Pentel Ain Stein Lead - 0.5 mm - Red

Pentel Ain Stein Lead - 0.5 mm - Red

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STEIN stands for "Strongest Technology by Enhanced SiO2 Integrated Network". Each container contains 20 pieces of red colored lead.

The Pentel Stein Enhanced Silica Pencil Lead features a reinforced silica core that makes the Stein Pentel's smoothest, strongest, sharpest pencil lead yet! The lead is also designed to be smear resistant, allowing you to have beautiful, clear writing and smudge free hands (great for left-handed people).

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I use these leads to...
October 10, 2014
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I use these leads to sketch underneath comic pages and illustrations. They're more precision and less fuss compared to similar red pencils and leads, but here's the breakdown:

The marks do NOT want to erase. Not even a little.
The lead is still quite delicate and snaps off easily. I don't recommend it for writing and you should keep and eye on how far you advance your lead.

This is a true red. Not pink or purple, as I've run into with other brands.
The point is nice and sharp. Good for precise lines.
Less smudging than Prismacolour or Staedtler leads.
No problems with catching, snagging or sliding on different surfaces. I've used it on toothy sketchbook paper, smooth and vellum surfaces.

I've come to rely on it as my main "clean" sketching lead. Definitely give it a try if you're doing page layouts or inking.
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The red 0.5 lead Mars...
October 29, 2010
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The red 0.5 lead Mars Micro Color by Staedtler remains unsurpassable. Pentel is still far away. I have tried any and all red leads.
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Confirming this lead...
January 18, 2015
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Confirming this lead will break easy, and it does NOT erase well.

For the shear fact that you cannot press on the lead without it breaking, it will not give you full color on your page.

Maybe good for a artist? Drafting and writing no.
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This lead is garbage....
March 18, 2011
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This lead is garbage. It breaks too easily. It's rough and drags on the paper.
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Defeats its purpose......
September 10, 2016
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Defeats its purpose...
Bought this to sketch with but its impossible to erase anything! Doesn't break to easily for me which was nice for a change though the color is also pretty bleak an not to impressive.

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