Guide to Colored Mechanical Pencil Leads

Colored Mechanical Pencil Leads

Do you ever dream of colors beyond the dreary grays of ordinary mechanical pencil lead? Luckily, colored mechanical pencil leads aren’t just a dream. These fun, convenient tools are invaluable to artists and working professionals alike. Whether you’re familiar with colored leads or are simply curious about their applications, read on to see our favorites and how we use them.

What Are Colored Mechanical Pencil Leads?

Colored mechanical pencil leads are leads that use color pigments instead of graphite to derive their color. Like wooden colored pencils, they provide an alternative to the standard gray pencil. Unlike wooden colored pencils, they are fuss-free and never have to be sharpened, marrying the convenience of the mechanical pencil with the bright colors of traditional colored pencils.

Characteristics to Consider

Color

Different lead colors
Colored leads typically come in the above eight colors.

Pencil leads are made from a mixture of pigments and binders. Where standard pencil leads use graphite as the pigment to get its distinctive gray color, colored pencil leads use colored pigments to create a variety of hues. Eight basic shades of colored mechanical pencil leads are available, though exact colors may differ across manufacturers.

Artists have long utilized colored pencil leads to enhance their work–and not just in the physical world. For example, lighter colors are easily erased or removed with Photoshop, making the transition from analog to digital that much faster and easier. On the other end of the spectrum, darker colors show up brilliantly even after scanning, though they are less likely to be erasable.

Diameter

Lead diameters or tip sizes
Colored leads come in a variety of diameters, from 0.5 to 5.6 mm.

The diameter or tip size of colored leads range from standard mechanical pencil sizes (0.5 or 0.7 mm) to lead holder sizes (2 mm and up). Colored mechanical pencil leads tend to be more fragile than their graphite counterparts, especially in the smaller tip sizes. Nonetheless, thin leads are great for writing or drawing small details as they produce a consistent line width and don’t need to be sharpened. Using a light, delicate hand is key when dealing with thin leads.

Conversely, large diameter leads are stronger, but much less precise. They need to be sharpened regularly as they tend to dull quickly with use. However, due to their larger diameter, they can create a variety of widths with each stroke.

Erasability

Colored lead erase test
Colored leads can be completely erasable or not erasable at all.

How well a lead erases depends on the composition of the lead itself as well as the amount of pressure used when writing or drawing. While graphite is readily lifted by erasers, colored mechanical pencil leads range from those that can be completely removed to those that simply refuse to budge. While this may not be an issue for some, students or accountants may prefer a lead that erases completely.

Solubility

Colored lead solubility test
Colored leads react to water in different ways, ranging from insoluble to soluble.

On the occasion that a pencil lead may need to be written or drawn over, it is important to know a lead’s solubility. Solubility refers to how much a colored lead dissolves when in contact with a liquid medium such as water, ink, or marker (alcohol-based). Depending on the lead formula, colored mechanical pencil leads are soluble, insoluble, or resistant to liquids.

Soluble lead dissolves when exposed to different mediums, such as water or marker ink. It can be used similarly to watercolors, but may cause some pens to clog. On the other hand, insoluble leads are unaffected by water, markers, or other inks. Lastly, resistant leads will show through when written or drawn over. They may cause inks to look washed out, and even cause water to bead over top of them–lovely for resist paintings, but not conducive for getting solid black lines.

Uses for Artists

Take a peek into any artist’s pencil case, and you’re sure to find colored lead. Many artists rely on the convenience of colored mechanical pencils to bring dimension and greater expression to the work while keeping their work stations tidy and organized (no messy pencil shavings here!).

Sketching

Colored lead art
Sketching muscles and bones using large diameter colored leads.

From pen to pencil to charcoal, artists use a variety of mediums to sketch and draw. A great alternative to the standard pencil, colored mechanical pencil leads are used to show movement, bring depth, or build layers of visual information that can’t be achieved by graphite alone.

