Those who require a very soft, high quality pastel for their work will enjoy the excellent working properties of Schmincke Pastels.
Made in Germany, their extreme softness demands the use of traditional forming methods, as well as labeling by hand. The combination of pure artists' pigments, with a minimum amount of binder ensures that colours are strong and deep.
With 55 pure hues, each having an additional shade, plus three tints, as well as other, special colours, including metallic gold and silver, extra dark colours, and gradations of neutral grey, the whole range amounts to 299 colours.
The letters assigned to each colour correspond to variations of the base hue. Thus, for colour number 018 (burnt sienna), 018B is the hue plus black, 018D is the pure hue, and 018H, M, and O are the hue plus increasing proportions of white.
The manufacturer recommends that finished pieces be treated only very sparingly with fixative, if at all, due to the sensitivity of the surface.