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Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil, Set of 72 Assorted Colors (3599TN)

by Sanford
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  • Soft leads create a smooth color laydown for superior blending and shading.
  • Thick, long-lasting color cores resist breakage and bring bold statements to life.
  • Pigments are slow to wear, light-resistant, and waterproof.
  • A wide array of colors to choose from makes it easy to find a soft spot for these premium pencils.
  • Vivid and intense in one stroke and subtle and soft in the next, they are perfect for any project.
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Product Description

Product Description

These colored pencils are artists' quality for every level of expertise. Pencils contain high quality pigments for a rich color saturation and feature soft, thick cores which create a smooth color lay-down for superior blending and shading and the thick leads resist breakage. This package contains one 9-3/4 by 8-1/8 by 1-1/8-inch tin with 72 pencils: 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 906, 908, 909, 910, 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 916, 917, 918, 921, 922, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929, 930, 932, 933, 935, 937, 938, 939, 940, 941, 942, 943, 944, 945, 946, 947, 948, 949, 950, 956, 989, 992, 994, 995, 997, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1021, 1023, 1027, 1034, 1051, 1054, 1056, 1060, 1063, 1065, 1069, 1072, 1074, 1083, and 1084: a woodless colored pencil core for coverage of large areas. Contents conform to ASTM D4236. Made in Mexico.

From the Manufacturer

Designed to handle detailed work for advanced students and artists, these Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils feature high grade pigments for rich color saturation. Other features include soft, thick cores for superior blending and shading, and a color coded woodcasing for easy identification. The soft cores also resist breaking. Designed with professional artist quality for every level of expertise, these pencils come in an assorted set of 72, and include a convenient tin case.

What's in the Box
Set of 72 assorted Prismacolor Premier Colored Woodcase Pencils, and tin case.

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Technical Details

Brand Name Sanford
Item Weight 1.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 8.2 x 1.1 x 10.2 inches
Item model number 3599TN
Color Assorted Colors
Pencil Lead Degree (Hardness) 2H
Material Type Wood
Number of Items 1
Size 72 Pack
Line Size 0.7mm
Manufacturer Part Number 3599TN

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Customer Reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars 1,243 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #585 in Office Products (See top 100)
#10 in Office Products > Educational Supplies > Writing & Correction Supplies > Pencils > Wooden Colored Pencils
#814 in Office Products > Office Supplies
Shipping Weight 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available December 8, 2004

From the Manufacturer

Prismacolor Premier

Creations come alive with Prismacolor. Featuring inspired colors and pigments of unrivaled quality, you can express your art in its purest form.

Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils Prismacolor Premier Verithin Colored Pencils Prismacolor Premier Art Stix Colored Pencils Prismacolor Premier Watercolor Colored Pencils Prismacolor Premier Mixed Media Set Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils
Pre-Sharpened No No NA No No Yes
Good for Shading Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Water Soluble No No No Yes No No
Core Material Soft Hard Soft Hard Mixed Hard
Total Available Colors 150 36 48 36 48 60
Recommended Uses Blending and shading Sharp details Thick color laydown and layering Unique textures and effects Traveling or use as a starter kit Developing artists, school projects

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

There are many excellent colored pencil brands available today, with some of the premier labels being Caran D'Arche (Switzerland), Conté (France), Faber Castell (Germany), Talens (the Netherlands) and Koh-i-noor (Czech Republic). Each pencil brand has its own loyal following, and it is certainly true that the performance characteristics of each leaves a unique "signature" on paper (i.e., the experienced eye can sometimes tell which brand of pencil was used for a different piece of artwork by examining luminosity, reflection, depth of color, and others). I have used all these brands myself, having brought back from Europe entire sets from various manufacturers, and often in different sub types ("artist," "student," and so on). Some also have added touches that really make a pencil set shine, including rounded triangular shafts with subtle inlaid grips, bonded coatings between the lead and the pencil wood to minimize lead shattering, and soft textured surfaces for improved gripping and comfort. Some sets are now even beginning to adhere to the lightfastness specifications as developed by the Colored Pencil Society of America.