Recommendations

Kaweco colored lead
Kaweco colored lead

Kaweco Colored Lead

We love using large, soft pencil leads for sketching as they allow for a variety of line widths and depth of color. If you do a lot of shading, choose a lead that is water-soluble and easily smudged, like these colored leads by Kaweco.

E+M Pencil Lead - 5.5 mm - All Purpose Colors
E+M Pencil Lead – 5.5 mm – All Purpose Colors

E+M Pencil Lead – 5.5 mm – All Purpose Colors

Another pick that is great for shading, the E+M Pencil leads are also water soluble. They’re a dream to smudge and play with!

Animation

Animation sketch with blue lead
An animation sketch of a dog using red lead.

Before your favorite cartoon character appears on the TV screen, he starts out as a rough sketch of circles and lines. To do these initial drawings, animators typically use red and blue colored pencils as they are dark enough to be seen, but light enough to be outlined with ink or dark pencil. The sketches are then drawn over with a dark pencil or pen to create a clean line drawing. This drawing is then converted into a final frame of animation.

Recommendations

Kaweco Lead Holder Refill - 2 mm - Red
Kaweco Lead Holder Refill – 2 mm – Red

Kaweco Lead Holder Refill – 2 mm – Red

A good animator’s pencil should be able to be drawn over by graphite or ink. The Kaweco 2 mm leads fits the bill–they are highly erasable, have good light to dark values, and best of all, ink draws over them effortlessly.

Uni Mitsubishi Lead Holder Refill - 2 mm - Red
Uni Mitsubishi Lead Holder Refill – 2 mm – Red

Uni Mitsubishi Lead Holder Refill – 2 mm – Red

Another recommendation is the Uni Mitsubishi 2 mm lead in red. Its versatility lies in its ability to be light enough for rough sketches and dark enough for finished lines.

Comics

Alice in Wonderland drawing
Comic artists use non-photo blue lead to create initial spreads.

Like animators, comic artists rely on colored leads to do their initial storyboarding before applying ink and other finishing touches. Non-photo blue is a popular choice among comic artists, because it is easily dropped with Photoshop, but other colors such as pink, orange, and green are also usable. In fact, using multiple colors can help an artist plan out perspective or anatomy.

Recommendations

Pilot Color Eno Neox Mechanical Pencil Lead
Pilot Color Eno Neox Mechanical Pencil Lead – 0.7 mm – Soft Blue

Pilot Color Eno Neox Mechanical Pencil Lead – 0.7 mm – Soft Blue

Colored lead for comic use should have low resistance to ink and pencil so that artists can trace over their work smoothly. Our first recommendation is easily erased: the Pilot Color Eno Neox Lead. Their 0.7 mm lead size fits a variety of pencils and come in a rainbow of colors for you to choose from.

Prismacolor Turquoise Non-Photo Drawing Leads
Prismacolor Turquoise Non-Photo Drawing Leads – 2 mm – Blue

Prismacolor Turquoise Non-Photo Drawing Leads – 2 mm – Blue

While some artists prefer erasable pencils in case of mistakes, others will simply leave the color to be dropped out digitally. The Prismacolor Turquoise lead is perfect for those who can’t be bothered with an eraser–this traditional non-photo blue is readily dropped out with Photoshop.

Uses for Professionals

It’s not just artists who can use colored leads! Working professionals such as accountants and teachers use colored leads on a daily basis.

Accountants

Managing books
Using red lead to mark books.

Although accounting is now done digitally, many accountants and small business owners continue to do their books by hand. Some firms even require numbers to be manually validated, especially during audits. In such cases, red pencils are an invaluable tool to the accountant. The vivid color pops against the white page and stands out from the black text, allowing changes and notes to be easily seen.

Recommendations

Autopoint lead
Autopoint Lead

Autopoint Lead

While red pencils are the traditional and preferred choice of many accountants, other color choices include blue and green. These colors can be used together to indicate expenditures, actions already taken, or an item for management review. We recommend the Autopoint Twin Mechanical Pencils as they come in several different color combinations of graphite, red, blue, and green. The double-ended feature makes it easy to switch between colors, and the lead is formulated to be smear-resistant.

