Polychromos, introduced in 1908 - is an Ancient Greek word meaning "many colors". It is a protected trade mark of Faber-Castell.
The Polychromos Color Pencils are comprised of vegetable oil, wax and the highest quality pigments with superior lightfast characteristics and brilliance. There are minimal amounts of wax used so that there is no waxy bloom produced. The pencils are water-resistant and smudgeproof.
There are no harmful pigments used. All products are certified non-toxic by a board certified toxicologist.
The pencils are round in shape, contain thick 3.8mm leads and are housed in premium Californian cedar wood.
Marks can be 90% removed with a soft eraser.
102 of 120 POLYCHROMOS Color Pencils contain *** lightfast rating (100+ years).
Download the PDF color chart