Polychromos colored pencils contain the highest quality pigments for unsurpassed lightfastness. The pencils feature buttery smooth color lay-down and are easily blended and layered without waxy build-up. The thick 3.8mm leads are break and water-resistant, smudge-proof, provide and provide sharp fine lines and 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.
To view the color chart with lightfast ratings, see this PDF: Polychromos Artist Color Pencils