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This excellent quality, rich, black charcoal blends smoothly and is free of hard spots. Non-toxic.
Individual sticks measure 2-3/4" × 7/16" square (70 mm × 11 mm).
® Alphacolor is a registered trademark.
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(based on 16 reviews)
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Reviewed by 16 customers
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not good as it was
from Las Vegas
Comments about Alphacolor Quartet Char-Kole Squares:
The worst Char-Kole I have ever bought, it is hard and sticky on paper. I could not use finger smill to get skin tone. I am regrade bought 12 piece 5 boxes too much for save shipping cost. dont know when will use them over.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this charcoal isn't working well for you. One of our Customer Care Agents will be reaching out so we can work with you to address this.
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By ana alejandra
from alamos sonora, MEX
I love it, it's great
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Not for me for my daughter
I bought it for my daughter who is away at college.
from valdosta ga
Great quality for drawing!
(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from South Carolina
Delivery is on time or before due date, thanks Ricky Monroe
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
close but not right.
from Springfield, TN
I want to say great things but sadly I can not. Unfortunately this charcoal is not black, it's dark gray and unusable for my drawing class. Unfortunately this is a manufacturing issue, even the sets on campus are just a dark gray. However Dick Blick has been a great company to order from.
Merchant response: If you ever receive a product that does not meet your expectation, give our Customer Care team a call at 1-800-723-2787. We are happy to see if there is any way we can help.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Poor quality product, and misleading
from San Francisco
This product does not compare to extra soft, compressed charcoal, but the packaging, and this online ad would have you believe that it's extra soft compressed charcoal. Don't be fooled. It claims to be a pastel, but it's not that either. It's simply a poor quality, mysterious chemical creation.
Merchant response: We are sorry that this product did not work out for you. A member of our Customer Care team will be in touch to see if we can help you with a return or exchange.
from Lake Charles, Louisiana
I am an Art Professor and have been teaching for 27 years. Since 1987 I have used this product extensively with my own work as well as having my students use it. I was greatly disappointed to see that the charcoal quality changed to a much lesser level. The depth and feel are awful. I had our bookstore send back every box of this charcoal back to the distributor. I am now hunting for a comparable product and one that I can recommend to my students with confidence.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that these did not meet your expectations. A member of our Product Information team will be contacting you with an alternative product to consider.
By a college rep
from Boston, MA
This is not the product that it use to be. It was actual charcoal at one point, now it is labeled on the box as "Soft Pastels". It is simply not charcoal. What is frustrating is that the blick discription calls it charcoal as well. I ordered a large amount of this product for classes and no it is unusable. It is now grey instead of black, horrible for use in classes.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you were not completely satisfied with this product. Our Customer Care team will be contacting you to assist you further.
Great charcoal substitute
I use these for general drawing. It produces the same intense black as true charcoal, but is considerably less dusty and less prone to breakage. The feel is a bit different, a little smoother, but I actually prefer it.
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