Polychromos colored pencils contain the highest quality pigments for unsurpassed lightfastness. The oil-based pencils feature buttery smooth lay-down and easily blend and layer without a waxy build-up. The thick 3.8mm leads are water-resistant, smudge-proof, and provide sharp fine lines with excellent point retention. The lead is housed in premium California cedar wood casings with SV bonding to strengthen lead and resist breakage. Pencils come pre-sharpened and protected in strong metal tins.
in 2019, Polychromos Color Pencils were voted as their favorite by subscribers of Colored Pencil Magazine.