Akua Starter Set & Instructional Products
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.
Interested in incorporating Akua® into your artwork, but unsure of where to start?
The Akua Starter Set offers artists an affordable introduction to the unique and limitless possibilities of creating with Akua Inks and modifiers. Ideal for beginner and experienced printmakers alike, the Akua Starter Set includes the following: (3) 2oz. Akua Intaglio® Inks (Carbon Black, Hansa Yellow, Crimson Red); (1) 1oz. Akua Liquid Pigment® (Phthalo Blue); (1) 2oz. Akua Transparent Base; (1) 1oz. Akua Blending Medium; (1) Akua Instruction Guide.
Between Ink & Paper DVD: On a quest for a less toxic studio, printmaker, Catherine Kernan, explores the limits of Akua Intaglio and Akua Liquid Pigment Inks on large-scale woodblocks. In concise and beautifully-filmed demonstrations, “Between Ink & Paper” reveals the synergy between inks, blocks and color in Catherine Kernan’s process. (85 minutes)
Safer Printmaking DVD: This video is filled with valuable and well-demonstrated information for the beginner or advanced printmaker. Susan Rostow and William Jung take you through the steps for creating reductive, additive and viscosity monotypes with and without a press. One-color intaglio printing, four-color photo-intaglio printing and traditional Japanese woodblock techniques are also explored, including additional insight on color mixing. (53 minutes)