Jackman's Art Materials Blog — Pigment Blog

Pigments and Dyes

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Colourants can be classified into two categories: Pigments & Dyes Pigments Pigments are solid, decorative materials in the form of small discrete particles that are insoluble in the medium in which they are applied to, they can be inorganic or organic and are coloured, black or white materials which are practically insoluble and are suspended within a medium. Since they are suspended in the binder the physical condition of the particles is hugely important, this is why manufactures rigidly control production conditions to ensure uniformity within each production batch as the smallest change can drastically affect the shade and strength...

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Ultramarine Pigments in depth

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Ultramarine Pigments in depth
Ultramarine is a deep blue color pigment which was originally made by grinding lapis lazuli into a powder.

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Red Iron Oxide Pigments

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Why do Red Oxides differ between manufacture even when the same pigment is used?

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The Quinacridone Pigments

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The Quinacridone Pigments

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Chrome Oxide Green

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Chrome Oxide Green

Also Known as Chromium Oxide, Chromium Oxide Green, Chromium Sesquioxide or Chromia and is one of the four oxides of chromium

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