Cranfield Caligo, Safe Wash Relief Ink, 75ml Tube, Black, BKCN1860

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Cranfield Caligo, Safe Wash Relief Ink, 75ml Tube, Black, BKCN1860

Cranfield Caligo, Safe Wash Relief Ink, 75ml Tube, Black, BKCN1860

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Oil-based ink for all relief techniques including woodcut, linocut, monotype, engraving and Solarplate It’s weird that you’ve experienced issues with the inks not drying. What type of paper are you printing on? We’ve also hand printed successfully (on a hard surface) with a simple ‘traditional’ Rubber Stamp. Drying / Washing If the fabric has a rough, woven texture and you want a more solid ink coverage that reaches ‘into the dips’- then you may need the help of a mechanical press with higher pressures.

I'm sorry, but it worked terribly for me and I tried several different colors.Thankfully, it's very hard to buy for those of us in the US.Clean up is easy. I mix the Caligo ink on a glass plate and to remove the ink at the end of work scrape off the excess onto newsprint then lightly flood the plate with a dishcloth of water. I let it soften for a minute and it then wipes away easily with kitchen towels or the glass or plexiglass can be flushed without fear under the tap. Same for rollers, roll off excess onto newsprint, loosen ink with water and get easy cleaning. Different fabrics may need different drying times depending on whether the ink is fully embedded into the fibres of the fabric, simply sits on the surface (or a combination of the two). All discounts against RRP are made against the United Kingdom Recommended Retail Price (RRP). Unless specified, offers and vouchers are not valid on products which are already discounted from RRP, gift vouchers, books and from the I LOVE ART range. The results are so good people have asked me if I've used oil printing inks for my lino cuts. I use up to ten colours in my prints and it makes exceptional prints on Somerset paper. This post is all about choosing the best ink but I've got lots of information if you want to learn some specific techniques and tips for lino printing on fabric.

However the good news is that – once the Safe Wash Inks have been allowed to dry thoroughly and fully, they do show a good level resistance to handling and washing. Whilst we’re not able to guarantee that your fabric print will be fully water resistant and 100% fast on all textiles and situations – we’ve seen some lovely print results and excellent wash results.I haven’t been really happy with the water-based printing inks I’ve been using. They’re way better than traditional oil-based inks. They’re non-toxic, much easier to clean up and you don’t need to use solvents, which makes them much safer, particularly in a home-based studio. Our best advice, as always, is to test on a sample piece first before committing to a full project. With this in mind – here’s our advice on using Safe Wash Inks for fabric printing. Which Inks? While also oil-based, it's made to clean up easily (like Caligo's ink) and comes in a wide spectrum of colors. Speedballrolls out nicely and produces crisp images on t-shirts and other fabrics. On the downside, I find the smell a little unpleasant while I'm working with it. After it dries (up to 7 days), it washes well but there will be some slight fading over time.

When applied in very thin layers, this ink works alright with linoleum. They also sell an extensive array of ink modifiers (transparent base, mag mix, etc.) to work with. I could see using this on a case-by-case basis, but it wouldn't be me goto linocut ink. Update: please see this blog post about a problem cropping up with Akua Intaglio Ink and lightweight paper.Yes, it's an intaglio ink but it works just fine for relief printing right out of the tube. Similar to Caligo but a little more expensive and smelly. If you are intending to wear (e.g. a scarf) or handle the printed fabric (e.g. as a cushion) or it’s likely to be exposed to the elements (e.g. a pennant or flag) – then we’d advise you wash the printed fabric before using. This way the washed fabric has the best chance to remain smudge resistant – even if you may lose a little colour on first wash. Although – as you see – the results on cotton are good.

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