About the company
Staedtler is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. Their first factory to make pencils was established in 1835, but the city records reference Friedrich Staedtler as a pencil-making craftsman as early as 1662.
Karat Aquarell pencils are water-soluble, and come in 60 colors. Like Faber-Castells, they have a break resistant core, which is 3 mm in diameter.
Staedtler Ergosoft Colored Pencils come in sets and are available in 24 colors. They have a soft grip that is ergometric.
Karat Aquarell Pencils
No lightfast ratings are available, although the literature says they are lightfast.
The pencils are not marked with names, only with numbers. You must refer to a color chart to find the names.