System 3 Acrylic Paints, not just for painting!

System 3 Acrylic Paints, not just for painting!

All 36 colours and 3 mediums of System 3 acrylic paints can now be used for Block PrintingWhat’s not to love about these highly versatile paints!

System 3 is one of the most dependable brands of acrylic paints on the market! Used by all types of artists for all types of projects on all types of substrates! Abstract, figurative, large scale interior murals, large scale art installations for exterior murals, excellent results whilst working on paper, canvas, textiles, primed wood and walls, plastics and much more! And suitable for all ages! 

Here at ARTdiscount we offer a variety of affordable System 3 paints from individual 59ml tubes, to giant 2.25ltr tubs. We also sell many box sets offering different palettes, from ‘Starter’ sets to ‘Jumbo’ sets! 

System 3 water-soluble Acrylic Paints are made from high quality pigments, their superior pigment loading allows for them to be thinned with water to pale washes or used directly from the pot. Either way they dry quickly and form an insoluble film. Reliable coverage, intermixable, great colour finish, with little colour shift. Can be used with many different mediums to change viscosity, handling and finish. Fresh out of the tube it has a soft body handling and for those who require a thicker viscosity we also sell the System 3 Heavy Body Acrylic paint.

System 3 can be used for Painting, Textile Printing, Screen printing on paper and now System 3 paints can also be used for Lino and Block relief printing! Mixed with the right medium, System 3 paints have become even more versatile! 

For more information on how to use Acrylic paints head over to our blogHow to use acrylic paints.

Mediums you can use to transform your paints into printing inks!

System 3 Mediums you can use to transform your acrylic paint into printing ink

1) Adigraf Acrylic Block Printing Medium - 250ml

Mix with system 3 acrylic colour to turn into inks for block and lino printing. Blend 1.5 parts medium with 1 part acrylic colour, rolling into your tray or sheet to blend. If necessary, leave for a minute or 2 to become suitably tacky. Then print as with traditional printing inks.

Water based and easy to clean. Safe and solvent free. Suitable for printing on canvas, paper and other primed surfaces. 

2) System 3 Textile Screen Printing Medium 250ml

Textile Printing Medium has been developed for screen printing on fabrics.

Mixed 1:1 with System 3 acrylic colour the medium remains open on the screen, gives strong colour, fine definition and excellent colour fastness (over 20+ washes). The medium works well on cotton, cotton mixes, synthetics, silk and natural fibres.

This product features in our Blog “Screen Printing, Serigraphy or Silk Screen Printing

3) System 3 Screen Printing Medium - 1 Litre Pot
Daler Rowney System 3 Screen Printing Medium - 5 Ltr

Daler Rowney System 3 Screen Printing Medium retards the drying of acrylic colour on the screen and reduces the risk of screen blocking, making it easier to wash out. Screens, kept moist, will wash out easily with soap and water. 

The medium can be thinned with water. System 3 Acrylic Colours retain great density of colours even after mixing with medium and very substantial covering power can be achieved on paper, card and board without undue cockling. 

  • Slows down on-screen drying.
  • Reduces risk of screen blocking.
  • Retains density of colour and gives strong definition.
  • Water-soluble.
  • Solvent free. 

System 3 Acrylic Paints

System 3 Acrylic Paints

System 3 500ml

Daler-Rowney System 3 Acrylics are versatile water-based colours made from high quality pigments. System 3 Acrylic colours are lightfast, permanent (ranking from 3 to 4 stars for most of the colours), opaque (10 opaque and 20 semi-opaque colours), flexible and quick drying, making them suitable for applications on multiple surfaces both indoor and outdoor.

