Akua Water Based Intaglio Inks
Easy to use, water wash-up etching inks, also very suitable for relief printing, in a range of beautiful dense colours. Very buttery and easy to wipe. Can be left uncovered in the jar without hardening or forming a skin. Prints well on dry or dampened papers. Although water-based, the inks are not water-soluble and cannot be reactivated by water even while the prints are wet. As they contain no dryers the ink drying time will be similiar to oil based inks. When cleaning up use a dry rag on all surfaces. Clean any remaining residue with warm soapy water and a rag. Solar plates are cleaned with vegetable oil.
Caligo Water Wash Relief Ink
Water-washup, oil-based inks, made from pigmented linseed oil and inoculated with water-soluble vegetable oil.
For fast cleanup, simply paint any liquid washing detergent onto the rollers, lino and other tools with a varnish brush and run under hot tap water to clean.