Akua Intaglio is a printmaker's dream come true. This Water-based ink for intaglio and relief was originally formulated for intaglio printmaking, but it can also be applied with a brayer for relief printmaking, monotype, and collagraphs. It will print from any plastic, wood, linoleum or metal plate. Akua Intaglio contains no driers, offering a long working time for monotype or wiping the plate. Akua Intaglio is a soy based ink made with the same high quality lightfast pigments as Akua Kolor. It has a thick consistency with minimal water content.
Akua Intaglio ink cleans up easily with a dry rag followed by soap and water. Inexpensive liquid dish detergent can be used. Never use toxic solvents again. Prints can be re-soaked immediately after printing if handled carefully. Once the print is dry, Akua-Intaglio is permanent. Wiping the plate with Akua Intaglio is easier than wiping oil-based ink. Less wiping pressure and time is required.
Akua Inks are professional quality, water-based inks created by two printmakers, Susan Rostow and William Jung, to provide safe, fume free inks. Akua (Hawaiian for 'Spirit' and 'Honor the Land') inks are made with high quality, light-fast pigments for the professional artist. They do not contain toxic dryers or hazardous ingredients. Wet Paint is proud to offer two unique lines of this versatile and easy-to-use ink.