Creative Art Materials

Mooresville,  NC 
United States
  • Booth: 4125

Creative Art Materials, Ltd. is a distributor of premium brand art materials and writing instruments. We are the US distributor of Caran d'Ache, Pepin Art & Design Paper Products, Mobius+Ruppert Sharpeners, e+m Casual Writing, and Blair Aerosol Art Products

 Show Specials

  • The 2019 Bi-Annual Writing promotion is ready to go. Creative Art Materials is offering another great selection of Caran d’Ache writing products. The popular Ecridor Collection, in all styles and finishes, are offered at 20% off of dealer prices, including the New Ecridor Racing! Plus a great selection of Office writing instruments, 849/844 ballpoint pens and mechanical pencils, 849 Fountain Pens, 849’s in Slimpacks, FIXPENCILS and the colorful 888/884 INFINITE series at 20% off dealer prices.

    • All Caran d’Ache promotional Office & Fine Writing instruments are offered at 20% off dealer prices
    • The minimum order to receive promotional prices is $400.00
    • All promotional orders over $650.00 will receive Free Freight
    • Additional products may be added to promotion orders, but they do not receive the promotion discount
    • Promotion orders must be placed between July 1st and September 13th, 2019

    The 2019 Bi-Annual Writing promotion is here. Don’t miss this opportunity to boost your summer and fall sales with Caran d’Ache Office and Fine Writing products!

    Visit Booth #4125

 Press Releases

  • Geneva, March 2019 – The iconic Ecridor collection goes full-throttle, with the new Ecridor Racing. Mirroring the sleek lines of automotive design, this Matte Black ballpoint is the latest of Caran d’Ache’s performance-inspired fine writing instruments.

    Ecridor Racing: automotive design at your fingertips.

    In 1953, Ecridor became the first writing instrument in Caran d’Ache’s Haute Ecriture collection, with a soaring architectural design imbued with Art Deco aesthetics. Its hexagonal body is inspired by the Maison’s instantly recognisable coloured pencil design, and pioneers a brand-new artistic field in the engraving of precious metals. Ecridor Racing is the first model to exhibit completely black bodywork, and serves as testament to the boundless ingenuity and skill of the Maison’s artisans. The six engraved faces of the Ecridor Racing boast a midnight black matte finish in chrome, set off by streaks of red – a subtle nod to the sleek lines traditionally found in high-performance race cars.

    A need for speed

    The Maison’s designers have called upon every ounce of their artisanal skill in creating the Ecridor Racing, taking their cue from the world of automotive design. The matte black finish lends a profound elegance and accentuates the silver chrome details, such as the clip and the button, modelled after car headlights. The expressive engraving is inspired by radiator grills, while the red streaks gently bring out the pen’s sharp angles, evoking the rear lights of a race car disappearing into the night.

    The custom-designed bodywork of the Ecridor Racing line captures the dynamism and limitless beauty of contemporary sports car design, while its carefully engineered size means it fits impeccably into the hand, perfectly showcasing the Swiss precision behind it. This race car inspired ballpoint pen is designed for those who live life at full throttle. Collectors of handcrafted art will appreciate the bold reimagining of classic automotive design exhibited by Ecridor Racing. The dynamism of this writing instrument is sure to play a part in the powerful moments that define the lives of the most influential amongst us.


    • Brass body
    • Black chrome coating
    • Sand finish for matte-style effect
    • Hexagonal body
    • Machine-cut guillochage inspired by the radiator grills of racing cars
    • Hand-applied red lacquer on two edges inspired by brake lights
    • Caran d’Ache logo laser-engraved on the push-button
    • Bright palladium-plated push button and flexible clip
    • Equipped with the famous giant Goliath cartridge in medium black

    About Caran d’Ache

    For more than 100 years, Caran d’Ache has respectfully perpetuated the art of writing and drawing. A flagship of Swiss manufacturing tradition, the company develops and produces all its products in its Geneva workshops. Caran d’Ache instruments are renowned worldwide for their excellence and are produced in line with the requirements of the “Swiss Made” quality label.

    Showing great concern for the environment, Caran d’Ache has placed sustainable development, and thus respect for human beings, at the very heart of its philosophy. The Geneva-based company incorporates environmental performance into its production procedures, in particular through the use of solar energy and FSC-certified wood as well as through the recycling of any waste products.

    A key reference point for numerous artists and designers around the globe, Caran d’Ache continues to innovate. To bring its creative education values to life, Caran d’Ache is committed to providing teachers with artistic training and supports promising young talents in both the cultural and sporting arenas.

    A proud family business, Caran d’Ache now boasts a staff of more than 300 employees and has six boutiques in Switzerland and abroad, more than 120 shop-in-shops and an online store.

