Since 1795, Dixon Ticonderoga Company has been an industry leading manufacturer of writing instruments, art supplies, and other tools used for self-expression. Today we lead the market with our innovation and creativity. Our high quality products inspire teachers, children, parents, artists, and craftsman alike.

We believe we are more than just a writing and art products company. We support our community and empower our educators through great programs like Prang Power and Corporate Partnerships that give back to education.



The Ticonderoga Pencil has been inspiring genius for over 100 years. When using a Ticonderoga Product, you can be sure you are using the "The World's Best".  Our Ticonderoga brand also includes erasers, writing markers, sharpeners, and other products to enhance your writing experience.


Our wide variety of high quality art products is perfect for artists of all ages and levels, from those creating childhood art to those imagining a professional masterpiece. The Prang Brand is loved by teachers, parents, and children alike for its quality and color.  Lyra is a beautifully crafted professional art line that will that will showcase your abilities at the highest level.  Das Air Dry Clay Brand is a market leading modeling classic that is perfect for a multitude of sculpting projects for all artists.

Fine Art

Canson, Daler-Rowney and Maimeri joined FILA group in 2016 creating a strong partnership with Dixon.  These Brands, each with there own rich heritage, will continue to grow as market leaders offering premium papers, paints and brushes to our valued customers.


Industrial products have been a part of Dixon's heritage since our start over 200 years ago as a graphite and mining company. Today, we use that experience to craft our Dixon branded precision marking tools, which are known for their durability and effectiveness.  Dixon offers a wide range of marking tools that will allow you to make your mark, perfect for any job!


Dixon Promotional Products is the #1 customized solution for pencils, pens, markers, industrial, and arts & crafts.  We are also the home of the market leading eco-friendly soy crayon. Our products are produced with the utmost attention to detail.  Help your company get the recognition it deserves with a superior product from the world class supplier of writing instruments.  We can customize promotional solutions for any business need.  You dream it up and we'll engineer it for you!


Dixon Ticonderoga Company, one of America's oldest corporations, evolved for over two hundred years and traces its heritage to the proponents of the American Revolution and to the very foundations of the United States. With the merger of the Bryn Mawr Corporation and the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company in 1983, many industrial and historical greats were joined together to create the new company. This merger brought together Joseph Dixon, the founder of America's graphite industry; the American Crayon Company, one of the country's oldest school suppliers; Louis Prang, the world-renowned chromolithographer and art educator; and the Philadelphia to Lancaster Turnpike Road Company, a historical great.

Dixon Ticonderoga Company's heritage includes pioneering work in advancing technologies that led to manufacturing, advertising, and marketing solutions. For example, Joseph Dixon and Orestes Cleveland were the first to mechanize pencil manufacturing. Among the other inventions and processes created by Joseph Dixon were his uses of lithography, artistic pencil drawings, drawing competitions and public demonstrations in the marketing of his main product, graphite.

The never-ending quest for quality raw materials advanced the company's interests around the world. Around 1870 the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company secured its own dedicated source of cedar in Florida. The company's search for graphite, its primary raw material, connects it with President Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire, America's leading pioneer geologists and scientists, the exotic ports of Ceylon and Madagascar, and the graphite mines of New York, Texas, Mexico and Germany. During the 1980s and 1990s Dixon continued to expand throughout North America, Asia and even Europe.

In 2005, Dixon Ticonderoga Company was acquired by FILA S.p.A. of Milan. This acquisition allowed for many synergies between the two companies creating a global, vertically-integrated, premier education supply company. Dixon also incorporated new high quality products to their line, including Das Air Dry Clay. In 2008, FILA acquired 200 year old German-based manufacturer, LYRA. Dixon Ticonderoga Company began distribution of Lyra products in the US and Canada in 2009.

Since 2005, our Family of Employees, has renewed our focus by returning us to our educational roots as a school supply company first. Under this vision the Dixon family has revitalized the Prang Power Teacher Reward Program and renewed our commitment to the Kids In Need Foundation as well as other educational charities. Dixon has globally expanded product offerings into Retail, Industrial, and Promotional Products for both Writing and Arts & Crafts. Products from Dixon serve a customer for their whole life, from the first moment they can hold an instrument of creativity in their hand through the pinnacle of their personal and professional development, whether it is through business, education, craftsmanship ,or in the arts. Today, more than ever, Dixon Ticonderoga Company stands poised and ready to mold the minds of tomorrow with products that are the "Best of Their Kind".

Ethics & Values

For generations, people have relied on the consistent quality and inspiration of Dixon Ticonderoga Company products. When people hold a classic No. 2 pencil or a Prang Art Marker, customers are also grasping the values of a company that was founded in 1795 and is getting stronger more than 200 years later.

Dixon Ticonderoga Company is a caring corporate citizen, dedicated to protect the earth from which its raw materials, wood and graphite, originate. Replenishing and recycling are corporate mandates that we take very seriously.  We strive for nothing in our manufacturing facilities to go to waste; our wood and cardboard are recycled into reusable energy and new products.

As a global company, we steadfastly hold to our values of integrity, fairness and ethical behavior. All employees, interns, partners, and vendors must exemplify these high standards. As extensions of our company, we expect our colleagues to consistently mirror Dixon Ticonderoga Company's high expectations.

Dixon Ticonderoga Company complies with all applicable laws and regulations and requires its directors and officers to conduct our business in accordance to letter, intent and spirit of all relevant laws. We will not tolerate illegal, dishonest or unethical conduct at any level of our corporation. Our Company works with the committee and board of directors of the Arts & Crafts Manufacturing Institute (ACMI) and Writing Instruments Manufacturing Association (WIMA).

Our greatest asset is the body of committed and enthusiastic value-driven Dixon employees who invent, develop, produce, market, and deliver the greatest writing and art instruments in the world. It is because of them that we have earned our customers' unwavering loyalty and enthusiasm.

Our worldwide customers know that when they purchase our inspirational writing and art instruments, they are investing in a company that represents quality and value. Our customers inspire us, and we will work daily to never let you down.