Akua Waterbased Intaglio Inks are 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 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.
All colours on the chart are available; please enquire.
BIG is a non-toxic alternative that doubles as a soft ground and a hard ground.
For a soft ground, simply roll out the ground thinly and consistently onto your plate.
For a hard ground, bake the ground once rolled out on the plate for 6 minutes at 135C. (275f) fan forced oven before etching.
Bitumous paint is an acid resistant material that is applied to the plate to prevent acids from ‘biting’ the plate. Bitumous paint tends to be thicker and can flake off - recommended for protecting the back of uncoated plates.
Oil-based and washable!
Artist quality etching inks for non-toxic printmaking
Traditional milled oil based inks.
For anyone who wants solvent-free cleaning, this unique range of etching inks can be washed away with liquid soap and water. Suitable for all types of intaglio printing e.g. etching, aquatint and line engraving.
This range does not contain any driers. For faster drying rates, add a small amount of cobalt or manganese driers.
Caligo always select light fast pigments for our formulations. All their inks are rated 6 or higher on the International Blue Wool Scale.
Copper Plate -Etching /Intaglio 0.9mm thickness
Finest quality printing metal
polished and laminated for scratch free surface
a soft copper that is used by engravers.
Etch with ferric chloride.
Plastic plates may be used instead of metal plates for many dry point techniques.
Clear plastic allows quick transferral of image from design to plate by tracing.
Deluxe plastic plates are made from a higher grade plastic with both sides protected by removable thin polythene cover sheets to guarantee a perfect scratch-free surface.
A thicker plastic to the school quality plastic etching plates.
Similar to the famous German tool, this is made from quality hardened steel.
It comprises a triangular scraper at one end and a curved
burnisher at the other.
Unbeatable value. Hardened steel, triangular shaped scraper.
School and beginners plastic drypoint plates. Available in clear thick plastic to test ink out while working. Usable both sides. All etching tools may be used including needles, roulettes, scrapers, burnishers. For fastest results use an easy wiping ink like Faust Jet Black Ink.
Or another excellent ink is Gamblin Etching Ink with a bit of burnt plate oil mixed in, this is wash up with soapy water.
Wipe up with old telephone book pages.
Available per pack Plastic plates may be used instead of metal plates for many dry point techniques.
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Ferric chloride is necessary for the etching of plates for printing fine art images in intaglio (printmaking), a printmaking technique with an incised image. Ferric Chloride is recommended for school use. Acids must be handled sensibly. Use protective gloves and glasses.
Avaliable in 1Litre, 2 Litre and 4 Litre containers.
Please enquire if you need 2L or 4L.
Five black inks and Graphite were formulated to meet the demands of printmakers who want deep rich black inks with good working characteristics. Portland Black and Portland Cool Black are ideal for edition printing; both offer a strong line and medium plate tone. For engravers, printers of mezzotints, or others who need more resistance from their ink, Portland Stiff Black is also available.
For plastic etching plates use Portland black with a drop of tack reducer for easy wiping (tip: use old telephone book pages for wiping) Recommendations for use: