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Prismacolor Premier Coloured Pencils Set 150 Colored Pencils
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- Lightfast, richly saturated pigments
- Ultra-smooth, even color laydown
- Thick, robust leads resist cracking and chipping making them perfect for adult coloring books
- 150 premium colored pencils
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For over 75 years Prismacolor has set the standard for art products of unrivaled quality. Using only the finest materials and collaborating directly with artists to anticipate evolving needs, the Prismacolor portfolio has the tools artists need to flawlessly complete every project. From colored pencils to art markers and pastels, Prismacolor helps artists express their limitless imaginations.
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, 150 Pack
Artist Quality Colored Pencils
Bring your artistic vision to life with Prismacolor Artist Quality Colored Pencils! With a range of 150 vibrant colors, you are sure to achieve your masterpiece accurately and completely. Inside the box you’ll find colored pencils featuring soft cores that are the artist’s choice for blending, shading and layering. At the same time, Prismacolor art pencils feature pigments of unparalleled quality and leads that are thick and durable. This empowers you to effortlessly transition between forceful lines, delicate blends and smooth shadows.
- Soft core is perfect for shading and shadows
- Richly saturated pigments
- Smooth, even coverage
- Thick, durable leads resist breaking
- 150 vibrant colors
Soft Cores for Smooth Coverage
Cores are both creamy and thick for unbeatable blending, smooth color laydown and reduced breakage.
Superior Blending and Shading
Effortlessly combine colors to create unique shades that match your imagination.
Vibrant, Intense Pigments
With 150 shades packed with brilliant, lasting pigments, you’ll have the right one to bring your illustration together.
Adults Love Coloring Books
Enjoy hours of calming and creative fun with a set of adult coloring book pencils that help you fill in every detail with precisely the right color.
An Impressive Array of 150 Vivid Shades
A stunning range of 150 colors from Sunburst Yellow to Peacock Blue ensures there’s no limit to where your vision can travel. The greenest grasses, brightest stars and unique blends yet to be discovered are all at your fingertips.
|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|
|Good for Shading||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|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|
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Given that I had not used them that much and some of them had not even been used, it was a kick in the head when AMAZON generously acknowledged that they were faulty and that I was in line for a refund IF I paid the postage back to the USA from Australia.
Oh, come on Amazon, you are in Australia. So whats with the double dipping?
Whereas the colours and colour selection is beautiful these pencils are by no means robust or cost effective due to breakage and the number of times one has to sharpen them
You need to be careful and gentle in handling these pencils.
Let me set the scene here first, Faber Castell Polychromos, Derwent Inktense and Derwent Procolour were my pencil Arsenal that I have been using for many years so my colouring technique had well and truly been established.
HOWEVER I had done my homework, through YouTube and reviews I was aware of the issues with these pencils but not the degree of the problem and the adjustments to my techniques that I had to make.
I purchased a Prismacolor Shapener, believing that this would alleviate some of the issues with breakage and achieving a sharp point - NO. This was the sharpener I used to sharpen these pencils pencils on first opening the box - RESULT- two pencils now half the size and another three significantly smaller - had not even put pencil to paper.
Spoke with my Art Supply shop ( Professional supplier ) and they also stated that there had been similar issues raised with using the Prismacolor pencil sharpener with Prismacolor pencils
It did take several attempts with sharpening technique and sharpener brand to find a combination that didn’t result in
multiple breakage. For me it was a hand held Faber Castell and Staedtler sharpener that came with pencils that I had purchased for my grandchildren. BUT one still need to sharpen with care, hold sharpener and pencil as rigid as one can and turn either the sharpener or pencil ( this works better for me ) gently- pay attention to what you are doing otherwise you will get breakage.
The likelihood of a sharp point breaking when you do colour is high so take care, adjust your pressure, take your time.
HOLDING THE POINT
This next point ( pun intended) of sharpening did surprise me, yes this had been flagged as an issue on multiple reviews, but actual consequents of it once you got into colouring, especially when finer detail required, did shock me .
COLOUR, SHARPEN, COLOUR, SHARPEN - it just goes on and on.
During the course of the actual colouring process I find that the number of times that I sharpen is extremely high, Prismacolor get too blunt too quickly, so very much more then my Fabre Castell and Derwent. I have tried adjusting my technique to doing blocks of finer work when tip is sharp, less fine work when tip is blunt and adjusting angle and pressure, this has made a slight improvement but not significant.
I have done a comparison, using the same colouring page, one page using Prismacolor and another page ( same picture) using Faber Castell, approximately TWICE the amount of pencil shavings !! SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WASTAGE DUE TO SHARPENING.
CONCLUSION: Love the colours and the “ creaminess “ of the Prismacolor, BUT find the fact that I have to be more attentive and careful when sharpening and how I use these pencils to reduce wastage really frustrating.
Wax bloom is another aspect that you have to be mindful of in applying theses pencils .
Faber Castell Polychromos and Derwent Procolour are my go to pencils with ONLY using Prismacolor when I want a specific colour.
