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Polychromos, 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 barrel houses a 3.8mm diameter, SV bonded lead that is both water-resistant and smudge proof, with the bonding providing breakage-resistance with accidental dropping or rough sharpening.

Key Features:
  • 3.8mm diameter oil based lead
  • Highest lightfastness ratings
  • Break-Resistant leads
  • 120 color range
  • Polychromos sets of 120, 12, 24, 36 & 60
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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Polychromos, The most lightfast brand of colored pencils, that will resist fading for over 100 years!

Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencil Sets 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 barrel houses a 3.8mm diameter, SV bonded lead that is both water-resistant and smudge proof, with the bonding providing breakage-resistance with accidental dropping or rough sharpening.

Key Features:
  • 3.8mm diameter oil based lead
  • Highest lightfastness ratings
  • Break-Resistant leads
  • 120 color range
  • Polychromos sets of 120, 12, 24, 36 & 60
Perfect For:
  • Illustrators, Designers, Fine Artists
  • Archival and lightfast artworks
  • Easy blending and layering
  • Use on multiple surfaces
  • Replacing brands that break easily

 

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 Durer Watercolor Pencil Sets and Polychromos pastels for multi-media techniques. Pencils work beautifully on textured and smooth papers, sanded pastel papers and boards, wood, and even fabric.

Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil Sets of-of 12, 24, 36, 60, and the full range of 120 Polychromos colored pencils. Perfect as a starter set or as an ideal gift for any dry media artist.

Mixed Media Gift Set - This convenient multimedia set includes 10 Polychromos colored pencils, 2 series 9000 graphite pencils, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener — the perfect set for travel or to give as a gift!

Cardboard Set of 36 - This excellent set is tiered in two layers and is convenient for travel. Includes a great range of 36 pencils.

Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils Deluxe Wood Box Set of 120 - This amazing set is perfect for the serious artist and features the entire range of 120 Polychromos colors in a tiered, finished wooden box with brushed nickel latches. Makes a truly luxurious gift!

Please note: The pencil barrel’s labeling may vary in appearance within sets and individual stock due to a rolling manufacturer design change. The quality and formula of the Polychromos pencils remain unchanged.

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