Schmincke is an especially soft, velvety and intensely pigmented pastel line. Only the purest pigments are used and in the highest possible concentration while the binding compound is kept to a minimum.
The manufacturing process is almost entirely done by hand, guaranteeing homogenous quality and smoothness in the final product. The pastels are amazingly consistent - 'rich as velvet and soft as silk'- throughout the entire colour range from the very darkest to the lightest colours.
One swipe of a Schmincke pastel and a rich stroke of the purest pigment will be left on the paper.