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I have to say the criticism is true. About 35% of them have the pigment centre mis-alligned inside the pencil barrel. The embossed writing on the pencils are fuzzy, some pencils look a little tatty - not what you would expect for "Artist Quality" not to mention EXPENSIVE product. As other reviewers have mentioned this will cause breakages as they are sharpened. One thing to note is these are manufactured in Mexico - so maybe quality control isn't the best there? I have emailed prisma color directly (US company) to ask for their advise as I am a bit nervous about keeping them. I will update this comment when I hear from them. The only other verified stockist is "refuelled" a UK company but they are selling them for more than double the price on amazon (£210). I tried to call them to ask them where there pencils are manufactured and why are theirs so much more expensive. As soon as I get through to them I will update my comment again! UPDATE 08/06/2017 Still waiting for Sanford to answer my questions about quality...I can see they clearly DO NOT care about their customers and I have seen other people who say they do not respond, this really annoys me. All in all a bad experience...Please save your money and get some Faber Castell's instead! Also the company called "refuelled" after trying to call them 3/4 times a day over 2 days still no answer. Absolutely no excuse for businesses to treat customers in this manner.
So kam ich dann zu den Prismacolor. Ich finde den Preis hier schon mal einfach überragend. Scheinbar liebt man diese Stifte oder man hasst sie. Man findete tausende Berichte darüber, dass die Stifte brechen, kaputt ankommen, unsortiert ankommen usw. Trotzdem habe ich es gewagt. Und was soll ich sagen? Ich bin positiv überrascht. Die Lieferung aus den USA war innerhalb von 2 Tagen bei mir. Ausgepackt und alles top. Kein Stift beschädigt. Ich habe die Stifte noch etwas nachgespitzt (mit einer Spitzmaschine) und auch das war überhaupt kein Problem. Mir ist weder beim Spitzen noch beim Malen je ein Stift gebrochen. Die Farben finde ich klasse. Eine super Ergänzung zu meinen Polychromos. Meiner Meinung nach leuchten die Farben auch mehr und die größere Auswahl ist natürlich auch toll.
Natürlich haben die Prismacolor nicht die gleiche Qualität wie die Polychromos. Aber das erwarte ich bei dem Preis nicht. Die Lackierung ist nicht ganz so perfekt und der Karton nicht so mega hochwertig. Allerdings malen die Stifte wunderbar und brechen rein gar nicht. Kann ich echt nur weiterempfehlen.
Some of the pencils have scratches, the leads are off- centered and a few of them (black in particular) will not sharpen well at all. The lead cracks and breaks off and the wood splinters causing more damage to the pencil. Credit where credit's due, most of them perform very well and I can see why they are so popular. It's just a shame that Prismacolor doesn't take pride or care in manufacturing their colour pencils. It really is a gamble buying these so in future, I'll stick to Faber Castelle's Polychromos.
Deux fois que je tombe sur des crayons dont la cire est mal mélangée ce qui laisse des traces foncées impossible a effacer !!!
Au prix des crayons je trouve ça honteux ,je suis très déçue ! si c'est pour nous vendre de vieux crayons défectueux non merci !!!
The negatives, I’ve got a fair few where the wood looks to be split either just at the end or right along, I will wait and see if this has effected the lead as I use them. Because the ends have no coating on them a fair few have chips in the lead at the ends, again I’m hoping this won’t have effected the rest of the pencil. The over all look of a fair few isn’t great for the price they cost.
I'm an artist and have been using Prismacolor for essentially my entire life. I've used the odd soft core here and there, but only when I purchased them singularly. When I bought packs I usually went with the scholars as it was hard to justify spending so much on the premiers. Recently I started some projects that I finally thought deserved the soft core and once I started using them I realized that I'm an idiot for not buying them sooner.
Now don't get me wrong the scholars are great pencil crayons, but the premiers are next level. They seem to almost flow when using them and blending is amazing. You can easily lay down multiple colours without it muddying, and when adding highlights or shadows the pigments flow together naturally. With my other sets I had favourite pencils because they were pleasant to use, smoother than the rest. With this set every one is like that.
However there is a drawback to these being so smooth, they can be quite fragile. If they get banged around or misused the leads will break either from the ends or inside the pencil itself. Sharpening them requires a good sharpener and even then if they were damaged the leads will snap. I suggest getting a decent case to protect them, the case they come in will suffice if you're careful, but the trays are flimsy and because they stack it can be annoying trying to find the colours you need.
Now for your average person these pencil crayons aren't a neccesity, but if you truly enjoy colouring and feel like treating yourself these are most definitely worth it, but keep an eye out as they tend to go on sales frequently.
NOTE: I have noticed multiple times that these pencil crayons are frequently used by third party fradulent vendors that seem to be popping up lately. So if the price looks to good to be true it most likely is. Check out the vendor, if they "just launched", red flags.
These were made in Mexico and there are so many complaints about low quality of woodaswell as overall production compaired to USA version. Should have this in description to make people aware as they will know to not expect good quality. It is a shame. Only time will tell. I own original karismacolor pencils which have lasted over 20 years. Also polychromes which you can tell are much better quality.
Theses pencils break with very little pressure.
Its not all bad though. There is a much better selection of colours and it is better investing in the 150 set. These are real unlike some sellers just poor quality. Some pencils dont have mexico printed on them others do poorly but if you dont have the money for polychromes then these are your cheaper option