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Akua Wiping Fabric is ideal for wiping excess ink from the surface of an intaglio plate. Made from sturdy polyester fabric, it's long-lasting and lint-free.
Akua Wiping Fabric is less absorbent, smoother, and softer than traditional tarlatan. As a result, plates print with highly saturated color and smooth solids, without streaking.
This fabric has a "paper-like" quality that helps eliminate the extra work of a final paper wipe or hand wipe on the plate. Akua ink never dries or hardens on it, so the same piece can be reused hundreds of times.
™ Akua is a trademark.
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Great fabric for drypoint etching plates!
By dchitt on instagram
from Indianapolis, IN
Comments about Akua Wiping Fabric:
I like how soft this fabric is, because I use dura-lar plates for my drypoint etchings, and I don't want fabric that will mar the surface, thereby creating unwanted marks on my final prints. I do use Akua inks, and this fabric works perfectly with them.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Akua Wiping Fabric is a Modern Marvel
from Yardley, PA
Akua Wiping Fabric is specifically designed for use with Akua Intaglio Inks and there is presently nothing on the market like it. It does an amazing job of wiping surface ink from plates and brings up the sharpest and cleanest image instantly. I am impressed!
from Rochester, NY
Soft tecture as compared to a rough, stiff, horrible touch feeling of another product.
Used with plexiglas drypoint
By Sarah C
I used this with a beginner drypoint class using plexiglas plates. It worked really well with a gentle touch and eliminated the need for a final newsprint wipe. Not sure how it would work on other surfaces, but it was great for what I used it for.
Better than tarlatan for solar plates
By Printmaker down under
To wipe solar plate that have been exposed these wipes and smoother and quick to use as apposed to regular tarlatan used on zinc and copper plates. They last a long time so the cost per packet is reasonable. However the international shipping cost is expensive.
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Great product great with copper solar plates
from Hutto, Texas
This product I use and highly recommend it. Well worth the money.
For plexiglas drypoint engraving plates
from Davis, CA
Cleans unscratched surface of plexiglas drypoint engraving plates well but not perfectly. I use water based ink and the cloth cleaned well with dish soap and lots of water
I would buy this product again and again
By print maniac
I use it to wipe my solar plates. softer than tarlatan. Don't over wipe.Can manipulate plate tone.
Akua Wiping Fabric - the best!
from Melbourne, Australia
This product makes wiping plates a dream. For any printmaker wanting to make their life a little easier - the Akua Wiping Fabric is a must. Beautiful for solar plate - no scratching on the delicate surface.
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