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Coloured pencil codes

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Derwent Artist D(A)

LF 3-4 fair, 5-6 good, very good, 7-8 excellent

Derwent Artist D(D)

see above 

Derwent Lightfast D (L)

1-2 highly lightfast 

Prismacolor Pris

I= Excellent; II= Very good; III= Good; IV=Fair; V=Poor

Caran d'Ache Luminance C(L)

  • Lightfastness indicator LFI or LFII (standard ASTM D-6901)

Caran d'Ache Pablo C(P)

*** excellent

** good


Holbein HOL

***= absolutely permanent; ** = permanent; * = moderately durable; no star = not permanent

Faber Castell Polychromos FC

*** maximum fade resistance

** medium fade

* good fade

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