The formulation of each color is modified individually to compensate for the inherent differences in the working characteristics of pigments. The result is an even consistency across the entire palette of colors.
Color Swatch created using heavy application/medium application/50% tint and was applied on acrylic primed canvas (7 oz) material.
Permanent Carmine (HF4C) is a non-staining, transparent red pigment that is similar to natural carmine in its hue and other properties.
Permanent Carmine (HF4C) has excellent lightfastness for a transparent red pigment.
Permanent Carmine (HF4C) has no acute toxicity.
Permanent Carmine (HF4C) has been developed as a replacement for Carmine, a transparent red derived from the cochineal insect. It is one of a large group of azo pigments that were discovered and developed by Hoechst in the 1950s and 1960s. In comparison with natural carmine derived from cochineal, it is far less expensive, and offers superior lightfastness.
® Holbein is a registered trademark.