Colleen Drawing Pencil 

Colleen Drawing Pencil

Regular readers will know the name “Colleen”. Formerly a major Japanese manufacturer, the firm folded a decade or so ago.

Yet the name lives on. A former manager is part of a new undertaking in Thailand, re-establishing the brand. We’ve seen some of their offerings for the Japanese market, especially their exquisite teak pencils.

What has remai...

Regular readers will know the name “Colleen”. Formerly a major Japanese manufacturer, the firm folded a decade or so ago.

Yet the name lives on. A former manager is part of a new undertaking in Thailand, re-establishing the brand. We’ve seen some of their offerings for the Japanese market, especially their exquisite teak pencils.

What has remained less known are their offerings inside Thailand. The 3030 is one of them. Reviving a traditional Colleen model number, the 3030 is sold in boxes marked “Drawing Writing Computer”, with the phrase “Japan Lead” in bold.

The pencils are simply marked:
High Quality [logo] Colleen 3030 2B

Another side displays a bar code.
The pencils are blue with a black band and silver lettering. They are also slightly thicker than most modern pencils – a touch I like.
The pencils are factory sharpened, and re-sharpen easily. The wood appears to be pulai or jelutong.
The lettering and finish won’t win any awards, and are done to a much lower standard than modern Japanese pencils.
The lead is dark and rich, though somewhat crumbly. In a Mnemosyne notebook, the pencil lays down a fantastic line. From what I can tell, the 3030 is available in five grades – 2B through 6B.
Now I have a couple of other specimens of the 3030 – with a different cap. What is even more curious is that they appear to use a different species of wood – it looks like cedar – rather than pulai. I don’t have any further information on this subject.
While interesting, my sense is that the 3030 seems to be a lower end variant, and not part of the marketplace that the revitalized Colleen hopes to inhabit.

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Colleen Drawing Pencil: Drawing Pencil 2B

Drawing Pencil 2B

Colleen 295 on stock

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Drawing Pencil 2H

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Colleen Drawing Pencil: Drawing Pencil 3B

Drawing Pencil 3B

Colleen 960 on stock

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Colleen Drawing Pencil: Drawing Pencil 3H

Drawing Pencil 3H

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Colleen Drawing Pencil: Drawing Pencil 4B

Drawing Pencil 4B

Colleen 976 on stock

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Colleen Drawing Pencil: Drawing Pencil 4H

Drawing Pencil 4H

Colleen 986 on stock

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Colleen Drawing Pencil: Drawing Pencil 5B

Drawing Pencil 5B

Colleen 988 on stock

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Colleen Drawing Pencil: Drawing Pencil 6B

Drawing Pencil 6B

Colleen 988 on stock

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Colleen Drawing Pencil: Drawing Pencil B

Drawing Pencil B

Colleen 1000 on stock

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Colleen Drawing Pencil: Drawing Pencil F

Drawing Pencil F

Colleen 988 on stock

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Colleen Drawing Pencil: Drawing Pencil H

Drawing Pencil H

Colleen 1000 on stock

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Colleen Drawing Pencil: Drawing Pencil HB

Drawing Pencil HB

Colleen 982 on stock

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