Schmincke Horadam Watercolours are high quality, professional watercolours that have a few special characteristics. In order to achieve the highest standard regarding lightfastness, resolubility and stability, Schmincke use the best raw materials available. There is no compromise in quality - the highest standards of artists' pigments allow the highest level of lightfastness.
The optimum amount of ox-gall is added to each colour to give artists ultimate control with the flow and distribution of colour. The binder which is used is Kordofan Gum Arabic from the Southern Sahara region. Like most natural products, the integrity and quality of the Gum Arabic differs from year to year, so Schmincke tests each batch of Gum Arabic every time, to select only the best crop of the respective year.