What are resin dyes used for?
Epoxy resin is a popular material used in 3D printing (SLA, LCD, etc.) and many other fields. Epoxy resin is naturally colourless, so objects and prints created with it are transparent when exposed to light. The easiest way to achieve a colour effect is to paint the finished parts after they have dried. However, this solution can be problematic, because even a good quality paint can crumble and fall off after some time, and besides it is very difficult to obtain satisfactory results on more complicated shapes (for example, small details, openwork construction fragments or laminates). This problem can be solved in two ways - using colored resin or coloring it yourself. On the market there is a wide choice of resins in various shades, but they are often significantly more expensive than the transparent ones. Therefore, a more economical and flexible solution is to add the dye to the epoxy resin yourself, which allows you to get the desired color.
How do epoxy resin dyes and pigments work?
Dyes and pigments for epoxy resins usually come in liquid or powder form. When the liquid (dye) is added to the resin, it dissolves quickly, coloring the material to the desired shade. Powdered pigments, on the other hand, are not soluble and the coloring effect is achieved by physical mixing with the resin. One of the most important advantages of using such methods for coloring epoxy resin is that the colors can be mixed freely and added in different proportions, making it possible to obtain basically any color. Resin dyes can be transparent or opaque, and can impart additional effects to the material, such as pearl sheen, interference or fluorescence. High quality epoxy resin pigments do not affect the printing process or the durability of the finished parts.
Use of epoxy resin pigments
Pigments and dyes for epoxy resin are mainly used by people creating various decorative and functional objects using this material. This is especially true for users of 3D printers using light curing technology, as well as artists and craftsmen who create resin poured decorations. The use of appropriate dyes and pigments for epoxy resin makes it possible to achieve almost any visual effect and can be combined with other colouring techniques, such as painting or using ready-made coloured resins.
Which pigments and dyes for epoxy resin you will find in this category?
In this section you will find a wide selection of high quality epoxy resin pigments and dyes created by reputable manufacturers such as Royal Resin. Available are pigments in powder form and liquid dyes. The assortment includes many colours in transparent and opaque versions, as well as many products allowing for interesting visual effects. Among other things, we offer dyes and pigments that give a pearly sheen or allow you to create a fluorescent resin or a resin that glows when exposed to ultraviolet light. You will also find here unusual pigments Chameleon, which allow you to obtain the effect of interference - a shade changing depending on the angle of view. All products available in this category are characterized by high efficiency and do not adversely affect the printing process.