Akua Intaglio Inks: Easy to use water soluble etching inks, 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, 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 similar 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.
Akua Kolor Inks: 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.