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Pigment Analysis

When you examine paint layers and paint pigments, you need high-resolution, high-performance microscopes with brilliant, cool illumination. Leica Microsystems provide powerful microscopy solutions with fluorescence illumination options combined with easy-to-use analysis software for optimal investigation, analysis and documentation.

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Top Stereo Solution

Leica M165 C stereomicroscope for Paint and Pigment Analysis

Analyze and restore without destroying paint layers and pigments with the high-performance of the Leica M165 C stereomicroscope for art conservation. This pigment analysis stereomicroscope package features brilliant, cool LED illumination and Leica Application Suite software for accurate documentation and research with contact-free, nondestructive imaging.

Top Compound Solution

Leica DM2700 M upright microscope for Paint and Pigment Analysis

Get high-resolution and high-performance imaging with the Leica DM2700 M microscope solution for pigment analysis. Available with polarized light options, this upright microscope solution comes with Leica DFC450 camera and Leica Application Suite software for easy-to-use documentation and analysis of paint layers and pigments. The ultra-bright, cool LED illumination and ergonomic design protects the art and keeps you comfortable allowing you to concentrate on your delicate work.

Top Digital Solution

Leica DVM2500 digital microscope for Paint and Pigment Analysis

Inspect and document paint layers and pigments at various angles with the flexible Leica DVM2500 digital microscope. This digital microscope comes with a fast Firewire-camera and Leica Application Suite software for detailed analysis. Additionally, a flexible tilting stand and revolving x/y stage enables you to achieve reliable inspection of the tiniest details on inclined or vertical surfaces.


Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678), “The Tribute Money. Peter Finding the Silver Coin in the Mouth of the Fish”, also called “The Ferry Boat to Antwerp” (Oil on canvas, 279.5 by 467 cm. With a stereomicroscope combined with a floor stand the paint surface has been investigated and analyzed. © Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Microscopic image of a cross-section from “The Ferry Boat to Antwerp” (magnification 100x) reveals details of the painting process. © Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen