I bought the 0.5mm lavender pack for sketching, as an alternative to using blue artist's pencils. It came in a set of 5 dispensers with 20 pieces of lead each, totaling 100 pieces of lead -- and the small package of sticky note flags.
I absolutely love the color, it's just what I was looking for. It's still pretty visible with light pressure but can be easily built-up and darkened with more layers and pressure. Writing/sketching feels smooth and soft yet the lead is quite durable and has minimal breakage.
Now for the cons...
I originally posted a 1-star review BUT when I saw two 5-star reviews afterwards, I decided to take another look and I'm so glad I did. My original issue was that the first few pieces of lead I loaded were extremely hard and barely made any markings. No matter how light or hard I pressed, the color was so subtle yet it scratched my paper and embossed whatever I had written. Then I tried some other pieces from a different dispenser and those are perfect, as I described earlier. Now I wish I set aside the dispenser that had the faulty pieces, I guess that one has a bad batch. Hopefully it's the only one and the other four dispensers are ok. (I'll be leaving one of my original images that shows this issue.)
My other minor complaint is that the color doesn't fully erase. I would be annoyed with this if I were using the lead primarily for writing. But for sketches that are going to be inked and colored anyways, I don't mind. Still a lot better than normal graphite.
If it weren't for these two cons, I'd give this 5-stars. I will definitely purchase again -- Uni-ball is starting to become one of my favorite office and art supply brands!
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美国亚马逊： 42 条评论
Perfect replacement for sketching with blue artist's pencils -- but beware of inconsistent manufacturer quality.2018年2月8日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Smooth, strong…but colors will fade2018年4月26日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
You’ll love using these leads. They’re smooth and strong. The colors really pop. However, with the exception of Mint Blue, the colors will fade when exposed to light. The attached photo shows effect of being placed on an east-facing window sill for five partly-cloudy April days. Depending on your intended use, this may or may not be a deal-breaker.
Eduardo Luis Cruz
I had bought these because of the positive reviews, ...2018年4月20日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I had bought these because of the positive reviews, but in having tested them for a little over a month, I can say the quality of the lead is really low, it has a tendency to break constantly, across all colors and multiple cartridges. Which is disappointing as I was really excited to use this for note taking.
Quan H. Doan
By far the best colored lead I've ever used2018年3月17日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
By far the best colored lead I've ever used; it actually writes and feels like normal pencil lead. Erases pretty easily too. I'm not sure I'd use this for any sort of artistic work (I'm not much of an artist myself) but it's nice to add some color to my notes, scribbles, etc. Though my prof isn't a fan of it...
Nice but breaks easily2018年3月15日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I really liked these leads and the fact that they are erasable. I didn't give them a 5 because the leads break very easily. I do a lot of notations in margins and needed more than just red or blue. They are very nice, just break easily.