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Re: greens in gum


On Sep 30, 2006, at 12:08 PM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:

BTW, someone once complained about not getting suitable greens in gum. Daniel Smith Hansa Yellow PY3 gives a bright, sassy green over a cyano layer. It is a green biased yellow.

The end. Short and sweet. No science or tests--just the facts, ma'am...

Like it or not, science and tests can be useful, as when they tell us that PY3 is marginally lightfast at best, and that Daniel Smith isn't one of the best brands for lightfastness. According to handprint, the full strength color in most brands darkens and browns significantly over time, and that frequently the tints fade noticeably. So, take your pick, "facts" or science.