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.
Akua Transparent Base
Available in both 8oz. and 16oz. sizes, Akua Transparent Base can be used with either Akua Intaglio® or Liquid Pigment® Inks. When used with Akua Intaglio, Akua Transparent Base will increase the ink’s transparency. When used with Akua Liquid Pigment, Akua Transparent Base will thicken the ink and create a new Akua Intaglio color.
Akua Release Agent
Akua Release Agent is used for monotype ghost prints, to create high shine in Akua Intaglio metallic colors, or when doing monotype prints with Akua Liquid Pigment. Akua Release Agent acts to soften the pigments on the printmaking plate, enhancing their vibrancy and appearance after printing.
- Akua Blending Medium
- Akua Mag Mix
- Akua Extender
- Akua Retarder
Akua Tack Thickener
Akua Tack Thickener is used to thicken Akua Liquid Pigment Inks for heavier rollup applications for monotype or block printing. Akua Tack Thickener is not for use with Akua Intaglio Inks.
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