For decades, the name Prismacolor has been synonymous with the highest quality colored pencils available to artists. These richly pigmented, brilliant pencils feature a 3.8mm core of soft, blendable color in an amazing array of 150 shades. The wax-based formula makes for smooth color laydown in any application from the lightest of shading to the heaviest marks, and is water and break-resistant. The smooth cedar-wood casings protect the soft leads, and are lacquered for durability in colors matching that of the lead. In addition, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils are beautifully complemented by Premier Art Markers, and are perfect for adding shading and detail to marker and mixed media artwork. When it comes to a true professional grade colored pencil, Prismacolor pencils truly are premier!