Mitsubishi 2667 EW red and blue pencil

Mitsubishi 2667 EW red and blue pencil

Yesterday, I mentioned pencils made from wood scraps.

Well, I just found another – the Mitsubishi 2667 EW red and blue pencil.

Mitsubishi 2667 EW red and blue pencil

Mitsubishi’s product page is here, and the page includes a small diagram that appears to mention the construction method.

The pencil has a very nice woodgrain finish. The text is in green, with colour markings in green, and a bar code in black. With text (both English and Japanese), barcode and associated numerals, and graphic markings, the design seems a bit “busy” to me, yet I like it very much, and it is a very unusual pencil.

Mitsubishi 2667 EW red and blue pencil

Mitsubishi 2667 EW red and blue pencil

The photo below shows the pencil on a highly textured (“toothy”) Fabriano sketchpad, but I would say that the markings are even richer and more saturated on ordinary office paper.

Mitsubishi 2667 EW red and blue pencil

It is a very good all-round red and blue pencil. The only possible issue is that the non-traditional colouring doesn’t provide as much of a visual cue about which end is which.

5 Replies to “Mitsubishi 2667 EW red and blue pencil”

  1. Those look great. I’ve been using the standard color scheme red-blue Mitsubishi for notating Power Point slide sheets in lecture, and it’s a great study tool!

    I do find myself wishing that it was a hexagonal barrel (less rolling off the desk) and a harder lead akin to a Verifine, but it’s still great.

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