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Intricate detail and subtle inflections come to life with Charbonnel inks. The top choice of the most exacting printmakers, Charbonnel inks feature pigments chosen for their low acidity and exceptional lightfastness.
Blended with top-quality oils and carefully milled to ensure trouble-free printing, these are the inks of choice for exquisite, lasting works of art.
A medium density, warm black, formulated with Ivory Black and Carbon Black, but without the Prussian Blue that is used in several other formulas. It wipes easily.
A free flowing, lower density bluish black, formulated with Ivory Black, Carbon Black, and Prussian Blue.
Charbonnel's Black RSR is an opaque, concentrated black formulated with Carbon Black, and is thus very neutral. It penetrates deeply and wipes easily.
Black, Universal (#55981)
Charbonnel's Universal Black (#55981) has a medium density and is easy to wipe.
Black, Very Dense (#55985)
Charbonnel's Very Dense Black (#55985) is highly viscous and difficult to wipe. A deep bluish black, it is formulated with Carbon Black, Ivory Black, and Prussian Blue. Use it to reinforce other blacks.
Charbonnel's Soft Black is less dense and wipes easily. It is a muted black, almost gray, for creating tones with other colors.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
For a color chart with pigment information, please click here.
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™ Charbonnel is a trademark.
Since 1862, Charbonnel has been manufacturing inks and grounds for intaglio and lithography.
Charbonnel has been the choice for the most renowned artists of our time — from Renoir, Degas, Lautrec, and Picasso to present day masters such as Rauschenberg, Hockney, Diebenkorn, and Thiebaud.
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The best etching ink, bar none!
from Worcester, VT
Comments about Charbonnel Etching Inks:
Charbonnel etching ink has the ability to hang on and in the etched or engraved line, has great nuance of tonalities. Easy to wipe.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very good ink
Excellent for pronto plates.
THE VERY BEST IN PRINTMAKING INKS!!
By Richard art
Charbonner Etching Inks are a joy to work with. Rich colors that blend well to create the most wonderful shares. Bright, rich, serene, and glowing. They bring a sense of great beauty and dignity to and work. I will not use anything else!
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Angels in Procession, Intaglio and aquatint
Excellent, will always use this ink!
The density of the pigments is unsurpassed...the ink in the tubes are a bit creamier...a modest amount goes very far!
Rich and dense
My first time etching and loved the rich deep black hue...the ink spread thickly but a small amount went a long way...if applied on a heating table the spreading is smoother...I have been advised by many friends who are professional printmakers that this is the best ink on the market...I am taking their word for it!
Excellent etching ink.
from SF, Ca
Always consistent quality. Strong pure colors.
Charbonner Etching Inks
By Suzie Q
from Portland, OR
I use Charbonnel Inks when making photopolymer gravures. I like the richness of the inks and the wonderful color choices.
Excellent results with Charbonnel
from Miami Florida
Have been using the Charbonnel etching inks with excellent results over and over.
Love these etching inks!!
from Colombia, South América
Have been using the Charbonnel etching inks with excellent and reproducible results.
from NSW, Australia
Great quality and range of colours.
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