Luminance just might be the highest quality colored pencil currently on the market. These color are oil-based, permanent colored pencils with extremely high pigmentation. They follow the ASTM standards for lightfastness and have a 100% LFI rating. What all of this means, basically, is that these are the most lightfast (read: fade-proof), richest, permanent colored pencils you're going to find!
One of the most iconic pencil brands still in operation, Caran d’Ache was founded in 1915 and has been family-run ever since (4th generation!). Their name is taken from 19th century political cartoonist Emmanuel Poiré, whose psuedonym was Caran d’Ache, a franco-fied version of "karandash," the Russian word for "pencil."
- Wax and Oil Based