Charbonnel Etching Inks

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.

Black Luxe — A free flowing, lower density bluish black, formulated with Ivory Black, Carbon Black, and Prussian Blue.

Black F66 — 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.

Black RSR — Charbonnel's Black RSR is an opaque, concentrated black formulated with Carbon Black, and is thus very neutral. It penetrates deeply and wipes easily.

Soft Black — Charbonnel's Soft Black is less dense and wipes easily. It is a muted black, almost gray, for creating tones with other colors.

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.

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.

Charbonnel is a trademark.

Etching Inks

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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