Gamblin Etching Ink Modifiers

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Depending on the printmaking technique, the inks may need to be adjusted slightly with one of Gamblin’s modifiers in order to print perfectly. Temperature and humidity, the type of plate, and type of paper all affect how inks perform.

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Depending on the printmaking technique, the inks may need to be adjusted slightly with one of Gamblin’s modifiers in order to print perfectly. Temperature and humidity, the type of plate, and type of paper all affect how inks perform.

 

Burnt Plate Oils
Used to lower the viscosity of the ink. Burnt Plate Oil should be added to inks sparingly, as the detail of a print may be lost if the ink becomes too fluid.

 

Burnt Plate Oil #2 has a higher tack and is the primary oil binder for Gamblin Etching Inks.
Tack Reducer

is a gel made from a very light drying oil, making it completely compatible with the inks. Small amounts added to ink will efficiently reduce tack. Tack Reducer is transparent to allow the intensity of an inks color to be maintained.

 

Magnesium Carbonate
Is traditionally used to stiffen ink. It will also reduce an ink’s gloss level. Once added to ink, Magnesium Carbonate becomes transparent and will not alter the color of the ink. We recommend adding small amounts at a time; little is needed to add body to an ink. Mix well. It can be used with both Etching and Relief Inks.

 

Gamsol
Gamsol, the safest 100% pure odorless mineral spirit available, enables printmakers to easily  modify inks and is great for studio clean-up, eliminating the need for stronger solvents. Gamsol is much safer because harmful aromatic components have been removed.

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Burnt Plate Oil #000 237ml, Burnt Plate Oil #2 237ml, Gamsol 1 litre, Gamsol 3.8 litres, Gamsol 500ml, Magnesium Carbonate 100g, Tack Reducer 150ml tube