CPSA's Lightfastness Test Result Workbook


Version 8 of the CPSA Lightfastness Test Results Workbook is now available as a PDF file. The workbook lists pencils tested by CPSA for lightfastness by brand, with boxes you can fill in to have your own color samples.

This version will be free to CPSA Members.  To obtain your copy of the workbook, email the product research director. Please allow a few days for verification of current membership.





Version 8 includes tests of the following brands:

 NOTE: "NEW"  = new/updated tests 
"disc"= discontinued 

Blick Studio Artists’
Bruynzeel Design (NEW)
Bruynzeel Design Aquarel (disc.)
Bruynzeel Design Fullcolor (disc.)
Caran d’Ache Luminance
Caran d’Ache Pablo
Caran d’Ache Supracolor
Cretacolor Aquamonolith (NEW)

Cretacolor Karmina
Cretacolor Marino
Daler Rowney Artists’ Watercolor
Derwent Aquatone (NEW) (disc.)
Derwent Artists / Studio (NEW)

Derwent Black & White (NEW)
Derwent Colorsoft
Derwent DrawingDerwent Graphitint (NEW)
Derwent Inktense
Derwent Metallic
Derwent Signature (disc.)
Derwent Signature Watercolor (disc.)
Derwent Watercolor (NEW)
Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer (NEW)
Faber-Castell Design Watercolor (disc.)
Faber-Castell Polychromos (NEW)
Fantasia Artist
General’s Kimberly Thin Lead Watercolor
Koh-i-noor Mondeluz
Koh-i-noor Polycolor
Koh-i-noor Progresso Woodless
Lyra ColorStripe (NEW)
Lyra Rembrandt Aquarell (NEW)

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor (NEW)
Lyra SkinTone (NEW)
Prismacolor Premier / ArtStix (NEW)
Prismacolor Lightfast (disc.)
Prismacolor Verithin (NEW)
Prismacolor Watercolor
Royal Talens Van Gogh
Royal Talens Van Gogh Aquarel
Soho Urban Artist
Spectrum Noir (NEW)
Stabilo Softcolor (disc.)
Stabilo Ergosoft
Stabilo Ergosoft Aquarell
Staedtler Karat Aquarell
Tombow Irojiten
Utrecht (NEW)





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Lightfastness Standard - D6901

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