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Uni Color Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - Red

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Uni Color Pencil Lead - 0.5 mm - Red - UNI U05205C.15
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Contains 10 pieces of 0.5 mm high quality color leads from Uni-ball. Very erasable! Lead case is eco-friendly and is made of 40% recycled material.

Model NumberUNI U05205C.15
Weight0.2 ounces


February 20, 2013
Being new to the colored...
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Being new to the colored lead fad I decided to buy the three biggest brands of 0.5mm lead. Staedtler Mars MIcro (blue), UNI-ball (red), and Pentel Stein (red). I wanted to buy each brand in red but mars was only offered in blue.

Erasability: Both the Pentel and Mars leads were impossible to erase and act like an indelible pencil. The UNI however erased as easy as normal graphite. (I tried using both normal pencil erasers as well as the premium hi-polymer erasers).

Durability: Both the Pentel Stein and the UNI appeared to be fairly comparable in their durability (the UNI may be slightly stronger). The MARS lead reminded me of those 2 foot long rubber pencils that you use to play with as a kid (huge fail)

The left handed smudge: writing more like an indelible pencil both the MARS and Pentel appeared to be resistant to smudging. Although the UNI smudged noticeably less than a standard graphite lead it could not compete with the other two.

Color and depth: Both the Mars and UNI appear to write with a deeper and smooth feel while the Pentel offers a slightly more crisp feel.

Overall I am most impressed with the UNI however will be investing in the Pentel because I need an indelible pencil for work.

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August 17, 2012
Works ok in my Pentel...
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Works ok in my Pentel Twist-Erase III, no lead breakage problems. In my opinion the red color isn't dark enough to use it for writing but it is good for underlining or drawing. Most of this red lead is erasable with the eraser on my pencil but it's not a perfect erase like it is with AIN 2B graphite lead.

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December 25, 2014
Waxy, off-red, more of...
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Waxy, off-red, more of a dirty burgundy that's not very rich in pigment and deflects graphite over-drawing. Better for a toothier paper for rough sketching, would not use as an under-drawing tool for finished lineart though.

December 12, 2014
Color wise this is a...
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Color wise this is a pretty strong red. It writes well and even but it's not the easiest to erase. My real problem is with durability. I had this loaded in a Lamy mechanical pencil and was CONSTANTLY breaking the tip, even on simple underlines this lead was breaking way more than it should especially given that I'm not using a heavy hand.

October 16, 2014
I have these leads in...
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I have these leads in non-repro blue, blue, green and red with the lead the same color as the pencil. For the price they are excellent leads, produce a consistent line, and perform flawlessly. My only complaint is that it appears that UNI is discontinuing the red, green, blue and non-repro blue leads. I can get them in 0.7 mm leads but that is too wide a line.