Aqua Wash is an emulsionated oil based etching ink (does not contain water). Hands and materials can be washed with soap and water.
This ink meets all the criteria for "artist" quality and has a high pigment concentration identical to that of standard inks.
Colors are available in 60ml tubes.
To know more about opacity and composition, download color chart.
This ink can be reduced with Charbonnel Aqua wash oil.
To obtain more transparent colors without changing body and tack Charbonnel Aqua wash transparent lake RS is used.
Water-washable oil-based emulsion (does not contain water).
Hands and materials can be washed with soap and water.
High pigment concentration (identical to standard inks).
All colours can be intermixed.
Viscious and easy to wipe.
Can be used with paper that is less damp than required for standard etching ink.
Same drying time as standard inks.
Will not soften when dry.
This ink range meets all the criteria for "artist" quality and has a high pigment concentration identical to that of standard inks.
It can be used in all intaglio techniques such as: engraving, dry-point, mezzotint, etching and aquatint, as well as monotype and relief printing (linocut or woodcut).
Art schools, and an increasing number of print workshops are now searching for water washable solution.
Aqua Wash inks are genuine oily inks for use in all techniques whether etching or relief printing. They must not be confused with water and resin based inks such as arabic gum or cellulose-tempera based inks that can be "re-soften" and are limited to monotype or relief printing techniques.