This is a fine art ink, made with fine art materials. You can rely on the highest quality colour-intense artist pigments when you use Acrylic Ink. Our pigments are processed using the latest basket bead-mill technology, where tiny reinforced ceramic beads give fine dispersion, great colour development, strength and brightness. No quick-to-fade dyes, just true colour purity and archival stability in an ultra-fluid acrylic vehicle.
Liquid acrylic can be used in so many ways. Airbrushing? Pouring? Pen & ink? A sheer wash of colour? Acrylic Ink is perfect to use straight from the bottle in any way you want. As our lowest viscosity colour, the ultra-fluid formula is ideal for fine and flowing applications and techniques. Add a professional medium to adjust it further.
Each pigment has its own unique natural character and this dictates its opacity. Among the 30 ink colours, you’ll find a choice of opaque, semi-opaque and transparent colours – all shown on the label – to help you achieve a range of effects.
Acrylic ink gives you water resistance and permanence not seen in regular inks. Because it’s acrylic, the ink dries quickly and doesn’t move once dry – which means you can over-paint without bleeding and achieve multi-layered, velvety surface effects. No smudging.
On a client’s wall. In a gallery. Your work needs to stay as you intended. As with all Liquitex products, the pigments in Acrylic Ink have passed extensive tests for lightfastness. Each pigment is rated according to the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), and we only use pigments rated ASTM I or II*. This means your work will have the greatest archival permanence possible – at least 50 years+ in gallery conditions – with no colour shifting or fading, to stay vibrant and true.
This comparison test shows the behaviour of our pigment-based ink (top) and a traditional dye-based ink (bottom) after the right-hand sections are exposed to light for the equivalent of 50-100 years.
*Metallic pigments are naturally less lightfast