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Etching Solutions and Chemicals

Asphaltum Liquid
Asphaltum Liquid

Dries to a hard surface to protect etching plates from corrosion and scratching. Pint size.

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Charbonnel Lamour Black Covering Varnish
Charbonnel Lamour Black Covering Varnish

Recommended for aquatint, Charbonnel Lamour Black Covering Varnish is a popular stop out varnish. This black varnish dries to a hard, opaque, gloss finish. Its liquid consistency brushes easily. It can be removed with petroleum solvents.

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Charbonnel Lamour Black Satin Hard Ground
Charbonnel Lamour Black Satin Hard Ground

Recommended for Aquatint, Charbonnel Lamour Black Satin Hard Ground provides a perfect acid resist even with multiple states.

Prices range from $7.48 - $18.48 SAVE 24% or more off List!
 
Charbonnel Ultraflex Liquid Hard Ground
Charbonnel Ultraflex Liquid Hard Ground

Charbonnel Ultraflex Liquid Hard Ground provides a perfect acid resist without chipping. It has a transparent satin finish that makes it highly preferred for second applications and plate reworking.

Prices range from $12.04 - $50.88 SAVE 28% off List!
 
Copper Etching Solution
Copper Etching Solution

Safest solution available for biting copper plates. Neutral solution consists of iron chlorides (also known as perchloride). Pint size.

Price: $8.49
 
Etching Ground Liquid
Etching Ground Liquid

The ground cover will not break in an acid bath. Virtually chip-free. Harmless to skin.

Prices range from $7.85 - $12.29 SAVE 15% or more off List!
 
Graphic Chemical & Ink Ball Grounds
Graphic Chemical & Ink Ball Grounds

Essential to the etching process, ball grounds are used for applying an acid resist to zinc and copper plates. The hard and soft grounds stand up to the strongest bath without chipping. 1 oz resealable plastic bag.

Prices range from $1.95 - $7.49
 
Graphic Chemical Universal Etching Ground
Graphic Chemical Universal Etching Ground

Essential to the etching process, ball grounds are used for applying an acid resist to zinc and copper plates. Universal Etching Ground is easily applied to the clean plate and leaves the image in view at all times, thanks to its relative transparency.

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Powdered Rosin
Powdered Rosin

For use in aquatints to create interesting grainy effects where the acid bites through uncovered areas. Natural, acid-resistant rosin can be varied in applied thickness.

Price: $11.50
 
Putz Pomade
Putz Pomade

For polishing plates to remove small abrasions before printing. Also used in cleaning print-making equipment. Instructions on can label.

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Stop-Out Varnish
Stop-Out Varnish

For covering any area of plate to resist acid (not etch) when in bath. May also be used on already bitten lines while second-biting others. Safe, fast drying. Pint size.

Price: $15.99
 
ZAcryl Hardground Emulsion
ZAcryl Hardground Emulsion

Hardground Emulsion is a water-soluble acrylic polymer that is an alternative to asphaltum-based grounds. Demonstrably superior in ease of application, durability, workability, and safety.

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ZAcryl Stop Out Resist
ZAcryl Stop Out Resist

Stop Out Resist is a thicker version of ZAcryl's Hardground Emulsion, designed to be selectively applied to specific areas of the plate without spreading. It is a non-toxic alternative to traditional stopout varnishes used in printmaking.

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Ink Modifiers and Mediums
Akua Intaglio Release Agent
Akua Intaglio Release Agent

Akua Intaglio Release Agent is a multi-purpose product for use with Akua Liquid Pigments and Akua Intaglio Inks. Use it to print a second lighter version of your first print, create high shine with Akua metallic inks, or ease the release from plate to paper when printing with a Pin Press.

Price: $16.44
 
Akua Modifiers
Akua Modifiers

These modifiers are for use with Akua Liquid Pigments and/or Akua Intaglio inks. Refer to the specific instructions detailed below.

Prices range from $9.92 - $15.90
 
Burnt Plate Oil
Burnt Plate Oil

For reducing body of heavy etching ink. Number 3, medium.

Price: $9.35
 
Charbonnel Aqua Wash Etching Mediums
Charbonnel Aqua Wash Etching Mediums

Charbonnel Aqua Wash Etching Inks are water-washable, with an oil emulsion that allows work similar to traditional solvent-based inks. Use these mediums to enhance Aqua Wash Etching Inks and create a variety of effects.

Prices range from $8.48 - $10.16 SAVE 26% off List!
 
Gamblin Ink Modifiers
Gamblin Ink Modifiers

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

Prices range from $7.16 - $10.36 SAVE 15% or more off List!
 
Hanco Ink Modifiers
Hanco Ink Modifiers

Hanco's highly skilled master formulators use high-quality raw materials and modern equipment to produce Hanco Ink Modifiers, which are used to stiffen inks and slow the drying process.

Prices range from $6.26 - $12.86 SAVE up to 10% off List!
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