Cold pressed oil

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Any vegetable oil extracted from seeds by crushing in hydraulic or screw-type press at ambient temperature. Cold-pressing extracts a smaller portion of oil than hot-pressing, but it produces a higher quality oil that is clearer and has fewer impurities. Cold pressed linseed oil is the best for artists' use. It is thin, flows well and produces brilliant, true colors.

Synonyms and Related Terms

"cold-pressed oil (AAT); aceite prensado en frio (Esp.); olio spremuto a freddo (It)


  • M. Doerner, The Materials of the Artist, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1934
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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