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Akua Intaglio soy-based permanent inks are a non-toxic, environmentally safe way to do printmaking.
Formatted for intaglio, they can also be applied with a brayer for relief, monotype, and collagraph printmaking techniques. Combine Akua Intaglio Ink with Solarplate for a completely waterbased intaglio process.
Akua ink has a rich, thick consistency with minimal dryer and cleans up easily with soap and water.
Print from plastic, wood, linoleum, or metal plates. You don’t need any special ventilation, toxic solvents, or fireproof containers.
8-Color Sampler Pack
Colors include Hansa Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Crimson Red, Red Oxide, Carbon Black, Titanium White, Phthalo Green, and Phthalo Blue. Jars are 59 ml (2 oz).
Metallic Gold and Silver Inks
Use Akua Intaglio Metallic Gold and Silver Inks when you want to add high shine or a subtle sheen. They’re ideal for monotype, intaglio, and relief printmaking. The metallic colors will appear different depending on the viewing angle. They can be used alone or mixed with other Akua Intaglio or Akua Kolors to create copper, bronze, and other new colors. A small amount added to the ink will increase the opacity without causing a shiny effect.
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.
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What have you done to Akua?
from Central Oregon
Comments about Rostow & Jung Akua Intaglio Inks:
I've been using Akua Intaglio and Akua Color for years and it seems like you've changed the formula. The Akua Intaglio Ink I recently ordered was as thick as spackle. To make it usable I had to add about 15% Akua blending medium for a disappointingly transparent result. This product was a disaster!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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A Good Choice fo Collagraphs
By Mr. Ed
from South Carolina
This is a solid choice for collagraphs, as well as drypoint prints. I learned the medium using oil based inks, as well did I guess and the transition to water was a paradigm shift but I have found a few I like. This came highly recommended by an old printmaker/educator friend at the Columbia College Art Department and he was right. It is a solid choice. So, get out of the mineral spirits business and give the Akua a shot.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Inks Ever
from Manhattan, NY
The product is fabulous and the fact it arrived quickly was great!
By A Fellow Printmaker
These are great Printmaking inks to use and can be used in a variety of printmaking which is great. It's also easy to use and easy to clean up
Beautiful color---DEEP black.
from Wellfleet, MA
To get a good black in monotypes.
from Chico, CA
I use Auka inks for printmaking--intaglio and monotypes especially. The color and viscosity of the inks is excellent. The fact that this ink is soy based and does not dry out when using means it lasts longer and ink is not wasted.
I love this Ink!
from Brattleboro Vermont
Great for the non-toxic crowd
Great non-toxic inks
By SouthHouse printer
from Winston Salem
Love that these inks are water washable and non-toxic. Color varieties are good.
The only way to go
from Germantown, TN
Since the development of water soluble/miscible inks, printmaking processes have been revolutionized. I've only been using Akua inks for about 2 years now because they are so easy to use, easy to clean up and have allowed me to print at home without the laborious cleanup of oil-based inks. At first the colors seemed restrictive but the new additions have provided quite a good selection. I've used them for relief (woodblock prints, collagraphs) and intaglio (drypoint, collagraphs, etchings). I'm eager to experiment with additional techniques as well. Lately I've found Blick's prices better than others.
These are the best things ever. It is amazing to be able to clean up so quickly. It's even more exciting to be able to set aside a project and return to it several hours later and the ink has not dried.Dish soap is all you need to clean. These are fantastic.
Akua Intaglio ink combines artist-grade pigments in a soy-based binder creating a permanent ink that is non-toxic and environmentally safe. No special ventilation, toxic solvents, or fireproof containers needed! It cleans with soap and water. And colors are intense and bright.
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