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Finally, the inks printmakers have been searching for! Gamblin Artist's Colors is proud to offer printmakers a palette of relief inks with an incomparably high pigment load.
Gamblin Relief Inks give printmakers and monotype artists the intense colors, working properties, and archival quality they can count on. They print with unparalleled intensity, brilliant undertones, and sensitivity to printmakers' most finely detailed marks.
Gamblin Relief Inks are oil based inks made with the highest quality Burnt Plate Oil.
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Colors are decent for the price. White is runny.
By Mike the Conqueror
from Phila pa
Comments about Gamblin Artist's Colors Relief Inks:
Good ink overall for the price. The white was incredibly runny and spilled during shipment. Also the amount of dryer in the inks makes it difficult a large edition.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the white ink you received was in poor condition, and we're happy to take care of that for you. We hope you'll give us a call at your earliest convenience to arrange for a replacement. Customer Care Agents are available at 1-800-723-2787, and they're happy to help!
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from the mitten
Using the ink on laser-cut MDF plates and I've been getting beautifully smooth rollouts and easy to print, solid flats on dry heavy-weight paper. Drying time is slower than I anticipated, but overall a great ink.
Attention! It would be good for seasoned printmakers only!
I didnt't want to give this ink a one star, because it's not it's fault my skills and needs didn't match it. The ink might be great but I only used it once and ended up giving it away to another printmaker in my city. So I've bought a couple Gambling inks after I felt brave with water-based inks and wanted to try something more "serious". When making some test prints with it I relized it was SO HARD to roll it down on a plate. SO HARD. The prints turned out really nice, but then it was SO HARD to clean everything up. I didn't have any solvent and had to do all with vegetable oil and soap, maybe that's the point. Anyway, I've never found the guts to use these inks again.The end. Lara
Great printmaking product!
from Rexburg, ID
I use this ink for my relief printmaking; it is really high quality and when taken proper care of, should allow me to produce a lot of prints.
Gamblin inks are excellent!
from Houston, Texas
Fresh out of the can, Gamblin inks need no modifying, as far as I am concerned. Their Portland Black is particularly opaque which I prefer.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Wonderful inks & transparent Base!
from point au roche, ny
I have used other brands (Daniel Smith, Speedbsll, etc) for my 30 years as a printmaker but am finding Gamblin inks and especially their transparent base to be more lush and easier to work with than any others. The transparent base does not need to be used with any other modifiers to get nice results - not nearly as tacky as others I have used. The colors are lovely for relief printing on wood.
New to Gamlin Relief Ink
By Friday Howie
from Friday Harbor WA
I'm used to Daniel Smith relief ink and at first it was going well but started getting tacky out of control much sooner than DS. Had to stop about half way. Restarting didn't go well either. Didn't use any drier. But wondering if I need an extender. Is there one?
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Great quality product
from Stevens Point, WI
I used this product for thinning up my block inks. It works great!
This ink is on my "buy again" list.
from Austin, TX
I love this ink. The quality is great. The ink rolls out smooth, and looks like satin when printed.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Oshkosh, WI
Best inks I have used for woodcuts. I haven't done a lot of printmaking but this is my favorite ink so far.
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