Polychromos Pencil Sets – Faber-Castell

(1 customer review)

R635.00R9 499.00

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Polychromos artists’ pencils are valued internationally by professionals and semi-professionals for their unsurpassed quality. The high-quality standards of the Polychromos coloured pencils shine through, whether they are used for graphics, artistic freestyle or the exact rendition of plans.

Product features:

  • High-quality, acid-free pigments in bright colours, archival and unsurpassed lightfastness.
  • Soft, vibrant colour laydown, easy blending and layering.
  • Water-resistant and smudge-proof.
  • Thick 3.8 mm lead, 8mm pencil diameter.
  • High break resistance due to the secure bonding process (SV).
  • Use on multiple surfaces.
  • Ideal for illustrators, designers or fine artists.

Available Options:

  • Metal tin sets of 12, 24, 36, 60 & 120.
  • Wooden case set of 120.
  • 34 pc Pencil Roll with 30 Polychromos pencils, 3 x Castell 9000 graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 8B) and an eraser.
  • 26pc Gift Set with 20 Polychromos pencils, 4 x Castell 9000 graphite pencils (2H, HB, 2B, 8B), an eraser and an dual sharpener.


View our range of Polychromos Single Pencils.


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Colour Disclaimer. Actual colours may vary since every computer monitor has a different capability to display colours and everyone sees these colours differently. We cannot guarantee that the colour you see accurately portrays the true colour of the product.


For the lightfastness view colour chart – the lightfast (LF) rating indicates the item’s resistance to fading, which has been tested under museum conditions.
Faber-Castell indicates lightfast ratings on the majority of their professional art materials with a star icon.

Star Ratings:
*** = Maximum lightfastness = 7 ,8 Blue Wool Scale
Maximum fade resistance (100 + years)
** = High lightfastness = 5, 6 Blue Wool Scale
Very good fade resistance
* = Reasonable lightfastness = 3, 4 Blue Wool Scale
Good fade resistance


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Their high standard ensures that Polychromos artists’ colour pencils are ideal for use in the graphic arts, for free artistic expression, and for the precise colouring of plans.

Part of a unique colour-matching system that encompasses all Faber-Castell Art & Graphic Products, Polychromos Colored Pencils contain the highest-quality pigments for unsurpassed lightfastness.

The buttery smooth colour laydown offered by Polychromos pencils can be easily blended for layered effects, highlights, and transitions. These vegetable oil-based pencils exhibit a richness of colour and smoothness without the ugly wax bloom that develops with layering, in some of the other popular brands on the market. Faber-Castell’s quality standards are applied consistently throughout the manufacturing process. Top-quality materials reflect Faber Castell’s knowledge and long experience in the manufacturing of art material.

The Polychromos artists’ colour pencils have extremely break-resistant leads that are both water-resistant and smudge-proof and suspended in an oil-based binder. The leads are bound to a casing of Californian cedar wood with Secureall bonding to resist breakage while providing sharp, fine lines and permanent, rich colour. The pencils are pre-sharpened. The pencils have exceptional covering power, though they will also sharpen to a fine point for detailed work. The vivid colours and optimal paintability will impress, along with many other advantages valued by professional artists.

Every pencil contains a lightfastness (LF) (light resistance) rating, as follows:

  • *** very good (100+ years).
  •   ** good.
  •     * reasonable.

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26pc, 36pc, Set of 12, Set of 24, Set of 36, Set of 60, Set of 120

1 review for Polychromos Pencil Sets – Faber-Castell

  1. Melize233 (verified owner)

    These pencils are vibrant and smooth. They lay down like butter and blend extremely well with minimal effort. They are also lightfast and the pencils themselves are built to last, with Faber-Castell always making sure of quality and environmentally friendly methods. I have yet to experience any breaking, they hold up very well to sharpening and rough handling. I would say that these pencils are worth the investment 🙂

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