C.P.

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Description

1) Abbreviation for cadmium pigments. See cadmium sulfide.

2) Abbreviation for chemically pure.

3) Abbreviation for cold-pressed. Some watercolor papers are cold-pressed.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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