Staedtler Mars Lumochrom Lead
Staedtler Mars Lumochrom Lead

Staedtler Mars Lumochrom Lead

Another great choice is the Staedtler Mars 2 mm line of red and blue leads. They’re brightly colored and highly erasable, perfect for marking up books.

Teachers

Creating tests
Creating an answer sheet and “clean” test in one by using non-photo blue lead.

Colored mechanical pencil leads should be a part of every teacher’s arsenal. With budget cuts and restrictions on copying and printing, teachers have to be creative in how they use their resources. When drafting a test or homework, teachers can write out the answers in non-photo blue lead, creating the teacher’s copy and “clean” copy in one!

Recommendations

Pentel Multi 8 Lead Holder Refill - 2 mm
Pentel Multi 8 Lead Holder Refills – 2 mm

Pentel Multi 8 Lead Holder Refills – 2 mm

Non-photo blue isn’t the only color that a teacher needs. The Pentel Multi 8 provides teachers with eight different lead types, including “PPC non-copy” non-photo blue. Highlighter colors are also available, making the Multi 8 system the most flexible and convenient of all colored mechanical pencil leads.


Pilot Color Eno – 0.7 mm – Soft Blue

Pilot Color Eno – 0.7 mm – Soft Blue

Another favorite pick for teachers, the Pilot Color Eno leads feature precise tips and eight available colors, including a non-photo blue. Their 0.7 mm tip size fits in many standard mechanical pencils.

Color Testing

We put all of our colored mechanical pencil leads to the test and the results are in. The tables below are separated into general properties (such as erasability, opacity, and lead quality) and solubility (pencil, ink, marker, and water).

General Properties

Click on the colors below to see the test results.

  • Swatch: All swatches were shaded from soft to hard pressure to demonstrate the full range of color. Slight inconsistencies between swatches are inevitable as more pressure is used when creating edges, sometimes creating a halo effect.
  • Erasing: Eraser tests were done using a Uni Boxy Eraser.
  • Smudging: We ran a finger over a half swatch to see how much the lead would smudge.
  • Opacity: Swatches were done on black paper to show how opaque a lead is. The less the black background shows through, the more opaque a lead is.
  • Lead Strength: This is based on the number of times the leads broke while performing tests.

Red
Red

Swatch Erasing Smudging Opacity Lead Strength
Autopoint Autopoint Red Lead Low Autopoint Red Lead Erase Test None Autopoint Red Lead Smudge Test Medium Autopoint Red Lead Opacity Level Average
E+M E+M Red Lead Low E+M Red Lead Erase Test High E+M Red Lead High E+M Red Lead Opacity Level Crumbly
Kaweco 2 mm Kaweco 2 mm Red Lead Medium Kaweco 2 mm Red Lead Erase Test None Kaweco 2 mm Red Lead Smudge Test Medium Kaweco 2 mm Red Lead Opacity Level Strong
Kaweco 5.6 mm Kaweco 5.6 mm Red Lead Medium Kaweco 5.6 mm Red Lead Erase Test High Kaweco 5.6 mm Red Lead Smudge Test High Kaweco 5.6 mm Red Lead Opacity Level Crumbly
Kokuyo Campus Kokuyo Campus Red Lead Low Kokuyo Campus Red Lead Erase Test Low Kokuyo Campus Red Lead Smudge Test Medium Kokuyo Campus Red Lead Opacity Level Average
Pentel Ain Stein Pentel Ain Stein Red Lead Low Pentel Ain Stein Red Lead Erase Test None Pentel Ain Stein Red Lead Smudge Test Low Pentel Ain Stein Red Lead Opacity Level Very Brittle
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Low Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Erase Test Low Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Smudge Test Low Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Opacity Level Strong
Pilot Color Eno Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead High Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Smudge Test High Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Opacity Level Average
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Red Lead High Pilot Color Eno Neox Red Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Neox Red Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Neox Red Lead Opacity Level Average
Staedtler Mars Staedtler Mars Red Lead Medium Staedtler Mars Red Lead Erase Test Low Staedtler Mars Red Lead Smudge Test Low Staedtler Mars Red Lead Opacity Level Strong
Uni Mitsubishi Uni Mitsubishi Red Lead Medium Uni Mitsubishi Red Lead Erase Test Low Uni Mitsubishi Red Lead Smudge Test Medium Uni Mitsubishi Red Lead Opacity Level Strong

