What is System3?
Developed in order to make creativity more accessible, affordable & straightforward for everyone from newcomers, students and hobbyists, all the way to professional artists, the System3 range from Daler-Rowney is a complete suite of creative materials encompassing paints, inks, mediums, surfaces and brushes.
Suitable for use in countless environments, including both indoor & outdoor applications on paper, canvas, glass, murals, woods & textiles. This means you can enjoy the same level of quality & adaptability whether you’re painting a portrait, experimenting with screen printing or even designing yourself a stylish t-shirt!
System3: Acrylic Colours
Available in 54 colours, the staple of the System3 range is, of course, System3 Acrylic.
Sold individually in several sizes including 59ml, 150ml, 500ml & 2.25ltr pots with a broad variety of sets designed to suit everyone, regardless of experience, from absolute newcomers all the way seasoned professionals.
Revered in the art world for their versatility, covering power, smooth consistency & ability to be blended with ease, these versatile water-based colours are lightfast, permanent (with 36 colours offering 4 stars), flexible, quick-drying & opaque (with 10 opaque & 20 semi-opaque colours). Thanks to the high-quality pigments used in their formula, they can be comfortably diluted using an appropriate medium or with simple water, without sacrificing overall colour vibrancy & coverage.
Highly versatile with excellent adhesion, they can be applied directly from the tube or bottle to a myriad of surfaces both indoor & outdoor, including canvas, paper, wood, metal, glass or plastic.
System3: Fluid Acrylic Colours
"The Original... but fluid"
Relatively new amongst the range are the versatile, pigment-based System3 Fluid Acrylics. Featuring a fluid consistency, they offer a highly-concentrated & intense pigment load, which provides a high tinting strength for vibrant applications directly from the tube.
Durable & flexible with excellent adhesion to a multitude of surfaces including stone, wood, textiles canvas & paper, they also offer great coverage for murals & other largescale applications. Ideal for mixed media & multi-technique applications, they can be poured, puddled, dropped, dragged, layered, used for glazing or mixed with pastes, gels & mediums.
Currently available in an Introduction Set highlighting ten of the most versatile, intermixable colours designed to provide an incredible level of versatility & mixing opportunities for newcomers.
Amongst the Fluid Acrylic range is their Silicone Oil additive, which has been developed to produce beautiful, unique & attractive cells during pouring projects. Self-levelling, non-tacky & non-yellowing, this additive dries to a durable, waterproof glossy finish.
Similar to the Acrylic Ink range below, this medium is available in a 29.5ml glass bottle with a built-in pipette for accurate measurements & precise application.
System3: Acrylic Ink
For those who prefer the fluidity of inks, System3 Acrylic Inks are a high-quality option that features a lot of the benefits listed above including high concentrations of pigment, opacity & excellent adhesion to multiple surfaces.
Sold in solid 29.5ml glass bottles, they feature a convenient pipette built directly into their lids for accurate, precise measurements & applications for pouring, dripping or painting.
Incredibly versatile, they can be airbrushed onto both hard & soft surfaces easily or even paired with technical pens like calligraphy or dip pens, expanding their versatility from paintwork to penmanship.
System3: Screen Printing
"Create prints, tees & more!"
If you're ready to turn your designs into prints, the System3 Screen Printing range has you covered with inks, tools, accessories, mediums & sets!
Available in Acrylic Printing & Textile Printing options, these safe, solvent-free alternatives to traditional oil-based inks are incredibly convenient, being both easier to use & simpler to wash from any equipment. Sold individually in a variety of vivid, highly-pigmented colours that offer excellent opacity & lightfastness for the strong, clear colour definition often demanded by professional printmakers.
Ready-to-use from the pot, their optimal consistency prevents blocking during print runs, whilst their slow drying nature provides a longer working period (they can also be thinned using System3 Acrylic Printing Medium, should you choose).
Already have an impressive collection of acrylic colours? Simply use their Acrylic Printing Medium to convert them to screen printing inks, or why not try the Textile Medium for clothing friendly inks of your very own?
Easily master the art of screen printing thanks to the System3 Screen Printing Set, which includes everything you could need to get started on your screen printing journey, whether you're in a studio, attending an art class or even just experimenting at home!
Aside from including the necessities, such as a reusable mesh screen, squeegee, several System3 Acrylic colours & a range of mediums, the additional instructional DVD & booklet will offer further help & walk you through various techniques.
System3: Acrylic Paper & Pads
"Why stick with canvas?"
Available in both A4 & A3, these pads have been developed with convenience & quality in mind.
Featuring 20 sheets of robust, 230gsm acid-free paper with an irregular linen-textured surface simulating a genuine canvas painting experience, these pads are suitable for a variety of techniques from glazing all the way to thicker applications, textures & impasto work.
Each pad is portrait oriented with a convenient gummed edge along the top, providing unrestricted access to each page & making it easy to remove anything you'd like to frame or display.
Available in A4, these landscape pads feature 10 sheets of 1.4mm thick boards designed for a number of specific mediums & applications. In fact, the Artboard range from Daler-Rowney encompasses several of their ranges including System3 Acrylics, Georgian Oils, Aquafine Watercolours & their Optima Mixed-Media.
Similar to the above pads, the irregular linen-textured surface of each board effectively simulates a genuine canvas painting experience, with the gummed edge making it easy to remove any board individually.
System3: Acrylic Brush Classic Collection
"Classic for a reason"
This sleek black zip case showcases 10 brushes in a variety of sizes & shapes, ideal for newcomers & enthusiasts alike.
Designed for use with thin to medium acrylic flows, these resilient & durable brushes feature soft bristles of synthetic filaments. Their good snap & perfect spring allows them to easily retain their shape, whilst their short handles provide increased control for finer detailed work.
With their combination of dark-tipped synthetic filaments, black shadow coloured aluminium ferrules & ergonomically designed short black handles, these brushes are undeniably stylish whilst remaining focused on affordability, flexibility & comfort.
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