Mass Color and Tinting Strength

    Published: Jan 1972

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    The color, when viewed by reflected light, of a pigment-vehicle mixture of such thickness as to obscure completely the background is called the mass color (MC) of the pigment. Sometimes this is called mass-tone, over-tone, or self-color. MC encompasses lightness, hue, and saturation. Although generally applied to colored pigments, it may be also applied to white pigments.

    Author Information:

    Mitton, PB

    Committee/Subcommittee: D01.26

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37143S

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