About Us

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abacus resources stock a genuinely exciting range of creative art supplies & resources. In fact, it’s one of the most comprehensive, diverse, and inspirational collections of this kind in the UK - a superb selection of products and services specifically for staff in all Visual Arts & Creative Studies departments. Fine Art, Graphics, Fashion, Photography... whatever your field, we’re here to help, with products that meet your requirements precisely.

We offer creative people creative solutions. Whether you require ‘budget’ brushes in bulk, or the finest art materials in the world, our in-house advisers and consultants carefully listen to your requests, and provide inventive and inspirational solutions. We always offer year-round value and great special deals.

Our renowned student art kit service is a clear example of the way we work closely with educational establishments, meeting their own particular requirements – budgetary or otherwise. Whether it’s simply Polyholdalls with a few Pencils and a sketchbook, or a toolbox containing top-end artists’ materials, we get it right, exactly. Abacus supply some of the UK’s most prestigious art schools and colleges with student art kits, customised and pre-assembled to the clients’ own specifications. We also supply students direct with art packs when required by the college.

We’ve a strong reputation for stabling universally established brands such as Rotring, Fabriano, Derwent,  Arches, Winsor & Newton, Daler Rowney, all under the same roof as a unique, eclectic, and ever- expanding spectrum of relatively unknown artisans’ implements from around the world. Abacus offer a real ‘arty-crafty’ treasure trove, without any digging around to unearth the products you want.

With such a vast variety of stocks & resources, coupled with a rapid turnaround, we offer an unrivalled opportunity to streamline your purchasing operations. You can depend on us to help out in the most demanding of situations. When the pressure is on, we pull out the stops, doing our very best to ensure you get the goods on time. Carriage is free on all orders over £75.

We’re dedicated in our quest to offer only the very best service, in a simple, straight-forward way, that saves you time, money, and hassle. With us, it’s First-Class, always. Give us a call -  we’ve got a great team that blends experience, expertise, and efficiency with an enthusiastic, helpful, and friendly approach, all of which adds up, quite simply, to a creative, inventive, and dependable supplier you really can count on.

Lowest price guarantee
Don’t compromise on quality, customer service or value. Abacus Resources are proud to deliver the best range of products with great service at the lowest prices. Our lowest price guarantee is just part of our commitment to being a friendly supplier you can really count on. Our price promise to you means that we will always offer you the best prices we can and regularly check our prices against our competitors to make sure that we’re the cheapest. If you do find an identical product, sold with the same conditions, cheaper elsewhere then contact our friendly teams and we’ll match the price. Already placed an order? Don't worry! Contact our team within 7 days of your order and we will refund the difference with a voucher to use on your next purchase.”

We very much look forward to hearing from you.