Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Review
The Luminance line of pencils is available in 76 colors, in accordance with the highest international lightfast standard, known as ASTM D-6901. Luminance pencils are wax-based pencils, so can be used on heated boards. The pencils have very concentrated pigment that goes on the paper very smoothly. They have natural wood exteriors that are a joy to hold. Having the hightest lightfast rating in your media is a must for the serious professional, or anyone whose work is sold and hung in galleries, homes, and businesses.
Caran d'Ache won the Innovative Prize 2010 of the SMAC Fair of the creative
professionals for their Luminance pencils.
Good selection of colors, but mostly earth tones and greys
Highest Lightfast ratings of any colored pencil.
High quality cores, sharpen well, layer very well.
Pigment information is provided by the company.
Color Names and numbers are on every pencil.
Excellent Quality (as well as packaging).
Some pencils have hard streaks
Blend extremely well with Caran d'Ache Colorless Blender
Luminance Color Chart
You can find full size pdf's of both the blank color chart to fill in yourself, as well as the one already colored for you in our Chart Shop. They will not have watermarks. We used a Caran d'Ache colorless blender on Stonehenge paper.
Caran d'Ache Luminance Pigments and Lightfastness