Orange
Orange

Swatch Erasing Smudging Opacity Lead Strength
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Orange Lead Low Pentel Multi 8 Orange Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Orange Lead Smudge Test Medium Pentel Multi 8 Orange Lead Opacity Level Strong
Multi 8 Pale Pentel Multi 8 Pale Orange Lead Low Pentel Multi 8 Pale Orange Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Pale Orange Lead Smudge Test Medium Pentel Multi 8 Pale Orange Lead Opacity Level Strong
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Orange Lead High Pilot Color Eno Orange Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Orange Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Orange Lead Opacity Level Average
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Orange Lead High Pilot Color Eno Neox Orange Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Neox Orange Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Neox Orange Lead Opacity Level Average

Yellow
Yellow

Swatch Erasing Smudging Opacity Lead Strength
E+M E+M Yellow Lead Low E+M Yellow Lead Erase Test High E+M Yellow Lead Smudge Test High E+M Yellow Lead Opacity Level Crumbly
E+M Highlight E+M Highlighter Yellow Lead Low E+M Highlighter Yellow Lead Erase Test None E+M Highlighter Yellow Lead Smudge Test Low E+M Highlighter Yellow Lead Opacity Level Strong
Kaweco Kaweco Yellow Lead Medium Kaweco Yellow Lead Erase Test High Kaweco Yellow Lead Smudge Test High Kaweco Yellow Lead Opacity Level Crumbly
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Lead Low Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Lead Smudge Test Medium Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Lead Opacity Level Brittle
Multi 8 Highlight Pentel Multi 8 Highlighter Yellow Lead Low Pentel Multi 8 Highlighter Yellow Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Highlighter Yellow Lead Smudge Test Low Pentel Multi 8 Highlighter Yellow Lead Opacity Level Strong
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Yellow Lead High Pilot Color Eno Yellow Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Yellow Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Yellow Lead Opacity Level Average
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Yellow Lead High Pilot Color Eno Neox Yellow Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Neox Yellow Lead Smudge Test Medium Pilot Color Eno Neox Yellow Lead Opacity Level Average

Green
Green

Swatch Erasing Smudging Opacity Lead Strength
Autopoint Autopoint Green Lead Medium Autopoint Green Lead Erase Test None Autopoint Green Lead Smudge Test Low Autopoint Green Lead Opacity Level Average
E+M E+M Green Lead Medium E+M Green Lead Erase Test High E+M Green Lead Smudge Test Low E+M Green Lead Opacity Level Crumbly
E+M Highlight E+M Highlighter Green Lead Low E+M Highlighter Green Lead Erase Test None E+M Highlighter Green Lead Smudge Test Medium E+M Highlighter Green Lead Opacity Level Strong
Kaweco Kaweco Green Lead Medium Kaweco Green Lead Erase Test High Kaweco Green Lead Smudge Test Low Kaweco Green Lead Opacity Level Crumbly
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Green Lead Medium Pentel Multi 8 Green Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Green Lead Smudge Test Medium Pentel Multi 8 Green Lead Opacity Level Strong
Multi 8 Yellow Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Green Lead Low Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Green Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Green Lead Smudge Test Medium Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Green Lead Opacity Level Strong
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Greem Lead High Pilot Color Eno Greem Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Greem Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Greem Lead Opacity Level Average
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Greem Lead High Pilot Color Eno Neox Greem Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Neox Greem Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Neox Greem Lead Opacity Level Average

