Akua Intaglio Inks

Akua Soy-based Intaglio Inks

Theese inks are applied and wiped as usual or they 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. Akua Intaglio ink is made with the highest quality natural gum based binders. All pigments used are light fast. They contain no driers.

Plates and tools are cleaned with detergent and water

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Other Mediums (modifiers):

Use with Akua Kolor & Akua Intaglio. Transparent Base is Akua Intaglio ink base without pigment Adding Akua Kolor to Transparent Base will thicken Akua Kolor and create new intaglio or relief colors. Adding Akua Intaglio ink to this base will increase ink transparency. Transparent Base is light amber in color.

MAG MIX (Oil Converter):
Use with Akua Intaglio. Mix into Akua Intaglio ink to add depth and stiffen the ink. It is clear in color with a stiff consistency.

Use with Akua Kolor or Akua Intaglio inks. Use to thin the ink for brushwork, create wash effects or use as a resist for viscosity monotype. It is a clear liquid.

Use with Akua Kolor & Akua Intaglio. It has two purposes:
1) For monotype ghost prints. After printing a monotype there may be some residue of ink remaining on the plate. Release Agent can be used to print a second lighter version of the first print. Roll Release Agent on top of residue of ink on the plate and print.

2) For high shine with Akua metallic inks. Roll Akua Release Agent over the metallic ink that was applied to the plate. Wait three minutes and print.

Release Agent looks white in the jar but rolls-up clear and colorless. It has a soft, buttery consistency.