Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Colour or Two

Some of the research material in my search for good blue and other coloured leads.
Note the 8 different colours of Pilot Eno Color at the bottom of the photo.

7 comments:

Gunther said...

Great — what a variety!

Pawel said...

Great variety, indeed. I currently use Faber-Castell TK-Color leads and I don't feel very comfortable writing with them nor they erase completely (at least using Staedtler Mars Plastic).
It would be very interesting to know if there is a coloured lead that is both easy to write with and easily erased?

kiwi-d said...

Try Pilot Color and Uni "-ish".

http://davesmechanicalpencils.blogspot.com/2007/01/uni-ish-coloured-leads-review.html

amper said...

For the record, I dug through my Art Bin today and came up with two tubes of Staedtler 0.5mm Non-Repro Blue leads, and the product number on the tubes is "25830 05". We apparently used to sell these for $1.65/tube (that would have been in the early to mid 1990's). I did not, however, come up with any of the 2mm Non-Repro leads I thought I had.

Pawel said...

Unfortunately, coloured leads are scarce here (Poland). Only Faber-Castell and Staedtler blue, red and green are readily available and I wasn't able to locate other makes as -ish or Pilot yet. I might try cultpens.com someday, though.

Pawel said...

For the record, I tried a mix of 6 colours of UNI COLOR by Mitsubishi (similar to those you reviewed just without -ish in the name) and I am extremely pleased - they do write OK and are completely eraseable using Staedtler Mars Plastic eraser.

Thank you Dave for your suggestion!

kiwi-d said...

Hi Pawel - thanks for the feedback, glad it worked out for you.