it is acute or chronic), route of exposure, species, age, sex, and environment. Toxicologists are experts on poisons and poisoning."

EMI - toxicologist specializing in consumer product labeling of ART MATERIALS and Proposition 65 Analysis.

Environmental Medicine Inc
(201) 666-7929 x14

Legion's Artist Pad Collection

The Legion Artist Pad Collection is the quintessential gift for any artist. Consisting of a set of twelve 9x12 drawing and watercolor pads, including the renowned Stonehenge, Lenox, Yupo and Stonehenge Aqua papers, it offers every artist a glorious range of untouched, unrivaled and, perhaps, unexplored surfaces.

Legion Paper
(212) 683-6990


Lino & Relief Printmaking Set
Linoleum & Relief Carving Set Great for Professionals ... and Students

Professionals will like the quality and students will appreciate the value of Flexcut’s tool set for linoleum and relief carving.

The set features four blade profiles from Flexcut’s extensive line of palm tools. Look for an 1/8-inch and a 5/16-inch sweep, a 1/4-inch V-tool, plus a 1mm micro V-tool. Palm tools offer great control while making cuts, so they are perfect for relief carving and close detail work.

Each blade is razor sharp and easily cuts away linoleum and wood surfaces to reveal your images and patterns. The blades are precision made from high-carbon steel. Cutting edges stay sharp and are easily maintained.

The blades are interchangeable in the high-impact thermoplastic handle, which also comes in the set. The handle allows an exceptional grip and is ergonomically designed to minimize hand fatigue.

The set includes a manual, sharpening strop, polishing compound and an 11-pocket tool roll for a great value. Made in USA.

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Flexcut Tool Company
(800) 524-9077


Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink
Translucent dye inks

Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks are fast drying, translucent dye inks designed for use on non-porous surfaces. These superior inks are highly saturated, acid free and versatile. The wide range of colors blends into an endless color palette.

The inks can also be used in conjunction with Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Mixatives, a collection of highly pigmented solvent based metallic inks plus white & pearl. Use inks on various substrates such as Yupo® Synthetic Paper, gloss paper, glass, acetate, metal and more.

For additional product information and to see the entire collection of Alcohol Inks and tools visit

Ranger Industries
(732) 389-3535


Pro® Artist Tape
Clean Removal & Printable

Pro® Artist Tape is 5.8 mil premium flatback paper tape used for color coding, labeling. Printable with: flexo inks, markers, pens and pencils

Colors: White, Blue, Black, Green, Orange, Yellow, Red, FL Orange, FL Green, FL Pink, FL Yellow

Benefits: Repositionable, clean removal, leaves no residue, easy unwind, high edge tear resistance, White color is pH Neutral

Specifications: ASTM D6123/D6123M-07, Type II. ASTM D-4236 (except fl colors)

Made in the USA

Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc.
(800) 345-0234


Tombow Dual Brush Pens
The first new colors since 1989!

Tombow has introduced 12 new Dual Brush Pen colors, expanding the line from 96 to 108 colors. The new colors provide a well-balanced assortment for art and design projects. These water-based art markers feature two tips – a brush tip and fine tip. Great for lettering, art, illustration, journaling and more.

(800) 835-3232

    Read our Winter issue!

  •   • Best practices – close the sale with these responses to common customer objections.
  •   • Understand what art supplies can do. That’s the key to recommending them to customers at Albright Art in Concord, Massachusetts.
  •   • Do your employees need a college degree to work at your store? One expert discusses other ways to screen potential hires in a tight labor market.
  •   • We present our Annual Buyers’ Guide, a comprehensive directory of manufacturers in the art materials industry.

If you have an art or craft item you would like to promote to art stores
in the next monthly product E-newsletter, please contact:
Ashley Cavanagh (315) 789-0473
Rick Kauder (800) 344-0559

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