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The most lightfast brand, that will resist fading for over 100 years!

Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils are widely considered to be the finest professional colored pencils on the market. The 3.8mm diameter barrel houses an SV bonded lead that is both water-resistant and smudge proof, with the bonding providing breakage-resistance with accidental dropping or rough sharpening. Pencils work beautifully on textured and smooth papers, sanded pastel papers and boards, wood, and even fabric.

Key Features:
  • 3.8mm diameter
  • Oil based lead
  • Highest lightfastness
  • 120 color range
Perfect For:
  • Illustrators and Designers
  • Archival and lightfast artworks
  • Easy blending and layering
  • Use on multiple surfaces

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Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

The most lightfast brand of colored pencils, that will resist fading for over 100 years!

Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils are widely considered to be the finest professional colored pencils on the market. The vegetable oil-based pencils exhibit a richness of color and smoothness that is unparalleled by any other brand, without the ugly wax bloom that develops with layering, like other popular brands on the market. The 3.8mm diameter barrel houses an SV bonded lead that is both water-resistant and smudge proof, with the bonding providing breakage-resistance with accidental dropping or rough sharpening.

With a color range of 120 open stock colors, 100 of those have a 3 star lightfastness rating (7-8 on the Blue Wool Scale). Why is this important? Until the Colored Pencil Society of America approached the ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) about developing lightfastness testing for colored pencils, there was not a set lightfastness rating in place for the product. A standard was passed in 2003 and testing began (D6901), and found most brands terribly lacking— most of which did not produce lightfastness beyond 25 years. With 100 colors at the top of the lightfastness ratings, Faber Castell has been dedicated from the start to provide a truly fine art, professional quality colored pencil!

The expanded color range matches both Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils and Polychromos pastels for multi-media techniques. Pencils work beautifully on textured and smooth papers, sanded pastel papers and boards, wood, and even fabric.

Key Features:
  • 3.8mm diameter
  • Oil based lead
  • Highest lightfastness ratings
  • Break-Resistant leads
  • 120 color range
Perfect For:
  • Illustrators, Designers, Fine Artists
  • Archival and lightfast artworks
  • Easy blending and layering
  • Use on multiple surfaces
  • Replacing brands that break easily
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils is rated 4.909090909090909 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Polychrome Colored Pencils I was adding to my set of Faber-Castell Polychromes colored pencils. I use both these, Prismacolor and Luminious. The polychromes are best for detail work. They are oil based pencils, so they are not overly mushy when you need clarity. The only downside to these pencils is the White. They are useless and should be re-designed.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where Have You Been All My Art Life, Polys? Since switching to colored pencils I have tried several brands. Most are pretty good and have their pros and cons. But, the Faber Castell polys are simply amazing. I just got them and from the moment I put pencil to paper I fell in love. The more I used them, the more I loved them. They feel smooth and glide on paper. They feel soft to me but, can put down a crisp line. The Faber Castells will put down a nice amount of color - you don't feel you have to build it up alot to get the results you want. And every pencil I used felt and colored like the others. A great consistency as far as I can tell. I feel these pencils are in a class by themselves. I do plan to make them my pencils with forays into another brand for an odd color that may not be available by FC.
Date published: 2014-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive, but well made We've been using these in the Moleskine journal notebooks for years. Highly recommended for serious artist.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Faber Castell color pencil These are great oil based color pencils they sharpen to a fine point with a new sharpener and are great for detail work.
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new pencil love I've been testing various brands of colored pencils to complement my palette of Prismacolor pencils. I now have a new favorite! Polychromos are extremely smooth, almost buttery in feel on the paper and blend well with other brands as well as when using colorless blender markers.
Date published: 2013-08-13
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

The most lightfast brand, that will resist fading for over 100 years!

Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils are widely considered to be the finest professional colored pencils on the market. The 3.8mm diameter barrel houses an SV bonded lead that is both water-resistant and smudge proof, with the bonding providing breakage-resistance with accidental dropping or rough sharpening. Pencils work beautifully on textured and smooth papers, sanded pastel papers and boards, wood, and even fabric.

Key Features:
  • 3.8mm diameter
  • Oil based lead
  • Highest lightfastness
  • 120 color range
Perfect For:
  • Illustrators and Designers
  • Archival and lightfast artworks
  • Easy blending and layering
  • Use on multiple surfaces

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