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Charbonnel Aqua Wash Etching Inks are water-washable, with an oil emulsion that allows work similar to traditional solvent-based inks.
Made from extra-fine quality pigments, these etching inks are very lightfast and permanent when dry, and excellent for all techniques, including intaglio, relief, etching, and woodcut on linoleum, monotype, aquatint, and more.
Formulated especially for artists and students working in groups, Charbonnel Aqua Wash Inks clean up without solvents, and are non-toxic, odorless, and easy to wipe.
Instruments, tools, and plates do not get rusty when using Aqua Wash Inks because the inks do not contain water. They dry slowly, at the same rate as solvent-based inks.
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Love these inks
By Art Bee
Comments about Charbonnel Aqua Wash Etching Inks:
Slightly more expensive than other water soluble oil inks, but easy to wipe, great texture and a wide variety of colors plus metallics make it worth a bit more. Great coverage too.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great inks for multiple uses
Charbonnel costs slightly more, but is worth it. Great coverage, wonderful creamy texture and easier to wipe than other water soluble inks.
These are excellent inks.
By true blue Sue
I use Charbonnel inks for etching and mono printing.They dry pretty quickly too.They are the best etching inks.
The best etching inks available!
from Teaneck, NJ
Worth the cost - the colors are luscious and just as good as oil based inks with the easiest clean up - even easier than the Akua brand
charbonnel aqua wash inks
from durham new hampshire
i have used a number of inks for block printing. charbonnel is the very best product i have ever used.
Excellent ink for relief printing
from Scranton, PA
I use this ink in the classroom for relief and letterpress. Such easy nontoxic cleanup with water.
Luscious, Vibrant and cleans up like a dream
from Kingston Ontarion
I had not bought Charbonnel inks because of the sticker shock, but when someone donated left over inks to our studio, I decided to try them. Wow! These inks are fabulous, the colors are vibrant and the medium can only be described as luscious. Best of all a small amount goes a long way. I then tried the Aqua Wash version. Most inks that clean up with water and soap have poor results: disappointing colours and finish, goopy to work with, and are not easy to clean up. Not these inks. They are as richly pigmented, look exactly like oil-based inks. They are lovely to work with and are as glorious when they dry as the other Charbonnel inks. Well worth the money.
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Excellent for relief, woodcut and wood engravings!
from Las Vegas, NV
Used for color woodcut and was pleasantly surprised, very smooth yet just firm enough. Most etching inks need to be stiffened for woodcut but these were perfect out of the tube. I have found my new inks! I was also struck by the variety and cleanliness of colors, they mix well and give predictable results.Clean up was a breeze, similar to using Akua but can't really roll Akua easily. I will use these again. Wish more would come in bigger tubes or tins.
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High quality, easy cleanup for monoprinting.
By Passionate Peg
Vibrancy of color after dry down of print.
Charbonnel Aqua Wash Etching Inks
from Houston TX
I make monotypes with the Aqua Wash Etching inks and it works exactly the same as the oil inks. It couldn't be better to use because the clean up is quick and easy - just use WATER!
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