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YInMn Blue Limited Edition Acrylic

List Price: $38.75

Our Price: $31.95

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About This Product

We're very excited to present something entirely new in the world of fine art colors. YInMn Blue (named because it contains Yttrium, Indium, and Manganese) is the first new inorganic blue pigment in over 200 years, and the first genuine single-pigment alternative to Cobalt Blue. Discovered accidentally by materials scientists at Oregon State University, YInMn Blue is a deep, stable, opaque blue that will surely become an important artist's pigment in the years to come.

Why is YInMn Blue so special? It exists in color space between ultramarine (warm blue) and phthalo blue (cool blue). The only similar pigment is cobalt blue, but YInMn Blue is more opaque, less toxic, and much more brilliant. We think it's the ultimate primary blue, and the comparison with multi-pigment primaries mixed from ultramarine and phthalo couldn't be more stark. While mixed primary blues are often muddy and unimpressive, YInMn Blue provides a single-pigment primary that is incredibly clear.

This remarkable new discovery has only just begun to be commercially manufactured. Renowned German color house Schmincke is offering this limited edition acrylic made with the small quantities of YInMn Blue that currently exist so that you can try it for yourself and see how it will eventually change the landscape of artist colors. This is a small, 15 mL tube, and the price is obviously too high to make YInMn your everyday blue. But we are offering it because this new pigment represents an historic moment in color science, and we thought you might want to experience it.

This special edition is part of Schmincke's PRIMAcryl line, and it is incredibly smooth and vibrant, with the intense pigmentation you'd expect from a professional acrylic. It has really been a treat for us to experiment with.

Please note that quantities are limited.

Packaged in a 15 mL metal tube inside a cardboard box. Made in Germany.