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These exceptionally rich, non-toxic, water-based inks work great for all types of monotype techniques. The unique slow-drying formula allows plenty of time to create an image on the plate.
Because Akua stays wet on the plate, there's no need to soak paper before printing. Clean, brilliant, lightfast colors are exceptionally strong yet transparent — no chalk, fillers, or polymers are added.
Use Akua modifers to adjust sheen, thickness, and transparency. Akua Liquid Pigment cleans up fast and easy with water. They can also be used for Japanese woodcut and drawing on paper. Inks come in 4 oz (118 ml) containers.
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from Almont, MI
Comments about Rostow & Jung Akua-Kolor Inks:
I was drawn to them because they didn't require pre-rolling on a palette (laziness). Slow-drying and easily blended, they quickly became my favorite inks to use for gelatin plate printing.LOVE them!! I frequently recommend them.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love this product!
from Albuquerque, NM
I used this product for a 3 week (meeting once a week with each grade 2nd-8th). I didn't need to wash the brushes or rollers because it stays wet. This also means that when it's time to clean up it takes a while. Use dish-washing soap and you'll be alright. It also takes a while to dry on paper. Stays tacky for a few weeks, but kids can still take their art home. I'll use it again for sure!
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EXCELLENT AND SWIFT SERVICE!
By ENOCH DOYLE JETER
from WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA
THANKS! ALWAYS A PLEASURE DEALING WITH DICK BLICK COMPANY!
from portland, or
Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but the prints are sketchy, leaving many white spots on the paper unreproduced. I laid on the paint as thick as I could.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thanks for reaching out to us. We would love to see if we can offer any tips on how to work with these inks. Please give our Product Experts a call at 1.800.933.2542, or send us a an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Lynn Taylor artist
from New Zealand
Just want to say I am very happy that the modifier bottles now come with a 'squirty' lid,much more practical and less messy than the previous screw on lids which meant liquid had to be tipped out or an eyedropper used.Thanks.
First purchase of this water based printing ink
from Brownsville, TX
Beautiful blending of colors using these printing inks. Just starting to really experiment with them but so much easier to use than other printing inks and can achieve transparemcy with this product.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not as advertised
from Winston Salem, NC
The problem with these inks is that you have to do as many as 10 roo-ups to get a solid color. I have varied the pressure on my Takach press to achieve strong transfer to paper, but I loose details of my marks. The best ink is one that is very viscous. So you have to air thicken the inks to get a decent transfer. Too much trouble. I will look for another source of ink.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that this ink didn't work out for your projects. Our Product Experts are happy to help discuss our ink assortment with you to see if we can help. Please feel welcome to contact our Experts at 1-800-933-2542.
from Raleigh, NC
I used this product with clay monoprinting. The way it tints the clay is phenomenal. The colors are brilliant.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Akua Kolors: More MOnoprint options
By Papa Wheelie
from Madison Wi
Use: for mono printing on Gelatin Plate and plexi platePros: Colors are vibrant and deep. Ability to create rich and transparent color layers. Color can be rolled directly on plate so waste is minimized. Colors can be mixed easily and there are additives to create more transparency and thickness. I use in the mono print process on gelatin plate (mostly). I have yet to explore it more deeply but mostly I like the results. Kolor can be added in layers to deepen color. Mixing on plate is a plus.Cons: Some learning curve required to understand usage. Check videos on line to see demonstrations on usage. ONe needs only several drops of color on plate for coverage. Watch out for leaking caps as color waste can occur.I'm looking forward to seeing how Akua Kolor becomes an essential part of my images.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Akua Color white is great!
from Topanga CA
White Akua color makes so many other colors wonderful.
See how this waterbased, non-toxic ink works beautifully in a monotype print process with rich, vibrant results.
High quality for professional artists, yet safe for younger students.
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