Cranfield Water Based Relief Ink
A water-based block printing ink to augment our existing ink and paint products
Our range currently features fifteen colours, with opaque white and extender. It can be used for a range of block printing methods on paper. The inks are easy to use and, thanks to fast drying times, prints on paper are touch dry within about 15 minutes. We advise users to adjust working practice with shorter drying times in mind. For example, mixing up sufficient ink for the job would be sensible, especially for printmakers who are new to this quick drying formulation.
Ink drying speed can be adjusted easily
If you want to slow the drying down, simply add up to 10% of 17B22254 Water-based Drying Retarder and mix into the ink on a slab.
This is a quality formulation (in pigment choice, pigment content and body) and is available in 250ml pots. For sealing prints on lightly sized papers we recommend that you use a spray fixative.
The smooth colours are intermixable, ready to use and can be diluted with water. To make things even simpler, printing blocks and working tools can easily be cleaned with soap and water.