Higgins® is a brand of Chartpak, Inc., located in Leeds, Massachusetts.
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Created in 1974, AD® Marker was one of many in the long line of solvent based markers used for advertising, fashion and conceptual illustration from the 1950s - 1980s. The brilliant colored, transparent marker strokes are a classic feature of this era of illustration.
Today, AD® stands for Art and Design as our product range continues to grow. AD® Marker is part of the Chartpak family of brands. We manufacture every component of the traditional AD® Marker in the United States: from ink to barrel, to nib. The markers leave our plant in Leeds, Massachusetts for points all over the globe. AD® Marker is known around the world for it's quality, longevity, and value.
Indigo Art Papers®
Handcrafted to perfection using 100% cotton rags, every Indigo Art Paper cold press sheet is exceptionally durable and features four natural deckle edges -- Even our wire bound books include the fourth deckled edge!
These papers are produced using an environmentally friendly process with no chlorine, bleaches, or harmful chemicals, these sheets are acid-free, internally and externally sized, and watermarked, suitable for all water-based media.
Molotow has been making innovative artists paints for the last 20+. They are known through out the graffiti and urban art scene as one of the best quality paints available. Highly pigmented, opaque, and permanent, the same technology and thought behind their sprays are available in their acrylic pump markers. Chartpak is the exclusive North American distributor for these unique products made in Germany.
thalo® artist community
Thalo is a diverse community of individuals that share a common passion for visual arts. Members of all skill levels interact and help one another to further their artistic endeavors. You might be an art educator, a street artist, a student at an atelier, or a casual artist looking to build some skills. We believe that the best artist community mixes all voices and experiences, no matter what your level of experience. We can all learn something from one another.
We have a huge library of videos and articles on art materials, studio safety, product demos, workshops, lesson plans, techniques, business and exhibition tips, and art conservation. This list grows every day with content contribution from our members and Chartpak expert staff.
Clearprint® Vellum Paper
Since 1933 Clearprint has been at the forefront of American innovation and design. In the same year that it was introduced, Clearprint Vellum was used in developing the San-Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Since then, it has been the standard substrate for engineering projects like the B-17 Flying Fortress that helped win World War II, and all six orbiter space shuttles operated by NASA. Today, Clearprint Vellum is the same 100% cotton paper that was developed back in 1933, and its application has expanded from drafting and engineering to countless fine art uses, such as oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, paint markers, pastel and charcoal work, inks, printmaking, graphite drawings, and three dimensional sculpture. Its uniquely delicate, transparent appearance is combined with an extremely durable construction that resists yellowing, cracking or ghosting, making it a remarkable alternative to traditional fine art papers.
Koh-I-Noor is known globally for its professional drawing materials, from the original HB graphite graded pencils to fine art papers, and everything in between like pens, inks, and colored pencils.
Koh-I-Noor’s ancestry goes back to Bohemia, a region in the Czech Republic associated with some of history’s greatest creative minds. Today, our core values are derived from our Bohemian roots. We embrace diversity and social unconventionality, and a passion for art over all else. Our staff in Massachusetts integrates their artistic pursuits with their work in the office, bringing in ideas from the artists’ perspective when developing anything from a sheet of paper to an artist’s ink.
Martin Universal Design®
Martin Universal Design, Inc. (MUD, INC.) has been serving artists of all creative abilities since 1946. Our success is based on developing uniquely innovative products and bringing those products to creative people around the globe. Many of our products are patent protected and we feature the largest available range of artist furniture, drawing tables, wood and metal easels, artist palettes, portfolios and stowage.
Since 1905, Grumbacher has been a brand trusted by students, professors, art conservationists, and professional artists throughout the US. Today, we manufacture 3 grades of professional paint and 3 grades of collegiate grade paint in the United States. We also manufacture a wide range of artists grade mediums, brushes, paper, and accessories. We take pride in being an American manufacturer for the majority of our Grumbacher products!
Maco labels are made in the USA at our Chartpak plant. From address and all purpose labels to bright fluorescents, MACO has a wide selection of products to fit every need. We carry laser and ink jet printer label and card products, a huge assortment of multi-purpose labels and a wide variety of tag products. Presentations have impact, files are kept organized and mailings are a breeze with MACO.
Mijello™ introduced Mission Gold Watercolors to the Korean and U.S. markets in 2012. Today, Chartpak is the exclusive North American distributor for this prestige artist product line. Mission Gold Watercolors are handmade, richly pigmented colors are combined with a special dispersant and aged in Korean pots to achieve maximum brilliance without artificial thickening agents. This aggregate of elements gives superior brilliance, coverage and consistency of flow to Mission Gold Watercolors over any other watercolor available on the market today.
Along with the Mijello line of watercolors are the highly popular Mijello palettes. Properties range from airtight, antimicrobial watercolor palettes, to the famous peel off palettes, giving watercolorists a wide range of accessories to use with their watercolor paints.