The unique characteristics of Rembrandt soft pastels
Rembrandt soft pastels owe their quality to the close collaboration with professional artists, traditional expertise and more than a century of experience. Each colour is made according to a unique formula and the necessary raw materials go through very strict controls for each new batch. Rembrandt pastels have for many years been the most commonly used pastels in the world.
The composition of soft pastels is such that the colour on the ground approaches that of pure pigment as much as possible. This is achieved through a combination of pigment, a minimal amount of binder and the purest and softest types of kaolin, also referred to as pipe clay or China clay. The balanced proportion of these ingredients results in an as spontaneous as possible colour transfer and a velvety look.
The right softness
The softness has been chosen in such a way that the pastels easily transfer their colour while at the same time not fall apart or turn to powder.
Tinting strength, colour purity and lightfastness
The Rembrandt pastels owe their very high tinting strength and colour purity to a well-chosen selection of pigments and the pigment concentration. Besides, the pigments determine the lightfastness. Only through a strict selection of the pigments used can the best combination of these properties be achieved.
No harmful pigments
The range is free of pigments based on heavy-metals such as cadmium, lead and cobalt.