Polyform listened! They posted an update on their Facebook Discussion page this morning, saying they have reconsidered the decision to discontinue Premo colors Cobalt Blue and Zinc Yellow. I'm re-posting the announcement here, since it's kinda buried in the 100+ comments pleading with them to change their minds:
Polyform has reviewed all of your heartfelt comments in reference to Premo Cobalt Blue and Premo Zinc Yellow. In response to your needs we are going to find a way to keep these colors available for you. We will work with distributors and will post the information as soon as we finalize the details.
To answer some of your other concerns:
Frost has been renamed White Translucent in order to clarify it’s color to new users. The color has not changed.
Copper has changed, there will be a color recipe to create the older version of this color. The new Copper color is closer to the color of a new copper penny.
The fluorescent colors have been discontinued. Two new colors, Wasabi and Candy Pink, are quite bright and sure to make a “color pop” in your creations.
The recipes for discontinued colors, with the exception of the fluorescent colors, will be available. Many of the recipes use new colors so releasing the formulas now will not help you. We’ll release the formulas on January 3rd when the new colors are going to be available to ship.
We are really excited about our new line of Premo Accents, Premo and Sculpey III, as we’re sure you will be. Designers who have already used these colors are singing their praises. They’re on trend, as well as colors designers have requested.
Your comments were heard, your loyalty appreciated.
I'm pleased (and honestly, a little surprised!) to see that Polyform has responded so quickly to the polymer clay community's "concerns." And I'm grateful social media has made it simple for the community to makes its voice heard.
Just a couple of extra notes:
- One of the comments on Polyform's Facebook page was from Kathleen Dustin, who said, "Is there a way you can produce once-a-year-run of Cobalt Blue and Zinc Yellow to sell to places like PolymerClayExpress and other distributors for the polymer community?" Considering the wording of Polyform's announcement, I wouldn't be surprised to see an arrangement like this.
- I'm excited to hear that "White Translucent" = Frost. (Though I wonder why they didn't just say it was being renamed in the first place..)
Now that that's settled, let's all get back to work. :-)