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What does the word "Hue" indicate?

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This indicates that it is not the exact, pure pigment that has been used to make the colour. This can be for a number of reasons, although usually the main one is to reduce the cost, it can also be because there is a toxic element in the pure pigment, or even that a better alternative has been found for the original substance.

For instance, in student ranges you will notice that most Cadmium colours are Cadmium Yellow Hue or Cadmium Red Hue. This is due to the high cost of sourcing, refining and processing the pure Cadmium pigments, therefore a suitable alternative chemical pigment has been used which is cheaper, and this is indicated by the word "Hue".

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