120 Faber-Castell Polychromos Colour Pencils

I was super excited to buy this box of 120 Faber-Castell Polychromos Colour Pencils. It was a 170 dollars, but the quality is supposed to be amazing! Faber-Castell Polychromos colour pencils are have excellent lightfastness, ie they do not fade with light. They are super high quality, with a high break resistance which is good because I have broken more colored pencils than I care to admit. The are water-resistant and smear proof. I can not wait to try them out. 

I have all the colors that came in the 120 tin. There is also a wooden tin, but that was 350 dollars or so, way out of my budget. Faber-Castell colour pencils also come in 12, 24, 36, and 68 count boxes/tins. Their colors are consistent across their brand. There are also water colour pencils which I picked up too!

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Color Information
key to the *, *reasonable lightfastness, **high lightfastness, ***maximum lightfastness 
Here are all the colors in the box. Each pencil contains a color name and a color number.
What's inside the box: 
ivory (103***), cream (102***), light yellow glaze (104***), cadmium yellow lemon (205***), light cadmium yellow (105***), light chrome yellow  (106***), cadmium yellow (107***), dark cadmium yellow (108***), dark chrome yellow (109***), cadmium orange (111***), orange glaze (113***),dark cadmium orange (115***), light cadmium red (117***), scarlet red (118***), pale geranium lake (121***), deep scarlet red (219***), deep red (223**), middle cadmium red (217***), permanent carmine  (126***), dark red (225***), magenta  (133***), madder (142***), alizarin crimson  (226**), pink carmine  (127**), rose carmine  (124***), fuchsia (123**), middle purple pink  (125**), light purple pink  (128**), pink madder lake  (129**), light magenta  (119*), light red-violet (135**),red-violet (194***), crimson (134**), manganese violet (160*), violet  (138**), purple violet (136**),blue violet  (137***), mauve (249***), Delft blue  (141***), dark indigo (157***), indanthrene blue  (247***), helioblue-reddish (151***), cobalt blue  (143***), ultramarine  (120***), light ultramarine (140***), sky blue  (146***), cobalt blue-greenish (144***), phthalo blue (110***), middle phthalo blue  (152***), light phthalo blue (145**), bluish turquoise  (149***), Prussian blue (246***),helio turquoise  (155***), cobalt turquoise  (153***), light cobalt turquoise  (154**), cobalt green  (156***), deep cobalt green (158***), Hooker´s green (159***), dark phthalo green (264***), chrome oxide green fiery (276***), phthalo green (161***), emerald green (163***), light phthalo green (162**), light green (171***), grass green (166***), leaf green (112***), permanent green (266***),permanent green olive (167***), pine green (267***), chrome oxide green (278***), juniper green  (165***),olive green yellowish (173***), may green (170***), earth green yellowish (168***),chromium green opaque (174***), earth green (172***), caput mortuum  (169***), Indian red (192***), caput mortuum violet (263***), burnt carmine (193***), dark flesh (130***), medium flesh (131***), light flesh (101***), cinnamon (103***), Pompeian red (191***), Venetian red (190***), sanguine (188***), burnt ochre (187***), terracotta (186***), light yellow ochre (183**), Naples yellow  (185***), dark Naples ochre (184***), green gold (268***), brown ochre (182***),raw umber (180***), bistre (179**), Van Dyck brown (176***), nougat (178***), burnt umber (280***), burnt siena (283***), walnut brown (177***), dark sepia (175***), warm grey VI (275***), warm grey V (274***), warm grey IV (273***), warm grey III (272***), warm grey II (271***), warm grey I (270***), cold grey I (230***), cold grey II (231***), cold grey III (232***), cold grey IV (233***), cold grey V (234***), cold grey VI (235***), Payne´s grey (181***), black (199***),silver (251***), gold (250***), copper (252***), 
Where to buy: Dick Blick Art Materials has the best price and is an authorized dealer
Collecting Information
This would be a great set to collect because there is one of every color in this set.
Boxes: 120 Faber-Castell Polychromos Colour Pencils
Year: bought in 2020
Purchase Information: Dick Blick Art Materials
Where to buy: Dick Blick Art Materials has the best price and is an authorized dealer
Part Number: 100-076-324 K
UPC: 4005401100119
Manufacturing Location: Germany

1 comment:

  1. I have 12 of these. How do you like using them after being used to Crayola?