Blue
Blue

Swatch Erasing Smudging Opacity Lead Strength
Autopoint Autopoint Blue Lead Medium Autopoint Blue Lead Erase Test None Autopoint Blue Lead Smudge Test Low Autopoint Blue Lead Opacity Level Average
E+M E+M Blue Lead Medium E+M Blue Lead Erase Test High E+M Blue Lead Smudge Test Low E+M Blue Lead Opacity Level Crumbly
Kaweco 2 mm Kaweco 2 mm Blue Lead High Kaweco 2 mm Blue Lead Erase Test Medium Kaweco 2 mm Blue Lead Smudge Test Medium Kaweco 2 mm Blue Lead Opacity Level Strong
Kaweco 5.6 mm Kaweco 5.6 mm Blue Lead Medium Kaweco 5.6 mm Blue Lead Erase Test High Kaweco 5.6 mm Blue Lead Smudge Test Low Kaweco 5.6 mm Blue Lead Opacity Level Strong
Pentel Ain Stein Pentel Ain Stein Blue Lead Medium Pentel Ain Stein Blue Lead Erase Test Low Pentel Ain Stein Blue Lead Smudge Test Low Pentel Ain Stein Blue Lead Opacity Level Very Brittle
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Blue Lead Medium Pentel Multi 8 Blue Lead Erase Test Low Pentel Multi 8 Blue Lead Smudge Test Medium Pentel Multi 8 Blue Lead Opacity Level Strong
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Blue Lead High Pilot Color Eno Blue Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Blue Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Blue Lead Opacity Level Average
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Blue Lead High Pilot Color Eno Neox Blue Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Neox Blue Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Neox Blue Lead Opacity Level Average
Staedtler Mars Staedtler Mars Blue Lead Medium Staedtler Mars Blue Lead Erase Test Low Staedtler Mars Blue Lea Smudge Testd Low Staedtler Mars Blue Lead Opacity Level Strong

Violet
Violet

Swatch Erasing Smudging Opacity Lead Strength
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Violet Lead High Pilot Color Eno Violet Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Violet Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Violet Lead Opacity Level Brittle
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Violet Lead High Pilot Color Eno Neox Violet Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Neox Violet Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Neox Violet Lead Opacity Level Average
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Purple Lead Medium Pentel Multi 8 Purple Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Purple Lead Smudge Test Low Pentel Multi 8 Purple Lead Opacity Level Brittle

Brown
Brown

Swatch Erasing Smudging Opacity Lead Strength
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Brown Lead Medium Pentel Multi 8 Brown Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Brown Lead Smudge Test Medium Pentel Multi 8 Brown Lead Opacity Level Strong

Black
Black

Swatch Erasing Smudging Opacity Lead Strength
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Black Lead Low Pentel Multi 8 Black Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Black Lead Smudge Test Medium Pentel Multi 8 Black Lead Opacity Level Strong

Pink
Pink

Swatch Erasing Smudging Opacity Lead Strength
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Pink Lead Medium Pentel Multi 8 Pink Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Pink Lead Smudge Test Medium Pentel Multi 8 Pink Lead Opacity Level Strong
Multi 8 Highlight Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Medium Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Smudge Test Medium Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Opacity Level Strong
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Pink Lead High Pilot Color Eno Pink Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Pink Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Pink Lead Opacity Level Average
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Pink Lead High Pilot Color Eno Neox Pink Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Neox Pink Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Neox Pink Lead Opacity Level Average
Multi 8 Daizo Pentel Multi 8 Daizo Non Copy Lead Medium Pentel Multi 8 Daizo Non Copy Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Daizo Non Copy Lead Smudge Test Low Pentel Multi 8 Daizo Non Copy Lead Opacity Level Strong
E+M Highlight E+M Highlighter Pink Lead Medium E+M Highlighter Pink Lead Erase Test None E+M Highlighter Pink Lead Smudge Test Medium E+M Highlighter Pink Lead Opacity Level Strong

