Cranfield : Water Based Relief Inks
6 colours available in 250 ml tins
Cranfield Water Based Block Printing inks dry to a rich satin finish and can be used to take relief prints from an assortment of relief printing surfaces including lino, wood, cork, rubber and acrylic surfaces. It's easy to clean away with water, and as these nontoxic inks are almost without odour, they are ideal for studio, school or home use. As artists want vibrant and long lasting prints, we select pigments with the required high lightfast values and colour saturation characteristics.
These inks can be weakened with either the transparent medium or reduced with water. Drying time will vary depending on the amount of ink used and the absorbency of the paper as well as climate but typically a light coat of ink applied to absorbent paper will take 20 minutes to be smudge dry; heavy coats applied to hard surfaced paper may take appreciably longer. The Cranfield Water based block printing inks are not are however not designed to be waterproof. Tools, plates and work surfaces can be cleaned with water after use.
The colours are strongly pigmented to give prints of clear definition and clarity. The easy transfer properties of these inks means they can be printed through the pressure achieved on a printmaking press or simply by the use of a baren or the back of a spoon rubbed over the reverse of the paper to transfer the image!
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