Vallejo was one of the first two European manufacturers of acrylic colors for fine arts, introducing Acrylic Artist Color in the early 1970ties. The colors were packaged in 58 ml./1.96 fl.oz. aluminum tubes. The art scene was effervescent and enterprising, and large paintings, murals and happenings were the trend. In 1980 a group of young artists from the Fine Arts University in Barcelona convinced Amadeo Vallejo of the need for acrylic colors for artists in large units, marketed at an accessible price. The result was Acrylic Studio, 12 colors in 200 ml./6.76 fl.oz. plastic bottles, a unique and ground-breaking product at that time. In the formulation of these new colors, Vallejo employed the utmost consideration for ecological consequences, discarding all those pigments derived from heavy metals or presenting even a minimal risk of toxic residuals in their application or disposal. Acrylic Studio is completely permanent and lightfast (UV resistant), and does not contain fillers of any kind: only full strength resins and pigments have been used, so that the colors, with a satin finish, are of unequalled purity and chromatic quality. The label of each unit carries permanency and opacity ratings and the international colour index number. All colors have the ASTM D-4236 certification. Over the years new colors were incorporated, new resins and new pigments have become available, and now the range of Acrylic Studio consists of 60 colors, manufactured to satisfy the highest standards of quality and environmental safety, while at the same time fulfilling the need for an acrylic artist color of moderate and uniform cost in all sizes. The range includes the primer Studio Gesso and Primal Medium (Ref. 22027) which is the same 100% acrylic resin used in the colors: it can be employed for mixtures, glazes and as a final varnish. Acrylic Studio is compatible with Acrylic Artist Color, Liquid Acrylic, Acrylic Gouache and all other fine arts acrylics. For detailed information about our Mediums, Varnishes and Textures, please see our leaflet and our web under “Auxiliary Products for Fine Arts”.
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