  • High quality pigments, superior pigment loading, allowing it to be thinned with water. (not recommended to use more than 25% water to paint ratio dilution to prevent underbinding,)
  • Excellent lightfastness and permanence (36 colours, Fluorescent colours are not lightfast).
  • Smooth acrylic resin binder for a creamy, medium body viscosity.
  • High versatility: multi-surfaces, indoor and outdoor, ideal for mixed media... Excellent adhesion.
  • Intermixable with acrylic mediums.
  • Can be used on any paper, artboard, wooden panels and canvas

System 3 HEAVY BODY Paint - 59ml
System 3 HEAVY BODY Paint - 500ml

Daler-Rowney System3 Heavy Body Acrylics, powered by Cryla, have been reformulated to offer more pigment and more power than ever before with Cryla, with great heavy body consistency. The System3 Heavy Body Acrylics offer a unique peak retention.

  • High quality pigments, superior pigment loading allowing it to be thinned with water. Lightfast and durable.
  • Heavy Body texture. Ideal for impasto techniques and use with a palette knife. Excellent peak retention.
  • Uniform eggshell-finish.
  • High versatility: multi-surfaces, indoor and outdoor, ideal for mixed media.
  • Made in England.

System 3 HEAVY BODY Acrylic Process Set

Daler-Rowney System3 Heavy Body Acrylics, powered by Cryla, have been reformulated to offer more pigment and more power than ever before with Cryla, with great heavy body consistency. The System3 Heavy Body Acrylics offer a unique peak retention. 

  • High quality pigments, superior pigment loading allowing it to be thinned with water. Lightfast and durable.
  • Heavy Body texture. Ideal for impasto techniques and use with a palette knife. Excellent peak retention.
  • Uniform eggshell-finish.
  • High versatility: multi-surfaces, indoor and outdoor, ideal for mixed media.
  • Made in England.

    This Set contains 6 x 59ml paints:* contents may vary.

    • Titanium white 
    • Cadmium Yellow Hue
    • Cadmium Red Hue 
    • Ultramarine
    • Burnt Sienna 
    • Mars Black

      System 3 Acrylic papers and Art board

      System 3 artboards & pads

      System 3 Acrylic Paper Pad - A4
      System 3 Acrylic Paper Pad - A3
      System 3 Acrylic Paper Pad - A2

      Daler-Rowney System3 Acrylic Paper is a high quality acrylic surface featuring a texture which recreates the random weave of linen. Ideal for use with all acrylic colours and mediums, it is a perfect surface to both practice and develop techniques as well as for finished works.

      Daler-Rowney System 3 Acrylic Artboard Pads

      System 3 boards are durable boards laminated with System 3 acrylic paper, perfect for acrylic work and ideal for acrylic artists both in the studio and on the move.

      These boards will take acrylic paint, mediums and will stand up to techniques that employ paint brushes and painting knives.

      Specification:

      • Acid Free
      • 10 Sheets
      • A4 or A3
      • 210 x 297mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
      • 1.4mm board

      Additional System 3 products for all your creative pursuits and adventures!

      All System 3 Products

      Brushes; Flat, Round, Filbert, Fan, Angled Shader, Sword Brush, Spotter, Brights, Scrip, and Liner;

      System 3 Acrylic Brushes

      Acrylic Brush wallet sets; 

      System 3 pre-mixed printing inks 

      We hope you can find your tool kit to start your creative journey, good luck with your endeavours and if you can’t find what you're looking for contact our creative team of like minded artists and creators who will be gladly help!

      See our entire range of System 3

      Ellie Jakeman
      Ellie Jakeman

      I have had a strong interest in the visual and creative arts since a very early age. I completed with great success ‘A’ level Fine Art, Textile and Embroidery City and Guilds, Foundation Diploma in Fine Art, (BA hons) Degree in Embroidery and Textiles from Manchester Metropolitan University and a PGCE from the University of Huddersfield. I have taught Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Textile design and Fine Art print and Illustration for over 20 years. Before teaching I was a freelance artist and illustrator and decided 4 years ago I would return to freelance and commissioned work. I have created many domestic and commercial murals for hospitals and hospices. I work part time for ARTdiscount as a content creator and product tester.


      1 Response

      Clare
      Clare

      October 27, 2021

      Thanks for interesting and helpful article. Is there any difference between a general textile medium to mix with acrylic paints for using on fabrics (for instance with gelli plate printing or wood blocks, or Lino)) and the screen printing medium mentioned here?

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