This is a very well-made...
March 15, 2016
This is a very well-made and sophisticated piece of equipment. It's the perfect,
compact alternative to carrying a handful of individual colored pencils, and you
can select the colors you need and interchange them. As I have no need for
non-repro colors, I switched out the Non-Repro Blue and Diazo Pink for Black and
Purple, so this one holder has nearly the full spectrum of colors. There are
only two drawbacks to this design that I am aware of: First, like all lead
holders, this one 'drops' the lead out the front by gravity. You need to 'catch'
the lead as it is released - in your hand or by holding it close to a surface -
to prevent the whole lead from being exposed and possibly broken. Second, the
colors the holder ships with are permanently printed on the body, so if you
exchange them, the printed names will no longer match.