Prismacolor Pencils Are No Longer Available
We have had requests from our customers for some time now to do something about the Prismacolor Pencils. As you may be aware, the quality of the Prismacolor line has declined drastically over the last few years. Pencils regularly arrive split, and are notorious for broken leads or loose leads inside the pencil and the leads are often shockingly off-center inside the wood shaft. The color is not always consistent between pencils of what should be the same hue and the wax-based color can bloom, creating a white haze when you build up layers. So what can be done?
We have decided that Prismacolor Pencils no longer meet our standards of quality and leave our customers disappointed far more often than not. We will no longer stock the Prismacolor brand starting March 1, 2018. If you really need this product, you can contact us to special order it for you. But we feel that you should try a better product that so many of our colored pencil customers have embraced: Faber Castell's Polychromos Pencils.
Polychromos Pencils are available in 120 beautiful colors with unsurpassed lightfast pigments that will hold their color over time better than other leading brands. They also feature break resistant tips and are smudge-proof and waterproof. Their leads are smoother and they are easily blended and layered without waxy buildup. Polychromos Pencils have been named as a top choice by members of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA). You will not be disappointed with this superior line of pencils.
In addition to Faber Castell's Polychromos Pencils, we stock several other pencil lines that are popular with colored pencil artists, including Tombow's Irojiten Pencils and Caran d'Ache's Pablo and Luminance Pencils. If you're looking for good quality at a lower price, we recommend Faber's Goldfaber Pencils. It's important to us that our customers, from beginners to professional artists and instructors, have a good experience with the products we provide. We hope that this change will a positive one for everyone.