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Saturday, May 20, 2006
I've been asked which brand of pencil leads I use - in relation to the previous post Catnapping #8. I've used Pentel Hi-Polymer Super / Superior mechanical pencil leads for nearly 20 years and have always been very happy with them. They do what I want them to do and don't appear to have any quality problems. Usually HB although I do also use B on occasion. To be honest I can't be certain the last sketch was done with HB as I have masses of mechanical pencils and I just picked up the one nearest to hand - but I've only rarely bought B so I suspect it was done in HB!
However! The leads used to come in a very easy to use plastic pack like the one on the right. Now we have the new improved much bigger, much more difficult to open and use package - the one on the left. I want to know where the old packs are so I can buy them all up until they come up with the next design improvement!!!
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