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Set of 10 Translucent Tinting Pigments

This set of 10 assorted colour tints can be used to add a translucent (see through) colour to most clear casting resins including epoxy, polyurethane and polyester. Add just a few drops to create a subtle tint or add more to create a stronger 'stained glass' effect.

Set of 10x 25ml bottles. Contains: Red, Green, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Orange, Burnt Sienna (brown), Black, Prussian Blue, Turquoise.


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A set of 10 high quality translucent tinting pigments intended for creating subtle tints or translucent colouring of water-clear casting resins including polyester, polyurethane and epoxy casting resins.

The set comprises of 10 vivid colours ideal for tinting or pigmenting jewellery, sculptures and design prototypes with anywhere between a faint hint of colour to a very strong, yet still translucent colour.

Only a tiny drop of these specially developed pigments is needed to add translucent colour effects to resin castings and so each 25ml bottle is sufficient to tint large quantities of resin. In fact, a subtle tinting effect can be achieved with less than 0.0004% (1 droplet in a 35g casting) and so each bottle is capable of tinting 40kgs+ of resin!

This pack of 10 popular colours includes:

  • 25ml Red
  • 25ml Green
  • 25ml Blue
  • 25ml Purple
  • 25ml Yellow
  • 25ml Orange
  • 25ml Burnt Sienna
  • 25ml Black (for 'Tinted' or 'Smoked' effect)
  • 25ml Prussian Blue
  • 25ml Turquoise

Resin Compatibility

These translucent pigments are ideal as:

  • Polyurethane resin tints (such as our Waterclear Polyurethane Casting Resin)
  • Waterclear polyester resin tints (such as our Waterclear Polyester Casting Resin)
  • Epoxy resin tints (such as our Epoxy Coating Resin and Epoxy Laminating Resin)
  • Casting Resin Tints

They have been tested with products from our own range but should also work well with resins from other manufacturers however you should always conduct your own tests as to their compatibility with other resin systems.

How to Use

As stated above, when 'tinting' clear resins the key is to use only a tiny amount of these translucent pigments. 1 droplet is enough to pigment around 20-40g of resin, depending on how strong you want the colour tint to be.

Remember that thicker castings will require a lower percentage of pigment because the tint will appear stronger the thicker the section is. Conversely, thinner castings will require a higher percentage of pigment in order to appear to be the same colour as thicker castings.

Tinting Mix Ratio Table

Since most electronic scales are incapable of the accuracy required to measure pigment ratios of around 0.005% we would suggest using the table on the specification tab as a guide but in all cases experimenting yourself adding a tiny amount of pigment at a time until you achieve the desired level of tint:

Dispersing the Pigment

The pigments disperse very quickly into epoxy resin and polyurethane resin. When using the pigments to tint larger quantities of polyester resin it is recommended to make a resin 'dispersion' by mixing the pigment into a small amount of the resin first and then mixing the small pigmented batch of resin into the larger batch to aid distribution of the pigment throughout the resin.

When pigmenting more reactive materials such as fast curing polyurethanes you will find it helpful to mix the pigment into one side of the resin (either part A or part B) thoroughly before mixing the two parts together and starting the reaction. This allows as much time as is needed to thoroughly disperse the pigment before starting the reaction. If you do choose to pigment just one side of the resin first it's helpful to remember that the addition of the second half of the resin will 'dilute' the tint when you add it.

A set of 10 high quality translucent tinting pigments intended for creating subtle tints or translucent colouring of water-clear casting resins including polyester, polyurethane and epoxy casting resins.

The set comprises of 10 vivid colours ideal for tinting or pigmenting jewellery, sculptures and design prototypes with anywhere between a faint hint of colour to a very strong, yet still translucent colour.

Only a tiny drop of these specially developed pigments is needed to add translucent colour effects to resin castings and so each 25ml bottle is sufficient to tint large quantities of resin. In fact, a subtle tinting effect can be achieved with less than 0.0004% (1 droplet in a 35g casting) and so each bottle is capable of tinting 40kgs+ of resin!

This pack of 10 popular colours includes:

  • 25ml Red
  • 25ml Green
  • 25ml Blue
  • 25ml Purple
  • 25ml Yellow
  • 25ml Orange
  • 25ml Burnt Sienna
  • 25ml Black (for 'Tinted' or 'Smoked' effect)
  • 25ml Prussian Blue
  • 25ml Turquoise

Resin Compatibility

These translucent pigments are ideal as:

  • Polyurethane resin tints (such as our Waterclear Polyurethane Casting Resin)
  • Waterclear polyester resin tints (such as our Waterclear Polyester Casting Resin)
  • Epoxy resin tints (such as our Epoxy Coating Resin and Epoxy Laminating Resin)
  • Casting Resin Tints

They have been tested with products from our own range but should also work well with resins from other manufacturers however you should always conduct your own tests as to their compatibility with other resin systems.

How to Use

As stated above, when 'tinting' clear resins the key is to use only a tiny amount of these translucent pigments. 1 droplet is enough to pigment around 20-40g of resin, depending on how strong you want the colour tint to be.

