About Daniel Smith
In 1976, while working as a commercial printer, Daniel Smith realized that commercial printing inks were insufficient for the needs of the print artist.
Scraping enough money together to purchase on old 3-roll mill, Dan began manufacturing a more specialized ink with the lightfastness and working characteristics artists desired. Over the years, as Dan's partnership with artists grew, so grew the business.
Today, Daniel Smith Artists' Materials is a leading designer and manufacturer of thousands of art products, substrates and unique items found nowhere else. Our commitment to partnering with artists continues, as does our desire to never stop thinking like one.
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Our website directly reflecst the passion we bring to the materials we make and sell. Every DANIEL SMITH paint, ink, ground or brush starts with the artist in mind. We create products that provide excellent, consistent results and contribute to the durability and longevity of your artwork.
We have consistently been innovators, offering you ever-expanding possibilities, from the Quinacridone and Luminescent colors we fi st brought to artists, to our versatile Watercolor Ground and our truly artist-quality Water Soluble Oil Colors and Water- Soluble Printmaking Inks. To continue to innovate after all these years is a testament to the power of our people, their creative force, and the passion of the artists who choose our products.
We thank you so much for your support, for the opportunity to be a part of your work, and for the great word of mouth advertising that has allowed our company to grow and prosper.
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