Akua Liquid Pigments – Speedball


Akua Liquid Pigment is made with the highest quality, lightfast pigments.  The colours are exceptionally strong, yet transparent and are ideal for multi-layer printing. In addition, the high pigment load and wide selection of colours makes it great for tinting Akua IntaglioAkua Transparent Base or other printmaking inks.  Akua Liquid Pigment’s rich working consistency is excellent for all monotype techniques and its ability to stay wet on the plate for an extended period of time provides artists with many hours to create an image.

Product features:

  • Highest quality, lightfast liquid pigments.
  • Transparent and fluid.
  • Slow Drying Formula.
  • All colors carry the AP Seal.
  • Cleans up easily with soap and water.
  • Does not contain any chalk or suspending agents.
  • Available in 118ml squeeze bottle.
  • Small mixing ball in each bottle to assist remixing the ink.

With the cap closed, simply shake before use to mix the ink. 


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Akua Liquid Pigment was originally developed for monotype printmaking, but it can also used for other techniques such as Japanese woodcut and painting on paper. The Liquid Pigment contains no chalk, fillers dryers or polymers and the addition of honey give the colours a brilliant, vibrant appearance that dry with a luminous finish. It has a slow drying formula which will allow for an extended working time to create images on a monotype plate. It is thick in consistency which is perfect for both additive and reductive monotype techniques. It can be mixed into Akua Intaglio Inks or the Transparent Base to create new colours, it can also be printed on top or beneath Akua Intaglio inks for multi-plate overlays. All colours are lightfast.

The Liquid Pigment is rolled directly onto the plate rather than transferring the ink from a separate slab, saving time and money. The pigment can easily be modified to adjust the sheen, thickness and transparency. It prints beautifully on dry paper as it stays wet on the plate, eliminating the need for prior soaking, blotting, flattening and drying. Where the paper will not stretch or shrink, this means that your print will be registered perfectly. The pigment cleans up easily with just water and a rag.

As there are no suspension agents added, pigment can settle at the bottom of the bottle. There is a mixing ball enclosed in the squeeze bottle to allow you to easily mix the pigment.

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