Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks

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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 .

Color Chart Note - Color charts represent approximations of the real color. Due to the many variations in monitors and browsers, colors may appear slightly different on different computer screens.

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Item Specs

Tube 75 ml 2.5 oz
Tube 150 ml 5 oz
Can 250 ml 8.5 oz
Can 250 g 0.6 lb
Can 500 g 1.1 lb


pdf documentTo view a PDF with more information about wiping, removing, mixing, and storing Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks, please click here.