Non-Photo Blue
Non-Photo Blue

Swatch Erasing Smudging Opacity Lead Strength
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 PPC Non Copy Lead Medium Pentel Multi 8 PPC Non Copy Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 PPC Non Copy Lead Smudge Test High Pentel Multi 8 PPC Non Copy Lead Opacity Level Strong
Multi 8 Sky Pentel Multi 8 Sky Blue Lead Medium Pentel Multi 8 Sky Blue Lead Erase Test None Pentel Multi 8 Sky Blue Lead Smudge Test Medium Pentel Multi 8 Sky Blue Lead Opacity Level Strong
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Soft Blue Lead High Pilot Color Eno Soft Blue Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Soft Blue Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Soft Blue Lead Opacity Level Average
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Soft Blue Lead High Pilot Color Eno Neox Soft Blue Lead Erase Test None Pilot Color Eno Neox Soft Blue Lead Smudge Test High Pilot Color Eno Neox Soft Blue Lead Opacity Level Average
Prismacolor Prismacolor Turquoise Non-Photo Drawing Lead Medium Prismacolor Turquoise Non-Photo Drawing Lead Erase Test None Prismacolor Turquoise Non-Photo Drawing Lead Smudge Test Medium Prismacolor Turquoise Non-Photo Drawing Lead Opacity Level Strong

Solubility

Click on the colors below to see the test results.

  • Graphite Solubility: In this test, we ran an HB pencil lead over the lead swatch.
  • Ink Solubility: Ink tests were performed using a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen (top) and Copic Multiliner SP (bottom).
  • Marker Solubility: Marker resistance was tested using a Copic Sketch Brush Tip.
  • Water Solubility: To help visualize the result of water resistance testing, we used watercolor paints over the lead swatches.

Red
Red

Swatch Graphite Solubility Ink Solubility Marker Solubility Water Solubility
Autopoint Autopoint Red Lead Resistant Autopoint Red Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Autopoint Red Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Autopoint Red Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Autopoint Red Lead Water Solubility Test
E+M E+M Red Lead Insoluble E+M Red Lead Graphite Solubility Test Soluble E+M Red Lead Ink Solubility Test Soluble E+M Red Lead Marker Solubility Test Soluble E+M Red Lead Water Solubility Test
Kaweco 2 mm Kaweco 2 mm Red Lead Resistant Kaweco 2 mm Red Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Kaweco 2 mm Red Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Kaweco 2 mm Red Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Kaweco 2 mm Red Lead Water Solubility Test
Kaweco 5.6 mm Kaweco 5.6 mm Red Lead Insoluble Kaweco 5.6 mm Red Lead Graphite Solubility Test Soluble Kaweco 5.6 mm Red Lead Ink Solubility Test Soluble Kaweco 5.6 mm Red Lead Marker Solubility Test Soluble Kaweco 5.6 mm Red Lead Water Solubility Test
Kokuyo Campus Kokuyo Campus Red Lead Resistant Kokuyo Campus Red Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Kokuyo Campus Red Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Kokuyo Campus Red Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Kokuyo Campus Red Lead Water Solubility Test
Pentel Ain Stein Pentel Ain Stein Red Lead Resistant Pentel Ain Stein Red Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Ain Stein Red Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Ain Stein Red Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Ain Stein Red Lead Water Solubility Test
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Red Lead Water Solubility Test
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Red Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Red Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Red Lead Ink Solubility Test Soluble Pilot Color Eno Red Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Red Lead Water Solubility Test
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Red Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Neox Red Lead Graphite Solubility Test Slightly resistant Pilot Color Eno Neox Red Lead Ink Solubility Test Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Red Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Red Lead Water Solubility Test
Staedtler Mars Staedtler Mars Red Lead Insoluble Staedtler Mars Red Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Staedtler Mars Red Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Staedtler Mars Red Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Staedtler Mars Red Lead Water Solubility Test
Uni Mitsubishi Uni Mitsubishi Red Lead Resistant Uni Mitsubishi Red Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Uni Mitsubishi Red Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Uni Mitsubishi Red Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Uni Mitsubishi Red Lead Water Solubility Test

