Welcome to my blog on getting started in printmaking.
Caligo Safe Wash' etching inks are a revolutionary printmaking product introduced to the market in 2005 by the Caligo Ink Factory who have been making inks for over 30 years. The inks are used primarily for etching, aquatint, line etc and are also suitable for collagraph, lino and relief printing.Caligo Safe Wash inks are oil-based inks that can be cleaned with soap and water without the use of harmful solvents. This ink range is the only oil based etching ink on the market that can be easily cleaned up with liquid hand soap or detergent and water.
The inks handle beautifully just like a tradition oil based ink and comes in a fantastic range of colours.
I recommend that you use lightly damped paper and in some cases dry paper to print. The inks do not contain any driers you can add a small amount of cobalt or manganese driers if desired.
The inks are available in 75 & 150 ml tubes and 250 & 500 gm tins.
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P.P.S What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Caligo Safe Wash Etching Inks - Carbon Black, 500 g