Block Printing Inks
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Akua Liquid Inks for Mono Printing
Available in a range of densely pigmented colours. With no added fillers or driers. Inks stay wet on the plate for a long time, allowing hours to create an image. Excellent for printing multiple overlays. Beautiful luminous and transparent qualities. Prints best on dry paper and cleans up easily with soap and water. Modify these Akua Kolor Inks using Tack Thickener and these same inks can be used for Relief Printing. Best results on acrylic or plastic plates.
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.
Speedball Oil Based Printing Inks
Speedball Blockprinting Ink Display: A full range of 28 brilliant colours, comprising 15 water-based, 10 oil-based, 3 metallics and 2 mediums. Very good quality, economical (no waste), easy clean up and suits both student and professional use. Wire display unit is 73cm wide, 61cm high, (add 15cm for header) and 26cm deep.
Speedball Water Based Printing Inks
The large tubes offer a no-waste option. Only squeeze out the amount needed for rolling up. Note that a half-used tube will last for years. For maximum ink recovery, use HFAW tube squeezers (A511.56). Available in a large range of colours which includes silver and gold.