Akua Oil Based Intaglio Printmaking Inks ( Non Toxic)

Mag Mix — Adds depth and thickens Akua Intaglio ink. Clear/white in color with a very stiff consistency, it cleans up with liquid dish soap followed by water.

Blending Medium — For use with Akua Liquid Pigments or Akua Intaglio inks. Use blending medium to thin the ink for brushwork, wash effects or use as a resist for viscosity monotype. This clear liquid cleans up with water.

Retarder — Retarder serves two purposes: it acts as a release agent for printing on dry paper and retards the Akua Liquid Pigments from drying on the monotype plate, therefore extending the working time. Use with Akua Liquid Pigments only (not necessary with Akua Intaglio inks). This clear liquid retarder cleans up easily with water.

Tack Thickener — This modifier thickens and deepens Akua Liquid Pigments colors. It can be used for creating denser Akua Liquid Pigment roll-ups onto monotype plates. It has a thick consistency, medium amber color, and cleans up with soapy water.

Carborundum Gel for Platemaking — This ready-to-use platemaking gel delivers fine, sharp detail and a uniquely textured surface that yields rich, velvety areas of color. Use this consistent, reliable medium to create collagraph printmaking plates. It’s great with Akua Intaglio Inks and works in a range of applications for many creative possibilities.

Transparent Base — Transparent Base is Akua Intaglio ink without the pigment. It can be used with both Akua Liquid Pigments and Akua Intaglio inks. Adding Akua Liquid Pigments to Transparent Base will thicken the Liquid Pigments and create new intaglio or relief colors. When added to Intaglio ink, this base will increase the ink’s transparency. It has a thick consistency and light amber color, and cleans up with liquid dish soap followed by water.

Extender — Use Extender to thin Akua Liquid Pigments only (not recommended for Akua Intaglio inks). Medium amber in color, Extender has a liquid consistency and cleans up easily with water.

Image Variation SKU Price Status Stock Quantity Add To Cart
Transparent Base 472ml - Transparent Base SKUPM018-5 2,900.00 instock
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Transparent Base 236 ml - Transparent Base SKUPM018-4 1,600.00 instock
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Release Agent 236ml - Release Agent SKUPM018-3 1,570.00 instock
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Mag Mix 236ml - Mag Mix SKUPM018-2 1,400.00 instock
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Blending Medium 118ml - Blending Medium SKUPM018-1 1,150.00 instock
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1.Blending Medium:

Blending Medium is used with Akua Intaglio Ink. It is used to thin the ink for brushwork, wash effects or use it as a resist for viscosity monotypes. It is a clear, colourless liquid which cleans up with water. It can be used to create a wet on wet look, wash effects and blends on monotype plates and paper. To do this, apply the Blending Medium directly onto the monotype plate, brush the colour over the Blending Medium and blend as desired.
2.Mag Mix:

Mag Mix is magnesium carbonate mixed in soy-oil to create a paste used to make Akua Intaglio ink stiffer.
It is cleaned up with liquid dish soap followed by water. Mag Mix stiffens Akua Intaglio ink instantly and since the results can be seen immediately, the possibility of adding too much is reduced, compared to using magnesium carbonate powder. Akua Intaglio ink with Mag Mix added in will dry faster and ink rub off on finished prints is reduced.
3.Release Agent :

Release Agent has two purposes when it is used with Akua Intaglio ink.
1) For monotype ghost prints. After printing a monotype, roll Release Agent on top of the residue ink on the plate and pull a second, lighter version of the first print.
2) To add shine to metallic inks. Roll Release Agent over the metallic ink that has been applied to the plate. Wait three minutes and print.
On first appearance, Release Agent looks white in the jar but rolls up clear and is colour less. It has a soft buttery consistency and cleans up with liquid dish detergent.
4.Transparent Base:

Transparent Base is a water soluble soy based intaglio or relief ink base without the pigment. It can be used with Akua Intaglio inks.
If you add the Transparent Base to the Akua Intaglio ink it will increase the ink transparency. It is light amber in colour and has a thick consistency. No set amount of colour is needed as it is dependent on the artists choice of colour intensity or transparency. Soap and water clean-up.

Additional information

236 ml Jar Color

Blending Medium 118ml, Mag Mix 236ml, Release Agent 236ml, Transparent Base 236 ml, Transparent Base 472ml

Blending Medium

Blending Medium, Mag Mix, Release Agent, Transparent Base, Transparent Base

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