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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

“Between Ink and Paper” DVD

On a quest for a less toxic studio, printmaker Catherine Kernan explores the limits of Akua Liquid Pigment and Akua Intaglio Inks on large-scale woodblocks, and they revolutionize her working process. In concise and beautifully filmed demonstrations, “Between Ink and Paper” reveals the synergy between inks, blocks, and color in Catherine Kernan’s print process. In an ever-inventive woodcut monoprint process, Kernan exploits unorthodox techniques that are sure to stimulate printmakers from beginner to expert. These include offsets to plastic, viscosity rolls, sandwiching giant plywood blocks together and pulling ink from one block to another. Kernan immerses us in the brilliance and transparency of Akua Inks—their rich and subtle color, their modifiers and versatility, their easy clean-up with soap and water, and their long working time. (85 min)

$39.95