    If you require any further information, please contact

    Caran d’Ache c/o Creative Art Materials, Ltd.



  • Caran d'Ache - Nespresso 2nd Edition
    The NESPRESSO 2nd Edition ballpoint pen from Caran d'Ache demonstrates the two world-renowned Swiss companies commitment to their values of innovation, design quality and the protection of our environment.<br />...

  • This Caran d’Ache NESPRESSO 2 ballpoint pen, in both its bespoke elegance and sustainability, will be irresistible to those who own a 1st edition instrument, as well as the environmentally conscious among us, and those who are simply in search of a beautifully unique gift. The deep green and satin-smooth ‘India’ capsule has been chosen to envelop the body of the pen and the colour is symbolic of sustainable development. 

    This second edition illustrates the technical flair in creating an exclusive alloy from the aluminium of recycled coffee capsules, without compromising the intrinsic quality of the iconic Caran d’Ache ballpoint. 

  • Caran d'Ache - Lèman Matte Colours
    Lèman Matte Colours from Caran d'Ache. Caran d’Ache has chosen living coral, Pantone colour of the year 2019, and matte grey, both refined and stylish, to complete this collection reflecting the most attractive hues of the waters of Lake Geneva....

  • Combining Caran d’Ache’s two centres of expertise, Haute Écriture and Colour, two new elegant and trendy colours have been added to the “Les Couleurs du Léman” collection: Léman matte coral and Léman matte grey. Caran d’Ache has chosen living coral, Pantone colour of the year 2019, and matte grey, both refined and stylish, to complete this collection reflecting the most attractive hues of the waters of Lake Geneva.  

    Inspired by the warm colours of the lake water under the setting sun, Léman matte coral embodies the balmy summer climate.  Léman matte grey, on the other hand, symbolises the turmoil of the waves under an electric, storm-laden sky. 

    With their delicately curved lines, the Léman instruments offer exceptional writing comfort. The gleam of the silver-plated, rhodium-coated attributes create an elegant contrast with the matte finish of the pen’s body, showing these new, vibrant and modern colours in their best light. These two new, highly-original versions are guaranteed to delight fans of colour looking for a writing instrument to offer as a gift or as a treat to themselves. 

  • Caran d'Ache - Varius Lè Viny
    The Varius writing instruments have asserted themselves in the Caran d’Ache‘s Haute Ecriture collections, combining accomplished forms with unparalleled writing comfort....

  • The Varius Lè Viny – meaning “the vines” in Swiss dialect – limited edition, Caran d’Ache pays homage to both Switzerland and its traditional wine-producing heritage.  

    A true demonstration of the know-how enjoyed by the hundred year old company, the Varius Lè Viny offers an elegant reinterpretation of the codes of Swiss wine-making tradition. With its oak body, recalling the barrels of the very best vintages, its satin-polished riveted metal strapping, the Swiss cross in red lacquer, this limited edition distils all the creativity of the company’s craftsmen. 

    Available as a fountain pen and ballpoint pen, there are 240 copies of each limited edition – a tip of the hat to the number of grape varieties that can be found on Swiss soil. 

  • Caran d'Ache - Ecridor Maille Milanaise
    Since 1953, the Ecridor ballpoint pen from Caran d'Ache has represented the fusion of an authentic, contemporary style with reliability demonstrated by its mechanism emblematic of the Swiss-made precision....

  • The play of light and sparkle reflects the expertise of Caran d’Ache artisans’ in guillochage and polishing, enhancing the pleasure of writing. Popular in the watchmaking industry, the Milanese mesh embodies both a retro-chic style and a timeless elegance. 

    The master craftsmen at Caran d’Ache have drawn inspiration from this pattern – created in the 17th century by Milanese goldsmiths – to lend the body of this iconic pen its own unique light. The refined lustre makes the Ecridor a highly exclusive accessory, echoing the aesthetics of fine watchmaking and leaving a lasting legacy. 

  • Caran d'Ache - Ecridor Racing
    The House Caran d’Ache unveils the Ecridor Racing, the first writing instrument with an all-black look to be added to the Ecridor collection....

  • Inspired by the sleek designs of the world of motor racing, this modern ballpoint pen is yet another demonstration of the creative force that has powered the hundred-year history of the company. The new Ecridor Racing boasts a range of motifs from motor sports: a body in matte deep black decorated with engraving inspired by radiator grills, palladium-plated outlines, vivid flashes of red and a purring engine, ready to carry you across 600 sheets of A4 paper.   

    Swiss made from its initial design through to its creation in Swiss workshops, the Ecridor Racing is a distinctive model, assertive in its masculinity. An ideal writing companion, this new pen will delight anyone who loves a work of art that conveys a dynamic spirit. 

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