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.
NEW VIDEO! 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–select below to learn more!
NEW Akua Newsletter
Our Fall 2018 Akua Newsletter is now available for download! Filled with great tips and tricks, new artist features and highlights from all our many Akua demonstrations and events, this newsletter is a MUST download! Click here to see this latest great issue now. Want to receive future newsletters? Just add your email address to our registration form field listed on the sidebar of any of our website's pages to get added to our distribution list.