The Japanese company also has another colored pencil named Polycolor. This is a review of the Pericia.
|A Mitsubishi Pencil non the less|
This is one of, if not the best one when it comes to reading abilities. The names are written quite large in white (non reflective) on a dark (brownish) color. The pencil is round and quite thick. They are oil-based, something not so common.
I love these pencils. They are among the softest pencils you can find.
They are an excellent choice if you want to draw on a colored paper. Even on black paper they give (depending on the pigment of course) opaque vibrant colors. It is hard to find a more opaque pencil; even the yellow is opaque enough to cover an area on black paper without turning green.
Unique and creative
You can choose between two different kinds of boxes. I have one of them, (and crave the other). It not like other brand, where you choose a simpler one or a more luxurious one, they are simply two different ones. The one I have is a leather imitation in brown, the other option are a wood and metallic box.
|Different and beautiful leather case for there 36 colors|
They are not (at least not from Europe) available in open stock. You can however buy a smaller set of 12 or 24 (and of course 36).
Their larges set is 36, and that makes me so sad! With so few colors (I don't know of a smaller set of artist quality colored pencils) there will always be colors to miss, however, when I draw a drawing, and only use Pericia, I marvel over how well the set works. You have all the basic colors and it is easy to layer them to create the colors you might need.
I have done an own lightfastness test on the Pericia. CPSA has not tested Pericia (nor any other Japanese brands) so I am left with my own unprofessional test result. It was five colors that had lightfastness problems. The cobalt blue, gold ochre, brown ocher, apple green and brick red. Especially the brick red made me unhappy, because I love that color.
More information about Unis lighfastness is available here: http://markersguild.blogspot.se/2015/08/lightfastness-for-colored-pencils.html
|Uni Pericia color chart|
|Uni Pericia Mitsubishi|