Soy-based Ink for Intaglio & Relief
Akua Intaglio is a printmaker’s dream come true. Originally formulated for intaglio printmaking, this ink can also be applied with a brayer for relief printmaking, monotype, and collagraphs; and it will print from any plastic, wood, linoleum or metal plate. They contain no driers, offering a long working time for monotype or wiping the plate.
Choose to print on dry or damp paper according to what may be best suited for your technique. Plates with greater tonal value, deeply bitten or raised surfaces require dampened paper. It may not be necessary to dampen paper for shallow bitten plates with high contrast images. Monotypes print best on dry smooth paper.
With a more extensive range of 25 colours, Akua Liquid Pigment can be mixed into Akua Intaglio inks and/or Transparent Base to create various new colors for intaglio or relief printmaking. Adding Akua Liquid Pigment in small amounts will not affect the consistency. Adding Akua Liquid Pigment in large amounts will create a thicker consistency.