Old Holland Oil Works, established in 1664 is the oldest paint factory in the world! Only the finest, lightfast and intermixable pigments are used. These oils are manufactured according to the techniques of the Old Masters, and under the supervision of artists. The rollers that grind the pigments are made of stone and turn slowly to avoid the burning and discoloration that can occur in modern manufacturing, even with inter-cooled metal rollers. Only the purest, virgin, cold pressed linseed oil of the first pressing is used. Old Holland offers the highest possible concentration of pigment, making their paint so thick that each tube must be filled by hand, and each tube is labeled with a hand-painted sample of the actual paint. Old Holland, having been manufacturing quality paints for generations, can proudly claim the patronage of artists such as Mondrian, Van Ruysdael and Van Gogh. Old Holland offers the largest color palette with 168 colors.