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Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 24 Pencils

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  • Artist-quality colored pencils for every level of expertise
  • Colors are easily blended, slow to wear and waterproof
  • Soft, thick cores create a smooth color laydown for superior blending and shading
  • Package contains one 9-3/8 by 4-3/8 by 7/8-inch tin with 24 pencils
  • High-quality pigments for a rich color saturation
  • Thick leads resist breakage
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 7.3 x 0.7 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00006IEEU
  • Item model number: 3597T
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Artist-quality colored pencils are designed for every level of expertise. Colors are easily blended, slow to wear and waterproof. Thick leads resist breakage. Soft, thick cores create a smooth color laydown for superior blending and shading. High-quality pigments deliver rich color saturation. Pencils are unsharpened.

Product Description

Popular colored pencils have thick, soft cores made from brilliant, light-resistant pigments.


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Customer Reviews

My daughter loves these for her art.
Cooper Town
The leads can be sharpened to a long sharp point, and I have no issues with the lead breaking on me.
SKOOTERBUM
Each pencil was smooth, creamy and had a rich color.
efelden

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

225 of 234 people found the following review helpful By Ray TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 18, 2010
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 piece of artwork by examining luminosity, reflection, depth of color, and other characteristics). 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 even now 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 lay down of color
2. Little smearing, even when laying down dense patches of color
3. Ability to blend colors as needed
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56 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Smeequat on November 26, 2005
Prismacolor pencils are well-known for their range in rich colors and vibrant laydown, setting them apart from any other type of colored pencil.

I've tried them myself and I agree. The lead is wonderfully soft, and therefore makes blending colors and pushing them into one another an ease to do.

The downside is that the lead is a little too soft, and makes it harder to get the colors smooth (it's easier to do with Crayola because Crayola has harder lead). It can be done, however, and these are great pencils that especially go well with Prismacolor markers. :)
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Timothy's on January 11, 2007
Bought these for my son as he is into art/shading/sketching. These pencils are top quality and hold up. The lead is so thick that it does not break like most other art pencils. Great Value too.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kirsten B on March 1, 2012
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These pencils are smooth and made of durable solid wood. They are creamy in texture when they spread, and I like them a lot.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. George on November 10, 2013
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I used to draw all the time. Now as a mom of five I really don't have much free time, but I recently got some of the Dover adult coloring books to decompress at the end of the day. I remembered loving my Prismacolor colored pencils as a teen, and went back to them. I shopped around a little and watched the price fluctuate on Amazon for a bit before springing for them, since paying this much for colored pencils is kind of tough even though I already knew their value.

For richness and color selection, these can't be beat. They are miles ahead of Crayola. The only problem is if they get dropped, the lead breaks into a million pieces inside the pencil and as you sharpen it, the point just keeps breaking off. After spending the money on these, having that happen is a little heartbreaking. And with all these kids, it is a miracle they haven't gotten their hands on more than just a few. I caught my two year old using them as drumsticks.

As a bit of an aside, if you are a parent of a teen who loves to draw - my dad took me to an art supplies store when I was in high school and let me pick out a set of these and I still have several of them. The experience still stands out in my mind as one of my favorite things my dad did for me - he spent money on these really nice pencils because he knew it was what I was into. (I went on to become a nurse).

The lead crumbling in the pencil knocked it down a star, and if that could be fixed, these babies would be like Kryptonite.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Gordon on July 25, 2013
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I was a little hesitant at buying these quality crayons as they were pricy at the local store, but I bought them as they were recommended by my course provider This is a quality product at a great price from Amazon. The pencils colour in easily and have a rich colour that is easy to blend. I am so glad I bought them and after trying mine out two classmates who bought other brands have now bought theses through Amazon too.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By ScubaKay on October 10, 2010
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Pencils: Fantastic -- love them!!! I got them for my anatomy class - coloring book for college - and they are perfect.

Metal Box: Arrived dented. Not just a ding, but the entire length is smashed in like it was run over with a car or hit with a hammer.

Shipper: Super duper fast service. Arrived within 2-3 days.

The only downside is the damaged tin container for the pencils. The pencils appear to work fine, so I will not bother returning or exchanging it. It was mailed in a simple yellow envelop that did not protect the package.
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