New Tool Discovery: Marco Raffine Pencils
These are a go-to brand of pencil that I’ve bought for more than 10 years now. I find they are inexpensive and reliable, and I usually buy them individually rather than in the tin packs, at Jerry’s Artarama online. They fit nicely in pencil extenders and pencil sharpeners, and are a great price point for students.
Hope this review is helpful!
UPDATE February 2018!
I used this brand of pencil for about 10 years, mostly because I could buy them locally as individual pencils – so it was easy to restock the HB’s, B’s, 3B’s and 4B’s I use the most. But in December of 2016 I wanted to try other brands and since then, I’ve been using some of the other brands I’ve reviewed here on my channel. I just used a 4B Marco Raffine again, after 14 months away and it was HORRIBLE! It had a rough patch half way through the pencil that scratched the page and it was way too easy to break during sharpening. I won’t be buying these again and won’t recommend them to my students!
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