Orange
Orange

Swatch Graphite Solubility Ink Solubility Marker Solubility Water Solubility
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Orange Lead Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Orange Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Orange Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Orange Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Orange Lead Water Solubility Test
Multi 8 Pale Pentel Multi 8 Pale Orange Lead Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Pale Orange Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Pale Orange Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Pale Orange Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Pale Orange Lead Water Solubility Test
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Orange Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Orange Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Orange Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Orange Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Orange Lead Water Solubility Test
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Orange Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Neox Orange Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Orange Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Orange Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Orange Lead Water Solubility Test

Yellow
Yellow

Swatch Graphite Solubility Ink Solubility Marker Solubility Water Solubility
E+M E+M Yellow Lead Insoluble E+M Yellow Lead Graphite Solubility Test Soluble E+M Yellow Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant E+M Yellow Lead Marker Solubility Test Soluble E+M Yellow Lead Water Solubility Test
E+M Highlight E+M Highlighter Yellow Lead Soluble E+M Highlighter Yellow Lead Graphite Solubility Test Slightly Resistant E+M Highlighter Yellow Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant E+M Highlighter Yellow Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant E+M Highlighter Yellow Lead Water Solubility Test
Kaweco Kaweco Yellow Lead Insoluble Kaweco Yellow Lead Graphite Solubility Test Soluble Kaweco Yellow Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant Kaweco Yellow Lead Marker Solubility Test Soluble Kaweco Yellow Lead Water Solubility Test
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Lead Soluble Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Lead Water Solubility Test
Multi 8 Highlight Pentel Multi 8 Highlighter Yellow Lead Soluble Pentel Multi 8 Highlighter Yellow Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Highlighter Yellow Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Highlighter Yellow Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Highlighter Yellow Lead Water Solubility Test
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Yellow Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Yellow Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Yellow Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Yellow Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Yellow Lead Water Solubility Test
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Yellow Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Neox Yellow Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Yellow Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Yellow Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Yellow Lead Water Solubility Test

Green
Green

Swatch Graphite Solubility Ink Solubility Marker Solubility Water Solubility
Autopoint Autopoint Green Lead Insoluble Autopoint Green Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Autopoint Green Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Autopoint Green Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Autopoint Green Lead Water Solubility Test
E+M E+M Green Lead Insoluble E+M Green Lead Graphite Solubility Test Soluble E+M Green Lead Ink Solubility Test Soluble E+M Green Lead Marker Solubility Test Soluble E+M Green Lead Water Solubility Test
E+M Highlight E+M Highlighter Green Lead Resistant E+M Highlighter Green Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant E+M Highlighter Green Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant E+M Highlighter Green Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant E+M Highlighter Green Lead Water Solubility Test
Kaweco Kaweco Green Lead Insoluble Kaweco Green Lead Graphite Solubility Test Soluble Kaweco Green Lead Ink Solubility Test Soluble Kaweco Green Lead Marker Solubility Test Soluble Kaweco Green Lead Water Solubility Test
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Green Lead Soluble Pentel Multi 8 Green Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Green Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Green Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Green Lead Water Solubility Test
Multi 8 Yellow Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Green Lead Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Green Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Green Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Green Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Yellow Green Lead Water Solubility Test
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Green Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Green Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Green Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Green Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Green Lead Water Solubility Test
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Green Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Neox Green Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Green Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Green Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Green Lead Water Solubility Test

