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These oil-based etching inks feel and work like traditional oil-based inks, yet clean up wih soap and water — no solvents required!
Made from the finest single pigments and polymerized vegetable oil, Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink is excellent for all kinds of intaglio printmaking: etching, engraving, aquatint, drypoint and carborundum.
These colors stay bright and clean when mixed. The inks are made without driers, they dry like traditional etching inks, and they can be printed on a wide range of papers with a quality, intensity, and precision of an oil-based ink. Their strength and transparency can be controlled by adding Caligo Safe Wash Etching Extender.
These inks come in a variety of high-strength colors, including a set of process colors for CMYK printing or mixing, every color in the range carries a lightfastness rating of 6 or higher on the International Blue Wool Scale. A small amount of a metallic drier (such as cobalt drier) will speed up their drying time.
Conforms to ASTM D-4236.
Safe Wash Oil
Use this oil to dilute Caligo Safe Wash Inks.
Use this product to control the color strength of Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks.
Use this product to modify the tack of Caligo Safe Wash Inks.
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.
To view a PDF with more information about wiping, removing, mixing, and storing Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks, please click here.
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from Upstate New York
Comments about Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks:
These are amazing inks. I use them for monoprints, love that they can be applied soupy and loose like watercolor or stiff like printing ink. The clean up is a breeze, unlike the oil paint I used in the past. I've found the Caligo websites helpful in regards to drying times, clean up and modifying. Finding and using these inks has changed my art practice entirely. Painting, drawing, printing all rolled into one!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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easy peasy clean up, but...
By In the desert
I had a little trouble with it drying. In the house for a week, and still not dry. Let is sit on my car dashboard and in 1 day it was almost totally done, by the end of work the second day it was fully cured. So, no problems for small runs. I am not sure if it was the light or the temperature that worked. I do keep my house at 68 degrees though, and that just wasn't enough. Clean up is as easy and can be expected.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
The best water soluble inks available!
from New York City
Coverage is excellent-I have gotten the blackest blacks-equal to what I used to get with oil based ink except I am healthier for the switch (non-txic)!
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A great non-toxic ink!
I love using this ink for printmaking. The cleanup is fast and easy!
Non-Toxic printmakers will like this product
from Evanston, Il
Best time to buy this line of products is when a discount is offered by Blick.Nice and easy cleanup with soap and water.Calico is a bit stiffer than Akua so you need to modify it with their products.
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CMYK four color separation print
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great non oil based ink
from Elmira. NY
EXCELLENT STUDENT INK!!
(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
from gaylord, michigan
Difficult to clean off acrylic plates, when used for dry point etching.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
good alternative to other inks...
By Another Printmaker
from San Antonio, TX
i bought this ink because i was really fed up with the lack of quality water-based inks, but did not have the capabilities to deal with oil-based clean up. this is a very happy medium. i've only used the black ink, but it prints as well as a good oil-based ink should. nice thick dense ink, long open dry time, just as oil-ink should be. the clean up was a breeze. quick, without any chemicals, just soap and water. it's got a really odd smell, though. but that's not a big deal, and will be buying this brand again.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Good product. Great service.
from Crestview, Florida
Everything was excellent from ordering to receiving my shipment. I will continue to buy my art supplies through Blick on line. The only problem I had was with my white ink. It was a marshmello texture and had little gritty lumps in it. The tube was also slightly crushed in shipment. The other tubes of ink were fine.
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