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New! No.2 Scented Pencils
Moon is excited to introduced it’s colorful line of No.2 Non-Wood Scented Pencils. In 6 new bright and bold colors, these decorated swirl pencils are fun for kids and come in their favorite scents! Moon’s non-wood scented pencils are easy to sharpen and have erasers that are long-lasting. Scents include, grape, peppermint, bubblegum, chocolate, lemon, and orange. All pencils are great for the home and for classrooms of all kinds. Items include: 52253, Grape Scented Pencils, 52254, Peppermint Scented Pencils, 52256, Bubblegum Scented Pencils, 52257, Chocolate Scented Pencils, 52258, Orange Scented Pencils, and 522259, Lemon Scencted Pencils. All items are 144ct.

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The Secret Behind America’s Favorite Pencil: USA Gold

How to Make a Pencil

People often wonder — what makes USA Gold America’s finest pencil? Well, we are here to provide all the knitty-gritty details behind the making of USA Gold pencils. First of all, at Moon, we start with high-quality, incense cedar wood harvested right here in the USA. Why cedar you ask? Cedar is widely recognized as the finest wood species available for manufacturing pencils. Its reddish-brown color, fine grain and low resin content allow us to manufacture pencils with a smooth surface that sharpen easily and evenly. You will find that most artist-quality colored and graphite pencils are made from Incense Cedar. Oh, and did we mention that the manufacturing magic happens at our factory right here in Lewisburg, Tennessee? Over the last 50+ years, we have earned the reputation of being the largest and finest pencil manufacturer in the USA and we are mighty proud of it!

Ok. So, enough bragging. Next, we will break down for you how our pencils are made. It’s really quite an interesting 10 step process:

  1. Incense Cedar logs are cut into pencil blocks
  2. Pencil blocks are cut into pencil slats
  3. Pencil slats are treated with wax and stain
  4. A machine cuts grooves into the slats to accept the writing core (or “lead)
  5. The writing core – made from a mixture of graphite and clay – is placed into the grooves
  6. A second grooved slat is glued on to the first, making a “slat sandwich”
  7. The slat sandwich is machined into the pencil shape
  8. Individual pencils are cut from the sandwich and are sanded down for smoothness
  9. Each pencil is painted. Then, a recess is cut to accept the ferrule (the metal ring that holds the eraser to the pencil)
  10. A ferrule and eraser are crimped into place on each pencil

And Voila! That’s how America’s Favorite #2 pencil is made!

Moon in the News!

Terry Bulger from WSMV Channel 4 News tours the Moon Pencil Factory in Lewisburg, Tennessee. The segment shows the pencil making process at the largest pencil factory in the USA!

50 Years of Moon Products!


On October 27th 2011, Moon Products, one of the last remaining domestic pencil production facilities in the United States celebrated 50 years of operation. Current employees, former employees, members of the community and press met to commemorate the occasion with appetizers and refreshments at the facility in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Members of the press enjoyed an entertaining and educational tour of the facility to better understand how Moon manufactures California cedar and graphite into Gold Standard #2 pencils.

Moon Products manufactures and distributes stationery products for mass retail and educational channels, and is the nation’s largest pencil manufacturer. Over the past 50 years, Moon Products employed hundreds of Marshall County residents and numerous employees have been with our family for 20, 30 and even 40 years.

Print coverage of the event was secured in The Marshall County Tribune, The Elk Valley Times and The Tennessean. Also, a 3 minute TV segment ran on Tennessee local NBC affiliate WSMV.

Create Your Own Pencils

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Personalized Pencils as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 !

1. Choose Your Pencil Color. Pick from Moon’s stock Colors, Glitz Assortments, Laser Gem
Assortment, Thermo Color Change, Moon Glow, Metallic Hex or Gold & Silver Glitz pencils.

2. Choose Your Imprint Foil Color.
White, Black, Silver, Gold, Red, Orange, Blue, Green, Purple

3. Select Your Artwork. Send us your own artwork or select your graphics from our
large assortment of themed pencil dies. Moon has school mascots and many popular
themes to choose from.

** 2 gross minimum

Contact Moon Customer Service for Assistance.

Featured Products 2015

Mustache Pencils and Erasers
Moon is excited to add neon topper erasers and multi-mustache decorated pencils to our popular line of mustache items. Jump on the mustache craze and have a ball. They’re just plain silly and kids love them! Moon items: 53075 Neon Mustache Write-On Asst (36ct), 53076 Neon Mustache Topper Erasers (108ct), 52440 Neon Mustache Topper Eraser 8ct Bag, 52244 Mustache Fun Pencil (144ct), 52179 Mustache Pencils (144ct), 53066 Mustache Write-Ons (36ct), 53065 Mustache Topper Erasers (108ct), 52435, Mustache Topper Erasers 8ct Bag, 52221 Neon Mustache Pencils (144ct), 52222 Thermo Mustache Pencils (144ct).

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