Science at the limit
Ultracryl is a high-performance acrylic-based paint that pushes the boundaries of what is possible, setting new standards.
How is Ultracryl different from other acrylic paints?
Enormous amount of pigment for maximum detail retention
Pigments are the most expensive ingredients in a paint. Therefore, manufacturers like to save on the amount of pigment. This means that an ink with few pigments does not cover well and may have to be applied several times.
Very fine structures are particularly important for 3D-printed figures and in model making. Here, it is essential to avoid losing them through multiple or thick applications of paint. Since a new layer of binder is applied with each layer, fine details can be obscured.
Most brilliant pigments
There is great potential not only in the quantity of pigments but also in their selection.
A less brilliant pigment is sometimes cheaper by a factor of 10 than a highly brilliant high-performance pigment. By tinting, the color tone of a less brilliant pigment can be achieved from a highly brilliant pigment, but conversely it is not possible to produce colors in the same spectrum from less brilliant pigments. In other words, a color made from a highly brilliant red pigment achieves such a bright red shade that it cannot be achieved with a less brilliant pigment.
For Ultracryl, we use the most brilliant pigments on the market*.
*Excluding polluted substances such as cadmium, chromium (VI) and lead-containing pigments.
Ultracryl colors are characterized by their maximum mattness. A finish with a matte clear coat is not necessary.
Perfect adhesion and durability
Instead of a pure acrylic base, we use a high-quality polyurethane-acrylic combination.
This combination provides better adhesion to plastics, and has a very high flexibility. This makes the paint more resistant and thus guarantees a very high durability.
Ultracryl paints do not become brittle and withstand very high mechanical loads. Flaking of Ultracryl paints is therefore impossible.
The best base for the airbrush
Many suppliers often offer their own series of paints for use with an airbrush gun.
Apart from a more fluid consistency, working with an airbrush gun does not place any special requirements on a paint. These colors are often only the diluted version of existing color series and thus again reduced in opacity.
We offer a special airbrush thinner for thinning the paints. This is significantly cheaper than the paints. Thus, a significantly better price / performance ratio is achieved than with the purchase of special airbrush paints.
Especially the design of the Ultracryl color series to the maximum possible opacity makes Ultracryl therefore the ideal base for thinning and use in an airbrush gun.
Ultracryl does not use any toxic ingredients
In our view, paints used for 3D printing and model making should be as harmless as possible and easy to handle. The artwork should not only look good, but should also be pleasant and easy to touch. This is an extremely important criterion, especially for tabletop figures.
The Ultracryl paint series therefore focuses on ingredients that are as harmless as possible.
We do not use any pigments containing cadmium, chromium (VI), or lead. Furthermore, we only use APEO and NMP free base materials. In general, we make sure to use substances that are as harmless as possible.