From the maunfacturer:
Are you new to encaustic? Are you a printmaker? Do you love to try new colors? Hot Sticks® are the answer with 88 individual colors to choose from right at your fingertips. We also have Hot Sticks Sets that expand our color line to 96 with the addition of our Opals and Interference paints. Extremely versatile, Hot Sticks® are ideal for encaustic printmaking, painting, rubbings, and a multitude of mixed media techniques.