The name Polychromos meaning "many colors" was born in 1908 and became known across several continents.

Today, the name still stands for best of class quality including; unsurpassed lightfast pigments, 120 vibrant colors, break resistant tips, waterproof, non smudge, and color matched to all other Faber-Castell art lines.

Using Polychromos Color Pencils by Faber-Castell allows artists today to have artwork that can be viewed with the same richness of color 100 years from now.