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Our pigments are ground and milled to the perfect consistency to produce optimum results in block printing — good coverage without over-inking.
Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Inks clean up easily with water. They're non-toxic, and conform to ASTM D 4236.
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Great inks at a great price
from Bakersfield, CA
Comments about Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Inks:
These are great for block printing and mono printing. I haven't used them for much else but they are perfect for classroom-use. Mix very well too.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Cumberland, R
I find that since the students who are using the ink see the viscosity, the are more deliberate with the ink in a jar vs. in a tube. The can control the amount that is used, as well as painting their blocks. I've discovered that printmaking ink is more economical in jar.
Best price and Quick Shipping
By TMS Curator
from Texarkana, Texas
My two local art suppliers did not have the quantity I needed in stock, so I ordered several tubes of the water-soluble ink for a special student activity focused on printing techniques. I ordered very close to the event date, but the box arrived after only three days! The price (plus shipping) was about the same as purchasing in-store, so it was a good value as well. The ink worked perfectly for what we were doing with the kids, which included a variety of very different print processes. We were using using old typeset machines, carved linoleum blocks, etc. and the ink worked well for all of these. Easy cleanup, too.
I have used this product many times for block printing.
By art teacher
from North Carolina
I use this ink with my students when they do their block printing project. It works beautifully and clean-up is easy (water-soluble).
Product exactly as described
Great product for students
By Kim the printer
from Rochester, MI
A good value for students. I don't think they have archival abilities, but for teaching it works just fine.
Great quality ink, a classroom standard
By Miss art teacher
from Irving, Texas
Tubes are easy to use and have less clean up than the jars. Great selection of colors available and easy to mix custom colors.
good, solid product
Ink was easy to apply and brayer, covered well and easy clean up
from Nanjemoy, MD
This ink spread easily and worked very well for the students prints. It was easy to get out the container, which saved me for cleaning up.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Art Teacher
I'm a high school teacher. I ordered Blick inks over the summer and now, 6 months later, they are very poor quality. The ink gets very tacky and blotchy. Print quality is very uneven. If you really over-ink the rubber block, it will work okay, but then you lose details. After troubleshooting, the ink is kind of usable if you add an acrylic slow dry medium to them, but they still are frustrating to work with. I haven't run into this issue before, so I'm not sure if it is a bad batch or what. (It's not a storage environment concern...the ink has been in the same temp room since being purchased).
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with these inks. From your description, it sounds like you may have encountered rapid drying associated with arid winter air — something you wouldn't have seen six months ago. Please know that our Product Information Team is here to assist you with an appropriate retarder for these inks and to troubleshoot further if needed. 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 help!
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