Remember that thicker castings will require a lower percentage of pigment because the tint will appear stronger the thicker the section is. Conversely, thinner castings will require a higher percentage of pigment in order to appear to be the same colour as thicker castings.

Tinting Mix Ratio Table

Since most electronic scales are incapable of the accuracy required to measure pigment ratios of around 0.005% we would suggest using the table on the specification tab as a guide but in all cases experimenting yourself adding a tiny amount of pigment at a time until you achieve the desired level of tint:

Dispersing the Pigment

The pigments disperse very quickly into epoxy resin and polyurethane resin. When using the pigments to tint larger quantities of polyester resin it is recommended to make a resin 'dispersion' by mixing the pigment into a small amount of the resin first and then mixing the small pigmented batch of resin into the larger batch to aid distribution of the pigment throughout the resin.

When pigmenting more reactive materials such as fast curing polyurethanes you will find it helpful to mix the pigment into one side of the resin (either part A or part B) thoroughly before mixing the two parts together and starting the reaction. This allows as much time as is needed to thoroughly disperse the pigment before starting the reaction. If you do choose to pigment just one side of the resin first it's helpful to remember that the addition of the second half of the resin will 'dilute' the tint when you add it.

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No, they have NOT been tested on animals and contain NO animal ingredients or animal derived ingredients.

Our tinting pigments have a good level of UV resistance. In the several years we have used and tested them we have not seen any measurable degradation due to UV exposure. However, like all inks and pigments, eventually over many years we would expect a small and gradual degradation as no inks are 100% UV stable.

Drop into our trade counter to see some samples which are still looking very vibrant a few years on!

Although our Translucent Tinting Pigments are classed as non-toxic, they do not carry any specific food safety approval.

These pigments have NOT been tested on animals and contain NO animal ingredients or animal derived ingredients.

Yes, absolutely. All of our range of Translucent Tinting Pigments can be used with our GlassCast range of resins.

No, these Tinting Pigments are NOT suitable for use with Cyanoacrylate based adhesives. This is because the pigments are oil based and oil can cause curing and strength issues when mixed into Cyanoacrylates.

Yes, absolutely. These translucent tinting pigments are ideal for use with the GlassCast range of clear casting epoxies. The pigments are very much designed to be translucent and thus you would see any objects embedded within the resin however, the more pigment you add, the deeper the tint and eventually with enough pigment you could make the resin opaque.

The quantity of resin used in the pigment dispersions is very small and as such when the pigment is mixed into another resin, the additional amount of resin from the pigment is very small and in practical terms insignificant. As such you do not normally need to account for it within the mixing ratio calculations.

No, unfortunately you cannot use a pigment from one resin type with another resin type. You must use the correct pigment for the resin type you are using - eg a PU resin needs a PU pigment, a polyester resin needs a Polyester pigment and an epoxy resin needs an epoxy pigment.

This is because the pigment dispersions are a blend of pigment powders AND a small amount of base resin. Mixing the wrong pigment with a resin system may inhibit the resin cure and damage the end product

Yes, you can use the pigments in a resin infusion process, however if you are not using a gelcoat you will still get the colour from the fibre showing where it contacts the surface, with glass fabric the effect is diminished as the fibre is clear, but with densely coloured fibre like carbon it may affect the pigment. 

If you need a very solid colour for epoxy infusion I would advise using Polyester Pigment in the GC50 Epoxy Compatible Gelcoat.

When using a pigment paste, it is best practice to mix the paste into the resin part of the mixture. We recommend doing this before adding the catalyst/hardener as it means you have as much time as you need to get a good even colour mixture without having to worry about reduced pot life.

The pigments used in this pigment dispersion will be excellent in terms of light fastness and weathering characteristics. If you are not already aware, pigments are graded for these properties on a blue wool scale, with 7-8 being the best. We tend to only source such grades for our dispersions with such high quality. However, the base resin system you are using these pigments with may be vulnerable to UV yellowing itself.

Yes, it should be possible to use some reflective paint or metallic surface at the bottom of the knot-hole before filling the hole with tinted resin. Depending on the tint used and the reflective material used, I would expect some quite dramatic effects could be achieved.

These translucent tinting pigments are designed to be compatible with most resin systems, however we have not tested these pigments specifically with Alumilite so if you have any doubts, we would recommend doing a small test to be on the safe side.

The tinting pigments can be used in this way to create swirls and different artistic effects. Such effects will need some practice to perfect as different resins have different viscosities and hence will react differently. Ultimately the limit is going to be down to your imagination and also ability with the materials.

When adding less than the recommended amount, the intensity of the colour will be reduced. If the pigment is being added to a resin which has a background colour already (our FastCast resin for example) then reducing the amount of pigment will change affect the shade because it will allow the background colour to contribute to the final shade; i.e. less pigment in a light coloured resin will result in a lighter final shade.

In a clear resin, it's slightly different because there isn't a background colour. The less pigment you add, the more translucent the resin mix will become meaning you'll start to be able to see through the pigmented resin or gel. If there is a coloured substrate underneath then the colour would start to be affected by that.

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