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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, as follows:
Create Monotype Ghost Prints — After printing a monotype there may be some ink residue remaining on the plate. Release Agent can be rolled over the plate to print a second lighter version — or "ghost print" — of the first print onto another sheet of paper.
Create High Shine — Roll Release Agent over metallic inks to soften them and ease transfer off the plate and onto the paper. Wait three minutes and print.
Hand-Printing Monotypes with a Pin Press — Roll Release Agent onto the surface of the plate before doing brushwork to facilitate easy release from plate to paper.
Release Agent looks white in the jar but rolls up clear and colorless. It has a soft, buttery consistency and cleans up with liquid dish detergent.
Akua Intaglio Inks do not require Release Agent for optimum results, and Release Agent is not required for printing with an etching press.
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So Far, Not So Good
from Galena, IL
Comments about Akua Intaglio Release Agent:
So far the Akua Intaglio Release Agent is not working for me. Watched the videos and allowed ample time. Not sure what I'm doing wrong, or if it's the plate I'm working on, but I'm not getting a ghost print. Still playing.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. For assistance working with this release agent, we hope you'll feel welcome to reach out to our Product Information Team. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they're happy to troubleshoot!
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Has Speedball changed the formula for this product?
from San Francisco, CA
I have been using the Akua 'release agent' for three or four years. It seemed to be very difficult to find it for a while, and now every jar I open is much thicker, making it more challenging to get a thin, even coat over a plate. I usually tint it with the Akua Kolor and warm it up with a palette knife and this seems to help somewhat, but I am wondering if anyone else has had a problem with this and if they have found a better solution.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. Although there has not been a change to the formula of this product, it's very affected by changes in temperature. If you find it too thick, warming the jar slightly is the best way to reduce the viscosity. If you would ever like assistance using a product you purchase from us, please know that our Product Information Team is here to help. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email email@example.com.
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