I have Crayola, Staedtler Noris Club, and some no-names that were on sale in Staples - Studio Series, which turned out to be quite good, soft, blended well. Prang is made by Dixon Ticonderoga, a venerable old firm. I used them in the past, have a few stubs left, they were very good. Blick carries them at a reasonable price. Why not just stick with Crayola?