Marco is a Chinese art brand. Last Christmas, my brother bought me the Raffine color pencils. They come with a great color range for the price. I got it to try to see if the pencils were just as good as the Derwent pencils. So far, I have not gotten around to using the pencils, mostly because I want to get most for my bucks. I want to finish using my current inventory before using new color pencils. Aside from a few pencils slashes here and there, I have not made an official drawing with the Marco brand. I hope to remedy this oversight in the near future. All in all, Marco only produces different types of color pencils depending on the skill level, and age of the artist.