This lead is great for...
May 13, 2015
This lead is great for what it is: non-photo blue 0,7mm lead. It is not fragile,
but is still on the softer side. It does lay down great color, and is smooth. A
HUGE improvement over colored leads I've used in the past.
However, despite reviews I've read. This does NOT erase well. It does stain the
paper, even when using it lightly. This is not an issue if your work is pen &
ink destined to be scanned for publication or replication, as it's non-photo and
will not cross anywhere near the black threshold. However, for original artwork,
it makes it unusable. Erasers tested were Tombow Mono, Prismacolor Kneaded
rubber, Staedtler Mars Plastic, and Faber-Castell Dust Free, Note: The amount of
staining, and light hue of the lead makes the staining almost a nonissue (and it
is for scanned pen & ink), but it is worth noting. Paper used was Canson Sketch
paper & Strathmore 400 plate bristol - both had the same results.
All and all, I will continue to use this lead when transferring my sketches to
bristol for inking, but have NOT replaced my Prisma Color Col-Erase pencils for