Akua Intaglio Inks (thick)Professional printmaker, Susan Rostow, developed Akua Intaglio Inks to deliver brilliant colors, intense blacks and unmatched working properties. Akua Intaglio Inks only dry through absorptionâ€”they will not dry on the printing plateâ€”and clean up easily with soap and water. These inks are ideal for Intaglio/Etching, Monotype, Relief and Collagraph printmaking and can be used with Akua Liquid Pigment and Modifiers.
In the mid-nineties Susan and William began looking for a water-based printmaking ink. They discovered that the few water-based inks available dried too quickly and were not of professional quality. At that time there was not a single water-based ink on the market that was specifically made for wiping an intaglio plate or working a monotype plate with a long open time. They recognized that there was a growing demand from artists who wanted to make high quality prints without compromising their health, so they decided to develop their own water-based ink. They ended up creating two lines of ink; Akua Liquid Pigment and Akua Intaglio.