Faber Castell was established in 1761in Stein, Germany by furniture maker Kaspar Faber who had begun to make pencils in his spare time in 1730. Faber Castell is not only one of the oldest manufacturers of pens, pencils and art supplies but is one of the worlds largest, making some 2.4 billon pencils each year. A marriage further down the line joined Faber and A.W Castell giving us Faber Castell and the company has now been in the Faber family for eight generations. Faber Castell produces some of the finest Artists Pencil ranges and luxury pens and pencils for writing. Faber Castell’s products are packed with high quality artist’s pigments giving their pencils superb light fastness. Their unique colour matching system allows for reliable mixed media application. Whether you are using Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils or Pitt Artist’s Pens, all colours will match across the ranges. Faber Castell continues to be one of the strongest Pencil brands on the market.