Gamblin 1980 Oil Colours are made with the same dedication and pure pigments that go into the Artist’s Oils. In addition, they use the same process of mixing, milling, filling, and hand labeling.
In order to reduce the cost of oil colors, some manufacturers use gels and waxes to stiffen colours and replace traditional pigments with less expensive ones.
Gamblin's approach is different. 1980 colours are formulated with pure pigments, the finest refined linseed oil and marble dust (calcium carbonate). More affordable colors have been made with these three ingredients since oil painting began.
With 1980 colours, artists experience colors that are true, without homogenized texture or muddy colour mixtures. Their approach of using both traditional raw materials and processes ensures that artists experience the luscious working properties that they expect from their oil colours.