Unrivalled in brilliance, Winsor & Newton's Artists' Acrylics combines a revolutionary transparent binder that eliminates color shift from wet to dry with the highest-quality pigments to ensure clean, strong colors with wonderful working properties.
Color Swatch created using heavy application/medium application/50% tint and was applied on acrylic primed canvas (7 oz) material.
organic, vat dyes
complex, insoluble anthraquinone
Indanthrene Blue is a clear, clean, deep blue organic pigment. It has moderate to high tinting strength and is not as overpowering as Phthalo Blue. Hansa Yellow Deep, Benzimidazolone Orange, and Raw Umber are its best mixing complements.
Indanthrene Blue is permanent with excellent lightfastness in both masstone and tints.
Indanthrene Blue varies in its acute toxicity, though toxicity is generally slight.
Indanthrene Blue is the oldest vat dye, discovered and patented in 1901 by Rene Bohn. It is considered the first anthraquinone vat dye, a group of dyes characterized by excellent lightfastness. The pigment originates from this dye.
Quinacridone Gold is a transparent yellow-orange pigment. Quinacridone pigments have relatively low tinting strength in general. For this reason, quinacridone colors are often expensive, because more pigment is required in the formulation.
Quinacridone Gold has very good lightfastness.
Quinacridone Gold, a color developed for the automotive industry, is no longer being manufactured. Some color producers still have stocks of the pigment.
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