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Part of a unique color-matching system that encompasses all Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Products, Polychromos Colored Pencils contain the highest-quality pigments for unsurpassed lightfastness.
The buttery smooth color laydown offered by Polychromos pencils can be easily blended for layered effects, highlights, and transitions. Their break-resistant, water-resistant, smudgeproof 3.8 mm leads are encased in premium California cedar with Secureall bonding to resist breakage while providing sharp, fine lines and permanent, rich color. Pencils are pre-sharpened.
Every pencil contains a lightfastness (light resistance) rating, as follows: ***very good (100+ years), **good, or *reasonable.
All sets, except where noted, are housed in sturdy metal tins. Please refer to the Item Specs tab of this page for complete set contents.
Wooden Box Pencil Set of 120
Polychromos pencil sets are a welcome addition to any colored pencil artist's studio. This heirloom-quality handmade wooden case is finished with a rich stain and features durable metal hinges and a metal handle for easy transport. An easy-open metal knob opens the case and locks it with a simple twist. Inside are two tiers of highly pigmented, brilliant Polychromos pencils for easy access to a total of 120 colors, and additional storage for accessories. The box measures 13¾"H × 22¾"W × 13¼"D (35 cm × 58 cm × 34 cm) when fully extended.
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Set of 120
(All sets of 120 contain the same colors.)
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I would buy this product again
from Easton Pa
Comments about Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil Sets:
I gave them to my wife . She the artist in the family she said she happy the color pencils.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil Set
from Jacksonville Bch, FL
I use them when I'm making cards and color the stamped image.
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
from San Antonio, Texas
Colors are great and cover very well. Have not broke any points yet. Pencils seem to be not as fragile as most colored pencils. I will continue to use them in the future.
Love these new pencils
from Lee's Summit, Missouri
I have been experimenting with different coloured pencils, and I like the polychromo the best. Your can still use your other coloured pencils with them, no problem! The set of 120 pencils gives you a variety of pencils to blend colours.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Dean the giver
I use colored pencils mainly for coloring zen doodles. This is a really nice set. Pigments are bright and lush. Pencils sharpen easily and apply smoothly. I will buy these again when the current set needs replacing.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Well worth the price
I bought the 120 pencil set to use for coloring in adult coloring books. I'm relatively new at coloring (as an adult) and thought that these pencils might be an extravagant purchase. So I waited a while, trying other pencils, before I made this purchase. Polychromos pencils are well worth the price! - I wish I had purchased them right at the beginning. They lay down color and blend beautifully. They're sturdy and hold a point well. And they are far less fragile than my Prismacolor pencils. I highly recommend these pencils.
By Big lou
Does the job and then does more!
Loving the pencils
I am coloring for fun and stress relief and these pencils are the best I have used. The colors blend beautifully, and the choice of colors is wonderful. My only regret, I could not afford the 120 color set.I bought the 60 color set and I find I can do a lot with just 60 colors.
from Mesa Az
I'm not an artist in any way shape or form. But I do enjoy the new coloring books. These are fantastic. They hold a point so I don't have to sharpen them very often. I have some Prismacolor colored pencils and 2 of the pencils have had broken leads ( I did drop them on a tiled floor at about 2 feet). I'm also a dropper...so that may be why they had to be sharpened to a nub. But these haven't broken. They are also easy to apply and blend smoothly. I'm going to order a few more pencils because I don't have a true or clear red or navy blue In the set but at least I can order from open stock, which I love. They do smudge a little but the do erase with ease. All in all, I love them. Makes me wish I was a real artist!
Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils
By Sue in Colorado
from Colorado Springs, CO
have read reviews and had to try for myself....nice but Prismacolor still my all time favorite
Polychromos colored pencils are part of a unique color-matching system that
defines Faber-Castell Art and Graphic Products. Barrels are premium California cedar
wood and the 3.8 mm leads are break-resistant, water-resistant, smudgeproof, and
provide permanent rich color. The binder is oil-based, not waxy. Each pencil features
the highest quality pigments for unsurpassed resistance to fading. Color lays down smooth and is
easily blended for layered effects, highlights and transitions.
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