Akua Wiping Fabric is ideal for wiping excess ink from the surface of an intaglio plate. It is made from polyester which is sturdy, long lasting and lint free. Akua ink will never dry and harden on this fabric so the same piece can be reused over and over again. It is less absorbent, smoother and softer than traditional tarlatan. As a result, plates print with highly saturated color and smooth solids without streaking. It has a “paper-like” quality which helps eliminate that extra step of having to do a final paper or hand wipe on the plate.