The worlds most popular soft pastel in 203 colors of unsurpassed glow, purity, and intensity. Rembrandt Pastels are made from the best quality, finely ground pure pigments in an extra-fine Kaolin clay binder. The result is a velvety-smooth softness in every color. Each rich color is thoroughly blended and uniform, end to end. Rembrandt Pastels contain no hard bits or sharp edges which could cause shiny spots or scratches during application.
Rembrandt Pastels are hand-checked throughout production to ensure artists the consistency in texture, color, and working qualities on which theyve come to depend. Each round Rembrandt pastel stick has a transparent label printed with information valuable to the artist: The color name and number, the number suffix indicating whether it is a pure tone (.5), a shade (.3), or a tint (.7, .8, .9); and the lightfastness rating. Lightfastness is especially important when using pastels, since theyre practically pure pigment and very susceptible to light. About 70 percent of the Rembrandt Pastel line has the highest possible degree of lightfastness ( ).
Rembrandt Soft Pastels are known for: The professional standard, Full range of 203 color tints and shades, Free of harmful heavy metals, Uniform pigment dispersion throughout the stick, No jagged edges or sharp pieces