Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil, Set of 48 Assorted Colors (3598T) Artist Quality Colored Pencils For Less On Amazon
Soft leads create a smooth color laydown for superior blending and shading. Thick, long-lasting color cores resist breakage and bring bold statements to life. Pigments are slow to wear, light-resistant, and waterproof. A wide array of colors to choose from makes it easy to find a soft spot for these premium pencils. Vivid and intense in one stroke and subtle and soft in the next, they are perfect for any project.
Review on Value
Let me preface this by saying, I consider myself a pretty frugal person, so when I first saw the price of these Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils I was shocked. I’ve been using Crayola Colored Pencils for years because they are cheap (currently $4.99 on Amazon) and my colorful creations are not being critiqued/graded by anyone. After using this product I completely understand why real artists use premium colored pencils. There is a stark difference between these colored pencils and cheaper brands. For the caliber of colored pencil you’re getting, this is a great value on Amazon for $39.79
Note: To put the value in perspective, Walmart sells the very same colored pencils for considerably more (~61% more actually @ $64.09)!
Review on Quality
This is a great set for current or future artists of all levels. The colors are vibrant and vivid. The soft core lead is creamy and very easy to blend. These color pencils lay down color smoothly and consistently.
These colored pencils do have a few drawbacks. You can break the soft lead tips of these pencils if you push down too hard. Also, the packaging of these pencils do not protect the integrity of the pencils if you drop them. Finally, as I learned the hard way, you have to get a decent manual pencil sharpener or your pencils will get chewed up. Overall, Amazon reviewers love this product giving these colored pencils 4.7 out of 5 stars with nearly 1,000 reviews.
Best uses for these colored pencils include:
- Coloring books
- Works great on construction paper
What to Avoid
These are some things you want to avoid with these colored pencils:
- Dropping them
- Pushing down hard when coloring
- Sharpening the pencils with an electric sharpener
|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||8.1 x 9.3 x 1.2 inches|
|Item model number||3598T|
|Pencil Lead Degree (Hardness)||2H|
|Number of Items||1|
|Size||Set of 48|
|Manufacturer Part Number||SAN3598T|
|Best Sellers Rank||#11 in Office Products|
|Shipping Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Domestic Shipping||This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.|
|International Shipping||This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S.|