So, what should we think about a set of American made colored pencils when they are competing with these premier brands, some of which have been in business for centuries? The answer might be surprising to hear: after using all these brands for an extended period of time, I can say that these Prismacolor "Premier" pencils easily hold their own against the world's best colored pencils.

What are the characteristics of the Prismacolor "Premier" pencils that make them so good?

1. Smooth, silky, and rich laydown of color
2. Little smearing, even when laying down dense patches of color
3. Ability to blend colors as needed
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Here is what the 72 count set of colors looks like... Unfortunately, I didn't think of taking a picture before I bought 3 more pencils individually. The ones with the check marks in front of the set were the 3 additional ones that I bought. These are great for layering and shading. I bought a 36 count of the Prismacolor Verithins for darker lines. They work well together and each one has it's own purpose. I'm not an artist just an adult that has picked up coloring before bedtime to relax. I only wish that I would have bought one of the larger count sets since I am always looking for additional colors.
If you are having challenges with sharpening them there is a you tube video about it and how you should always turn the pencil, not the sharpener, in the same continuous direction. Don't be wobbly or rotate back and fourth. There were even explanations on how many you should put into an electric sharpener and then manually sharpen one because they overheat and break the leads! Even to follow up a couple of colored pencils that have been sharpened with a graphite one to lubricate the gears again! Wow, I had NO Clue why electric sharpeners seemed to sometimes work and then not.. It makes perfect sense now! (Very important to know if you have an entire set that needs to be sharpened like the Verathins... )! There were also recommendations regarding pencils that have leads that seem to be broken within, warm them up in the sun a little bit before you sharpen.. You'll have a whole new solid lead from within on e the wax melts together.. Problem Solved!
I've included a picture of the Verathins 36 count set and a 48 count set of Marco Raffine for anyone curious of the differences. There are pictures of the 50 count Prang set vs the 50 count Crayola set on the 50 count Prang review of mine. I provided a picture of the colors in the 132 count set in the last picture. The entire template is colored, just some of the colors aren't showing up well in the picture. FYI
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I own these pencils and I personally think they are great. I have the 72 color set and I think the creamy leads are excellent because they are soft and free of impurities that cheap colored pencils have. I have not had trouble with blooming or layering so far. I really like the fact that you can reorder specific colors through the Prismacolor website. Be sure to buy an appropriate pencil sharpener. The Prismacolor Colored Pencil sharpener is a good one but you can only sharpen one or two pencils before needing to clean it out. That is the only drawback I have found.
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A beautiful way to prevent your prismas from breaking or cracking the lead is to use an Xacto knife to sharpen them and avoid dropping them if at all possible. The lead is very fragile, and a fall may break them. Using a knife is a really gentle way to take care of the lead and prevent the wood around the pencil from wearing down so fast. It will give you about twice as long life for each pencil, because you can shape the wood around the lead instead of shaving the lead off. Granted, a bit of practice is needed, using a crayola pencil is probably the best way to assure your coordination with the knife.
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First of all, the guy above who was dissatified, you can't use a reg. pencil sharpener to sharpen Prisma's, becuase what happened to you, will happen. Prismacolor pencils come w/ a special sharpener just for these pencils. Inside the box it explains why you can't use a reg. sharpener on these pencils.

As for my review, I draw tattoos. Every tattoo artist i've ever talked too all use Prismacolor Pencils, and all have rave reviews... I didn't believe them until 1 of the tattoo artists let me try out his set. After i tried his out for a few hours (cuase i was that happy w/ them), i had to have my own set. Once i went Prismacolor, i never went back to the crappy crayolas i was using before. Crayola differs from Prisma becuase most pencils in your store are chalk-based, while prisma's are oil based... They blend like paint..

These are the greatest pencils i've ever seen and used. Though they are expensive, it's well worth it.. It's better to buy a bigger set, like starting out w/ the 48 color set or more.
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