Sunday, April 18, 2010

The end of the Panasonic Sharpeners...

I managed to get my hands on two Panasonic battery operated sharpeners, actually someone very near and dear bought one for me. Wasn't that sweet? Hopefully they will last me for a while. I also bought the Stanley/Bostich battery sharpener, model - 02697. It's pretty good but not a precision sharpener like the Panasonic but much better than the Staples brand. You may not have a Staples in your area but if you do, don't bother with them, they are designed to break.

I also sent an email to the Sanford Rep, Shelley Minnis, and suggested Sanford buy the technology from Panasonic. Believe it or not, she had the same idea and forwarded my email on to marketing. Why not? We need quality sharpeners and they have the money. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

By the way, have you seen Sanford's new web page? It's pretty awesome. They have a page called "meet the artists". They profiled quite a few artists who use Prismacolor products, not just colored pencils. If you are interested here's the link:


Elizabeth said...

Hey Linda,

Really glad you talked to the Sanford rep about the pencil sharpener crises. I am going to make a point of tracking down whoever is at the convention this year from Sanford and beg them to address this mess. I am down to my last Panasonic's and running out of options!

your pal,
Elizabeth Patterson

Carrie H. said...

I loved my little battery sharpener. I used in constantly in Picture framing shop. You are always needing a sharp pencil. What's left - tape a piece of sand paper to the wall?

tinkartist said...

you talk about most of your favorite supplies, what about the electric eraser...what kind is your favorite??