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Sennelier keeps a watchful eye on the pigments selected for its lines of extra-fine oils, oil sticks, watercolors, soft pastels, and oil pastels. These same pure pigments are now available to artists wishing to master the preparation of their own colors.
Color Swatches created using loose powder and were applied on 4" diameter × ½" deep dish of plastic material.
This Hansa yellow is a transparent yellow. It has great brightness and tinting strength and its drying time ranges from average to slow.
Hansa Yellow makes more intense tints and cleaner secondaries than Cadmium Yellows, especially when mixed with other organic or modern colors like Phthalo Blue and Green. Because they are more transparent, they have great value as glazing colors.
Hansa Yellow G has good permanence and lightfastness, particularly in the lighter shades.
Hansa Yellow pigments have no significant acute hazards, though chronic hazards have not been well studied.
Hansa Yellows were first made in Germany just before World War I from a series of synthetic dyestuffs called Pigment Yellow. Hansa Yellow G, introduced in 1910, was the first of these products to be commercialized. Hansa Yellow G was the standard yellow for printing inks until late in the 20th century, when stronger diarylide yellows began to replace it. It is still used a great deal in packaging, and for air drying paints.
Light Fast Yellow G, Pigment Yellow G, Arylide, Arylide Yellow, Azo Yellow, Brilliant Yellow, Monoazo Yellow, Monolite Yellow, Permanent Yellow.
Pigment PR4 is an opaque, bright yellowish red pigment with high tinting strength.
Pigment PR4 has good lightfastness, but newer red pigments are considered more permanent and reliable.
Known also as D&C Red No 36, PR4 is used in cosmetic products such as lipsticks. It has been tested for carcinogenic and mutagenic effects in laboratory rats.
Because it is inexpensive and has a long history of use in cosmetic products, Permanent Red PR4 is widely used in artist materials where safety is more important than archival preservation, as in children's art materials.
Blazing Red, Flaming Red, D&C Red No 36.
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