Blue
Blue

Swatch Graphite Solubility Ink Solubility Marker Solubility Water Solubility
Autopoint Autopoint Blue Lead Insoluble Autopoint Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Autopoint Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Autopoint Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Autopoint Blue Lead Water Solubility Test
E+M E+M Blue Lead Soluble E+M Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Soluble E+M Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Soluble E+M Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Soluble E+M Blue Lead Water Solubility Test
Kaweco 2 mm Kaweco 2 mm Blue Lead Resistant Kaweco 2 mm Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Kaweco 2 mm Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Kaweco 2 mm Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Kaweco 2 mm Blue Lead Water Solubility Test
Kaweco 5.6 mm Kaweco 5.6 mm Blue Lead Soluble Kaweco 5.6 mm Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Soluble Kaweco 5.6 mm Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Soluble Kaweco 5.6 mm Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Soluble Kaweco 5.6 mm Blue Lead Water Solubility Test
Pentel Ain Stein Pentel Ain Stein Blue Lead Insoluble Pentel Ain Stein Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Ain Stein Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Ain Stein Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Ain Stein Blue Lead Water Solubility Test
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Blue Lead Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Blue Lead Water Solubility Test
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Blue Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Blue Lead Water Solubility Test
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Blue Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Neox Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Blue Lead Water Solubility Test
Staedtler Mars Staedtler Mars Blue Lead Insoluble Staedtler Mars Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Staedtler Mars Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Staedtler Mars Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Staedtler Mars Blue Lead Water Solubility Test

Violet
Violet

Swatch Graphite Solubility Ink Solubility Marker Solubility Water Solubility
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Violet Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Violet Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Violet Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Violet Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Violet Lead Water Solubility Test
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Violet Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Neox Violet Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Violet Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Violet Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Violet Lead Water Solubility Test
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Purple Lead Soluble Pentel Multi 8 Purple Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Purple Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Purple Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Purple Lead Water Solubility Test

Brown
Brown

Swatch Graphite Solubility Ink Solubility Marker Solubility Water Solubility
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Brown Lead Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Brown Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Brown Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Brown Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Brown Lead Water Solubility Test

Black
Black

Swatch Graphite Solubility Ink Solubility Marker Solubility Water Solubility
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Black Lead Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Black Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Black Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Black Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Black Lead Water Solubility Test

Pink
Pink

Swatch Graphite Solubility Ink Solubility Marker Solubility Water Solubility
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 Pink Lead Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Pink Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Pink Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Pink Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Pink Lead Water Solubility Test
Multi 8 Highlight Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Ink Solubility Test Ink Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Water Solubility Test
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Pink Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Pink Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Pink Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Pink Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Pink Lead Water Solubility Test
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Pink Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Neox Pink Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Pink Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Pink Lead Marker Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Pink Lead Water Solubility Test
Multi 8 Daizo Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Highlight Pink Lead Water Solubility Test
E+M Highlight E+M Highlighter Pink Lead Resistant E+M Highlighter Pink Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant E+M Highlighter Pink Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant E+M Highlighter Pink Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant E+M Highlighter Pink Lead Water Solubility Test

Non-Photo Blue
Non-Photo Blue

Swatch Graphite Solubility Ink Solubility Marker Solubility Water Solubility
Pentel Multi 8 Pentel Multi 8 PPC Non Copy Lead Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 PPC Non Copy Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 PPC Non Copy Lead Ink Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 PPC Non Copy Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 PPC Non Copy Lead Water Solubility Test
Multi 8 Sky Pentel Multi 8 Sky Blue Lead Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Sky Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Sky Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Pentel Multi 8 Sky Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Resistant Pentel Multi 8 Sky Blue Lead Water Solubility Test
Pilot Color Eno Pilot Color Eno Soft Blue Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Soft Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Soft Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Soft Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Soft Blue Lead Water Solubility Test
Color Eno Neox Pilot Color Eno Neox Soft Blue Lead Resistant Pilot Color Eno Neox Soft Blue Lead Graphite Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Soft Blue Lead Ink Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Soft Blue Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Pilot Color Eno Neox Soft Blue Lead Water Solubility Test
Prismacolor Prismacolor Turquoise Lead Insoluble Prismacolor Turquoise Lead Graphite Solubility Test Slightly Soluble Prismacolor Turquoise Lead Ink Solubility Test Insoluble Prismacolor Turquoise Lead Marker Solubility Test Insoluble Prismacolor Turquoise Lead Water Solubility Test

Conclusion

We hope you’ve enjoyed this foray into the magical world of colored leads. Do you use colored mechanical pencil leads? We would love to hear how you use them in the comments below!


SOURCE:https://www.jetpens.com/blog/guide-to-colored-mechanical-pencil-leads/pt/833

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