You can buy Col-erase in singles or packs of 12 and 24, but they are not presharpened so expect to spend some time pointing them up! As you can see from the above photos, which are not retouched, the colour vibrancy is very good- although somewhat more muted than the premiers. Whilst the lead is noticeably harder than Premiers, Col-erase pencils laydown smoothly without leaving lots of white spaces and don't have to be pressed hard to get decent colour. At half the price of Premiers, Col-erase are a definite contender for your budget pencils. But how well do they blend?
Really well actually! This is something I thought was going to be very difficult because of the hardness of the lead, but surprisingly the colours merged together easily and there is enough variety of colour tones in the 24 pack to be able to create good gradients. They might not be the pencils a fine artist would jump to but if you're wanting the Prismacolor name at a cheaper price, I would definitely recommend Col-erase. They exceeded my expectations by a mile and I'm happy to keep them with my regular use pencils.
These pencils were given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find them on Chromacolour.co.uk