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on July 11, 2013
This is my third box of Crazart Colored Pencils (72 Count). The first two boxes (bought about a year ago) were wonderful...full, rich colors, great variety, and a smooth application to paper. The latest box which just arrived is unbelievable. First of all, most of the colors do not correspond to the old colors. In fact, two of the same color accidently made it into the current box and, though they were both labeled "holly", the colors were not even similar (one was a muted dark olive green, the other a pale green-blue). The greens are all too light or blueish, the pinks are too pale, the blues are just odd. But most importantly, the lay-down of color is poor, poor, poor! No amount of pressure gives a good color; all look like they have been washed-out and are spotty and uneven. I can only assume that the dye used was old or not enough dye was put into the pencil. Very difficult to use on any kind of paper and only a few colors are worth considering. Has anyone else run into this problem with recently purchased pencils from Crazart? These pencils used to be my go-to brand for the beautiful, vibrant colors and the rich and easy application of color I used to get. I would like to purchase another box on the chance that my current box was from a bad run, but I need to be reassured.