Akua represents the same dedication to quality and innovation upon which Speedball was built.
Developed by professional printmaker, Susan Rostow, Akua Inks offer artists an unprecedented printmaking experience.
Formulated to dry through absorption, not evaporation, Akua Inks remove any time constraints from the creative process since the inks will only dry once printed into the fibers of the paper. Akua Inks also eliminate the need to handle toxic solvents, as both our Akua Intaglio® and Akua Liquid Pigment® lines clean up easily with soap and water. These ground-breaking inks are made from the highest quality, lightfast pigments, and are complemented by seven modifiers, giving artists the utmost flexibility to experiment with the inks’ viscosity and transparency.
GET INSPIRED: NEW AKUA CARBORUNDUM GEL VIDEO!
Susan Rostow, inventor of Akua printmaking inks and materials demonstrates a painterly collagraph printmaking approach to using Akua Carborundum Gel. This video covers, mixing acrylic medium with Carborundum Gel for brushwork and inking the plate using intaglio, monotype and relief techniques for printing editions and monoprints.
LEARN MORE: Akua Intaglio Viscosity
The unmatched working properties offered by the Akua lines of inks offer up creative potential unlike any other ink on the market. The innovative formulations responsible for these properties can lead to a range of questions from our printmakers--none more often heard than regarding Akua Intaglio's viscosity, both across colors and over time. This question is tackled in the beautifully-shot and incredibly informative video below.
NEW Akua Newsletter
Our new Spring 2019 Akua Newsletter is now available for download! Filled with a new inspiring artist feature, and two NEW videos, this is a must-read. Check it out now!
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