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Re: alizarin crimson and lightfastness

That could be, but then none of their paints would rate very high :)

So, the rating on the back is the manufacturer's own rating...hum...


Katharine Thayer wrote:
P.S. Are you sure Sennelier isn't using a rating system where 1 is the worst? :--)

On Aug 8, 2008, at 9:03 AM, Katharine Thayer wrote:

Don't trust manufacturer's ratings on lightfastness; they are often not, well, trustworthy. If it's PR83, you can be sure it's not permanent, regardless of the manufacturer's rating.

On Aug 8, 2008, at 8:36 AM, Laura Valentino wrote:

I read on the Handprint website that alizarin crimson PR 83 has a very low lightfastness rating, but the label on my tube of Sennelier Aquarelle brand gives it an ASTM rating of 1. What gives?

Best Regards,