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Akua Printmaking Starter Set

Item No: 680 040 001 Mfr# 8209
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Akua Printmaking Starter Set

Akua Intaglio is a water based ink made with the highest quality gum binders and light fast pigments. Wiping the plate with water based ink is quicker than oil based ink so less wiping pressure is advised. This ink does not skin and cleans up easily with soap and water.

Professional printmaker, Susan Rostow, created Akua Intaglio™ and Liquid Pigment™ Inks to deliver brilliant colors, intense blacks and unmatched working properties. At a terrific savings to the consumer, the Akua Starter Set provides artists with an economical introduction to these highly pigmented, professional quality inks and allows them to experience the unique and limitless possibilities of creating with Akua.

Modifiers
New formula Akua Intaglio ink can be made loose like the original by adding Blending Medium. It can also be made more transparent like the original with the addition of Transparent Base.

Akua Liquid Pigment and Akua Intaglio are compatible
Akua Liquid Pigment can be mixed into Akua Intaglio Inks or Transparent Base to create various new colors for intaglio or relief techniques. Akua Liquid Pigment can also be printed on top or beneath Akua Intaglio inks for multi-plate overlays.

  • 2 Ounce Hansa Yellow, Intaglio
  • 2 Ounce Carbon Black, Intaglio
  • 2 Ounce Crimson Red, Intaglio
  • 2 Ounce Transparent Base
  • 1 Fluid Ounce Phthalo Blue, Liquid Pigment
  • 1 Fluid Ounce Blending Medium
  • Instruction Guide Included

Steve Trudeau from Apple Valley, CA, USA
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Quality
How would you describe the quality of this product?
This product has been on the market for a while now and the quality is outstanding.
Performance
How did this product perform compared to your expectations?
The liquid and intaglio inks are compatible and clean up with soap and water. The intaglio ink has a soy oil base so it handles nearly the same as regular intaglio inks. These inks can stay out and open all day in a classroom setting and they won't scum or dry out. The drying process happens on the paper, not on the inking up plate.
Use
How did you use this product?
I would use both the liquid and intaglio when doing mono prints. They have different mediums to further manipulate these inks. The intaglio is perfect for solar plate and regular intaglio techniques.
Value
Was this product true to its value?
It is pricey, but when you consider how fast other water base inks dry or scum over and what you waste from that, these are actually an equal or a better value.
Overall Experience
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There really isn't a better product on the market. You get what you pay for.
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