Prismacolor Lightfast pencils quickly came and went. If you look at the parent companies website, you will see why. They have their latest stock price listed, and their history contains all of the dates they acquired companies right and left to grow bigger all the time. These were really nice pencils, but the bottom line is that they were very expensive compared to the regular Premier line. While we all scramed when we found out how un-lightfast many colored pencils were, especially the red colors, we were not quick to embrace the extra expense to fix the problem. Prismacolor was not alone in this- Derwent also introduced a line of lightfast colors that came and went fairly quickly. They were also more expensive. Caran d'Ache has a very expensive lightfast line as well- but if you look at their pigments, well, they are very expensive pigments! These were made in 48 colors.