Schmincke Pastels rank 1st out of 21 in our softness comparison. Comparing Pastel Hardness (PDF)
Schmincke is an especially soft, velvety and intensely pigmented pastel line. Only the purest pigments are used and in the highest possible concentration while the binding compound is kept to a minimum. The manufacturing process is almost entirely done by hand, guaranteeing homogenous quality and smoothness in the final product. The pastels are amazingly consistent - 'rich as velvet and soft as silk'- throughout the entire color range from the very darkest to the lightest colors. One swipe of a Schmincke pastel and a rich stroke of the purest pigment will be left on the paper.
FULL SET: This elegant dark stained wood box has a folding wood handle, dove tailed corners and four removable trays.
HALF STICK SETS: 80 & 120 half stick sets from Schmincke of Germany. A special promotion of general assortments available for a limited time! 120 is the total of colors produced in half sticks – the 80 selection is included in the 120 set.
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