Col-Erase vs Premiere
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    Col-Erase vs Premiere

    Hi all,

    my local art store doesn't stock the Col-Erase series just the Premiere Coloured Pencil and I was just curious to know what the difference is between the two of them. I could get the Derwent Colorsoft or the Faber Castell Polychromos if I wanted but I was just curious why so many people go for the Col-Erase.

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    Col-Erase is North-American, which dominates the scene. There are other decent brands around, like Faber Castell and Caran D'ache...

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    Col-Erase has a different binder, making it a little more like chalk or pastels. (This is why they are "erasable" or at least easier to erase.) Other pencil crayons tend to have either a wax-based or oil-based binder. They don't perform the same way at all. Personally I can't stand working with Col-Erase pencils because they smear like mad, but lots of people use them so it all comes down to personal preference, expectations, and what you will be using them for.

    I'd avoid the Premier, the last time I looked at open stock they seemed to be lower quality than they used to be and the leads weren't centered in the wood. This tends to cause problems with breakage. I don't know if this was just one bad shipment or whether Sanford cut quality all across the board, but when you're paying that much for pencils you might as well avoid potential problems.

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    Thanks for clearing that up i've seen some videos of people using col-erase that looked pretty smooth but it's kinda difficult to gauge the effects based on youtube videos

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