Fluid Pigment for Printmaking & Painting on Paper
Originally developed for monotype printmaking, Akua Kolor can also be used for other techniques, such as Japanese woodcut and painting on paper. By adding drops of these concentrated pigments into Akua Intaglio Transparent Base, you can custom make intaglio or relief inks.
Made with light fast pigments, pure gum binders and honey
No chalk, fillers, dryers, or polymers are added. Colors dry with a luminous finish. The addition of honey gives the brilliant and vibrant appearance.
Akua Kolor has an exceptionally rich working consistency which "feels right" for both additive and reductive monotype techniques. It's unique slow drying formula allows many hours to create an image on the monotype plate.
Akua Kolor is rolled directly onto the plate. There is no need to roll-up and transfer the ink using a separate ink slab. Rolling Akua Kolor directly on the plate will save you money and time because ink is never wasted, and no time is spent cleaning an ink slab.
Choose from a wide range of Akua modifiers to adjust sheen, thickness and transparency.
Akua Kolor and Akua Intaglio are compatible
Akua Kolor can be mixed into Akua Intaglio Inks or Transparent Base to create various new colors for intaglio or relief techniques. Akua Kolor can also be printed on top or beneath Akua Intaglio inks for multi-plate overlays.
Prints on Dry Paper
Akua Kolor prints beautifully on dry paper because it stays wet on the plate. The tedious task of soaking, blotting, flattening and drying paper before and after printing is eliminated. It also allows for perfect registration because the paper will not stretch or shrink when it goes through the press.
Print With or Without a Press
Prints can be made with the use of an etching press, or by hand pressure using a PinPress, baren or spoon.
Cleans up easily with water
Clean up is fast and easy with just water and a rag. You will have more time for creativity as you save time on preparation and clean up. You will save money by never having to buy solvents again. Rags can be washed in soap and water and reused.