Features of the Caran d’Ache Pastel Cubes include a softer texture that preserves their shading qualities. Made from pure raw materials and fed by hand into moulding dies to form cubes, the pastel paste is allowed to dry at room temperature over several days. The resulting 83 mm × 6 mm shape is easy to handle and features an imprinted colour identification number.
The Pastel cubes are extremely flexible, Pastel Cubes can be held horizontally or flat for covering large areas, or vertically to use their fine edges for detailed work. The Pastel cubes colour range match the Pastel Pencil colour range.
The colour range for both the Pastel Cubes and Pastel Pencils includes a well-balanced selection of 84 shades that are vivid, luminous, natural (toned down), and respond perfectly to the needs of professional pastelists. Also included is a wide range of clear and dark flesh tones, and shades of Cobalt Blue, Green Earth, Beige, and cold and warm Grays often sought by pastelists who love a variety and depth of shades.
Caran d'Ache Pastel Cubes and Pastel Pencils are also exceptionally lightfast. Of the range of 84 colours, 61 keep their intensity and luminosity unchanged for more than 50 years, and some even up to 100 years.