L&B Charbonnel Aqua Wash 60ml Sanguine 25% OFF!
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After years of ensuring the highest quality and establishing the perfect stability of colours, Aqua Wash Ink was released by Charbonnel from the Lefranc and Bourgeois laboratory in April 2010. These oil-based etching inks are non-toxic, odourless, water-washable, very lightfast, and are made of high quality pigments. They do not contain water that may rust art and craft materials like plates, etc. They are also viscous, easy to wipe and can be cleaned easily with soap and water, although alcohol can be used for cleaning deeper etches, if needed. Aqua Wash Inks are permanent and will not soften when dry. Drying time is similar to standard inks. They can be used on paper with less damp than required for traditional etching inks which makes them ideal to use in intaglio as well as in any forms of lithography, monotype, relief, aquatint, woodcut on linoleum, and a lot more. Perfect for individual artist on all levels as well as students working in groups.
17 vivid colours available in 60ml tubes - Primrose Yellow, Deep Yellow, Geranium Red, Cardinal Red, Vermillion Red, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Ocean Blue, Emerald Green, Payne's Grey, Basic Bistre, Sanguine, Raw Sepia, Warm Sepia, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, and Snow White Titane.
6 blacks available in 60ml and 150ml tubes - Black RSR, Black 55981, Black F66, Black 55985, Black Luxe, Carbon Black, and Soft Black.
The 3 steps of intaglio printing are summarised below:
Inking: ink is applied directly to a previously etched plate.
Wiping: the surplus etching ink is removed from the plate, first with a lint-free cloth (tarlatan), then with the palm of the hand. Hand wiping is the only way to obtain perfectly white areas (fully wiped and free from ink).
Printing: the inked plate goes into a manual (or electric) press, the plate is positioned against thick, dampened paper so that, under pressure, the paper (slackened through dampening) draws up ink from the smallest etched details of the plate. The only precaution to take is in adjusting the dampness of the paper.
The day before: soak the paper, let it drip dry, lay the sheets flat in a stack under plastic, to preserve the core humidity.
The next day, before printing: let the excess water evacuate in the air by following the instructions below.
Tools must be cleaned at each stage in the printing process: the plate, colour roller, press table, work surface and naturally... your hands! Traditional oily etching inks that use unprocessed or boiled linseed oil are not intrinsically toxic, but cleaning the working environment involves the use of solvents (white spirit, solvent-based products, etc.) AQUA WASH can be cleaned using soapy water as it uses water-soluble emulsion oils. It does not contain water, so it will not rust the tools or plates (however they must be thoroughly wiped after being washed). Alcohol can effectively clean deeper etches, if necessary.