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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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I have used this product many times for block printing.
By art teacher
from North Carolina
Comments about Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Inks:
I use this ink with my students when they do their block printing project. It works beautifully and clean-up is easy (water-soluble).
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
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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!
Best for the Classroom
By Heather Elaine
from Raleigh, NC
I use these inks for my art classroom. Students enjoy working with these inks while we are printing. The inks also don't break the budget so I am able to do more printmaking with my K-8 classes.
Great turquoise color can't wait for my class to use it
from Escondido CA
Bought the silver and the odor was so toxic. This was purchased over a year ago. Not recommended for classroom use. Was so disappointed as we were doing a space theme.
Good ink for linoleum block printing
By Mo G, amateur printmaker
from McKenzie, TN
So far, I'm happy with this ink. I just made a whole bunch of linoleum block prints for Christmas cards. I used red and blue ink. Nice colors. The wet ink stays workable for as long as needed - as it started to dry after a half hour or so on the squidger, I just added a few drops of water and squidged to mix. Printing went fine. The only bad possibility now is that the ink will fade or otherwise change color, or crack, or flake, or otherwise decompose over the coming years. The price was acceptable - about the best I could find with a quick search.
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