Strong, vibrant, ink-like colors. Easy-to-carry tin for portability and convenience. Tin lid can function as makeshift palette. Durable lead that doesn't break on every sharpen.
Might be too vibrant for work requiring subtlety.
Easy-to-sharpen edges. Vibrant colors both dry and wet. Impressive range of colors.
Those who prefer matte don't like their glossy finish.
Set of 120 pencils covers nearly every color artists need. Heavy pigmenting for easy color blending. Sturdy packaging stands up to daily use; no need for additional case.
"Super-dry" design delivers inadequate coverage for some.
Easy-to-sort, easy-to-carry tin container. Break-resistant lead. Flattened edges prevent rolling off work surface.
Colors lack vibrance of Inktense and other top competitors.
Works seamlessly with standard Prismacolor pencils, with colors guaranteed to match their mixed-media counterparts. Fine pigmentation for smooth layout both dry and wet. Strong, vibrant colors.
Scratchy, dry finish. Lead breaks more easily than those of some competitors.
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