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These are great leads...
, September 21, 2010
These are great leads for sketching and artist's guidelines. Although the mint
blue (or soft blue) is by far the nicest of Uni-ball's colors, the green, red,
orange, and blue are all great alternatives to the traditional Col-Erase
erasable colored pencils widely used in animation and illustration for
guidelines, initial sketches, and underpinning. I haven't tried the Rose Pink -
I would guess that it's comparable, but I can't speak from experience with that
It should be noted, however, that these leads are not really designed for
everyday writing and are not intended to be archival, so if you're looking or
something that will be permanent under bright sunlight, this may not be your
But, for a great many purposes, these leads are fantastic for those of us who
prefer mechanical pencils to wooden ones for some tasks. These are are more
erasable than the Pentel colored leads and come in more colors. They are on-par
with the Sanford Col-Erase wooden colored pencils in terms of both erasability
and feel, putting them far ahead of any other colored mechanical pencil leads I
have tried to date.
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This lead fades almost...
, August 24, 2009
This lead fades almost completely to invisible after several months. This and
the other leads from this family also seem to start out soft, then dry out and
become hard over time.
I tried these after many years with the Pentel red and blue leads (no green),
which were hard and brittle. Unfortunately, this lead won't be of much use.
| good lead, if you're...
, February 2, 2012
good lead, if you're wanting to use it for color coding. I would not use it for
drawing, as the lead is very light. I used this on my sketchbook and had to go
over the green a couple of times to make it look dark enough. I enjoy the
orange, blue and red leads a lot more. Still a great functioning lead, just too
light for my taste.
| This one has more of...
, April 7, 2011
This one has more of a neon green shade. It is light on paper so certain lines
need to be traced over twice. It stands out in the context of a dull page. I
| I use the red, blue,...
, March 14, 2010
I use the red, blue, and green leads from this line to make color coordinated
notes in school. These colored leads are best erasing leads I have found thus
far, but if left in direct sunlight will fade very fast. These seem about as
strong as the Pentel Ain leads available here, but those do not erase nearly as
My only complaint against the green is that I wish it wrote a little darker the
first time around and would gladly accept a softer/faster wearing lead for it.
The blue has stayed strong and written dark - no complaints whatsoever.
The red writes dark enough, but the leads that were in my pencil seemed to get
dry and brittle after a while (causing numerous pencil jams). However, the red
leads that were left at home in my desk drawer did not get dry and brittle so
this leads me to believe that the brittleness may be caused by heat from being
left in the car.