Modern pencils WILL fade if they are regularly exposed to light, heat, moisture, or repeated use—there are SO many sites where I've had to diagnose network faults where the labels were written in pencil on paper, plastic, or metal... and after 10 years they start to fade. If you're storing your labels in a dry place away from direct light, they should last for quite a while.
The pencil writing should not fade over time if the graphite particles are protected from being rubbed away. It's more vital to utilize archival paper so that it doesn't fade or disintegrate. You may safeguard the written work by framing it. Use a matte board so that it does not come into contact with the glass. You can also store it in an envelope stored in a safe place out of direct light.
Ink does not fade just because of the passage of time. It can fade over time when exposed to UV radiation, cleaned, or otherwise, yet it has been the norm for retaining information for literally centuries.
Usually, there isn't much left of a pencil once it's been totally utilized. These ends are frequently discarded and hauled to a dump or landfill, where the wood decomposes. Recycling or reusing the pencil are two methods for extending its life. Recycling involves taking old pencil leads and rubber bands and melting them down for use in other products. Reusing works better for new materials such as wood. Here, the manufacturer would take the time to extract as much value from the pencil as possible before disposing of it.
People sometimes keep old pencil boxes or other pencil paraphernalia in hopes that they can find a use for it someday. However, because these items are made of plastic or metal, there is usually nothing useful you can do with them. If you have something special lying around your house from a previous project, then maybe you could look into recycling those materials too.
Pencil sharpeners are a common household item that people often forget about. Sharpeners work by rotating an abrasive wheel which cuts away at the point of the pencil. This creates a sharper lead which writes more smoothly. Most sharpeners come with several wheels, so they can be used over and over again without becoming ineffective. After many sharpening cycles, the abrasive material in the wheel will become dull and need to be replaced.
Sharpeners are available in different sizes and shapes.
Pencils may be used to make marks on a variety of surfaces, including glass, steel, and soft paper. A pencil mark is nearly as permanent as you can get. Ink fades with time, but a pencil mark never changes until you remove it purposefully. The only thing that has the same level of permanency is cutting the markings into stone. Otherwise, they will fade over time.
A grade of 8 has a lifespan of up to 100 years. These are calculated using non-sunlight display circumstances. In most circumstances, the pencil will also state "soft," "medium-soft," "medium," or "hard." This indicates how hard or soft the lead is.
The lifetime of an equivalent size black marker is between 50 and 70 hours of average use. They tend to degrade more quickly due to their being exposed to light when off the page.
The lifetime of a colored pencil depends on how it is used. If you keep sharpening it then its life will be shorter. Otherwise it should last for many years.
There are two types of leads in use today: charcoal and wax. Charcoal pencils are made from carbonized trees or plants; wax pencils are made from heated wax with added pigments. Both can be difficult to obtain in exact colors so they are usually labeled in terms of the closest match or brand name.
Charcoal pencils were originally used by artists for drawing because of their ability to render fine detail. Today they are still used for this purpose but also as general drafting instruments. The colorants used in charcoal drawings are stable because they don't fade under ultraviolet light which means they stay bright even after years of storage in boxes or portfolios.
Ink used in the creation of documents can fade over time, resulting in less contrast between the ink and the substrate (paper, parchment, pottery, etc.), frequently to the point that the writing is no longer readable. Faded writing is common with old books and manuscripts.
Fading can also occur when paper is exposed to high temperatures or large amounts of acid. Acid fading occurs when acidic materials are present in the environment around the document. These include natural products such as urine, which contains sulfuric acid; and wood, which naturally contains acids that break down over time. Man-made acids include vinegar and citrus fruit juice. Exposure to heat can cause acid-based dyes to fade. This is particularly problematic for colored inks, which contain a large amount of dye relative to the carrier fluid, because they are most likely to fade at the same time as the color in the surrounding area would harmonize to a neutral tone.
Books and manuscripts are preserved with various methods including drying, sealing, waxing, gluing, and coating with protective substances such as varnishes and nitrates. Some techniques result in writings that are more susceptible to fading than others. For example, glue tends to dry out over time and release its moisture into the surrounding air, causing the paper to expand and weaken. The writing may become detached from the page or distort over time.
A pencil, until wiped, is more permanent than almost anything, and the possibilities of my notebooks being exposed to heat or humidity are far greater than the chances of a stranger armed with a Pink Pearl coming in while I'm away and going to town on my old diaries. A pencil may be destroyed by fire, but not all its pages will burn; it can be crushed by pressure, but not all its lines will disappear under heavy weight; it can be dissolved in solvents, but only after all its ink has been washed out.
The first question about permanence that comes to mind is: "How do you keep your pencils sharp?" The simple answer is: "You don't." Sharpening tools are available at art supply stores and some pen shops. The classic pencil sharpener features two rotating wheels, one containing as many as 100 holes, which engage the other wheel's pin when closed. This creates friction between the wheels so that when you push down on the top of the device, the pin lifts off of its hole, allowing the wheels to rotate freely. The point of the pin then passes through one of the wheels and shaves off some of the lead.
This process is called "tracing" and what you're trying to do is remove some of the lead so that when you write with the pencil, there will be no splinters left behind.