Gamblin Burnt Plate Oil is a copperplate oil used as the base carrier or vehicle for traditional printing inks. Pigment is added to the oil before grinding to the appropriate consistency for the required printmaking technique.Also known as boiled or burnt linseed oil, referring to their traditional method of modification, today they are created in a heated high pressure vessel. The process adds viscosity and tack to the linseed oil in increasing degrees, ranging from weak to strong as heating time is increased. You can soften and loosen an ink by adding weak, thinner oil and increase tack and viscosity by adding stronger, thicker oil.
Plate oils should be added to inks sparingly, as the detail of a print may be lost if the ink becomes too fluid. Gamblin Burnt Plate Oil Number 2 is a medium oil and is the primary oil binder for Gamblin etching inks.
|To Use With||Printmaking|
|Colour Name||Burnt Plate Oil : No. 2|