Originally developed for monotype printmaking, Akua Liquid Pigment can also be used for other techniques, such as Japanese woodcut and painting on paper. By adding drops of these concentrated pigments into Akua Intaglio Transparent Base, you can custom make intaglio or relief inks.Made with light fast pigments, pure gum binders and honey – No chalk, fillers, dryers, or polymers are added. Colors dry with a luminous finish. The addition of honey gives the brilliant and vibrant appearance. Akua Liquid Pigment has an exceptionally rich working consistency which “feels right” for both additive and reductive monotype techniques. Its unique slow drying formula allows many hours to create an image on the monotype plate. Roll-up Capable – Akua Liquid Pigment is rolled directly onto the plate. There is no need to roll-up and transfer the ink using a separate ink slab. Rolling Akua Liquid Pigment directly on the plate will save you money and time because ink is never wasted, and no time is spent cleaning an ink slab. Easily Modified choose from a wide range of Akua modifiers to adjust sheen, thickness and transparency.
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. Akua Liquid Pigment prints beautifully on dry paper because it stays wet on the plate. The tedious task of soaking, blotting, flattening and drying paper before and after printing is eliminated. It also allows for perfect registration because the paper will not stretch or shrink when it goes through the press. Print With or Without a Press – Prints can be made with the use of an etching press, or by hand pressure using a PinPress, baren or spoon. Cleans up easily with water – Clean up is fast and easy with just water and a rag. You will have more time for creativity as you save time on preparation and clean up. You will save money by never having to buy solvents again. Rags can be washed in soap and water and reused. There are no suspension agents added to Akua Liquid Pigment, therefore pigments settle to the bottom. A mixing ball is enclosed in the bottle to ease the mixing/shaking of some of the heavier pigments. Sold in 4-ounce squeeze bottles with spill proof twist off cap. All colors are light fast.
Color Swatches – Use for reference only. If exact color matching is desired please use actual samples of the materials.