Coloring Clear Resin with dye?

I’ve seen another user color their clear resin with a dye of some sorts, has anyone experimented with this at all? Curious as I have successfully made clear pieces for several friends / clients using an auto clear coat.

I used a red dye from FunToDo and it worked nicely. I didn’t have time to experiment more but this one worked perfectly. I intend to do more experiments with the other colors. I mixed a drop of dye in the Peopoly clear resin. You may see a few of the results in the photos below. I did the prints a few months ago.

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Awesome! I’d love to try and keep my resin as transparent as possible, do you think using a small amount would allow that, or do these pigments make the resin go full opaque?

It’s an interesting question. The color dilutes if it’s in a small quantity. If I remember well I think I used the white resin though and not the clear one. I remember that in the begining I put a small quantity of dye and the resin had a pinkier color. The printed white resin is glossy. As you see, my prints are opaques and mats. And they feel as well rougher at touch. I should try to mix the dye in the clear resin. I don’t know if it keeps its transparency. I will give a try.

If you put a very small quantity of dye it seems that the resin keeps its transparency and becomes colored as well! This kind of prints must be awesome ! image|1023x768

oh wow, I’ll definitely have to try some then!

Thanks for looking into that!

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it’s possible to dye your resins
but be careful since some dark colors may affect your prints.

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What are you using for dye? Ink? Paint of some kind? Food coloring?

I use UV color pigments. You can get them in any color and you just put a couple of drops in clear or white resin. Works great.

Nice. Just found some on amazon. Thanks.