125 years of HORADAM® watercolours

The 140 assortment

In the Jubilee Year 2017, Schmincke enlarged and optimized the HORADAM® watercolours to the 140 assortment. With this enlargement Schmincke successfully fills the harmonic colour spectrum of the Horadam® premium assortment. 100 well-tried and traditional colours as well as Oxgall already fit to the highest quality standards, so that there was no need for a change.

After some years of research by the Schmincke lab, 35 new colours (among these 32 one-pigment-tones) have been added to the premium assortment. The increased use of highly lightfast pigments, such as Quinacridone or Perylene, offers completely new possibilities for the artist. 4 colours have been optimized using the newest and best raw materials.

What's remaining? The unique quality components of Horadam® watercolours: The selected Gum Arabic, the complex pouring of the colours for 4 times in liquid state and the sustainable production process of the precious watercolours in pans and tubes - always following the founders' motto "Meliora cogito - I strive for the best". Also in the future, the worldwide approved Horadam® watercolours will stand for unsurpassed quality "Made in Germany".




In the Jubilee Year 2017, Schmincke enlarges and optimizes - after some years of research by the Schmincke lab - the HORADAM® watercolours to the premium 140 assortment.

In this regard the Dot Cards for trying out the colours have been developed.


What is a dot card?

These cards in different sizes contain genuine HORADAM® watercolour-dots on watercolour paper: The Dot Card with 6 dots (several variations) replaces the former HORADAM® sample. The Dot Card 140 colours are always available at a low price to get accustomed to the reduced and the complete assortment and to help to select one's favourite colours out of the 140 assortment.

How to use the Dot Cards?

The Dot cards contain original HORADAM® watercolor dots. With a wet brush the colours can be painted directly in the fields marked with name and number so that the artist experiences the variety of each colour. After drying the Dot Card suits as own original colour chart as well as decision guidance when choosing and buying colours.



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