Akua Intaglio Transparent Base – Speedball


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Professional printmaker, Susan Rostow, developed Akua Intaglio Inks to deliver brilliant colours, intense blacks and unmatched working properties. Originally formulated for intaglio printmaking, Akua Intaglio can also be applied with a brayer for relief printmaking, monotype, and collagraph. It will print from any plastic, wood, linoleum or metal plate. When used on intaglio plates, Akua Intaglio wipes off cleanly, while plenty of ink remains in the grooves, resulting in sharp images, strong blacks and rich colours. Wiping the intaglio plate requires less time and effort than other inks. Akua Intaglio prints well on dry or damp paper. It cleans up quickly with a dry rag or liquid dish detergent. Akua Intaglio does not contain toxic driers. The ink will never skin or harden in the jar or on any non-absorbent surface, so no ink is ever wasted due to unwanted drying and working time is extended.

This Transparent Base is Akua Intaglio Ink base without pigment. Adding Akua Intaglio Ink to this base will increase ink transparency. Ideal for Intaglio/Etching, Drypoint, Monotype, Woodblock, Linocut, Collagraph and Letterpress.

Product features:

  • Artist quality light amber, transparent base ink made by printmakers.
  • Extended open time for printing.
  • Print on dry or damp paper.
  • Dries through absorption – will not dry on the printing plate.
  • Clean up easily with soap and water.
  • Available in a 236ml & 474ml tubs.


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Background on Akua:

The name “Akua”, means “honour the land” in Hawaiian. New York-based professional printmaker Susan Rostow and William Jung first identified a need for the creation of non-toxic printmaking inks before the birth of their son in 1996. They created Akua Inks, which enabled them to continue their art in their home studio without the worry of toxic elements. Akua Inks can be used in a variety of printmaking techniques, including monotype, intaglio, relief, and collagraph. They are uniquely formulated to stay wet on the printing plate, allowing for maximum flexibility in working time. As of October 2012, Akua Inks is proudly owned, manufactured and distributed by Speedball Art Products and reflect Speedball’s dedication to creating high-quality products that are also safe to use. Akua Inks allow artists to work in any setting, without the need for expensive ventilation systems or fireproof containers and also for easy cleanup, requiring only a dry rag or soapy water instead of toxic solvents.

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236ml, 474ml


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