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PRODUCT INFORMATION H. Schmincke & Co. GmbH & Co. KG · Otto-Hahn-Str. 2 · D- 40699 Erkrath · Tel.: +49-211-2509-0 · www.schmincke.de · [email protected] 01/2020 The described product attributes and application examples have been tested in the Schmincke laboratory. The information is based on our current state of technical findings and experience. Due to the diversity of applications in terms of painting techniques, materials and working conditions, as well as numerous possible influences, this information is based on a general application range. A legally binding guarantee of specific attributes or the suitability for a specific usage purpose can- not be derived from our information; therefore the use of the products must be adapted to the users' individual conditions and tested in trials. For this reason, we cannot provide a warranty for product attributes and/or assume liability for damages that occur in connection with the use of our products. By the way: Specifics for handling and product safety you will find on our website www.schmincke.de (e.g. download/safety data sheets). For special questions please don´t hesitate to ask our team in the lab! The best way to get in contact with them is via mail at: [email protected] How to compare artists’ colours? The pigment is the key! If you want to compare certain colours when buying or choosing in your own assortment, you should first pay attention to the pigmentation of the respective colours. For all Schmincke colours, this is noted on the container/packaging (e.g. PW6, PY184, PR255). In the corresponding colour charts (printed and online at www.schmincke.de) you will also find the name of the pigments (PW6 = titanium dioxide, PY184 = bismuth vanadate, PR255 = diketo-pyrrolo-pyrrole). Only if you compare colours of the same pigmentation, you will get a representative statement - anything else would be like comparing apples with pears... So, it is not enough to take two colours of the same name, e.g. vermilion, because the pigmen- tation can vary depending on the manufacturer and the quality of the colour. This refers to all parts of the comparability of colours, i.e. the opacity or glaze ability, the lightfastness, the colour shift from wet to dry, in watercolours also the granulation ability or the anchoring in the paper. One can say that the painting properties are significantly influenced by the pigment used. Also good to know: Colours with only one or two pigments are always purer than colours with several different pigments. Colour lines with as many one- and two-pigment shades as possible are an indication for highest quality, because the colours remain pure and do not grey even when mixed. This is considered with great importance by Schmincke when formulating its products, so that especially in the premium assortments, many one- and two-pigment colours can be found. The group Colour Index names PW = Pigment white PB = Pigment blue PY = Pigment yellow PG = Pigment green PO = Pigment orange PBr = Pigment brown PR = Pigment red PBk = Pigment black PV = Pigment violet 14 PR255 365 Zinnoberrot vermilion vermillon rosso vermiglione bermellón HORADAM ® AQUARELL 4 012380 049117 3 CAUTION! Contains isothiozo- linones. Conforms to ASTM D-4236. Feinste Künstler-Aquarellfarben · Finest artists‘ water-colours Made in Germany · www.schmincke.de H. Schmincke & Co. · Tel. (49)-(0)211/ 2509-0 Otto-Hahn-Str. 2 · D-40699 Erkrath DE Sicherheitsinformationen, siehe Innenseite EN/US Safety information, see inside FR Information de sécurité, voir côté intérieur IT Per inform. sulla sicurezza consult lato interno ES Inform. de securidad, véase lado interno Frostfrei lagern/ Store frost-free/ Stocker à l‘abri du gel. Product label tube 15 ml 365 Zinnoberrot vermilion Diketo-Pyrrolo-Pyrrol Diketo-pyrrolo-pyrrol PR255 HHHH 3 Extract from the colour chart HORADAM ® watercolours

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Schmincke_ How to compare artists' coloursPRODUCT INFORMATION
H. Schmincke & Co. GmbH & Co. KG · Otto-Hahn-Str. 2 · D- 40699 Erkrath · Tel.: +49-211-2509-0 · www.schmincke.de · [email protected]
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The described product attributes and application examples have been tested in the Schmincke laboratory. The information is based on our current state of technical findings and experience. Due to the diversity of applications in terms of painting techniques, materials and working conditions, as well as numerous possible influences, this information is based on a general application range. A legally binding guarantee of specific attributes or the suitability for a specific usage purpose can- not be derived from our information; therefore the use of the products must be adapted to the users' individual conditions and tested in trials. For this reason, we cannot provide a warranty for product attributes and/or assume liability for damages that occur in connection with the use of our products.
By the way: Specifics for handling and product safety you will find on our website www.schmincke.de (e.g. download/safety data sheets). For special questions please don´t hesitate to ask our team in the lab! The best way to get in contact with them is via mail at: [email protected]
How to compare artists’ colours? The pigment is the key! If you want to compare certain colours when buying or choosing in your own assortment, you should first pay attention to the pigmentation of the respective colours. For all Schmincke colours, this is noted on the container/packaging (e.g. PW6, PY184, PR255). In the corresponding colour charts (printed and online at www.schmincke.de) you will also find the name of the pigments (PW6 = titanium dioxide, PY184 = bismuth vanadate, PR255 = diketo-pyrrolo-pyrrole).
Only if you compare colours of the same pigmentation, you will get a representative statement - anything else would be like comparing apples with pears... So, it is not enough to take two colours of the same name, e.g. vermilion, because the pigmen- tation can vary depending on the manufacturer and the quality of the colour. This refers to all parts of the comparability of colours, i.e. the opacity or glaze ability, the lightfastness, the colour shift from wet to dry, in watercolours also the granulation ability or the anchoring in the paper. One can say that the painting properties are significantly influenced by the pigment used.
Also good to know: Colours with only one or two pigments are always purer than colours with several different pigments. Colour lines with as many one- and two-pigment shades as possible are an indication for highest quality, because the colours remain pure and do not grey even when mixed. This is considered with great importance by Schmincke when formulating its products, so that especially in the premium assortments, many one- and two-pigment colours can be found.
The group Colour Index names
PW = Pigment white PB = Pigment blue PY = Pigment yellow PG = Pigment green PO = Pigment orange PBr = Pigment brown PR = Pigment red PBk = Pigment black PV = Pigment violet
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PR255
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US remarks: CAUTION! Contains isothiozolinones. Conforms to ASTM D-4236.
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tto-Hahn-Str. 2 · D-40699 Erkrath DE Sicherheitsinformationen, siehe Innenseite EN/US Safety information, see inside FR Information de sécurité, voir côté intérieur IT Per inform. sulla sicurezza consult lato interno ES Inform. de securidad, véase lado interno
Frostfrei lagern/ Store frost-free/ Stocker à l‘abri du gel.
Product label tube 15 ml
365 Zinnoberrot vermilion