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There are many different types of resin pigments available on the market, and it can be difficult to choose the right one for your project. Just Resin will help you to understand the differences between the most popular types of resin pigments, so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you.

JR Resin Pigment Guide

Pigment Characteristics

Epoxy Pigment Pastes

Epoxy Pigment Pastes are an alternative to powders, where you do not have to worry about the dust, and mixes into your resin effortlessly.


Only a tiny amount is required to tint your resin (they are highly pigmented!). Slowly increase until you reach your desired opacity. Do not exceed more than a 10% pigment to resin ratio. Stir before use.

Luster Pigment Pastes - Just like our powders, our Mica-based Luster Pastes will give your project a sparkly effect

Metallic Pigment Pastes - Made from our Metallic powders, the pigment will rise and float to the surface of your work

Basic Pigment Pastes - Great base colours, some opaque, some transparent
Fluorescent Pigment Pastes - A super bright fluorescent look


Acrylic Inks

Our Acrylic-Based inks are suitable for the use in epoxy resin, acrylic resin / acrylic pouring medium and acrylic paints. Can also be used to tint your slime creations! Add a couple of drops, and increase until you reach your desired opacity.

Do not exceed more than a 10% pigment to resin ratio. Shake before use.

Basic Inks - Are great for both transparent & opaque effects, add a drop of white or black to intensify the opacity

Metallic Inks - Adds a soft metallic look

Fluorescent Inks - Adds a bright fluorescent look

Candy Inks - Highly Pigmented Transparent Inks - Great for multi layered pieces

Pigment Characteristics

Pigment Powders

Our Pigment Powders are suitable for use with all types of Resins, Paints, Nail Lacquers, and Artwork applications Do not exceed more than a 20% pigment to resin ratio. Careful when handling, do not inhale dust.

Luster Pigment Powders – Our Mica Pigments will give your work a sparkly effect

Metallic Pigment Powders - Super Fine Powders, that are leafing quality, and will float to the to the surface of your work
Glow Pigment Powders - Make your projects Glow! Our Glow Pigments absorb energy via UV Rays & Ambient Lighting and then release that energy as a Glow effect

Interference Pigment Powders - Make your projects colour shift! For an intense/dramatic effect, apply over a black or dark base, for a subtle colour shifting effect, apply over a white base 

Resin Pigment Application Chart

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Colour your Resin Art with Resin Colour Pigments

First consider the type of pigment you want to use.

There are two main types of resin colour pigments: liquid and powder. Liquid pigment (pigment paste) are easy to mix in with epoxy resin and can give more depth, while powders are cheaper they can give a better luster and swirl effect.

The second thing to consider is the colour you want to achieve. Resin colour pigments come in a wide variety of colours, so you can mix and match them to create the perfect shade for your project. You can also find transparent pigments that allow you to create a stained glass effect.


Finally, consider the value, as some companies sell their product by weight, as most pigments are very heavy this might not be a cheaper option. Resin colour pigments are available in many forms and can give many different effects, such as solid opaque, translucent, shimmer, neon, pastel, metallic, luster and even translucent luster.

What is an Epoxy Resin Pigment

Epoxy resin pigments are a type of pigment that is typically used in industrial and commercial applications, as our epoxy resin pigments are designed for artists. Epoxy resin pigments can be found in a variety of colours and shades, so you can find the perfect hue to match your project's needs.

Our pigments are known for their high concentration, vibrance, durability and resistance to environmental factors, making them an ideal choice for projects that will be exposed to harsh conditions. When choosing an epoxy resin pigment, it is important to consider the properties of the pigment and how it will interact with the other materials in your project.

How To Choose your Pigment Colour Palette

There are a few things you'll want to consider when choosing your pigment colour palette for your resin project. The first is the overall look you're going for - are you going for something bright and bold, or more subdued and natural like a River Table? If you're not sure, it's always a good idea to start with a smaller palette of colours and then build from there.

Next, think about what each colour will be used for. Do you need a light colour like white pigment paste to add depth and dimension, or a dark colour like black pigment paste to create shadows? Once you have an idea of the effect you're going for, you can start narrowing down your choices. 

Finally, consider the type of resin you'll be using. Some resins work better with certain pigments than others, so it's important to do your research before making your final decision. With all of these factors in mind, you should be able to find the perfect pigment colours for your next resin project!

Epoxy Pigment Paste Used In Art Resin

Epoxy resin pigment pastes are very concentrated. A little goes a long way, so start with less than you think you need and add more as needed. It's easier to add more pigment than it is to remove it once it's mixed in with the resin.

Make sure you choose a high-quality epoxy resin pigment paste designed for Resin art. Some lower quality pigments can be unstable and may not mix well with the resin or cure properly. This can cause problems down the road, so it's worth it to invest in a good quality product from the beginning.

For more information about Pigment Paste for Resin take a look at our What is Pigment Paste for Resin article.

Acrylic Inks for Resin Use

Acrylic inks can be used for a variety of applications, including art. When using acrylic inks for resin, it is important to choose a high-quality ink that is specifically designed for resin use. Otherwise, the resin may not cure properly or may not adhere to the surface correctly. 

Acrylic inks are often used in resin casting providing ultimate depth with those deeper resin pours.

Pigment Powder used with Resin Art

Pigment powder can be used with resin to create a variety of effects. When mixed with resin, pigment powder or mica pigment powder can be used to create marbled or swirled effects, add colour to clear resin, or even create your own custom colours. 

Consider mica powder for resin art, a popular pigment powder known for its shimmering and sparkling effect.

When used in resin art, mica powder can add a beautiful touch of colour. Mica powder comes in a variety of colours, so you can find the perfect shade to match your project.  


When selecting a pigment powder for your Resin Art, it's important to consider the following:  

The type of resin you're using - Some resins are not compatible with certain types of pigments, so be sure to check compatibility of the pigment powder before purchasing.  

The desired effect - If you're looking to add resin colour powder to clear resin, be sure to select a pigment that is fully opaque. For swirl or marbled effects, choose a pigment that is semi-opaque or transparent. 

The particle size - Resin colour powder with larger particles will settle out of the resin more quickly, so if you're looking for a more subtle effect, choose a fine-particle pigment powder.

Resin colour powder comes in a variety of colours, so you can find the perfect shade to match your project.

Ready to choose the perfect resin colour pigment for your next project!

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