Alchemy of Colours is an invitation to you to use your imagination and creativity, to look at the colourful side of the world. The collection takes its inspiration from the printing system known as CMYK which stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key Black, a colour model also known as quadrichromy. When the first three colours are superimposed in varying amounts, they can create almost any colour. The system is fairly simple: by varying the amounts of Cyan, Magenta and Yellow you can obtain virtually any colour from red, pink and sky blue to purple, orange, green or any other combination. Black, in addition to being a primary colour, serves the obvious purpose of instantly darkening any colour formulation. Pineider has also invented a transparent ink for lightening the colour formulated and for thus creating a full range of sub-shades.
• Carefully replace each dropper in its bottle. If you accidentally pollute a colour, all subsequent formulations will also be distorted.
• The unit of measurement is the drop, so you cannot add less than one drop.
• Using the basic chart provided, mix the number of drops required for each colour in one of the five bottles provided in order to obtain the colour you want.
• Make sure the bottle is tightly sealed then shake it lightly.
• Add black to obtain a darker shade or transparent to obtain a lighter shade.
• The amount of each formulation can be reduced or increased by dividing or multiplying the drops required to achieve the colour by the same number.
Alchemy of Colours includes:
Complete quadrichromy, cyan, magenta, yellow and black + transparent. Accessories: snorkel and pen filler
• 5 50/100 ml bottles with the colours: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Transparent, fitted with dropper.
• 5 empty bottles but fitted with tops to make formulations and to save the colour you have created.
• 1 filler for plunger pens allowing you to fill a pen with a single refill.
• 1 snorkel to allow you to fill a converter without getting your hands dirty.
• 1 instruction booklet with formulas for creating colours.
• Archive cards to jot down the formulas for the colours you have created.
Snorkel -stainless steel extension with an adaptor nozzle for the converters most commonly found on the market, to allow you to use even only a few drops of a test ink, so that you do not have to make large amounts of ink but only what you need to fill a converter-cartridge pen once.
Instructions -the front part is for all converters with an international hole, the second, wider part is for Parker, Aurora and Lamy holes, and the final part by the o-ring can be used with Japanese converters such as Pilot.
Pen Filler -while the Snorkel can be used to fill only converter-cartridge pens, the pen filler can fill any pen on the market – lever pens, piston pens, plunger pens, converter pens and even the old eyedroppers – with a small amount of ink.
Instructions -the pen filler comprises a transparent reservoir, a broadly knurled pen-locking section and a finely knurled top for closing the inkwell.