Derwent Lightfast Colour Pencil 12 Set

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The very first oil-based core pencil from Derwent.  Each colour is 100% lightfast and resistant to prolonged colour change, ensuring artwork will not fade in over 100 years in normal museum conditions.  They can even be used with an oil painting medium for more painterly effects.

  • All colours comply with the international lightfastness standard ASTM D-6901 and Blue Wool scale ISO 105
  • Thick dense core
  • Intense colours with smooth texture
  • Excellent blending properties
  • Comes in an attractive metal tin


The History of Derwent goes back to 1916 in Keswick, England, when it was known as The Cumberland Pencil Company.  But the tradition of pencil making in the area goes back to 1832.  With a new factory opened in Lillyhall, England in 2008, Derwent looks to continue this heritage far into future and continue making most of their products in the UK.  They have a long history of safety and innovation, each product is subject to rigorous testing, for strength and lightfastness.  All Derwent products are non-toxic and some are even vegan.


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