KAMA pigments matériel d'artistes

dye pigments

dye pigments  

In this summary you will find the maximum and minimum concentrations and the quantities of liquid dye that can be obtained for each of our dye powder pigments. high definition individual color charts for each dye color are also presented.

You will find technical information and a summary of our test methodology at the bottom of thepage..

Code  dye pigment used Solvent used maximum concentration Volume of solution obtained (ml) #2 tint #3 tint #4 tint #5 tint #6 tint
solvent pigment used
PS-NA0010 Natural walnut stain powder water 6.90% 827 57g 4.60% 3.07% 2.04%    
        Swatches of natural walnut stain powder on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0015 Chicory extract water 20.96% 272 57g 13.97% 9.31% 6.21%    
        Swatches of Chicory extract on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0020 Bitumen (KAMA preparation) turpentine 7.14% 1 750 125ml 4.76% 3.17% 2.12%    
        swatches of liquid Bitumen (KAMA preparation) extract on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0030 Mahogany stain powder water 4.55% 1 254 57g 3.03% 2.02% 1.35% 0.898% 0.60%
        swatches of Mahogany stain powder on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0032 Mahogany stain powder #2 (red shade) water 9.09% 627 57g 6.06% 4.04% 2.69% 1.796% 1.20%
        swatches of Mahogany stain powder #2 on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0035 Log wood extract water 0.22% 26 021 57g 0.15% 0.10% 0.06%    
        swatches of Log wood extract on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0045 Cachou water 0.54% 10 517 57g 0.36% 0.24% 0.16% 0.107% 0.07%
        swatches of cachou on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0055 Madder in roots Denaturated alcohol 58.16% 98 57g 38.78% 25.85% 17.23%    
PS-NA0100 Brazil wood in Shavings Denaturated alcohol 21.35% 267 57g 14.23% 9.49% 6.33%    
PS-NA0110 Log wood in shavings Denaturated alcohol 57.00% 100 57g 38.00% 25.33% 16.89%    
        Swatches of log wood in shavings on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0120 Sandal wood in shavings Denaturated alcohol 48.72% 117 57g 32.48% 21.65% 14.43%    
        Swatches of Sandal wood in shavings on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0500 Genuine cochineal Denaturated alcohol 33.33% 210 70g 22.22% 14.81% 9.88%    
        Swatches of cochineal on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0500 Genuine cochineal water 10.71% 653 70g 7.14% 4.76% 3.17%    
        Swatches of cochineal on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0605 Yellow light dye pigment water 4.44% 45 2g 2.96% 1.98% 1.32% 0.878% 0.59%
        Swatches of  Yellow light dye pigment on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0610 Medium red dye pigment water 2.50% 80 2g 1.67% 1.11% 0.74% 0.494% 0.33%
        Swatches of Medium red dye pigment on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0615 Magenta dye pigment water 4.17% 48 2g 2.78% 1.85% 1.23% 0.823% 0.55%
        Swatches of Magenta dye pigment on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0620 Primary blue dye pigment water 0.21% 958 2g 0.14% 0.09% 0.06% 0.041% 0.027%
        Swatches of Primary blue dye pigment on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement
PS-NA0625 Black dye pigment water 0.36% 548 2g 0.24% 0.16% 0.11% 0.072% 0.048%
        Swatches of Black dye pigment on Russian birch plywood, click for enlargement

Methodology and explanation of results

maximum concentration

Most concentrated tint. Obtained by adding the solvent until there is no more dye pigment that settles at the bottom of our test container.

Our percentages of concentrations hev been obtained using the following formula: amount of pigment (in g) / amount of solvent (in g).

#2,3,4,5,6 tints

Each of these tints corresponds to a decrease in concentration of 33.3% from the previous tint.

choice of solvents

For our tests, we chose the solvent who has demonstrated the greatest lightfastness for the individual dye pigment being tested. Therefore, the solvents used for a particular color in not the only ones who can dissolve that dyes in question, we restricted ourselves to a single solvent per dye to simplify our tests.

Cochineal was the only exception for which we did a test with both water and denaturated alcohol.

Important

All information contained herein is provided free for information purpose only. These concentrations were obtained by tests we have conducted as rigorously as possible, however, results may vary.

It is important to make preliminary tests in order to ensure they have adequate shades before undertaking a major undertaking.